Panasonic PT-MZ680WU

Laser LCD Projector, WUXGA, 6000 Lumens, White, 3-Year Warranty
Item #0600-7204 Model #PTMZ680WU7


Panasonic PT-MZ680WU

6000 Lumens of well-balanced color and brightness

The PT-MZ680WU is a WUXGA projector with a refined Multi-Laser Drive Engine for the optimal balance of high brightness, vivid colour, and low-maintenance operation.

A refined optical engine balances brightness and color for vivid images without turning the lights off. Detail Clarity Processor 4, Dynamic Contrast, and Daylight View Basic optimize display to suit content and environment.

Combining an unobtrusive cabinet, 26 dB operation, 4K-signal-ready DIGITAL LINK and three CEC-compatible HDMI® terminals, Geo Pro, Edge-Blending, and support for optional ET-ELU20 Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens, this projector is capable of flexible projection that fits any space.

Energy consumption is reduced by about 20% to meet your organization’s CSR policy commitments. Multi-Laser Drive Engine and reusable Eco Filter extend maintenance to 20,000 hours with Early Warning software reducing labor and waste.

Note: The PT-MZ680WU is a white model.


Well-Balanced Picture Quality

  • Tuned for Optimal Brightness and Color: Refined optical engine delivers an ideal balance of high brightness and vivid color for clear visibility in well-lit rooms. With a selection of display modes optimized to suit different kinds of content and screen surfaces, and dynamic optimization technologies that continuously adjust the image to suit environment and content, your audience will enjoy comfortably visible pictures without turning the room lights off.
  • Dynamic Contrast: To best suit the projected content or operating environment, Dynamic Contrast analyzes the input signal frame-by-frame and directly adjusts light-source output according to the contrast requirements of each scene. As well as increasing overall contrast precision, Dynamic Contrast more accurately reproduces scenes where light and dark images frequently interchange.
  • Daylight View Basic: helps deliver sharp, clear images by enhancing detail particularly in dark areas of the image that are otherwise difficult to see in brightly lit rooms. A built-in sensor measures ambient light while Daylight View Basic optimizes halftone color and adjusts brightness according to the surrounding level of illumination.
  • Detail Clarity Processor 4: Proprietary circuitry analyzes individual video frames to clarify areas of each image containing fine details. Algorithms extract data from four frequency bands of the signal, sharpening outlines, correcting contours, and reducing ringing noise for increased text definition and clearer detail resolution in video and graphics.


