ITEM CODE: 0967C002

  • WXGA (1280 x 800)
  • 5000 Lumens
  • DLP Technology
  • 1.12–1.80:1 Throw Ratio
The LX-MW500 Projector provides the versatility and performance ideal for a variety of industries/applications including education, corporate, and house of worship. With a high brightness of 5000 Lumens and contrast ratio up to 3750:1*, WXGA (1280 x 800) high resolution, Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology, along with a range of flexible image quality adjustments helps ensure that images will display deep blacks with depth and dimension while color output remains strong, even when viewed in various lighting conditions.

Flexible Image Quality Adjustments

The LX-MW500 combines a range of impressive image quality adjustment features such as the BrilliantColor™ system, which uses advanced color processing algorithms, and 6-Axis Color Adjust to help ensure realistic rich colors with enhanced brightness. To optimize image quality this model also features five image modes to choose from - Presentation, Standard, sRGB, Movie and DICOM (for medical presentations), along with two User settings for creating custom image mode settings. A compact size of (W: 18.3" x H: 4.8" x D: 10.3"), along with advanced optical functions including a wide throw ratio (1.12–1.8:1), Manual Vertical Lens Shift and Corner Adjustment offer additional installation flexibility.

Versatile Connectivity and Reliability

Connections are comprehensive including two HDMI inputs (one HDMI supports MHL). Network management options include Crestron Connect, AMX Device Discovery and PJLink™. This projector is also capable of displaying 3D content via the DLP-Link System, and include a built-in 10 W speaker. The LX-MU500 is backed by the Canon 3-Year Projector and Lamp Limited Warranty (120 day lamp coverage), and the company’s award-winning 100% U.S.-based Professional Service & Support which includes a 3-Year Advanced Warranty Service Exchange Program and a Service Loaner Program.
* When in Presentation Mode and lamp is set to Full Power Mode.

Up to 5000 Lumens*1 and 3750:1 Contrast Ratio Delivers Bright, Engaging Images

This projector projects bright 5000 lumen*1 images with up to a 3750:1 contrast ratio that helps ensure deep blacks, bright whites and rich color.

Native WXGA Resolution (1920 x 1200)

Canon's WXGA resolution brings bright, true widescreen display of intricately detailed HD video content and still images with outstanding color richness to large-room installations in high resolution WXGA (1280 x 800) at a competitive price. Content is projected without compression. Widescreen graphics, text and other visual content from laptops and desktop computers are shown in accurate proportions, just as it appears on most monitor screens.

DLP Technology

This projector utilizes Single-chip Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology, which is a widely utilized projection technology that creates natural and lifelike images. The DLP technology utilizes a 6-segment color wheel along with a reflective Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) to produce video and images with color and high brightness. The resulting high-resolution video and images maintain the details inherent in what you are showing.

Advanced Image Quality Adjustments Settings for Enhanced Image Reproduction

The LX-MW500 has a throw ratio of 1.12 - 1.80:1, and a slight vertical Lens shift of 52.5% - 55% -- making it possible to adjust the image without digital distortion. The 4-point Keystone function makes it possible to adjust the image corners independently to offer additional flexibility while keeping the image in focus. Traditional keystone provides ±30° vertical and horizontal adjustment.

4-point Keystone Correction
Allows the corners of the image to be independently adjusted to help ensure optimal image reproduction.

4-point Keystone Correction Diagonal projection

4-point Keystone Correction 4-point Keystone Correction

Compact Size and Flexible Placement Options

This projector is relatively compact at a height of 4.8 inches, width of 18.3 inches, depth of 10.3” and weight of 11.9 pounds, it’s small and light enough to fit in a variety of spaces. Installation options include ceiling, table or rear projection.

Versatile Connectivity – Dual HDMI with MHL Support*2

Connections include two HDMI inputs (one HDMI supports MHL). Network management options for the LX-MU500 include Crestron Connect, AMX Device Discovery, and PJLink.

Network management options for the LX-MW500 include Crestron Connect, AMX Device Discovery, and PJLink.

DICOM Simulation Mode

This projector offers a DICOM Simulation Mode to simulate the results of devices compliant with the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Part 14 standardized display function for display of grayscale images. The DICOM Simulation Mode adjusts the gradation between the minimum and the maximum luminance so gradation is distributed optimally. This feature is optimized for displaying medical images such as X-rays, CAT scans and MRIs, which makes this projector ideal for non-diagnostic purposes such as lectures, academic meetings and in-hospital conferences. This feature is recommended for use in medical schools for training and educational use only.

  • Blue Base
  • Clear Base

Simplified Maintenance

The design of the LX-MW500 allows for simplified maintenance - air filters and the projection lamp can be replaced while the projector remains ceiling mounted without having to uninstall. The replacement interval on the projection lamp is 2,000 hours in Standard mode and 2,500 hours in Eco mode.

3D Ready

The LX-MW500 is capable of projecting 3D content via the DLP-Link Content Projection System. To project and view 3D materials a 3D Blu-ray player and DLP-Link 3D glasses are required.

