4,100 lumens WUXGA laser light source projector
Superb image quality plus low running costs, minimal maintenance, flexible installation and low fan noise
The VPL-FHZ57 laser projector is ideal for a wide range of business, education and entertainment applications.
Teamed with our BrightEra 3LCD projection engine, the advanced Z-Phosphor laser light source ensures detailpacked WUXGA resolution images with a generous 4,100 lumens brightness and rich, stable colours. Building on the
success of Sony’s acclaimed first-generation laser projectors, advanced picture refinement technologies now
assure even greater clarity and realism with any input source.
The laser light source allows up to 20,000 hours* of virtually zero maintenance operation without the worry of
sudden lamp failures. Constant Brightness Mode maintains the same on-screen light levels throughout the laser
source’s extra-long lifespan An automated filter system cuts the hassle of regular dust cleaning. Near-zero
maintenance needs are complemented by a range of energy-saving features, driving down total lifetime
ownership costs even further.
With a stylish blend-in design, tidy cable management and ultra-low fan noise, the VPL-FHZ57 fits beautifully into
almost any environment – from academic institutions, corporate, medical training and public sector organisations
to visitor attractions and retail spaces. Seamlessly blend images from multiple projectors to create super-sized
displays, or project accurately proportioned images onto angled or curved surfaces. Mount the projector at any
angle, even on its side or upside down. Set-up is refreshingly easy with a friendly installation menu.
*Actual hours may vary depending on usage environment.
Very high image quality with Sony's advanced BrightEra 3LCD projection engine and Z-Phosphor laser light
The Z-Phosphor laser light source is coupled with Sony's acclaimed BrightEra 3LCD projection engine to
ensure high 4,100 lumen image brightness with vivid, natural colour reproduction.
Constant Brightness
Constant Bright maintains the same brightness throughout the 20,000 hours recommended life span.
Advanced picture refinement technologies
Picture quality is boosted by advanced processing featured on Sony home cinema projectors. Reality
Creation uses a powerful pattern-matching database to optimise every pixel. Contrast Enhancer actively
analyses and refines dark and light image areas for sparkling highlights and rich, deep blacks.
Crisp, detail-packed WUXGA resolution images
See the finest detail in PC presentations, videos or multimedia signage with WUXGA (1920 x 1200) 16:10
Up to 20,000 hours* operation with virtually no maintenance
The advanced laser light source offers up to 20,000 hours* operation without lamp exchange, reducing
lifetime running costs compared with traditional projectors.
*Actual hours may vary depending on usage environment.
Hassle-free automatic filter cleaning
Focus on great-looking images instead of arduous maintenance tasks: new automated filter cleaning system
removes dust every 100 hours.
Energy saving features
Reduce running costs even further with convenient energy-saving features: Picture Mute and Auto Dimming.
Save time with every presentation
Quick power On/Off dramatically cuts warm-up time after switch-on before you can start presenting at full
360° free-angle installation capability
Enjoy greater installation flexibility: position the projector freely at any angle – or its side or even upside down.
Powered Wide Lens Shift
Generous lens shift adjustments give more flexibility for positioning the projector where you need it: close to
ceilings or even horizontally offset.
Included powered standard zoom lens plus wide choice of lens options
Installation flexibility is increased by a wide range of compatible lens options to suit virtually any size of room
and throw requirements. New quick-release bayonet mount simpifies quick lens exchange.
Supports HDBaseT
Simpler, more cost-effective installation and connectivity with digital transmission of HD video, audio and
networking/control over a single Ethernet cable.
Create super-size displays with Edge Blending
Seamlessly join accurately colour-matched images from multiple projectors, simplifying creation of stunning
super-size displays for corporate and education.
Project onto non-flat surfaces with Image Warping
Easily correct image geometry for natural-looking projections – even on convex or concave surfaces. Corner
and edge correction can be easily adjusted with the supplied remote and on-screen menu.
Quiet operation
Low fan noise ensures discreet, unobtrusive operation in quiet environments from museums and galleries to
lecture theatres.
Slim, attractive new blend-in design
The slim, stylish case design features a flat top surface that blends in discreetly when the projector is ceiling
mounted. The clean appearance is accentuated by a new terminal cover that reduces cable clutter.
Picture Mode
New Picture Mode ensures great-looking pictures in any presentation conditions. Select Standard, Dynamic,
Brightness Priority or Multi Screen mode for optimised image quality, with any source and in every room.
Simple set-up with friendly new Installation menu
Easily adjust projector settings with remote commander, including warping and edge blending.
Project Side by Side
Project images from two inputs at the same time: ideal for applications such as video conferencing and
medical training where two images need to be seen simultaneously.
Technical Specifications
Display system
• Display system
3 LCD system
Display device
• Size of effective display area
0.76” (19 mm) x 3 BrightEra LCD Panel, Aspect ratio: 16:10
• Number of pixels
6,912,000 (1920 x 1200 x 3) pixels
Projection lens *1
• Focus
• Zoom - Powered/Manual
• Zoom - Ratio
Approx. x 1.6
• Throw ratio
1.39:1 to 2.23:1
• Lens shift - Powered/Manual
• Lens shift - Range Vertical
-5%, +60%
• Lens shift - Range Horizontal
+/- 32%
Light source
• Type
Laser diode
Filter cleaning / replacement cycle (Max.)*2
• Filter cleaning / replacement cycle (Max.)
