If you paid attention to our blog at the start of the year, you’d have noticed us getting pretty excited about the unveiling of some new premium projectors from Sony.

Well now we’re even more excited – they’ve just been released and are available to purchase immediately. These are among the finest laser projectors on the market today, with some pretty competitive prices to go with them.

If you’re looking to get a new projector for your office, meeting space or lecture theatre, you can’t get much better than a Sony projector

Here’s a look at the latest range.

Sony’s new laser projectors

Sony announced five new projectors back at the 2018 ISE conference - all of which are now available to buy from Projectorpoint.

These new models constitute some of the best projectors you’re going to find in the business projector sector. The range caters for a wide variety of applications, so here’s a quick run through of our three picks of the five in the new line-up. But before we get started…

What’s the benefit of laser anyway?

Before these new models were even a blip on the ISE agenda, we dedicated a few blogs to the benefits of laser projection at the back end of last year. It’s worth taking a moment to remind ourselves what’s so fantastic about laser projection.

Laser projectors offers faster setup, better quality projection, negligible maintenance, and generally a much longer lifespan than traditional lamp projectors. Sure, you’ll pay a bit extra initially, but you’d be surprised just how quickly the cost of replacement lamps can add up – to the point that your lifetime cost of ownership may well be cheaper with a laser projector.

Sony VPL-FHZ58

The most cost-effective model on this list, the Sony VPL-FHZ58 clocks in at £3,147.83 excluding VAT, which is a pretty impressive price for any laser projector, never mind one with these specifications.

Like all the projectors on this list, the VPL-FHZ58 comes with full WUXGA resolution, which at 1920 x 1200 pixels is slightly taller and crisper than the standard HD resolution many of us are used to. They all also feature 20,000 hours’ estimated lamp life. We’ll save you the maths and just say: that’s a pretty long time, especially compared to a normal lamp projector (approx. 3000 hours per lamp) which makes this a very compelling total cost of ownership proposition.

The Sony VPL-FHZ58 starts us off at 4,200 lumens brightness.

  • Brightness: 4,200 lumens
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA Resolution)
  • Lamp life: 20,000 hours
  • Price: £3,147.83 (Excl. VAT)

Sony VPL-FHZ61

As we move up the price scale, we’re looking at increasingly impressive pieces of kit in your office or meeting room. The Sony VPL-FHZ61 kicks off that trend, which upgrades the brightness to 5,100 lumens, whilst maintaining a consistent level of quality for the entire 20,000 hours of lamp life.

This model also comes complete with an eye-watering 500,000:1 contrast ratio and a special ‘contrast enhancer’ feature that seeks out the greatest possible depth and contrast from these powerful images.

  • Brightness: 5,100 lumens
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA Resolution)
  • Lamp life: 20,000 hours
  • Price: £4,434.78 (Excl. VAT)

Sony VPL-FHZ66

The Sony VPL-FHZ66 is another step up, right up to 6,100 lumens brightness. That makes this a particularly good offering for bright meeting spaces and offices that need to counter high levels of ambient light, or if you’re looking to project a larger image (from further away from the screen.)

Like all other laser projectors, this is designed to be low maintenance and slot seamlessly into your workspace. It includes all the features of the two above projectors and then some.

  • Brightness: 6,100 lumens
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA Resolution)
  • Lamp life: 20,000 hours
  • Price: £5,386.00 (Excl. VAT)

New Sony projectors for large auditoriums

So, that’s what’s on offer from Sony for a larger conference venue, auditorium, large office or premium workspace. But Sony had even more, to showcase back at the ISE conference (we were there!). The following two models are really designed for the top end of the market; the technology behind these two devices is remarkable.

At upwards of £11,000, there’s not much chance that the average office projector enthusiast reading this blog will have much to do with these. But it’s always worth taking a look at what’s going on at the top of the market if only to marvel at the potential of projectors and to see what’s in store as the tech trickles down over the coming years.

Sony VPL-FHZ90

The Sony VPL-FHZ90 features an even greater step up in brightness, as we move towards technology that has to deliver in large, open spaces, often with plenty of natural light.

The headline feature of this model is the 9,000-lumen output, which along with the other premium features, like the laser light source and a 1-inch 3LCD panel, make this a top-of-the-range offering for larger boardrooms and lecture theatres.

  • Brightness: 9,000 lumens
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA Resolution)
  • Lamp life: 20,000 hours
  • Price: £11,869.57.48 (Excl. VAT)

Sony VPL-FHZ120

Finally, the Sony VPL-FHZ120 features the highest lumen output on this list, at 12,000. As well as this, it runs with LCD laser technology, making it particularly great for continuous use over a long period of time. Add to that a brand new optical compensator, designed to realise even higher contrasts than previous models could manage, and you’ve got some pretty mind-blowing tech on your hands.

Designed for auditoriums and large-scale conference halls, this projector is a premium example of the fantastic things that contemporary projector technology can achieve.

  • Brightness: 12,000 lumens
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA Resolution)
  • Lamp life: 20,000 hours
  • Price: £18,695.65 (Excl. VAT)

Whether you’re interested in these projectors from a purely technological perspective or want to seriously upgrade your in-house equipment (whatever the size of your ‘house’), there are some real gems here from Sony.

If these don’t take your fancy, then have a look through our entire range of office and conference projectors right here. And remember, Projectorpoint are more than happy to offer demonstrations of specific devices where we can.

So if you’re looking to test out the true potential of these stunning pieces of tech, then get in touch with us to arrange a viewing today.