High-Visibility Images in Bright Rooms
Deliver clear, striking images in well-lit open meeting spaces and classrooms from the smallest and lightest LCD laser projector in its class. High 5200 lm brightness, 3,000,000:1 contrast, and vivid color create an engaging presentation experience.
Flexible Installation Adapts to Any Space
The compact 6.5 kg (14.33 lbs) body is easy to install while 1.6x zoom, lens adjustment, and 6-Point Screen Correction let you project almost anywhere, even room corners. CEC command-compatible HDMI supports WUXGA signals for easy integration.
Smooth, Effortless Collaboration
Connect devices to the projector over wireless LAN by snapping an on-screen QR Code with your phone. Share videos, documents, and more via PC software and apps. You can also project media from a USB flash drive without cable hassle.
Introducing the World's Smallest and Lightest LCD Laser Projector
Weighing just 6.5 kg (14.33 lbs), PT-VMZ51 Series is the smallest and lightest LCD laser projector in its class with up to 5200 lm from a compact, easy-to-manage body. Its lightweight design makes it easy to carry from room to room and is simple to install on the ceiling. The projector's smooth styling and quiet operation harmonize with your interior space, blending in and keeping attention focused on the presentation.
Bright, High-Visibility Images in Well-Lit Spaces
Because office and classroom projectors are used with the room lights on and window blinds open, they need high light output to produce a bright image. Thanks to a carefully refined optical engine, PT-VMZ51 Series generates up to 5200 lm of brightness, more than most professional projectors of a similar size. Dim, washed-out projections are history: expect big, bright, vivid pictures in bright environments to stimulate viewer engagement with the lesson or meeting content.
High 3,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast
Input signals are analyzed frame by frame to regulate light output for the best contrast performance in every scene. As well as accurately reproducing pictures that contain a mix of dark and bright hues, Dynamic Contrast is more energy efficient than other technologies and can be optimized to suit the content or the room's lighting. The projector's high 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio provides better detail definition in shadows with deeper blacks, brighter whites, and more natural skin tones for a better sense of depth and definition.
Daylight View Basic Optimizes Image Quality in Bright Rooms
Daylight View Basic enhances image sharpness by clarifying detail definition in dark areas of the picture, which can be challenging to see in bright light. A sensor measures the amount of ambient light in the room and optimizes halftone color and brightness for best results according to surrounding illumination levels.
Power Consumption Reduced by 20 %
PT-VMZ51 Series uses about 20 % less energy than the previous series. Efficiency is further increased, and brightness is optimized to suit ambient light levels by pressing the remote control's ECO button. Adopting energy-efficient Panasonic projection in your meeting rooms or learning spaces helps you to achieve CSR environmental policy objectives while reducing waste.
Reduce Interruptions and Callout Frequency
In typical office and classroom environments, the projector's reusable ECO Filter doesn't need replacement until about 20,000 hours. That equates to about ten years of service, assuming about 40 hours of projection per working week. If it's necessary to maintain the filter before then, it can be washed and reused up to two times, reducing waste and parts inventories and contributing to your CSR environmental policy objectives.
Versatile 1.6x Zoom with Wide-Range V/H Lens-Shift
Built-in 1.6x optical zoom (1.09-1.77:1) supports projection from close range or from a distance, enhancing projector location flexibility and bringing large, easy-to-see images to rooms of different sizes and shapes. V/H Lens-Shift function offers +44 % to 0 % Vertical adjustment, useful when projecting from a high ceiling, and +/-20 % Horizontal adjustment to correctly place the image when projecting off-axis to the screen.
New Digital Zoom Extender Function
One consideration when updating your school or business projectors is: will the replacement projectors fit the existing mount positions on the ceiling? In some cases, the throw distance required to produce an image at the desired size might exceed the projector's optical zoom range. Panasonic answers the problem with a new Digital Zoom Extender function equipped for the first time on the PT-VMZ51 Series. It provides a convenient way to fit the image to your screen beyond the optical zoom range, reducing the need to relocate your projector mounts and potentially saving you time, money, and hassle on your next refreshment cycle.
Easy Operation with 2x CEC Command-Compatible HDMI Inputs
HDMI inputs are compatible with control signals sent via a CEC command compatible-component, giving you limited control over the projector using the compatible source device's remote control. The projector power-ups from Standby and commences playback automatically on command from a compatible player, such as optional Wireless Presentation System PressIT, when connected to the projector via HDMI.
Supports WUXGA Input-Signals via HDMI and DIGITAL LINK
PT-VMZ51 Series accepts WUXGA video input signals via DIGITAL LINK and HDMI terminals. This is a significant advantage when integrating the projectors into existing WUXGA-ready system infrastructure where WUXGA signals are distributed to a network of display endpoints with different screen resolutions without having to use an external converter or to reencode the source.
A single-cable AV and control solution based on HDBaseT that supports WUXGA video, audio, and control-signal transmission via a single CAT 5e STP cable (or higher) for distances of up to 50 m (164 ft) or 150 m (492 ft) for 1080p video, reducing cabling cost and installation complexity when projectors are at a long distance from the server room.
Additional LAN Terminal for Dedicated Control
You can control PT-VMZ51 Series via a dedicated LAN terminal or via the HDBaseT-based DIGITAL LINK connection. Both interfaces support 100Base-TX and 10Base-T compatible control signals via Panasonic, PJLink, Crestron Connected, AMX DD, and Extron device control and management applications.
New 6-Point Screen Adjustment for Projection into Room Corners
PT-VMZ51 Series is the first Panasonic projector to feature 6-Point Screen Correction. It allows you to perform 4-Corner and Horizontal/Vertical Keystone Correction via remote control to remove trapezoidal distortion when projecting from an angle, such as a high ceiling. An extra two control points located at the center-top and bottom of the screen can be used to remove distortion when projecting an image into the corner of a room.
Screen Adjustment Function
Screen Adjustment fits the image to the screen when projecting from an unusual angle. Curved Screen Correction removes barrel or pincushion distortion for projection onto curved surfaces.
Shutter Function is Great for Short Breaks
Press a button on top of the unit or on the remote control to block light output temporarily via the shutter function. This feature is useful when taking a short recess during lessons or meetings or whenever you want to pause content without showing an image, but keep the projector on and ready to go again instantly.
Easy QR Code Connection to Wireless LAN
You can connect your mobile devices to the projector over wireless LAN just by reading a QR Code displayed in the projector's OSD menu with your smartphone's camera. No password or SSID entry is required. Then use our free Wireless Projector app to beam select media stored on your device to the big screen. This feature saves time and prevents disruption to the flow of the class or meeting.
Introducing PressIT, the One-Press Wireless Solution
Mirror your device's screen on the projector screen almost instantly, no software needed. Wireless Presentation System PressIT can connect up to 32 devices to the projector wirelessly, and allows people to display their screens and switch presenters with a single button-press. PressIT comprises a CEC command compatible HDMI receiver on the projector side, and transmitters that connect to PCs or mobile devices. Just connect, press a button, and your device screen is displayed on the projector via the system's secure 5 GHz 802.11ac compatible wireless LAN. Get more value from face-to-face interactions and streamline communication without cable hassle at a safe social distance.
Power Selected Devices via USB-DC Terminal
The projector includes a 5 V/2 A USB-DC terminal to power optional Wireless Presentation PressIT or a compatible HDMI media streaming device for a neat installation on the ceiling without need of extra AC outlets.
Panasonic PT-VMZ51 Features