Short Throw Projector


  • Bright projection – 3,600 ANSI lumens
  • WXGA resolution, 20,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI input
  • Low ownership costs – up to 8,000 hours2 lamp life
  • Crestron RoomView® – RJ45 control and monitoring

Short throw projection powerhouse

The Optoma W316ST is the perfect short throw projector solution for use in classrooms, training rooms, higher education, houses of worship and digital signage applications.

With a powerful, bright 3,600 lumens image, a stunning 20,000:1 contrast ratio and Dynamic Black technology, the W316ST delivers bright large-screen short throw presentations with superb image clarity, razor-sharp detail and remarkable color accuracy.

It provides complete connectivity for compatibility with analog and digital sources, including HDMI v1.4a with Full 3D capability, 2x VGA-in, VGA loop through, 2x audio-in, audio-out, RJ45, RS-232 control and advanced remote with laser and mouse control. Ultra-long 8,000-hour lamp life and filter-free design minimize the cost of operation.

Amazing Color

Our projectors are capable of reproducing the Rec.709 color gamut, the international HDTV standard to guarantee accurate reproduction of cinematic color exactly as the director intended.

Full 3D

Display true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray Disc™ players, 3D broadcasting, and the latest-generation game consoles. Support for 144Hz rapid-refresh rate provides ultra-smooth flicker-free images. DLP Link 3D glasses required.

High Contrast

Add more depth to your image with a high-contrast projector. With brighter whites and ultra-rich blacks, images come alive and text is crisp and clear.


Specially designed lamp modes reduce power consumption by up to 70%. Each mode also improves lamp life, which lowers the total cost of ownership and reduces maintenance.

Quick Resume

This feature allows the projector to be instantly powered on again within 100 seconds of turning it off.

AV Mute

When enabled via remote control or network management, the projector suspends (dims) video output to conserve energy.

Auto Power Off

To help save energy, this feature automatically turns off the projector after a set period of time, if it is not being used.

Short Throw Projection

Project images in limited space environments with short-throw projection. The short-throw lens requires short distances to project large images.

Additional information

Aspect Ratio16:10
Audio10W speaker
Brightness3,600 lumens
Compatible Aspect Ratio16:10 (native), 4:3, auto, 16:9, LBX
ConnectionsHDMI, two VGA-in, VGA-out, S-video, composite video, audio-in/mic, audio-in, audio-out, RS-232C, RJ45 and USB mini-B
Contrast Ratio20,000:1 (full on/full of)
Control UnitRS232 9 Pin, RJ45
Display TechnologySingle 0.65″ WXGA DC3 DMD DLP™ Technology by Texas Instruments
Displayable Colors1.07 billion
InputsHDMI, two VGA-in, S-video, composite video, audio-in/mic (3.5mm), audio-in (3.5mm), RS-232C, RJ45 and USB mini-B
Keystone Correction± 40° Vertical
Light Source Type210W
Light Source Life8000/6500/6000/4000 Hours (Edu/ECO+/Dynamic/Eco/Bright) 210W
Lens ShiftNone
Maximum ResolutionWUXGA (1920 x 1200)
Native ResolutionWXGA (1280 x 800)
Noise Level29dB
On-Screen DisplayComplete on-screen menu, adjustments in 27 languages
Operating TemperatureSea Level to 10,000 feet (@73°F); must manually switch to high-altitude mode at 5,000 feet & above
OutputsAudio out (3.5mm), VGA out
Power ConsumptionMax 280W (Normal), Min 194W (Eco+)
Power SupplyAC Input 100-240V, 50-60Hz, auto-switching
Projection Distance1.6' – 11.1'
Projection LensF=2.8, f=7.419 mm, manual focus
Projection MethodFront, rear, ceiling count, tabletop
Projection Screen Size44.3"-301.2"
Remote ControlIR remote mouse control with laser
Throw Ratio0.52 (distance/width) – 5% variance
Zoom TypeFixed
Computer CompatibilityWUXGA, HD, UXGA, SXGA+, WXGA+, WXGA, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA
Horizontal Scan Rate15.375 – 91.1KHz
Optional WirelessYes
Vertical Scan Rate24-85Hz, (120Hz for 3D)
Video CompatiblityNTSC, PAL, SECAM, SDTV (480i), EDTV (480p), HDTV (720p, 1080i/p)
Dimensions (W x H x D)12.4" x 4.0" x 8.8"
SecuritySecurity bar, Kensington lock, password protection, keypad lock
Weight6.8 lbs
UPC796435 41 917 2
Warranty Info3-year Optoma Express Warranty, 1-year on lamp
  • Optoma W316ST Datasheet

  • W316ST-M-en-US

  • W316ST-RS232-en-US

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Swiss IT Magazine,
March 9, 2017

“As the devices in the test were relatively similar in terms of brightness and image quality, the purchase price becomes more important. The more functions and connectivity included, the more expensive the projector becomes. For the buyer, questions arise as to how many functions they really need. However, we rewarded Optoma W316ST as the winner, because this projector does not only offer a good picture quality, but is also equipped with the most important functions, and furthermore it is a more than fair purchase price.”

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