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Optoma ZW212ST

Optoma ZW212ST
alaScore 86

3 reviews

Dec, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Optoma ZW212ST. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the noise, but opinions are divided on the image quality.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Optoma ZW212ST is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (

Optoma ZW212ST


The Optoma ZW212ST is a short-throw hybrid laser-LED data projector with very good text quality.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (

Optoma ZW212ST


The Optoma ZW212ST is a short-throw hybrid laser-LED data projector with very good text quality.

Short throw. Good text quality. 3D compatible. Good port selection. Long lamp life.

Rainbow effect in video. Relatively weak audio.

The Optoma TW610ST and ViewSonic PJD6683ws, both Editors' Choice short-throw projectors, are brighter than the ZW212ST, and also offer above-average data image quality and lackluster video. Their audio is of good quality, and louder than the ZW212ST....

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications


RoHS compliance: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Ceiling mountable: Yes
Ceiling mounting supported:Y
Colour of product:White
Form factor:Desktop
LED indicators: Yes
Product Type:Desktop projector


Built-in Display: No


Lamp Type:Laser/LED hybrid / LED
Service life of lamp:20000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):20000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.8
Focal length range (f-f):7.34
Offset:112 / 112.4
Throw ratio:0.52:1


Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Document formats supported:PDF, TXT, XLS
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG
Number of built-in speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 4
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, H.264, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG4, XVID / 3GP, AVI, H.264, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, XVID


Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 80 / 0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40

Other features

Connectivity Technology:Wired
F-number (relative aperture):2.8

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, RS-232, VGA / AC, VGA / Composite
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Remote control type:iR
Warranty card: Yes


2D/3D frequency image:120
Horizontal scan range:15 - 91 / 15.3 - 91.1
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Mean time between failures (MTBF):10000
Noise Level:28 / 34
Noise level (economic mode):32
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, TUR
Password protection type:User
Vertical scan range:24 - 120 / 25 - 85

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
AV output: No
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
PC Audio in: No
PC Audio out: No
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
Serial interface type:RS-232
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:2


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Auto power off: Yes
Power consumption (PowerSave):176 / 200
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):220 / 275
Power Source:AC


Contrast ratio (dynamic):100000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:+/-40 / -40 - 40
Matrix size:1.65
Maximum digital resolution:1600 x 1200
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection distance:0.4 - 5 / 0.5 - 2.5
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2500
Projector native resolution:WXGA (1280x800)
Screen size compatibility:1132.8 - 5659.1 / 1132.8 - 7620
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Zoom ratio:Fixed


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Optical disc player type:Not included


3D:No / Yes
3D-Ready: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA) / Audiovox, Blackberry, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sanyo, Trēo / C-Tick
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p / 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 480i, 480p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.1 / 24
Height :10 / 9.5
Weight:4.3 / 4.5