Sanyo is readying for the launch of what it believes to be the world's shortest focus 3D ready projector.

The PDG-DWL2500J will be available in July and continue the company's reputation for offering projectors with the shortest projection distances.

The model is around half the size of its predecessor, the widely-popular LP-XL50, which revolutionised the conventional projector concept when it was launched in 2007 with its ultra short-focus lens establishing the world's shortest set-up distance.

The PDG-DWL2500J can create an 80-inch picture from just a little over 12 inches away. It is ideal for presentations and classrooms, when a presenter can stand in front of the image without casting a shadow or being bothered by the projector light shining in their eyes.

The machine also has Wide XGA Real compatibility feature for increased resolution images, a 10W speaker (mono), an HDMI terminal for digital input and a presentation timer function that permits more effective presentations by displaying the elapsed time on the screen, among its many features.

Sanyo is hoping that the PDG-DWL2500J will help them expand the market for these new 3D ready projectors from largely just the conventional educational market to new uses including amusement applications.