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The Panasonic PT-VMZ50 features 5000 ansi lumens with WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 aspect ratio), extensive connectivity inputs, vertical lens shift and 1.09-1.77:1 / 1.6x optical zoom for immense flexibility in where it can be positioned.
Costly on going lamp replacements are a thing of the past as the Panasonic PT-VMZ50 features a laser light source for up to 20,000 hours use under normal operating conditions.
Generous connectivity including dual HDMI, VGA in and out as well as a HDBaseT input for future proof connectivity and a USB input for PC Less presentations.
For recommendations for choosing your screen size please see our Screen size advice page.
To make sure this projector is the right fit for you room
Bright, Colour-Rich Images with High Contrast
Vivid Images in Bright Environments
SOLID SHINE Laser phosphor drive with advanced LCD optical engine projects bright, vivid, and detailed images regardless of artificial light levels in the room. Text is finely resolved, while graphics and video retain high colour saturation and contrast for immersive viewing.
High Brightness from a Compact Body
Deploy up to 5,000 lm of brightness from a projector weighing just 7.2 kg (15.87 lbs), currently the smallest and lightest LCD laser projector series in the world*2. High brilliance makes pictures pop even under the glare of interior lights, making projection more engaging than ever.
*2 For LCD Laser projectors in the 5,000-lumens-class or higher (PT-VMZ40 excluded) as of June 2019.
No Light-Source Replacement for 20,000 Hours*
Laser light-source operation extends up to 20,000 hours*, lowering maintenance cost, labor, and waste when compared to lamp-based alternatives. Organisations can slim down spare-part inventories and minimise downtime.
* Around this time, light output will have decreased by approximately 50 %. IEC62087: 2008 Broadcast contents, NORMAL Mode, Dynamic Contrast , 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 declines to 50 % varies depending on environment.
High 3,000,000:1* Contrast
High-precision digital laser light output modulation achieves 3,000,000:1* dynamic contrast while minimising power consumption. High-contrast performance adds depth, dimensionality, and realism to video, defining details in shadows even when bright and dark scenes frequently interchange.
* All white/all black. PICTURE MODE: DYNAMIC, DYNAMIC CONTRAST: .
A Clearer View with Daylight View Basic
Daylight View Basic enhances sharpness by optimising detail reproduction in dark areas of the image, which can be difficult to see in bright light. A sensor measures ambient light, allowing halftone colour and brightness to be optimised to best suit the surrounding level of illumination.
Reusable Air Filter Extends Maintenance
In areas with average levels of dust, such as classrooms and offices, the projector’s air filter doesn’t require maintenance for up to 20,000 hours*. The eco-friendly filter can be washed and reused up to two times, saving on replacement costs.
* Filter cleaning cycle: 20,000 hours (under dust conditions of 0.08 mg/m3), 10,000 hours (under dust conditions of 0.15 mg/m3).
Easy Installation, Simple Setup
1.6x Zoom Lens and Lens Shift Function
The 1.6x zoom lens with flexible 1.09–1.77:1 throw-ratio enables large-format projection from close up or far away from the screen: ideal for permanent installation in large or small rooms. Wide-range Vertical/Horizontal Lens-Shift aligns the image to fit the projection surface in moments. This is handy when the projection position is too high, too low, or off-center.
Supports 4K signal input*1
The PT-VMZ60 Series supports 4K/30p signal input*1 via HDMI® or DIGITAL LINK*2 terminals, enabling seamless integration into existing or planned 4K-ready system infrastructure.
*1 Supports signals up to 4K/30p. A signal with different resolution is converted to the number of display dots. PT-VMZ60/VMZ50/VMZ40: 1920 x 1200 dots, PT-VMW60/VMW50: 1280 x 800 dots. Applicable terminals: DIGITAL LINK terminal/HDMI terminal.
*2 PT-VMZ40 does not feature a DIGITAL LINK terminal.
Single-Cable DIGITAL LINK*1 Solution
A dedicated DIGITAL LINK*1 terminal transmits AV and control signals via LAN cable for up to 150 m (492 ft)*2 and 4K video for up to 50 m (164 ft)*3. Optional DIGITAL LINK Switcher*4 and Digital Interface Box*4 reduce complexity, acting as a hub for connected sources and routing signals to the projector via one cable. A separate LAN terminal offers dedicated control interface if preferred.
*1 PT-VMZ40 does not feature a DIGITAL LINK terminal.
*2 150 m (492 ft) transmission available only with ET-YFB200G DIGITAL LINK Switcher for signals up to 1080p in Long Reach Mode. Requires CAT 5e STP cable or higher.
*3 Requires CAT 5e STP cable or higher.
*4 ET-YFB200G DIGITAL LINK Switcher and ET-YFB100G Digital Interface Box do not support 4K signal transmission. Not available for PT-VMZ40.
Screen Adjustment Function
Screen Adjustment fits the image to the screen when projecting from an unusual angle. Curved Screen Correction removes barrel or pincushion distortion for natural projection onto curved surfaces.
Convenient Shutter Function
A button on top of the unit or the remote blocks light output temporarily. It’s useful at break-time or whenever you don’t require image display, but want the projector powered on, cued up, and ready to go again instantly.
Functions That Smoothly Facilitate Communication
Quick Start and Quick Off
The projector’s laser light-source doesn’t need time to warm up, so images appear almost instantaneously in Quick Start/Quick Off Standby Mode*. There’s no cool-down required—it’s safe to switch the unit off at any time.
* When ECO MANAGEMENT > QUICK STARTUP is set to ON. Quick Start is unavailable after the Available Period setting has expired. When QUICK STARTUP is set to ON, the projector continues to warm up, increasing power consumption.
Wireless Projection Function with Optional Module
Project wirelessly via PC using Presenter Light for Windows® or Panasonic Wireless Projector app*1 for iOS and Android™ devices by connecting the optional AJ-WM50 Wireless Module*2 to the projector’s USB input.
Presenter Light for Windows PCs
• Supports images, video, and documents such as PDF and PowerPoint
• Mirrors PC screen on the big screen
• Project media from up to four PCs simultaneously in Split Screen Mode Presenter Light for Windows PCs
Note: Audio playback may be disrupted or become noisy while images and sound are being transmitted. Should this occur, navigate to [Audio settings] and check [No] against the [Allow audio capture] option.
Wireless Projector for iOS/Android
• Dedicated apps for iOS and Android devices feature simple 3-step initial connection and support the transmission of still images and PDF data.
*1 Please check device and OS requirements before download and installation.
*2 Product availability may vary by country or region. The suffix at the end of the model number is omitted.
Memory Viewer Light Function
You don't need to connect a computer to start presenting—just insert a USB memory stick containing your media and start projecting straight away.
Memory Viewer Light Function
Manage up to 2,048 devices via network with system map visualisation and auto-search of unregistered devices. The free software is available with Early Warning functions (free 90-day trial*). These enable real-time monitoring, abnormality detection, and much more.
USB for display and control
USB Type A for power
USB for PC Less Presentation
RJ45 For Control/Monitoring
RS232 For Control
Dimensions (W x H x D) in cm
39.9 x 11.5 x 34.8
Fan Noise (db)
Fan Noise in Eco Mode (db)
Audio Output (Watts)
Lamp Life (Hours)
Lamp Life Eco Mode (Hours)