The World's Smallest, Lightest and Quietest 20,000-Lumen Projector
Introducing the smallest, lightest, and quietest projector in its class with up to 20,000 lumens of brightness, lightweight 50.7 lb (23 kg) body, and quiet 42 dB operation. A refined optical engine ensures clear visibility in well-lit rooms with vivid color and high brightness.
Multi-Laser Drive Engine and Backup Input enable continuous projection even in the event of trouble. No light source or filter maintenance is required for 20,000 hours. The PT-MZ20KLBU7 efficiently delivers high brightness, while achieving the lowest power consumption in its class.
The PT-MZ20KLBU7 is the industry’s first 20,000-lumen-class projector delivering full brightness on AC 100–240 V power. It supports NFC function, optional lenses (including ET-EMU100 ultra-short-throw zoom lens), and pre-activated upgrade kits for Geo Pro.
(Lens is sold separately. The PT-MZ20KLBU7 is a black projector; see PT-MZ20KLWU7 for a white model.)
- Lightweight 50.7 lb body, and quiet 42 dB operation
- Long-life energy-saving design minimizes problems
- Delivers up to 20,000 lumens on AC 100–240 V, an industry's first
Lightweight, Compact, and Capable of High-Brightness Projection: Introducing the world’s smallest and lightest LCD projector with 20,000 lm1,2. Optimized optical efficiency has resulted in a 25 % increase in brightness from the same body size as the 16,000 lm2 PT-MZ16KL. The compact and sophisticated design harmonizes with open halls and hybrid learning spaces. Images from the PT-MZ20K Series are easily visible even in brightly lit areas, making it suitable for a wide range of applications, from large-screen projection at lectures and seminars, to powerful exhibition presentations at museums.
World’s Quietest Operation Allows Viewers to Concentrate on Your Presentation: The PT-MZ20K Series achieves the world’s quietest3 operation at 42 dB (in NORMAL mode). Not only does it keep participants focused, it also contributes to an improved sound environment for applications such as hybrid conferences. When a quieter environment is required, noise level can be further reduced to 36 dB by setting the projector to QUIET Mode.
Pure White Generator Delivers High Brightness and Rich Color: Pure White Generator, developed by Panasonic Connect, contributes to rich color reproduction at high brightness of up to 20,000 lumens2. Efficient light collection uses a multi-reflection system to minimize loss of light source energy noticeable with conventional systems. It achieves an optimal color balance without sacrificing brightness for realistic and accurate color expression.
Dynamic Contrast NX Realizes a New Dimension of Light and Dark Control (NEW): Dynamic Contrast NX, a further evolution of Dynamic Contrast, uses a newly developed video-scene analysis circuit to recognize differences in brightness and darkness more precisely than before.
Environmentally Friendly Energy-Saving Design, from Transport to Maintenance: Light and compact body improves loading efficiency and reduces CO2 emissions associated with transport. In addition, the MZ20KL boasts the world’s lowest power consumption of any projector in its class4 to reduce resources required for daily operation. Laser light source and filter don’t need to be replaced for 20,000 hours5, minimizing use of consumable parts and other waste. From transportation to operation and maintenance, the environmentally friendly design reduces labor and costs while supporting CSR, SDGs, and other green initiatives.
Multi-Laser Drive Engine Anticipates Unforeseen Circumstances: Multi-Laser Drive Engine ensures stable projection even if light source problems occur. The projector is equipped with multiple modules consisting of many laser diodes, and in the unlikely event one of the elements malfunctions, Panasonic Connect’s unique Failover Circuitry is activated so that projection can continue with virtually no reduction in brightness. This allows the projector to be used with peace of mind in situations where a drop in brightness could affect important presentations, such as large-scale lectures and seminars.
Long-Term Stability with Unique Liquid-Cooling System and Dust-Proof Structure: To achieve high brightness and stable operation, we adopted a liquid-cooling system originally developed for our DLP™ projection systems. This efficient design circulates cooling liquid to the light-source modules directly, preventing temperature increases associated with high-brightness projection. Combined with a highly reliable original dust-proof structure, the system enables stable performance even in hot, dusty environments.
Backup Input Function for Enhanced Reliability: Backup Input6 function enables seamless projection even if the input signal is disrupted. With HDMI 1 set as the primary input and HDMI 2 set as the secondary input, the projector switches to HDMI 2 in as little as 0.3 seconds7 if the signal to HDMI 1 is disrupted. This improves reliability and ensures stable operation in environments where video presentation must not be interrupted.
