Leica Cine 1 vs Epson LS 500

Leica Cine 1 and Epson LS 500 are both Ultra Short Throw projectors. Which is a better option?

Regarding brightness, Leica Cine 1 has 2,500 ANSI lumens while Epson LS500 has 4,000 lumens. As for display technology, Leica Cine 1 adopts a DLP display while Epson LS 500 adopts 3LCD display technology. For throw ratio, Leica Cine 1 has a shorter throw than Epson LS 500. That’s to say, it requires less distance for Epson LS500 to project a big screen.

In terms of lamp life, Leica Cine 1 has 25,000 hours while Epson LS500 has 20,000 hours.

On the whole, Epson LS500 is brighter and has higher contrast. More importantly, Epson LS500 is much cheaper than Leica Cine 1. It is worth noting that Leica Cine 1 is better in sound.

Product Name

Leica Cine 1 Laser TV-100″

Epson LS 500

Product Image Leica Cine 1 Laser TV-100″ Epson LS 500
Price $7,900.00 $4,999.00
Our Rating 8.5 8.3
Brand Leica Epson
Category projector projector

Optical Parameters

Leica Cine 1 Laser TV-100″Epson LS 500
Brand Brand Leica Epson
Brand Model Brand Model Leica Cine 1 Laser TV-100" Epson LS500
Brightness (ANSI lumens) Brightness (ANSI lumens) 2,500 ANSI lumens 4000 lumens
Display Chip Display Chip 0.47''DMD
Display Technology Display Technology DLP 3LCD
Standard Resolution Standard Resolution 4K(3840 × 2160) 4K (Pixel shifting)
Maximum Supported Resolution Maximum Supported Resolution 4K(3840 × 2160) 4096 x 2160
Image Contrast Ratio Image Contrast Ratio 1000:1 2,000,000:1
Throw Ratio Throw Ratio 0.25 0.28 (Zoom: Wide), 0.38 (Zoom: Tele)
Keystone Correction Keystone Correction Yes Auto Vertical & Horizontal:± 3 degrees
Lamp Life Lamp Life 25,000 hours 20,000 hours
Lamp Type Lamp Type Laser Laser
Projector lens Projector lens Summicron lens
Focus technology Focus technology Manual

Projection Parameters

Leica Cine 1 Laser TV-100″Epson LS 500
Product type Product type Laser projector Laser Projector
Operating System Operating System VIDAA 6.0 Android
content content YouTube, Netflix, and more
Image Size Image Size,projector1 80-100 inches 100 - 120 inch
Screen ratio Screen ratio 16:9 16:9
Screen color Screen color >95% BT 2020 1.07 billion colors
Image Technology Image Technology HDR10,HLG
Bluetooth Bluetooth Yes Yes
3D Stereoscopic film is a type of film that was first introduced in Hollywood on May 24, 1953 when stereoscopic films appeared. Yes
Sound System Sound System Dolby Atmos &Dolby Digital Plus stereo
Projection method Projection method Front Front, Front-Ceiling, Rear, Rear-Ceiling
Time to market Time to market 2022 2020


Leica Cine 1 Laser TV-100″Epson LS 500
I/O Connection Ports Connection Ports 3*HDMI (HDMI 2.1, eARC)
1*USB 3.0
Ethernet RJ45
1* S/PDIF out
1*3.5 mm Earphone
1* S/PDIF out
3x HDMI 2.0
1x RS-232C
2x USB Type A
1x RJ45 LAN
1x Audio Out
WiFi WiFi Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Yes Yes


Leica Cine 1 Laser TV-100″Epson LS 500
Size(HxWxD) Size(HxWxD) 60 x 37.8 x 14.9 cm 18*8.9 *17.8 inches
Power Usage Power Usage 320W 236 W
Noise Level Noise Level Quiet Mode: 23 dB Normal Mode: 36 dB
Machine weight Machine weight 13 kg 9.3 Kg
Accessories Accessories Remote
User guide
100" Epson EpiqVision ALR display with wall brackets
Power cord
Remote control with AAA batteries
Android TV dongle with remote control and AAA batteries
HDMI extension cable
USB extension cable
Quick Setup Guide
Warranty Warranty 2 Year