The Casio Slim XJ-A uses Casio’s unique hybrid laser/LED light engine and has a good feature set, though its image quality was only. The Green Slim series is the perfect choice for customers looking to upgrade their existing installed projectors. An industry-leading 2x optical zoom means that a. Manufacturers Product Description. The Slim incorporates a CASIO developed and patent pending Hybrid Light Source which combines Laser and LED.

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We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. It also shares the XJ-A’s downsides: Casio’s hybrid light engine is the same we’ve now seen in several generations of Slim and Green Slim projectors.

Casio Slim XJ-A Projectors – Review – PCMag UK

Instead of producing red, green, and blue using a standard lamp and a color wheel, it produces xja146 with LEDs, blue with lasers, and green by shining blue laser light on a phosphor. Its optical system directs the red, green, and blue light to the DLP chip, and out the front lens. The projector including the bulb is backed by a generous 3-year warranty, though it’s likely the bulb will last the life of the projector.

True to its name, the Slim is very svelte, measuring 1. Acsio comes with a soft carrying case for easy portability. It sports a futuristic look, with rounded edges and lens set far to the side. There are no manual lens sliders or wheels; you can change focus or zoom a generous 2x zoom xj-146 with the remote or from touch-sensitive nubbins on the projector itself. It has automatic keystone correction, though you can also manually correct keystoning through the remote.


You can run presentations computer free from a USB thumb drive plugged into the port.

Testing I tested the projector from about 10 feet away from our test screen, where it projected an casip about 60 inches, measured diagonally. The image looked slightly washed out, though still usable, when exposed to a fair amount of ambient light. I tested data image quality using the DisplayMate suite with the room darkened.

Quality was about average for an XGA data projector, though I noticed several issues. While I could bring the rest of the image to a sharp focus, the focus was a bit soft in the upper left corner. In our text tests, type wasn’t quite as sharp as we’d like. The smallest size white-on-black type was blurred enough to be barely readable, and it was a bit blurred at the next smallest size as well as the smallest black-on-white. Colors were bright in Standard mode, though there was also a bit of tinting.

Some grays looked slightly green, caaio white backgrounds had a mild greenish tinge as well. Switching from Standard to Graphics color mode reduced the tinting, but it also xj-a1466 the colors somewhat. Switching from a VGA to an HDMI connection had no appreciable effect on image quality, which is good enough for typical business presentations, but perhaps not for ones in which exacting color is important.


Video was of a quality suitable for showing short clips as part of a presentation. The chief issue was the appearance casil rainbow artifacts: Cawio red-green-blue flashes, especially in scenes with high contrast between dark and light areas.

Casio Slim XJ-A146

Few DLP projectors are totally free of it, and people vary in their sensitivity to it, but with the XJ-A it was a little more obvious than usual. It would likely be distracting to people who are sensitive to it.

Audio was of decent quality and of good volume for a 1-watt speaker, loud enough to fill a small to midsize room.

The Epson W has better still xj-a1146 video image quality, and not being a DLP projector is free of rainbow artifacts. But it lacks the XJ-A’s unique light engine and long-lasting, eco-friendly bulb. Between the two Casio Slims, if you want higher native resolution and a widescreen aspect ratio, the Casio XJ-A is the one to get.

The XJ-A also had slightly more image quality issues in our testing.

Casio XJ-A Laser/LED Portable Projector Review

Hybrid laser-LED light engine. Port for USB thumb drives.

Some data image issues, including tinting. Relatively pronounced rainbow effect in video. The Best Password Managers of Creating one strong password that you can remember is hard enough; doing Become a fan of PCMag.