1st image in above galleryof the Panasonic PT-AE900u projector, and 2nd image in above gallery of the Sanyo, PLV-Z4.
That said, these projectors are newer than the BenQ, and are far more flexible in terms of features, general ergonomics, and setup. You'll have to decide.
Here I will focus on the differences between the Panasonic and the Sanyo projectors. Both home theater projectors produce excellent images, and some will favor one over the other, due to any number of possible reasons. Take either home, and you should be surprised. I'd guess either one will easily exceed the expectations of a first time home theater projector buyer, and even those replacing older projectors.
I'll say right now, that neither is a clear cut winner over the other, although I have determined my definite preference, it isn't necessarily for everyone.