Flexible Design Fits Any Space

  • Unobtrusive Cabinet Blends into the Room: Elegant new cabinet styling helps these projectors blend into the room environment. Use of black for the recessed base makes the side and front panels appear slimmer. By combining unobtrusive styling with quiet operation and clear image visibility, the projection (not the projector) becomes the focus of attention. All-black versions are available for easy concealment in dark environments, such as museums.
  • Quiet Operation Increases Immersion: With lessons, meetings, conferences, and other events increasingly being held online, it’s important that noise from the projector doesn’t draw attention away from the presentation. Silent projection helps people focus, whether they’re in the room or participating remotely. A Quiet Mode enables almost inaudible 26 dB1 operation, helping the PT-MZ680WU fits unobtrusively into the installation environment while keeping attention focused on the presentation.
  • Optional Powered Lenses Including New Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens: PT-MZ880 Series ships with a 1.61–2.76:1 powered zoom lens and supports a selection of optional fixed and zoom lenses to suit your preferred projector location. These optional lenses include a new zero-offset ET-ELU20 Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens2, making this projector series not only a great fit for education and corporate use, but also for museum exhibition. When paired with a compatible powered lens, projectionists can perform zoom, focus, and V/H lens-shift adjustments using the projector remote control or Smart Projector Control app3.
  • Multi-Screen Support System:
    • Edge Blending: Edges of adjacent screens can be blended and their brightness controlled.
    • Color Matching: Corrects color reproduction variations of each projector via PC control software.
    • Digital Image Enlargement: Digital zoom4 up to 3x (H/V). Up to nine images (3 x 3) can be edge-blended to create large multi-screen images.
  • Contrast Sync and Shutter Sync: Contrast Sync synchronizes Dynamic Contrast value among multiple projectors connected via serial in/out terminals. This function increases the uniformity of individual images in a multi-screen system and reduces the visibility of overlapping areas of adjacent images for a seamless widescreen image. Shutter Sync, meanwhile, synchronizes shutter on/off timing for professional fade-in/fade-out effects.
  • Geometry Manager Pro Software (Geo Pro Software) with Free Grid: Geo Pro software5 makes edge-blending calibration and screen geometry adjustments via Windows® PC easy. Overlay Free Grid on the projected image to reshape distorted areas by adjusting the position of node or V/H line control-points. Grids of between 2 x 2 and 11 x 11 lines are selectable, and work progress is saved automatically so you can move freely between grid resolutions. Grid and control-point colors are selectable to ensure clear visibility over the projected image.
  • Built-in Geometric Adjustment Functions: Geometric Adjustment is a suite of functions built into the projector operated via the projector remote control that allow installers to correct distortion when images are projected at an angle, onto curved screens, or over irregular screen surfaces. Correction extends to spherical, cylindrical, and other complex screen shapes without need of a connected PC. Maintain Aspect Ratio and independent Corner Adjustment simplify correction while the ability to save image-adjustment data is useful whenever correction settings needs to be disabled and reapplied, and for saving work progress as an adjustment profile is created.
  • Three HDMI Inputs Support CEC Commands: 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 projectors power up from Standby and commence playback automatically on command from a compatible player, such as optional Wireless Presentation System PressIT, when connected to the projector via HDMI.
  • Supports 4K Signal Input to Fit Your System Infrastructure: PT-MZ880 Series is compatible with 4K input signals, accepting 4K/60p video6 via HDMI inputs or DIGITAL LINK terminal. This capability is useful when integrating the projectors into existing 4K-ready system infrastructure or when it’s necessary to distribute the same 4K signal to a network of endpoints with different display resolutions without having to use an external converter or to reencode the source.
  • USB-DC Output Supports Wireless Presentation System PressIT: The projectors include a 5 V/2 A USB-DC terminal to power optional Wireless Presentation PressIT7 or an HDMI network streaming device so that groups can easily share content to the big screen from their PCs or mobile devices. PressIT comprises a transmitter that works with Windows PC, Mac, and mobile devices, and a receiver that connects to your projector’s HDMI port. The transmitter connects to receiver wirelessly with a single press and allows users to display their device-screen at full size. You can also connect a supported network media streaming device via HDMI and USB for a neat, self-contained installation.
  • Separate LAN and DIGITAL LINK Terminals: You can choose to control PT-MZ880 Series projectors via a dedicated LAN terminal or the HDBase-T™-based DIGITAL LINK connection. Both support 100Base-TX- and 10BaseT-compatible control signals via Panasonic, Crestron Connected™, AMX, and Extron® applications. With control enabled via LAN, DIGITAL LINK is free to transmit video over long cable runs of up to 150 m8 (492 ft).
  • Works with Smart Projector Control App: Smart Projector Control is a remote-control app for iOS and Android™ devices that can be used to adjust, control, and monitor up to 64 projectors individually or simultaneously from anywhere within range of the wireless network. You can use the app to switch the unit on or off, select an input signal, and adjust the projector’s OSD menu settings via your device’s touchscreen while the projector is in standby or powered up with the shutter on. Projectionists can avoid delays by adjusting OSD settings via smartphone whenever OSD menu projection is inconvenient, such as immediately before a presentation starts. As well as enabling OSD menu operations, the app can be used to adjust lens settings, select test patterns, and focus the projection using your phone camera9 from distances of up to 30 m10 (98 ft) away. 
  • Color Adjustment: Correct slight variations in the color reproduction range of individual units set up for multiple projection, particularly those in side-by-side configuration. Correction is performed on 3 or 7 colors.


