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BenQ MP522

BenQ MP522
alaScore 81

16 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of BenQ MP522. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the usability and image quality. The design and price also get good comments.

size, price, design, image quality, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the BenQ MP522 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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BenQ - MP522ST


BenQ's latest series of short-throw projectors has created a big stir in the market and the MP522ST is the second in the recently released trio (we reviewed the MP771 last month). While the third - the ...

BenQ scores another hit with this highly portable business projector with high grade picture image over an extremely short throw distance. Should you need HDMI connectivity or stereo sound, however, you'll need to buy its big brother, the MP512ST.

Dec, 2008

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Review: BenQ MP522 ST projector


A low-cost business projector with an impressive short-throw lens

It might not be the most portable option, but as a business projector the MP522 ST impresses thanks mainly to its short-throw lens and relatively low price

Nov, 2008

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BenQ MP522 ST


Don't have space for a projector? BenQ's latest short-throw model could be just the solution.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Bill Livolsi (

BenQ MP522ST Review


The BenQ MP522ST has a lot going for it.

The BenQ MP522ST has a lot going for it - it is bright, sharp, and able to put a big picture on screen from a short distance. However, it also has its flaws - the remote control is missing some key features and connectivity could be far better than it...

Jun, 2009

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Benq MP522 ST: Recommended short-throw projector


The BenQ MP522 ST is a truly great projector for business and educational use. It offers everything a projector needs for presentation purposes, offers short-throw technology and is available for an attractive price. Short-throw technology: This...

short-throw technology, low price

fixed zoom ratio

Sep, 2008

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Great for the money


Great for the money and hopefully it's build quality is good, ill report back if it isn't :)

I've used it in lower light to darker rooms for school dances who book our DJ shows that include music videos. This thing works great so far. The short throw allows us to put it around 6-7 feet from the screen for a 10 foot picture

None so far

Sep, 2009

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BenQ MP522 as Classroom Projector


Great Projector! 1024x748 resolution is perfect for a small classrooms with 20 students or less! With 2,000 lumens it is also bright enough to keep the white screen bright and clear for everyone to read. The plus side about short throw is that it saves...

The problem with DLP's in general is they may have a color wheel effect. Some individuals suffer from such an effect and may feel extremely uncomfortable, sometimes even headaches or nausea may result from the effects

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

The BenQ MP522 ST is the total small space solution to your everyday life - in business and education. All it takes is half a meter of projection distance for the MP522 ST to help you overcome spatial constraints and eliminate disruptions from shadow effects as well as possible health risks caused by direct projector lights. Featuring a high brightness of 2000 ANSI lumens and a high XGA resolution, the MP522 ST provides a full-screen presentation with the finest details regardless of the ambient light levels. Now, you can enjoy the flexibility of presenting in intimate settings, such as small meeting rooms, classrooms. Even your very own partition can be a perfect meeting place for all your presentations!

Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight



Display number of colours:16.78 million colours

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Display Resolution Abbreviation:XGA
Image Brightness:2000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Max Image Size:7.62m/7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Max Screen Distance:5.5m
Min Image Size:0.7m/0.7m / 70cm
Min Screen Distance:0.5m
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:DLP Projector


Model:MP522/MP522 ST
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BenQ


Bulb power:185 / 200
Service life of lamp:3000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):4000

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):2.5 - 10 / 20.4 - 23.5 / 21 - 23
Throw ratio:1.9 - 2.1:1


Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:5


Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Analogue video signal:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3 / 4:3, 16:9
Audio input:1
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Digital keystone correction:Y
Dimensions (WxDxH):238 x 283 x 94 / 255 x 90 x 214 / 90 x 214 x 255
Lens system:F= 2.5, f=10 mm / F= 2.6 - 2.8
Power requirements:100 - 240 V AC / 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz
Power Supply:5
Power supply type:100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz
Projection lens:F= 2.6 - 2.8
Video compatibility mode:NTSC/ PAL/ SECAM
Video Out:D-Sub 15 x 1
Weight (imperial):6

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Horizontal scan range:31 - 82
Noise Level:29 / 31
Vertical scan range:48 - 85

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
Microphone in: Yes
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2


Power Consumption (Standby):5
Power consumption (typical):280 / 285


Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 2000:1
Number of Colours:16.78 million colours
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2000
Projector native resolution:SVGA (800x600) / XGA (1024x768)
Screen size compatibility:27.5/300 / 300 / 698.5 - 7620 / 8890 - 32512
Zoom ratio:1.15:1 / 1.1:1

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:3000hour(s)


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / PAL / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2.2 / 2.75