10W Built-in Speaker

A 10W speaker built-into the LX-MW500 makes it easy to add sound to presentations and displays in a range of smaller environments without the need to add additional speakers and sound equipment, or connect to an already-present sound system.
*1 When in Presentation Mode and lamp is set to Full Power Mode.
*2 Only one HDMI port is equipped with MHL

Projector Specifications

Imaging Device
DMD, x1
Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
WXGA (1280 x 800)
5000/4000 lm *1
Contrast Ratio
Digital Keystone
V: ±30°, H: ±30°

Optics (Projector Lens)

F Number, Focal Length
F2.45 - F3.07, f=15.75 - 25.1mm
Image Size W:
60 - 240"
Image Size T:
60 - 150"
Throw Distance W:
4.5ft - 19ft (1.4 - 5.8M)
Throw Distance T:
7.5ft - 19ft (2.3 - 5.8M)
Throw Ratio
1.12 - 1.80:1 *2
Lens Shift
V: 52.5% - 55.0%

Image Adjustments

Image Mode
Presentation / Standard / sRGB / Movie / DICOM / User 1 / User 2
Color Adjustment
Color Temperature, Color Balance, Color Tint
Screen Color Correction
Light Yellow, Pink, Light Green, Blue, Blackboard
Front Table, Rear Table, Front Ceiling, Rear Ceiling
Adjustable Feet
Front: 2 (angle of elevation of up to 4.5°)

Image Signals

Scanning Frequency
V: 24Hz - 119.989 Hz, H: 15.73 kHz - 101.563 kHz
Analog PC Input
Digital PC Input
Component Video Input
1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p / 480p / 576i / 480i
Digital Video Input
1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p / 480p
Dot Clock
157.500 MHz
MHL Input
1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p / 480p / 576i / 480i
Video Input/ S-video Input
NTSC / PAL / SECAM / NTSC4.43 / PAL-M / PAL-N / PAL-60


Analog PC / Component Video Input (x2), Analog PC / Component Video Output (x1)
Digital PC / Digital Video Input
Digital PC / Digital Video / MHL Input
Mini DIN4
S-video Input
RCA x3
Video Input / Audio-L / Audio-R
Network Connection (100BASE-TX / 10BASE -T)
Dsub9 (Control)
USB Type A
Power Out
USB Mini B
Service Port
Mini Jack
Audio Input (x1), Audio Output (x1)

Remote Control

Wireless Remote

Built-In Sound

Internal Speaker
10W, Monaural


Super-high Pressure Lamp
2000H/2500H (Lamp mode: Normal/Eco) *4
370/296W *1


Fan Noise
36/33 dB *1
Power Consumption
500/400W *1
Standby Power Consumption
3.0/0.5W *3
Heat Dissipation
Up to 1,706 BTU/h
Power Voltage
AC100 - 240V : 50/60Hz
Operating Temperature
32°F - 104°F (RH: 10 - 80%) *5
W: 18.3" x D: 10.3" x H: 4.8"
11.9 lbs.

*1: Lamp Mode is Normal/ Eco. Brightness in Eco mode is only a calculated value and is not guaranteed as specification
*2: Calculated value for 100" image
*3: Stand by LAN function is on/off
*4: These values do not guarantee the operation life of lamps
*5: Non-condensing



  • LX-MW500 Projector
  • Lens Cap
  • Power Cord (70.8")
  • VGA to VGA Connection Cable (Mini Dsub15-Mini Dsub15) (70.8")
  • Projector Remote Control RS-RC08 (Battery Type: CR2025)
  • Lamp LX-LP02
  • Quick Start Guide (book)
  • User's Manual (CD-ROM)
  • Warranty Card

Replacement Lamp

Replacement Lamp LX-LP02

ITEM CODE: 1035C001

Replacement Air Filter

Replacement Air Filter LX-FL02

ITEM CODE: 1036C001

Remote controller

Remote Controller LV-RC08

ITEM CODE: 0029C001

Throw Distance

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A&E System Design Tools


A&E Specification: LX-MW500 PDF  |  925 KB


Technical Drawings

Technical Drawing: LX-MW500 PDF  |  1.21 MB


Technical Drawing: LX-MW500 Terminal Layout Image PDF  |  427 KB



DXF Technical Drawing: LX-MW500 DXF Zipped  |  1.18 MB


Revit 3D: LX-MW500 RFA  |  741 KB


Product Manuals & Guides

Manuals & Guides

LX-MW500 User's Manual PDF  |  6.6 MB


Projecting an Image in the DICOM SIM Mode PDF  |  578 KB


Command List

LX-MW500 Command List



Line-up Brochures

2019 Canon Projector Line-up Brochure PDF  |  10.3 MB


Canon Projector Line-up Comparison Sheet PDF  |  9.2 MB


Product Brochures/

LX-MW500 Product Datasheet PDF  |  1.44 MB


Support Downloads

Drivers and other support

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Canon Projector and Lamp Limited Warranty

All Canon Lamp based Projectors offer peace of mind as they are backed by Canon USA's Projector and Lamp Limited Warranty, which guarantees that the projector will be free from defects in workmanship and materials for 3 years from the date of original purchase, and the Lamp for 120 days from the date of original purchase. For complete terms and conditions click here.

Advanced Warranty Exchange Service Program (3-Years and included Free with purchase)

The Canon Advanced Warranty Exchange Service Program* provides you with enhanced warranty service in addition to traditional "mail-in" repair service. The exchange program provides a replacement unit in exchange for your eligible inoperative Canon Projector if repair service is required during the product's limited warranty period.

Service Loaner Program (3-Years and included Free with purchase)

The Canon Service Loaner Program* provides a loaner product in the event that your eligible Canon Projector is in need of repair during the limited warranty period. The loaner projector may be used while your inoperative unit is being serviced via Canon's "mail-in" repair service.

CarePAK PLUS Accidental Damage Protection Plan (Available at additional cost)

The Canon CarePAK PLUS Accidental Damage Protection Plan** offers protection from accidental damage such as drops, spills, power surges, and more including normal wear and tear. Learn more here.

* Programs and service offerings subject to change without notice. For complete details, including terms and conditions for each program, or to learn more about Service and Support offerings for Canon professional projectors, please contact a Canon sales rep or call 1-800-OK-CANON.