Information Monitor for Changing Settings and Checking Status: Information Monitor is located on the main unit’s control panel and displays information such as temperature, voltage, operating hours, and input signals in real time. If a projector error occurs, the error number and associated details are immediately reported. The status of the main unit can be easily checked, and quick recovery from trouble is made possible.
- Up to 20,000 lm on AC 100–240 V Power (NEW): This series is the first in the industry3 to achieve up to 20,000 lm2 on AC 100–240 V input voltage. Conventional projectors require an AC 200–240 V power supply to project at 20,000 lm2, but this series can project images using an ordinary power outlet. This eliminates need for high-voltage power supply installation, and greatly expands the range of situations in which a 20,000 lm-class projector can be deployed.
Data Cloning Function Now Compatible with USB Memory: Data cloning function allows the user to copy settings and adjustment values from a Main projector to Sub projectors via LAN8 or USB memory device. This function reduces the time and effort required when setting up multiple projectors. (Note: Data-cloning is supported among models in the same series with the same resolution. Excludes passwords, projector ID, and network settings.)
Smart Projector Control App for Smooth Installation: Smart Projector Control app9 allows you to control the projector from a smartphone. By scanning the QR code10 displayed on the OSD menu screen or Information Monitor and connecting to wireless LAN, switching input signals and other functions can be performed from a mobile device. In addition to being able to control up to 64 devices simultaneously, it also supports lens adjustment, test-pattern switching, and focus adjustment using your device's camera11 from a distance of 30 m12.
Geometric Adjustment Corrects Trapezoidal Distortion and Curved Screens: With built-in Geometric Adjustment, various distortions on the screen can be corrected via remote control. In addition to trapezoidal distortion resulting from angled projection, Curved Screen Correction fixes distortion caused by projection onto curved surfaces. Corner Correction allows the user to specify four screen corners, such as the upper right and lower right, for correction. Screen proportions can be maintained and corrections can be saved as data.
Free Grid Enables Pinpoint Correction of Local Distortion: In addition to built-in Geometric Adjustment function, Free Grid allows pinpoint correction of local distortion within the screen. Grids between 2 x 2 and 17 x 17 lines can be selected to allow point-by-point correction, or batch correction by specifying vertical and horizontal lines. Correction data is maintained even after changing the number of grids or points, allowing smooth transition from basic to detailed correction. This convenient function allows adjustment of special screens, such as irregular or uneven wall surfaces, with the remote control.
Pre-activated Upgrade Kits for Geometry Manager Pro Software (NEW): For advanced screen adjustment, PT-MZ20K Series features Geometry Manager Pro software13 which expands built-in functions and enables adjustment from a PC. In addition to the standard functions included in the software, PT-MZ20K Series has built-in upgrade kits that allow access to all functions without license activation. PT-MZ20K Series offers unparalleled smoothness to reduce labor-intensive adjustment with camera-based14 geometric distortion correction, edge-blending, color-matching, stacking, and automatic adjustment of brightness and black levels.
Black Level Correction to Match Screen Shape (NEW): With conventional black level correction, only the width and angle of the black border are specified for correction, making edge-blending on curved screens difficult. To solve this problem, PT-MZ20K Series is equipped with a function that allows the shape of black borders to be adjusted to match the screen shape. Using up to 17 points, flexible black level correction is possible even on curved screens, enhancing the sense of cohesion in multi-screen applications.
Remote Preview LITE for Remote Confirmation of Images (NEW): With Remote Preview LITE15, you can check input images in advance even when it's not possible to project content, such as outdoors during the daytime or during performance rehearsals. When your PC and the projector are connected to the network, you can use a web browser or Multi Monitoring & Control Software to display thumbnail images of the input video. Check content even when the shutter is in use or the projector is in Standby16 to quickly identify any problems between the source device and the projector for faster recovery.
- Detail Clarity Processor 4 Improves Dimensionality and Sharpness: Panasonic Connect’s unique image quality correction circuitry reproduces details more clearly and sharply. It analyzes video signal frequencies in each scene and adjusts for optimal sharpness based on information extracted from the signal. Compared to conventional image processing technology, this system reproduces images with an even more natural and three-dimensional feel.
- Supports 4K Signal Input: Uncompressed 4K/60p input signals17 are supported via HDMI® or DIGITAL LINK. Since no external devices such as converters are required, 4K signals can be processed smoothly. This eliminates the need for re-encoding when the projector is used with other 4K-compatible equipment, making projection with 4K signals simple and efficient.
