Sony VPL-PHZ61

Laser LCD Projector, WUXGA, 6400 Lumens, D:W 1.23-1.97:1, H/V lens shift, 5-Year Warranty
Item #0600-2061 Model #VPLPHZ61


Sony VPL-PHZ61

Impressively small, light 6,400-lumen laser projector

Our brightest ultra-compact professional projectors are enhanced with smart features and an all-new anti-dust system. They’re an inspired choice for conference rooms, university lecture halls and large classrooms, as well as E-sport applications.

Beautifully slim and light with the smallest body in its class, the VPL-PHZ61 laser projector combines outstanding picture performance with up to 7,000-lumen center brightness and impressive reliability. A discreet blend-in design, minimal maintenance needs and flexible installation options make it the natural partner for today's integrated AV environments.

Even powerful projectors can suffer from washed-out colors in strongly-lit rooms. Exclusive to Sony, Bright View delivers high-impact imagery without sacrificing color. Newly improved Reality Creation ensures images, diagrams and text look clear and sharp, even in bright conditions.

Intelligent Settings with Ambiance matches projected images with your environment for an enhanced viewing experience. There’s even an ambient light sensor to measure room brightness.


  • Clearer images and text: Reality Creation uses powerful algorithms that boost image resolution closer to 4K-like quality. Reality Text improves visibility of characters: great for conference rooms, university seminar rooms and large classrooms.
  • Bright, beautiful colors: Bright View is Sony’s unique processing technology that brightens images while maintaining rich color – even in brightly-lit business and educational environments.
  • Enhanced viewing experience: Intelligent Settings with Ambiance uses a built-in light sensor to measure room brightness, automatically adjusting Bright View mode, color gain and Reality Creation to suit your presentation environment.
  • Enjoy optimum pictures while saving energy: The VPL-PHZ61 makes sound business sense, helping you reduce running costs in corporate and educational environments. A new Auto Light Output feature works in conjunction with Ambiance, optimizing image quality and maintaining high visibility while reducing power consumption.
  • 4K 60P input signals support: makes life simpler when you’re using the VPL-PHZ61 in multi-screen setups with flat panel sub-screens. Just split the same 4K signal to drive all your display devices with no conversion needed. There’s also a high-performance image scaler that effortlessly converts 4K input signals to WUXGA resolution while achieving close to 4K image quality. Now optimized for 4K60P signals, Reality Creation is Sony’s unique picture enhancement feature that gives projected images even greater crispness and depth. There’s also support for devices with content protection such as 4K UHD players.
  • Smart, installation-friendly design: Enjoy flexible installation options with a generous +55% vertical lens shift range, making it easy to achieve perfectly-proportioned pictures without long pole mounts or keystone correction when the projector is ceiling mounted. We’ve also widened the throw ratio range, simplifying replacement of a previously installed projector without the hassle of re-positioning an existing ceiling mount.
  • Brighter for longer with less maintenance: There is plenty of innovation inside the VPL-PHZ61 to keep pictures looking clear and bright over the projector’s operational lifetime with minimal maintenance, in any environment.
  • Designed with intelligence: Intelligent Settings simplifies installation and maximizes performance based on usage, image detail, color richness and fidelity, light output, cooling level and output noise. The Meeting/Classroom function controls laser output to keep brightness as high as possible for years of real-world use.
  • Keep dust out of the picture: The projector’s laser light source is sealed to prevent dust accumulation and eliminate reduced brightness. The dedicated cooling duct structure for the projector's 3LCD panels is covered with an air filter to prevent dust from entering.
  • Hassle-free filter care: Focus on great-looking images instead of time-consuming maintenance. The new dust filtration system makes changing filters a thing of the past for general use in classrooms and meeting rooms.* For heavier use in dusty environments there is a new clogging sensor to advise when filter cleaning is needed.
    *Dust density < 0.03mg/mand operating time < 10,500 hours (1,500 hours/year over 7 years).
  • Data Cloning: Settings for one projector can be copied to other projectors using a USB memory drive. This greatly simplifies installation and setup of multiple projectors.
  • Auto Input Select: This feature automatically selects an active signal input, so there’s no need to change input each time a device is connected to the projector.
  • Auto Power On: Connect the VPL-PHZ61 to a switched-on computer, and the projector turns on automatically without having to operate the power button.
  • More picture power in every environment:
    • Conference rooms: Impress your audience with large, vibrant images and sleek, contemporary styling.
    • Lecture halls: Engage every student in larger teaching spaces with crisp, high-brightness pictures.
    • Golf simulation: Reality Creation brings even more lifelike detail, color and texture to each blade of grass.


