The Kodak Luma 150 is a small and stylish ultra portable pocket projector for moving around the home or taking away with you on a trip. It can project images mirrored directly from your phone or photos and video stored on an microSD card.
For a cheaper version with a slightly lower resolution, you might want to check out the Luma 75.
The Luma 150 is a stylish looking device. Placed down on it’s four feet the lens is set to the right and angled upwards ensuring a complete image is thrown from this position. If you need to mount the projector, it has a tripod attachment built into the base. I’ve used the very functional Joby GorillaPod and definitely recommend them if you do require a tripod.
To the right of the projector you’ll find the manual focus wheel. Unfortunately there is no auto focus but that is typical in this class of product. Focusing can be a bit fiddly but once you’ve set it up you’re good to go.
This model also has a microSD card, which suits this small form factor, HDMI, USB and power port used to charge the battery. Kodak suggest the battery will last about 2 hours which is good enough for most films. Of course you can power from the mains or use an external power pack for longer sessions. Controls for the projector can be found on the top via neat looking illiminated LED buttons, there is no remote on this model.
The projector can accept multiple sources, all fairly easy to setup. Either plug a Firestick or Chromecast into the HDMI port or you can connect wirelessy over WiFi. The Luma 150 will activate it’s own hotspot that you can connect to. As long as you have a compatible device you can then mirror your screen.
The Lunma 150 is a DLP-based LED projector with a 60 ANSI Lumans rating. With a 854 x 480 resolution the Luma 150 doesn not project in full 1080 HD, however the image qaulity is decent. The real limit to image size is the brightness, but in a suitably dark room Kodak claim a max image size of 150″. In real world usage you’ll find that images start to look faded over 50″, so do set expectations accordingly.
Aside from that, the image quality is decent with realistic colours and an absence of artificats that can be a problem on some DLP based models. The 2W speaker is not going to provide a cinema experience, so you may want to connect up to an external sound system.
Should I buy the Kodak Luma 150?The Luma 150 is a stylish portable projector with decent image quality for this product class. Small, affordable projectors are never going to compete with the pricier options out there but that's not what you'll be buying this for. The biggest limitation here is the brightness, this will ultimately decide how big an image you can get in a lighter environment. If you are having some doubts about this purchase then why not read some real owner reviews and see what other buyers think.
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Kodak Luma 150 Specs
|Brightness||60 ANSI Lumens|
|Image Size||up to 150"|
|Interfaces||3.5mm Audio Out · HDMI · microSD · USB Type A|
|Lamp Life Span||3000 hours|
|Resolution||854 x 480|
|Buy Now: £199.99|
Model number: RODPJS150WH
Price Updated: 17 May 2021 2:57