Efficient Eco-Friendly Reliability

  • Reduced Power Consumption: Power consumption is about 20 %11 less than previous models. These savings scale with every projector added to your fleet and make a significant contribution to your organization’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.
  • Multi-Laser Drive Engine with Failover Circuitry: Multi-Laser Drive Engine equips multiple laser modules and heat-resistant inorganic phosphor-wheel to enhance projection stability and efficiency. The modules are equipped with proprietary Failover Circuitry. If a single laser diode fails, only diodes in the affected series are bypassed rather than all diodes in the module, as is the case with other projectors. Projection can continue with imperceptible loss in brightness. Failover Circuitry provides an invaluable layer of insurance in situations where image display must be maintained.
  • Low Maintenance 20,000-hour Operation: Projector maintenance is recommended at about 20,000 hours12 to reduce time, cost, and effort to your organization. Long-life laser light-source eliminates hassles associated with lamp disposal (which sometimes contain specified toxic substances) and reduces your consumable parts inventory.
  • Reduced Waste with Lamp-free Design and Eco Filter: Eco Filter includes a Micro Cut Filter that collects minute dust particles with an electrostatic effect. Together with dust-resistant projector cabinet, Eco Filter enables long-term use in dusty conditions with less downtime. Replacement is at about 20,000 hours13, and the filter can be washed and reused14. And thanks to the projector’s long-life laser light-source, there’s no hassles associated with lamp disposal.

  • ECO Management System: Energy efficiency is achieved by automatically reducing light-source output power in dim rooms, and by transitioning to a low-power mode when no input signal is detected. These functions are readily accessed via a key on the projector remote control.
  • Less Packaging for Easy Disposal: Recyclable packing for the projector, accessories, and consumable parts—which can add up in the context of a fleet—is reduced in line with your organization’s CSR policy objectives.
  • Multi Monitoring & Control Software with Optional Early Warning Functions: Panasonic’s free AV management software for Windows® PC lets you monitor and control up to 2,048 compatible display devices of any brand via LAN to reduce maintenance hassle within display networks of any scale. Multi Monitoring & Control Software enables easy status monitoring, control-command execution, content playlist delivery, playback scheduling, and system map visualization. A free 90-day trial of optional Early Warning software is included and adds extra functionality. It notifies you in the event of a playback or device error, and sends alerts when symptoms of trouble are detected. Maintenance reminders help you to manage parts inventories and to schedule maintenance, while operational reports can be generated and exported as a text file. The software links with compatible network cameras for live screen monitoring, and you can monitor devices remotely from a tablet via VPN. Software data may be acquired via Web API and installed onto an existing monitoring application.


Additional Features

  • Quick Start/Quick Off
  • Data-cloning Function (supported via LAN only)
  • Art-Net DMX, Crestron Connected™, and PJLink™
  • Free 360° Installation
  • Scheduling Function
  • Presentation Support Function


1 Operating noise is 32 dB in Normal Mode/Eco Mode.

Use of lens requires PT-MZ880 Series with main projector firmware Ver. 1.03 or later. Visit PASS for more information.

Some app functions are not supported by the PT-MZ880 Series. Check device compatibility at App Store or the Google Play Store.

While input resolution will not change, maintaining image quality is not possible for images enlarged horizontally and vertically via the digital zoom function.

5 Some functions available in Geo Pro software are not supported by the PT-MZ880 Series. Download Geometry Manager Pro free from the PASS website.

YPBPR 4:2:0 format only for 4K/60p signals input via DIGITAL LINK. Signal resolutions differing from projector resolution are converted to the projector’s resolution (1920 x 1200 dots).

Availability may vary by country or region.

