Optoma ZU500UST

Laser DLP Projector, WUXGA, 5000 Lumens, Ultra-Short Throw 0.25:1, 3 Year Warranty
Item #0601-3845 Model #ZU500UST


Optoma ZU500UST

Ultra Short Throw WUXGA Laser Multimedia Projector

  • Bright 5,000 lumens and 100,000:1 contrast ratio 
  • Laser light source provides up to 30,000 hours of life
  • Ultra short 0.25:1 throw ratio 
  • PC-free USB image viewer, office document reader and video player
  • Wireless display and smartphone casting 
Spectacular, large images from only inches away

Enhance space constrained environments using large projections with the 5,000 lumens, WUXGA, ultra short throw Optoma ZU500UST. An ultra short 0.25:1 throw ratio delivers large projections from inches away, ideal for classrooms, meeting rooms, boardrooms and digital signage applications.

Four corner geometric correction, 360° operation and up to 30,000 hours of light source life provide flexible installation and dependable operation. A PC-free image viewer and document reader display office documents, PDFs, images and videos from USB storage devices.

Robust input options include HDMI, VGA and composite for connectivity to digital and analog video sources. LAN connectivity enables easy control via telnet and Crestron for managed installations.


Amazing Color

Our projectors are capable of reproducing the Rec.709 color gamut, the international HDTV standard to guarantee accurate reproduction of cinematic color exactly as the director intended. Our projectors can also create saturated colors, great for gaming and animated movies.

Ultra Short Throw

Ultra short throw projection enables closer placement to the wall with reduced shadows for easy presenting. The placement makes it perfect for interactive applications and education environments.

24/7 Operation

Optoma projectors are engineered to operate 24 hours a day in standard orientation and perfect for applications that require prolonged periods of use (subject to 24-hour terms and conditions).

WUXGA Resolution

Where detail really matter, the full WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution offers 15-percent more pixels than 1080p and 60-percent more than SXGA+. This enables unscaled Full HD video and extra detail.

PC-free USB Image and Document Viewer

Integrated PC-free image and document viewer provide direct viewing of office documents, PDFs, images and presentations from any USB storage device.

Four Corner Adjustment

Four corner geometric correction enables quick and easy image adjustments from any of the corner points of the image. This is ideal for uneven or angled projection surfaces.


Aspect Ratio 16:10 native
Audio 10 W speaker
Brightness 5,000 ANSI lumens
Connections 2x HDMI 1.4, VGA, VGA out, composite video, audio-in (3.5mm), audio-in (RCA L/R), Mic-in, audio out (3.5mm), USB-B (service), USB (PC-free reader), USB (for Wi-Fi adapter), RS-232C, RJ45
Contrast Ratio 100,000:1 (dynamic black enabled)
Display Technology Single Texas Instruments 0.65" WUXGA DMD
Displayable Colors 1.07 billion
Keystone Correction ±40° vertical and horizontal
Light Source Type Laser phosphor
Light Source Life 30,000 hours (Eco), 20,000 hours (Bright)
Maximum Resolution WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
Native Resolution WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
Noise Level 32 dB
Offset 117% ±3%
On-Screen Display Complete on-screen menu adjustments in 18 languages
Operating Temperature 41–104°F (540°C), 85% max humidity
Power Consumption 410 W max (Bright) / 260 W max (Eco)
Power Supply AC input 90 – 264 V, 50–60 Hz
Projection Distance 9.5" – 16.2"
Projection Lens F/2.4, f=3.7 mm
Projection Method Front, rear, ceiling count, tabletop
Projection Screen Size 90" – 123"
Remote Control Full function remote with laser
Throw Ratio 0.25:1 (distance/width) – 5% variance
Uniformity 85%
Zoom Type Fixed lens, 0.8 – 2.0x digital
3D Compatibility Supports all HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D formats and up converts frame rate from 60 Hz to 120 Hz or 24 Hz to 144 Hz. 3D glasses are sold separately. Please refer to user manual for details.
Computer Compatibility SVGA, VGA, SXGA, UXGA, XGA,WXGA, HD, Mac
Horizontal Scan Rate 15.375 ~ 91.146 KHz
RoHS Compliant
Vertical Scan Rate 50 – 85 Hz (120 Hz for 3D feature)
Video Compatibility NTSC, PAL, SECAM, SDTV (480i/576i), EDTV (480p/576p, HDTV (720p, 1080i/p)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 15" x 3.5" x 12.5"
Security Security bar, Kensington lock, password protection, keypad lock
Weight 12.5 lbs
Optional Accessories Universal wall mount, remote
UPC 796435443900
Warranty Info 3-year or 20,000-hour light source warranty (whichever comes first), 3-year Optoma Express Advance Exchange warranty