- Lens Lineup is Compatible with AFO (Active Focus Optimizer): A variety of optional lenses (eight models in total) are available to support a range of screen sizes between 80 and 600 inches, allowing you to select the optimal lens for your projection needs. These lenses are equipped with a temperature sensor and automatically correct focus in conjunction with the projector’s AFO18 function. This technology maintains a sharp image regardless of the brightness of the content, eliminating need for manual focus adjustment. Of course, powered lens-shift and zoom adjustment is also supported via remote control or Smart Projector Control app19.
- Compatible with Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens for Space-Saving Installation: ET-EMU100 Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens has a throw ratio of 0.330–0.353:1 and a screen size range of 100–400 inches, and enables large-screen projection even from tight installation spaces. With no gap (offset area) between the ceiling and the screen, ET-EMU100 eliminates need for adjustment and expands the range of visual expression by supporting the zoom function despite its ultra-short focus.
- Supports 21:9 input signals
- Supports Art-Net DMX, PJLink™, Crestron Connected™ V2, Crestron XiO Cloud™, Extron XTP® and IPv620
- Compatible with Multiple PJ Firmware Batch Update Tool
- Direct Power Off function
- Scheduling function
- Presentation support system
- Free 360-degree installation
- Quick Startup and Quick Off
- Multi-unit Brightness and Color Control function
- Multi-Screen Support System
- DICOM Simulation Mode
- Waveform monitoring function
1 As of March 2023, based on publicly available dimensions, weight, and operation noise values for LCD laser projectors with 20,000 lm brightness and above.
2 Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO/IEC 21118: 2020 international standards. Value is average of all products when shipped.
3 As of March 2023, based on LCD laser projectors with 20,000 lm brightness and above according to internal research.
4 As of March 2023, based on publicly available power consumption values for LCD laser projectors with 20,000 lm brightness and above according to internal research.
5 Around this time, light output will have decreased to approximately 50 % of its original level ([PICTURE MODE]: [DYNAMIC], [DYNAMIC CONTRAST] set to , temperature 30 °C [86 °F], elevation 700 m [2,297 ft] with 0.15 mg/m3 of particulate matter). Replacement of parts other than the light source may be required in a shorter period. Estimated time until light output declines to 50 % varies depending on environment. Filter cleaning cycle varies depending on environment. Filter can be washed and reused up to two times.
6 Primary Input (HDMI 1) and Secondary Input (HDMI 2) terminal assignment is fixed. Input signals to primary and secondary inputs must be identical.
7 Varies depending on the Backup Input mode and the connected external device.
8 Data can be copied to a maximum of 99 Sub projectors via LAN.
9 Check device compatibility at the App Store or the Google Play store.
10 Requires optional AJ-WM50 Series Wireless Module (sold separately). Product availability may vary by country or region.
11 Some devices do not support projector autofocus function.
12 When projecting a 300-inch image. Maximum distance is 3 m (10 ft) for a 100-inch image.
13 Visit PASS to register your projector and download free Geometry Manager Pro software for Windows® (upgrade kits included). Visit the Panasonic Geometry Manager Functions webpage for more information.
14 Compatible cameras comprise Nikon D5200/D5300/D5500/D5600/D7500. Use of Auto Screen Adjustment function with these cameras requires installation of Auto Screen Adjustment Plug-in (a free camera driver available from PASS). Use of Auto Screen Adjustment function with D7500 requires Geometry Manager Pro Ver. 6.1.10 or later and Auto Screen Adjustment Plug-in Ver. 5.1.10 or later.
15 Requires Multi-Monitoring & Control Software Version 3.3 or later available free.
16 Projector must be set to Pre-Show Mode.
17 Input signals are converted to the projector’s display resolution upon playback. 4K/60p signals are supported via HDMI and DIGITAL LINK terminals. 4K/60p and 4K/50p signals input via DIGITAL LINK are supported in YPBPR 4:2:0 format only.
18 Specifications vary depending on the lens. Please refer to the Operating Manual for details.
19 Check device compatibility at the App Store or the Google Play store.
20 Wired LAN only.
|Projector type||LCD projector|
|Panel size||25.4 mm (1.0 in) diagonal (16:10 aspect ratio)|
|Display method||Transparent LCD panel (x 3, R/G/B)|
|Drive method||Active matrix method|
|Pixels||2,304,000 (1920 x 1200) pixels|
|Light source||Laser diode|
|Light output1||20,000 lm|
|Time until light output declines to 50 %2||20,000 hours (NORMAL/QUIET)|
|Resolution||WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels)|
|Contrast ratio1||3,000,000:1 (Full On/Full Off) (When [PICTURE MODE] is set to [DYNAMIC]
and [DYNAMIC CONTRAST] set to .)
