Two new lamp-based projectors and two new laser light source projectors were launched by Sony at ISE 2016. The new solid state models are the VPL-FWZ65 (6,000 lumens, WXGA – pictured) and the VPL-FWZ60 (5,000 lumens, WXGA). The new models expand Sony’s range of laser-based professional projectors to a total of nine models, from 2,000 lumens up to 7,000 lumens, in WXGA, WUXGA and 4K resolutions.
The two new lamp-based projectors are the VPL-FW65 (6,300 lumens, WXGA) and the VPL-FW60 (5,200 lumens, WXGA). These models will, according to the company, provide users with more options for installation applications that may be better suited to lamp-based projection. The new laser and lamp projectors come with BrightEra panel technology which Sony says enable them to reproduce natural-looking and vivid colours.
The new models are designed to deliver enhanced picture quality with features such as ‘Reality Creation,’ a technology already in use by Sony’s home theatre projection systems for high-end consumer entertainment. The Reality Creation engine is said to analyse and process every input signal to refine detail, clarity and sharpness for naturally up-scaled images, providing higher-resolution perspective even with the lower resolution WXGA series.
All four new models have a wide powered lens shift, and can also be combined with a variety of optional lenses, including a short throw and tele-zoom covering up to 4.84:1 throw range.