20000 H (service maintenance)
Screen size
• Screen size
40'' to 600'' (1.02 m to 15.24 m) (measured diagonally)
Light output
• Mode: High
4100 lm
• Mode: Standard
3000 lm
Color light output
• Mode: High
4100 lm
• Mode: Standard
3000 lm
Contrast ratio (full white / full black) *3
• Contrast ratio (full white / full black)
Displayable scanning frequency
• Horizontal
15 kHz to 92 kHz
• Vertical
48 Hz to 92 Hz
Display resolution
• Computer signal input
Maximum display resolution: 1920 x 1200 dots *4
NTSC, PAL, SECAM, 480/60i, 576/50i, 480/60p, 576/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i
The following items are available for digital signal (HDMI input) only; 1080/60P, 1080/50p, 1080/24p
• Video signal input
Color system
• Color system
Keystone correction (Max.)
• Horizontal
+/- 30 degrees
• Vertical
+/- 30 degrees
INPUT OUTPUT (Computer/Video/Control)
RGB / Y PB PR input connector:Mini D-sub 15 pin (female)
Audio input connector: Stereo mini jack
DVI input connector: DVI-D 24-pin (single link), HDCP support
Audio input connector: Shared with INPUT A
HDMI input connector: HDMI 19-pin, HDCP support
Audio input connector: HDMI audio support
HDBaseT interface connector: RJ45, 4 play (Video, Audio, LAN, Control)
Video input connector: BNC
Audio input connector: Shared with input A
Monitor output for Input A Connector: Mini D-sub 15-pin (female)
Audio output connector: Stereo mini jack
Monitor output for Input B Connector: DVI-D 24-pin (single link), HDCP not supported
Audio output, Monitor out connector: Stereo mini jack
D-sub 9-pin (male) / RS232C
• IR (Control S)
Stereo mini jack, Plug in power DC5V
Acoustic Noise
• Lamp mode: Standard
28 dB
Operating temperature / Operating humidity
• Operating temperature / Operating humidity
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) / 20% to 80% (no condensation)
Storage temperature / Storage humidity
• Storage temperature / Storage humidity
-10°C to +60°C (14°F to +140°F) / 20% to 80% (no condensation)
Power requirements
• Power requirements
AC 100 V to 240 V, 4.5 A to 1.9 A, 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Power consumption
• AC 100 V to 120 V
Mode: High: 370 W
• AC 220 V to 240 V
Mode: High: 355 W
Power Consumption (Standby Mode)
• AC 100 V to 120 V
0.5W (when “Standby mode” is set to “Low”)
• AC 220 V to 240 V
0.5W (when “Standby mode” is set to “Low”)
Power Consumption (Networked Standby Mode)
• AC 100 V to 120 V
15.0 W (All Terminals and Networks Connected) (when "Standby Mode" is set to "Standard")
• AC 220 V to 240 V
13.3 W (All Terminals and Networks Connected) (when "Standby Mode" is set to "Standard")
Standby Mode / Networked Standby Mode Activated
• Standby Mode / Networked Standby Mode Activated
Approx. 10 Minutes
Dimensions (W x H x D)
• Dimensions (W x H x D) (without protrusions)
460 x 169 x 515 mm
18 1/8 x 6 21/32 x 20 9/32 inches
• Mass
16 kg (34 lb)
Supplied accessories
• Remote commander
Optional accessories
• Projection Lens
VPLL-3003 / 3007 / Z3009 / Z3024 / Z3032
• *1
With supplied standard lens
• *2
This figure is expected maintenance time, not guaranteed time. The actual value depends on the environment and how the projector is used.
• *3
The value is average.
• *4
Available for VESA Reduced Blanking signal.
Ceiling Brackets
Optical Filter for 3D
Projector Ceiling Bracket for
Optical Filter for angular
Projector Ceiling Bracket for
Lens Adaptor for the
discontinued VPLL-1032
optional Lens to use with the
VPL-FHZ57, FHZ60, FHZ65,
FH60, FH65, VPL-FWZ65,
FWZ60 FW65 and FW60
Installation Projectors
Projection Lens for the VPL-F
Projection Lens for the VPL-F
Lens Adaptor for the
discontinued VPLL-1024
optional Lens to use with the
VPL-FHZ57, FHZ60, FHZ65,
FH60, FH65, VPL-FWZ65,
FWZ60 FW65 and FW60
Installation Projectors
Short focus zoom lens
Lens Adaptor for the
discontinued VPLL-Z2009
optional Lens to use with the
VPL-FHZ57, FHZ60, FHZ65,
FH60, FH65, VPL-FWZ65,
FWZ60 FW65 and FW60
Installation Projectors
Projection Lens for the VPL-F
Lens Adaptor for the
discontinued VPLL-2007
optional Lens to use with the
VPL-FHZ57, FHZ60, FHZ65,
FH60, FH65, VPL-FWZ65,
FWZ60, FW65 and FW60
Installation Projectors
Long focus zoom lens
Other Accessories
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