1080/60p signal transmission over distances up to 150 m (492 ft) requires CAT 5e or higher cable with optional ET-YFB200G DIGITAL LINK Switcher (not compatible with 4K signals) and the projector set to Long Reach Mode. Direct transmission is supported over distances up to 100 m (328 ft) for 1080/60p video signals or 50 m (164 ft) for 4K/60p video signals.

9 Some mobile devices do not support projector autofocus function.

10 When projecting a 300-inch image. Maximum distance is 3 m (10 ft) for a 100-inch image.

11 PT-MZ880 excluded. Approximate value according to Panasonic testing in comparison to equivalent models in PT-MZ770 Series.

12 Around this time, light output will have decreased by approximately 50 %. IEC62087: 2008 Broadcast contents, Normal Mode, Dynamic Contrast [2], under conditions with 30 °C (86 °F), 700 m (2,297 ft) above sea level, and 0.15 mg/m3 of particulate matter. Estimated time until light output declines to 50 % varies depending on environment.

13 Under conditions of 0.15 mg/m3 of particulate matter. Estimated maintenance time varies depending on environment.

14 Please follow the procedures listed in the operating instructions when washing filter with water. Replacement is recommended after filter has been washed and reused twice, or if filter is not sufficiently clean after washing.


Projector type LCD projector
Panel size 19.3 mm (0.76") diagonal (16:10 aspect ratio)
Display method Transparent LCD panel (x 3, R/G/B)
Drive method Active matrix
Pixels 2,304,000 (1920 x 1200) pixels x 3
Light source Laser diodes
Light output*1*2 6,000 lumens
Time until light output declines to 50 %*3 20,000 hours (NORMAL/QUIET)/24,000 hours (ECO)
Resolution WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels)
Contrast ratio*1 3,000,000:1 (Full On/Full Off)
(When [PICTURE MODE] is set to [DYNAMIC] and [DYNAMIC CONTRAST] is set to [1] or [2]. HDMI signal input)
Screen size (diagonal) 1.02–10.16 m (40–400 in), 1.52–10.16 m (60–400 in) with the ET-ELW22, 2.54–10.16 m (100–400 in) with the ET-ELU20, 16:10 aspect ratio
Center-to-corner zone ratio*1 85 %
Lens Powered zoom (throw ratio 1.61–2.76:1),
powered focus F = 1.7–2.3, f = 26.8–45.5 mm (for supplied lens; optional lenses also available - see Accessories tab.)
Lens shift (from the origin point of the lens mounter) Vertical: ±67 % (powered) (for supplied lens; optional lenses also available*4)

Horizontal: ±35 % (powered) (for supplied lens; optional lenses also available*4)

Keystone correction range Vertical: ±25 °, Horizontal: ±30 ° (for supplied lens; optional lenses also available*4)
Installation Ceiling/floor, front/rear, free 360-degree installation
HDMI IN HDMI 19-pin x 3 (Compatible with HDCP 2.3, Deep Color, 4K/60p*5 signal input), CEC supported
COMPUTER IN D-sub HD 15-pin (female) x 1 (RGB/YPBPR/YCBCR)
MONITOR OUT D-sub HD 15-pin (female) x 1 (RGB/YPBPR/YCBCR)
SERIAL/MULTI SYNC IN D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1 for external control/link control (RS-232C compliant)
MULTI SYNC OUT D-sub 9-pin (male) x 1 for link control
REMOTE 1 IN M3 stereo mini-jack x 1 for wired remote control
REMOTE 2 IN D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1 for external control (parallel)
AUDIO IN M3 stereo mini-jack x 1
AUDIO OUT M3 stereo mini-jack x 1
DIGITAL LINK/LAN RJ-45 x 1 for network and DIGITAL LINK connection (video/network/serial control) (HDBaseT™ compliant), 100Base-TX (Compatible with PJLink™ [Class 2], Art-Net, HDCP 2.3, Deep Color, 4K/60p*5*6 signal input)
LAN RJ-45 x 1 for network connection, 10Base-T, 100Base-TX (Compatible with PJLink™ [Class 2], Art-Net)
DC OUT USB Connector (Type A) x 1 (Output 5 V/2 A)
Power supply AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz
Maximum power consumption 360 W (4.2–2.0 A) (395VA)
(Power consumption is 345 W at 200–240 V)
On-mode power consumption
(Light power)
[NORMAL]: 330 W (100–120 V), 315 W (200–240 V)
[ECO]: 240 W (100–120 V), 230 W (200–240 V)
[QUIET]: 238 W (100–120 V), 228 W (200–240 V)
Cabinet materials Molded plastic
Filter Included (estimated maintenance time: approx. 20,000 hours)
Operation noise*1 32 dB (NORMAL/ECO), 26 dB (QUIET)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 561 x 190 x 437 mm (22 3/32" x 7 15/32" x 17 7/32") not including lens or protruding parts
Weight*8 Approx. 17.6 kg (38.8 lb) with supplied lens
Operating environment Operating temperature: 0–45 °C (32–113 °F)*9, operating humidity: 20–80 % (no condensation)
Applicable software Logo Transfer Software, Multi Monitoring & Control Software, Early Warning Software, Smart Projector Control for iOS/Android™, Geometry Manager Pro*10