|Screen size (diagonal)||80–600 in (2.03–15.24 m), 100–400 in (2.54–10.16 m) with ET-EMU100, 16:10 aspect ratio|
|Center-to-corner zone ratio1||85 %|
|Lens||Optional (no lens included with this model) — see Accessories tab|
| Vertical (from center
|±60 % (+50 %, -20 % with ET-EMU100, ±40 % with ET-EMW200, ±50 % with ET-EMW300) (powered)|
| Horizontal (from center
|±20 % (±19 % with ET-EMW200) (powered)|
|Keystone correction range||Vertical: ±45 ° (±5 ° with ET-EMU100, ±14 ° with ET-EMW200/ET-EMW300, ±22 ° with ET-EMW400/ET-EMW500)
Horizontal: ±40 ° (±0 ° with ET-EMU100, ±8 ° with ET-EMW200/ET-EMW300, ±15 ° with ET-EMW400/ET-EMW500).
When [VERTICAL KEYSTONE] and [HORIZONTAL KEYSTONE] are used simultaneously, correction cannot be made exceeding a total of 55 °.
|Installation||Ceiling/floor, front/rear, free 360-degree installation|
|SDI IN||BNC x 1: 3G/HD-SDI input|
|HDMI IN||HDMI 19-pin x 2 (Compatible with HDCP 2.3, Deep Color, 4K/60p signal input5), CEC supported|
|SERIAL/MULTI PROJECTOR SYNC IN||D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1 for external control (RS-232C compliant)|
|SERIAL /MULTI PROJECTOR SYNC OUT||D-sub 9-pin (male) x 1 for link control (RS-232C compliant)|
|REMOTE 1 IN||D-sub 9-pin (female) × 1 for external control (parallel)|
|REMOTE 2 IN||M3 x 1 for wired remote control|
|REMOTE 2 OUT||M3 x 1 for link control (for wired remote control)|
|DIGITAL LINK||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 signal input5)|
|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 for power supply (Output: 5 V / 2 A)|
|USB||USB connector (Type A) x 1 for optional AJ-WM50 Series Wireless Module, for USB memory|
|Power supply||AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz|
|Maximum power consumption 6||1100 W (11.2–4.6 A) (1120 VA)|
|On-mode power consumption
|[NORMAL]: 1050 W (AC 100–120 V), 1000 W (AC 200–240 V)
[QUIET]: 630 W (AC 100–120 V), 610 W (AC 200–240 V)
|Cabinet materials||Molded plastic|
|Filter||Included (Estimated maintenance time: approx. 20,000 hours7)|
|Operation noise1||42 dB (NORMAL), 36 dB (QUIET)|
|Dimensions (W×H×D)||Approx. 25 19/32" x 7 9/32" x 17 5/16" (650 x 185 x 440 mm) excluding feet and protrusions
25 19/32" x 8 5/16" x 17 5/16" (650 x 211 x 440 mm) excluding protrusions, with feet at shortest position
|Weight8||Approx. 50.7 lb (23.0 kg)|
|Operating environment||Operating temperature: 32–113 °F (0–45 °C)9; Operating humidity: 10–80 % (no condensation)|
|Applicable software||Logo Transfer Software, Multi Monitoring & Control Software, Early Warning Software, Geometry Manager Pro, Projector Network Setup Software, Smart Projector Control for iOS/Android™|
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 [OPERATING MODE] is set to [NORMAL]. This is the value when the Zoom Lens (Model No.: ET-EMS650) is used. The value varies depending on the lens.
3 Around this time, light output will have decreased by approximately 50 %. IEC62087: 2008 Broadcast contents, Normal Mode, [DYNAMIC CONTRAST] set to , 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 decreases to 50 % will vary depending on environment.
4 ET-EMT800 is compatible with PT-MZ17KL/MZ14KL/MZ11KL only. It cannot be used with PT-MZ20KL.
5 4K signals are converted to the projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels) upon projection. 4K/60p and 4K/50p signals input via DIGITAL LINK are supported in YPBPR 4:2:0 format only.
6 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).
7 Under conditions of 0.15 mg/m3 of particulate matter. Estimated maintenance time varies depending on environment. Filter can be washed and reused up to two times.
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 1,400 m (4,593 ft) and ambient temperature is 35 °C (95 °F) or higher; when the projector is used at altitudes between 1,400 m (4,593 ft) and 2,700 m (8,858 ft) exclusive and ambient temperature is 30 °C (86 °F) or higher. The operating environment temperature should be between 0 °C (32 °F) and 40 °C (104 °F) when the optional AJ-WM50 Series Wireless Module is attached.
|Replacement filter ET-RFM100|
|Digital interface box (switcher) ET-YFB100G||
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