All of BenQ’s newest M5 DLP projectors, designed for small and medium spaces, output 3,200 lumens of light and have a lamp life (190W) of up to 10,000 hours.
As well as outputting 10-bit colour, the MX525, MS524 and MW526 all feature BenQ’s Smarteco technology. Several modes are designed to lower power consumption and raise lamp life: Smarteco, Lampsave and No Source Detected modes can be used. Standby mode lowers power draw to 0.5W.
Other than resolution, image size and throw ratio, the projectors are identical. The MS524 has 800 x 600 resolution and throws a 36″ – 300″ image (1.86-2.04:1); the MX525 has 1024 x 768 resolution, but projects the same-size image as the MS524 (throw ratio is also the same); the MW526 has 1280 x 800 resolution and throws a 53″ – 300″ image (1.5-1.65:1).
Each model has a 13,000:1 contrast ratio and supports 3D. They have a 1.1x optical zoom and +/-40 deg vertical keystone correction. HDMI, S-Video, composite, VGA, (x2), USB-B and RS232 ports are featured, alongside a 2W speaker and IR receiver.
The M5 projectors weigh 1.9kg and measure 283 x 222 x 95mm. They are available in Europe now. Local pricing was unavailable; US pricing is $490 (MS524), $530 (MX525) and $750 (MW526).