*1 Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO/IEC 21118: 2020 international standards. Value is average of all products when shipped.

*2 When [PICTURE MODE] is set to [DYNAMIC] and [LIGHT POWER] is set to [NORMAL].

*3 Around this time, light output will have decreased to approximately 50 % of its original level ([PICTURE MODE]: [DYNAMIC], [DYNAMIC CONTRAST] set to [2]). Estimated time until light output declines to 50 % varies depending on environment.

*4 Lens-shift range and keystone correction range may vary depending on lens.

*5 4K signals are converted to the projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels) upon projection.

*6 YPBPR 4:2:0 format only for 4K/60p signals input via DIGITAL LINK.

*7 Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO/IEC 21118: 2020 international standards. On-mode power consumption measured at 25 °C (77 °F) operating temperature at an altitude of 700 m (2,297 ft).

*8 Average value. May differ depending on the actual unit.

*9 Note that the projector cannot be used at altitudes 2,700 m (8,858 ft) or higher above sea level. In the following operating environments, light output may be reduced to protect the projector: when the projector is used at altitudes below 700 m (2,297 ft) and ambient temperature is 38 °C (100 °F) or higher; when the projector is used at altitudes between 700 m (2,297 ft) and 1,400 m (4,593 ft) exclusive and ambient temperature is 36 °C (97 °F) or higher; when the projector is used at altitudes between 1,400 m (4,593 ft) and 2,100 m (6,890 ft) exclusive and ambient temperature is 34 °C (93 °F) or higher; and when the projector is used at altitudes between 2,100 m (6,890 ft) and 2,700 m (8,858 ft) exclusive and ambient temperature is 32 °C (90 °F) or higher.

*10 Some functions available in Geo Pro software are not supported by the PT-MZ880 Series.


Optional Lenses

Model ET-ELU20 ET-ELW21

Standard Lens

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  Panasonic ET-ELU20 lens etelw21 etelw22  etelw20 Standard Lens Panasonic ET-ELT22 lens Panasonic ET-ELT23 lens


0.330 – 0.353:1 0.764:1  0.786 – 0.983:1 1.21  1.66:1 1.61  2.76:1 2.72  4.48:1 4.44  7.12:1
f/stop 2.0  2.0 2.0  2.4  1.8  2.3 1.7  2.3 1.8  2.3 1.8  2.3 

T20: ≤6500 Lumens

T21: ≤6500 Lumens


Other Accessories

Chief mount RPMA-UW Ceiling mounts
ET-RFM100 Replacement Filter Replacement air filter (ET-RFM100)
ET-YFB100G Digital Interface Box Digital interface box (ET-YFB100G)
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