InstallationLCD Projectors

PT-MZ20K SeriesPT-MZ20KL / PT-MZ17KL / PT-MZ14KL / PT-MZ11KL

The World’s Smallest, Lightest, and Quietest Projector Achieving 20,000 lm on AC 100–240 V, an Industry First

PT-MZ20K Series

1 Light output of PT-MZ20KL. As of November 2022, based on publicly available dimensions, weight, and operation noise values for LCD laser projectors with 20,000 lm brightness and above. Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO/IEC 21118: 2020 international standards. Value is average of all products when shipped.

PT-MZ20KL PT-MZ17KL PT-MZ14KL PT-MZ11KL
20,000 lm1 16,500 lm1 14,000 lm1 11,000 lm1
WUXGA (1920 x 1200, 16:10)

Note: Projectors ship without a lens. PT-MZ20KL available from CY2023 Q2.

SOLID SHINE LASER4K DIGITAL LINK2ACCEPT 4K SIGNAL2360°GeoPro
01 Key Feature

World’s Smallest, Lightest, and Quietest LCD Projector with 20,000 lm3

Introducing the smallest, lightest, and quietest projector in its class with up to 20,000 lm3 brightness, lightweight 23 kg4 (50.7 lbs) body, and quiet 42 dB5 operation. Refined optical engine ensures clear visibility in well-lit rooms with vivid color and high brightness.

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02 Key Feature

Long-Life Energy-Saving Design Minimizes Problems

Multi-Laser Drive Engine and Backup Input6 enable continuous projection even in the event of trouble. No light-source or filter maintenance is required for 20,000 hours7. The series efficiently delivers high brightness with MZ20KL achieving the lowest power consumption in its class8.

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03 Key Feature

Delivering up to 20,000 lm1
on AC 100–240 V, an
Industry First9

PT-MZ20K Series is the industry’s first9 20,000 lm-class projector delivering full brightness on AC 100–240 V power. It supports NFC function10, optional lenses including
ET-EMU100 Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens, and preactivated upgrade kits for Geo Pro11.

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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 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.

3 Light output of PT-MZ20KL. As of November 2022, based on publicly available dimensions, weight, and operation noise values for LCD laser projectors with 20,000 lm brightness and above. Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO/IEC 21118: 2020 international standards. Value is average of all products when shipped.

4 For PT-MZ20KL. PT-MZ17KL/MZ14KL/MZ11KL: 22.5 kg (49.6 lbs).

5 PT-MZ20KL in NORMAL Mode. Noise levels of other models in NORMAL Mode are 38 dB for PT-MZ17KL and 35 dB for PT-MZ14KL/MZ11KL.

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

7 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.

8 As of November 2022, based on publicly available power consumption values for LCD laser projectors with 20,000 lm brightness and above according to internal research.

9 As of as of November 2022, based on LCD laser projectors with 20,000 lm brightness and above according to internal research.

10 Projectors sold in some countries or regions require an ET-NUK10 Upgrade Kit available from PASS to activate NFC function. See NFC Regional Compatibility List for details.

11 Geometry Manager Pro software for Windows® and preactivated upgrade kits require projector registration. Visit PASS to register your projector and download free software.

World’s Smallest, Lightest, and Quietest
LCD Projector with 20,000 lm1

Lightweight, Compact, and Capable of High-Brightness Projection

World’s Smallest, Lightest, and Quietest LCD Projector with 20,000 lm

Note: Volume and dimensions are approximate. Height is with legs at shortest position. Depth is without lens and protruding parts.

Introducing the world’s smallest and lightest LCD projector with 20,000 lm1. Optimized optical efficiency has resulted in a 25 % increase in brightness from the same body size as the 16,000 lm2 PT-MZ16KL. The compact and sophisticated design harmonizes with open halls and hybrid learning spaces. Images from PT-MZ20K Series 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.

1 Light output of PT-MZ20KL. As of November 2022, based on publicly available dimensions, weight, and operation noise values for LCD laser projectors with 20,000 lm brightness and above. 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 Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO/IEC 21118: 2020 international standards. Value is average of all products when shipped.

World’s Quietest1 Operation Allows Viewers to Concentrate on Your Presentation

PT-MZ20K Series achieves the world’s quietest1 operation at 42 dB2. Not only does it keep participants focused, it also contributes to an improved sound environment for applications such as hybrid conferences. When a quieter environment is required, noise level can be further reduced to
36 dB3 by setting the projector to QUIET Mode. This helps create an environment where all viewers can concentrate on the presentation.

1 As of as of November 2022, based on LCD laser projectors with 20,000 lm brightness and above according to internal research.

2 PT-MZ20KL in NORMAL Mode. Noise levels of other models in NORMAL Mode are 38 dB for PT-MZ17KL and 35 dB for PT-MZ14KL/MZ11KL.

