Panasonic PT-MZ17KLWU7

Laser LCD Projector, WUXGA, 16.5K Lumens, 4K Signal Input, Information Monitor, No Lens, White, 3-Year Warranty
Item #0600-7263 Model #PTMZ17KLWU7


Panasonic PT-MZ17KLWU7

Small, Light and Quiet 16,500-Lumen Projector

Introducing the compact Panasonic PT-MZ17KLWU7 with up to 16,500 lumens of brightness, a lightweight 49.6 lb (22.5 kg) body, and quiet 38 dB operation. A refined optical engine ensures clear visibility in well-lit rooms with vivid color and high brightness.

The PT-MZ17KLWU7 features Multi-Laser Drive Engine and Backup Input, enabling continuous projection even in the event of trouble. No light source or filter maintenance is required for 20,000 hours. This Panasonic projector efficiently delivers high brightness, while achieving the lowest power consumption in its class.

The PT-MZ17KLWU7 LCD laser projector 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-MZ17KLWU7 is a white projector; see PT-MZ17KLBU7 for a black model.)


Key Features
  • Lightweight 49.6 lb body, and quiet 38 dB operation
  • Long-life energy-saving design minimizes problems
  • Delivers up to 16,500 lumens on AC 100–240 V


  • Lightweight, Compact, and Capable of High-Brightness Projection: The PT-MZ17KL is a small and light LCD projector featuring 16,500 lm1 of brightness. The compact and sophisticated design harmonizes with open halls and hybrid learning spaces. Images from the PT-MZ17KL 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.

  • Quiet Operation Allows Viewers to Concentrate on Your Presentation: The PT-MZ17KL achieves quiet operation at 38 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 an even quieter environment is required, noise level can be further reduced to 32 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 16,500 lumens1. 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. Laser light source and filter don’t need to be replaced for 20,000 hours2, 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 Input3 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 seconds4 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.

  • 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 LAN5 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 app6 allows you to control the projector from a smartphone. By scanning the QR code7 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 camera8 from a distance of 30 m9.

  • 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, the PT-MZ17KL features Geometry Manager Pro software10 which expands built-in functions and enables adjustment from a PC. In addition to the standard functions included in the software, the projector has built-in upgrade kits that allow access to all functions without license activation. It offers unparalleled smoothness to reduce labor-intensive adjustment with camera-based11 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, the PT-MZ17KL 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 LITE12, 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 Standby13 to quickly identify any problems between the source device and the projector for faster recovery.

Other Features

  • 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 signals14 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 AFO16 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 app16.
  • 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.

Additional Features

  • Supports 21:9 input signals
  • Supports Art-Net DMX, PJLink™, Crestron Connected™ V2, Crestron XiO Cloud™, Extron XTP® and IPv617
  • 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 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 Around this time, light output will have decreased to approximately 50 % of its original level ([PICTURE MODE]: [DYNAMIC], [DYNAMIC CONTRAST] set to [3], 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.

3 Primary Input (HDMI 1) and Secondary Input (HDMI 2) terminal assignment is fixed. Input signals to primary and secondary inputs must be identical.

4 Varies depending on the Backup Input mode and the connected external device.

5 Data can be copied to a maximum of 99 Sub projectors via LAN.

6 Check device compatibility at the App Store or the Google Play store.

7 Requires optional AJ-WM50 Series Wireless Module (sold separately). Product availability may vary by country or region.

8 Some devices do not support projector autofocus function.

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

10 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.

11 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.

12 Requires Multi-Monitoring & Control Software Version 3.3 or later available free. 

13 Projector must be set to Pre-Show Mode.

14 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.

15 Specifications vary depending on the lens. Please refer to the Operating Manual for details.

16 Check device compatibility at the App Store or the Google Play store.

17 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 16,500 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 [3].)
Screen size (diagonal) 2.03–15.24 m (80–600 in), 2.54–10.16 m (100–400 in) with ET-EMU100,
2.03–12.70 m (80–500 in) with ET-EMT8004, 16:10 aspect ratio
Center-to-corner zone ratio1 85 %
Lens Optional (no lens included with this model) — see Accessories tab
  Vertical (from center
  of screen)
±60 % (+50 %, -20 % with ET-EMU100, ±40 % with ET-EMW200, ±50 % with ET-EMW300) (powered)
  Horizontal (from center
  of screen)
±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)
: ±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 6 950 W (9.6–4.0 A) (960 VA)
On-mode power consumption
(Operating mode)6
[NORMAL]: 880 W (AC 100–120 V), 850 W (AC 200–240 V)
[QUIET]:    580 W (AC 100–120 V), 560 W (AC 200–240 V)
Cabinet materials Molded plastic
Filter Included (Estimated maintenance time: approx. 20,000 hours7)
Operation noise1 38 dB (NORMAL), 32 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. 49.6 lb (22.5 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 [3], 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.


Optional Lenses

Model ET-EMU100 ET-EMW200 ET-EMW300 ET-EMW400 ET-EMW500 ET-EMS600
Std lens

Panasonic ET-EMU100 lens ET-EMW200 ET-EMW300 ET-EMW400 ET-EMW500 ET-EMS600 ET-EMT700 ET-EMT800
0.330–0.353:1 0.480–0.550:1 0.550–0.690:1  0.690–0.950:1 0.950–1.36:1 1.35–2.10:1 2.10–4.14:1 4.14–7.40:1
f/stop 1.9 1.84–2.14 1.84–2.24 1.84–2.24 1.802.35 1.75–2.17 1.822.53 1.852.39


Other Accessories

VCT-UW Ceiling mounts
ET-RFM100 filter Replacement filter ET-RFM100
ET-YFB100G Digital Interface Box Digital interface box (switcher) ET-YFB100G
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ET-YFB200G Digital Link Switcher

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