Display System 3 LCD system
Display Device

Size of effective display area: 0.64" (16.3 mm) x 3 BrightEra LCD Panel, Aspect ratio: 16:10

Number of pixels: 6,912,000 (1920 x 1200 x 3) pixels

Projection Lens

Focus Manual
Zoom Manual (Approx. x 1.6)
Throw Ratio 1.23–1.97:1
Lens Shift Manual, Vertical –35% to +55%, Horizontal: ±15%
Light Source Laser Diode
Screen size 40'' to 300'' (1.02 m to 7.62 m) measured diagonally
Light output*1
Mode: Standard   6,400 lm*2  / 7,000 lm (Center) *3
Mode: Middle       4,700 lm
Color Light Output*1
Mode: Standard   6,400 lm
Mode: Middle       4,700 lm
Contrast Ratio (full white/full black)*1 ∞:1
Displayable scanning frequency
Horizontal: 15 kHz to 92 kHz
Vertical:     24 Hz to 92 Hz
Keystone Correction (Max.) Horizontal:  ±30º
Vertical:      ±30º
Computer signal input Maximum signal resolution: 1920 x 1200 *4
Video signal input NTSC, PAL, SECAM, 480/60i, 576/50i, 480/60p, 576/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/60p, 1080/50p, 3840/60p, 3840/30p, 3840/25p, 3840/24p, 4096/60p, 4096/30p, 4096/25p, 4096/24p

Input / Output 

Input A RGB / Y PB PR input connector: Mini D-sub 15 pin (female)
Audio input connector: Stereo mini jack
Input B HDMI input connector: HDMI 19-pin, Digital RGB/Y PB PR, HDCP support
Audio input connector: HDMI audio support
Input C HDMI input connector: HDMI 19-pin, Digital RGB/Y PB PR, HDCP support
Audio input connector: HDMI audio support
Input D HDBaseT interface connector: RJ45, 4 play (Video, Audio, LAN, Control)
Video In Video input connector: Phono jack (Composite)
Output Audio output connector: Stereo mini jack
Audio input connector: Shared with INPUT A
Remote D-sub 9-pin (male) / RS232C
USB TYPE-A x 1 (for F/W update), TYPEA for Power supply
Speaker 16 W
OSD Languages 27 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Thai, Arabic ,Turkish, Polish, Vietnamese, Farsi, Finnish, Indonesian, Hungary, Greek, Czech, Slovakia, Romania)
Acoustic Noise  (Mode: Standard/Middle)*1 37 dB / 34 dB
Operating Temperature & Humidity 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) / 20% to 80% (no condensation)
Storage Temperature & Humidity -10°C to +60°C (14°F to +140°F) / 20% to 80% (no condensation)
Power Requirements AC 100 V to 240 V, 4.7 A to 2.0 A, 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Power Consumption
AC 100 V to 120 V: 463 W
AC 220 V to 240 V: 434 W
Power Consumption (Standby Mode)
AC 100 V to 120 V: 0.5 W (when "Standby mode" is set to "Low")
AC 220 V to 240 V: 0.5 W (when "Standby mode" is set to "Low")
Power Consumption (Networked Standby Mode)
AC 100 V to 120 V:
1 W (LAN)
21 W (All terminals and networks connected / exclude USB device and speaker off, when "Standby Mode" is set to "Standard")
AC 220 V to 240 V:
1 W (LAN)
21 W (All terminals and networks connected / exclude USB device and speaker off, when "Standby Mode" is set to "Standard")
Standby Mode / Networked Standby Mode Activated Approx. 2 minutes
Dimensions (W x H x D) (without dust filter, protrusions) Approx. 16 5/8 x 3 15/16 x 13 1/8 inches (422 x 100 x 333 mm)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 16 5/8 x 5 3/32 x 13 5/16 inches (422 x 129 x 338 mm)
Weight Approx. 15.4 lb (7.0 kg)
Supplied Accessories RM-PJ8 Remote Control(1), Lithium battery (CR2025) (1), AC Power Cord (1), Setup Guide (1)


*1 The figures are approximate. They vary depending on the environment or how the projector is used.

*2 The value is in accordance with ISO 21118, and may differ depending on the actual unit. Brightness and contrast vary depending on use conditions and environments.

*3 The value is light output measured at center area of screen in Standard mode, and average of all products shipped.

*4 Available for VESA Reduced Blanking signal.





Limited product warranty on labor and parts: five (5) years or 12,000 hours, whichever occurs first.