3 PT-MZ20KL in QUIET Mode. Noise levels of other models in QUIET Mode are 32 dB for
PT-MZ17KL and 30 dB for PT-MZ14KL/MZ11KL. Brightness is reduced in QUIET Mode.

Scene Image

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 20,000 lm1. 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.

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.

Dynamic Contrast NX Realizes a New Dimension of Light and Dark Control

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.

Dynamic Contrast OFF / Dynamic Contrast ON / Dynamic Contrast NX ON

Long-Life Energy-Saving Design Minimizes Problems

Environmentally Friendly Energy-Saving Design, from Transport to Maintenance

Light and compact body improves loading efficiency and reduces CO2 emissions associated with transport. In addition, MZ20KL boasts the world’s lowest power consumption of any projector in its class1 to reduce resources required for daily operation. 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.

1 As of November 2022, based on publicly available power consumption values for LCD laser projectors with 20,000 lm brightness and above according to internal research.

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.

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.

Multi-Laser Drive Engine

Long-Term Stability with Unique Liquid-Cooling System and Dustproof 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 dustproof structure, the system enables stable performance even in hot, dusty environments.

Backup Input1 Function for Enhanced Reliability

Backup Input1 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 seconds2 if the signal to HDMI 1 is disrupted. This improves reliability and ensures stable operation in environments where video presentation must not be interrupted.

Backup Input Function

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

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

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.

Information Monitor

Delivering up to 20,000 lm1 on
AC 100–240 V, an Industry First2

Up to 20,000 lm1 on AC 100–240 V Power

 AC 100–240 V OK!

This series is the first in the industry2 to achieve up to 20,000 lm1 on AC 100–240 V input voltage. Conventional projectors require an AC 200–240 V power supply to project at 20,000 lm1, but this series can project images using an ordinary power outlet. This eliminates need for high-voltage power supply installation, and greatly expands the range of situations in which a 20,000 lm-class projector can be deployed.

1 Light output of PT-MZ20KL. 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 As of as of November 2022, based on LCD laser projectors with 20,000 lm brightness and above according to
internal research.

Data Cloning Function Now Compatible with USB Memory

Data cloning function allows the user to copy setting and adjustment values from Main projector to Sub projectors. Data can be copied to up to 99 units via LAN or USB. This function reduces time and effort required when setting up multiple projectors.

Data Cloning Function

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 App1 for Smooth Installation

Smart Projector Control app1 allows you to control the projector from a smartphone. By scanning the QR code2 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 camera3 from a distance of 30 m4. For more information, please click here.

Smart Projector Control App
Read and Write Settings Data via Smartphone with New NFC Function
Autmatic Foucus Adjustment with Auto Foucus Function

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

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

3 Some devices do not support projector autofocus function.

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

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.

Geometric Adjustment Corrects Trapezoidal Distortion and Curved Screens

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.

Free Grid Enables Pinpoint Correction of Local Distortion

Preactivated Upgrade Kits for Geometry Manager Pro Software1

For advanced screen adjustment, PT-MZ20K Series features Geometry Manager Pro software1 which expands built-in functions and enables adjustment from a PC. In addition to the standard functions included in the software, PT-MZ20K Series has built-in upgrade kits that allow access to all functions without license activation. PT-MZ20K Series offers unparalleled smoothness to reduce labor-intensive adjustment with camera-based2 geometric distortion correction, edge-blending, color-matching, stacking, and automatic adjustment of brightness and black levels.

1 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.

2 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.

Black Level Correction to Match Screen Shape

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, PT-MZ20K Series 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.

Black Level Correction to Match Screen Shape

Remote Preview LITE1 for Remote Confirmation of Images

With Remote Preview LITE1, 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 Standby2 to quickly identify any problems between the source device and the projector for faster recovery.

Remote Preview LITE

1 Requires Multi-Monitoring & Control Software Version 3.3 or later available free here. For more information, click here.

2 Projector must be set to Pre-Show Mode.

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 Input1

Uncompressed 4K/60p input signals1 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.

1 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.

Lens Lineup is Compatible with AFO1 (Active Focus Optimizer)

A variety of optional lenses (eight models2 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 AFO2 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 app3.

AFO OFF / AFO ON

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

2 PT-MZ17KL/MZ14KL/MZ11KL are also compatible with previously released ET-EMS600/EMT700/EMT800 lenses.

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

Compatible with Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens for Space-Saving Installation

ET-EMU100 Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens

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 Art-Net DMX, PJLink™, Crestron Connected™ V2,
    Crestron XiO Cloud™, Extron XTP® and IPv61
  • ・ 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 Wired LAN only.