Fujifilm releases “FUJIFILM PROJECTOR Z5000”

 

- Entering into the projector market utilizing Fujifilm’s cutting-edge optical technology used in FUJINON lens

- Featuring the world’s first*1folded two-axial rotatable lens”, new ultra-short throw projector that can be installed in tight spaces

- Projecting powerful images on a massive 100-inch screen from a close-up distance of 75cm, also equipped with the class-leading*2 Lens Shift function

 

 

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that it will release the FUJIFILM PROJECTOR Z5000 (FP-Z5000), an ultra-short throw projector equipped with the world’s first*1folded two-axial rotatable lens” to enable omnidirectional image projection without moving the main projector unit. FP-Z5000 is an innovative projector which is able to be set up in places where a conventional projector could not be placed due to severe space constraints, and throw powerful images in directions that other projectors cannot handle. With the launch of this projector in April 2019, Fujifilm will make a full entry into the projector market in its drive for further business expansion.

Today, projectors are used in a wide variety of situations including theaters, offices and educational institutions. More recently, demand for projectors has increased due to their applications for digital signage at commercial facilities, product PRs at business showrooms or design projection at art galleries / museums. This has increased the needs for projectors to be used for effective advertising in limited space, and spatial presentation using walls and ceilings.

<FP-Z5000’s main features>

FP-Z5000 is equipped with the folded two-axial rotatable lens developed with Fujifilms cutting-edge optical technology nurtured through the development of FUJINON lens. It gives this projector a capability of directing the lens up, down, front, rear, left and right to project images in various directions without having to move the main unit. This means it can project images not only on a wall or screen but also on the ceiling and floor, and easily switch between vertical and horizontal display.

The use of the ultra-short throw lens makes it possible to project images on a 100-inch screen from the close-up distance of just 75cm.

The class-leading*2 Lens Shift function*3 of up to 82% vertically and 35% horizontally makes it easy to adjust the position of projected images across a wide range.

The FP-Z5000 uses large-diameter spherical and aspherical lens elements, based on Fujifilm’s advanced know-how in optical design, and a laser light source with outstanding durability. This reduces distortion and aberration edge-to-edge for stable projection of bright and vivid images.

 

 

 

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According to Fujifilm as of February 13, 2019.

*2 According to Fujifilm as of February 13, 2019, among high-lumen projectors of 5000lm or above.

*3 A function that allows you to adjust the position of projected images vertically and horizontally without having to move the

projectors main unit or change the lens’s direction. The percentage figures indicate the range of vertical and horizontal repositioning of projected images in relation to the height and width of a image projected on the screen when Lens Shift function is turned off.

 

Fujifilm has been working on research and development, manufacturing and marketing of industrial optical devices including optical components of office equipment and projectors, in addition to a wide range of broadcast lenses and cine lenses.  The company is also tapping into its advanced optical technology, nurtured through the development of a wide range of lenses, as well as cutting-edge image processing technology, fostered through the development of the X Series of digital cameras, to broaden its scope of business operations, as evident in the launch of the FUJIFILM SX800", long-range surveillance camera with a built-in lens.  Fujifilm will strive to achieve further business growth by continuing to develop innovative products that meet diverse market needs.

 

 

1. Product name, release timing and pricing

Product name

Release date

Price

FUJIFILM PROJECTOR Z5000

April 2019

Open

 

 

2. Product features

 (1) Equipped with the folded two-axial rotatable lens

The FP-Z5000 features a folded two-axial rotatable lens, developed with cutting-edge optical technology nurtured through the development of FUJINON lens, adding a capability of directing the lens up, down, front, rear, left and right to project images in various directions without having to move the main unit.  This means it can project images not only on a wall or screen but also on the ceiling and floor.

You can switch the orientation of projected images between portrait and landscape by simply

rotating the lens, enabling powerful “Portrait Projection.”

                                                                                           

 

(2) Projecting images on a 100-inch screen from the close-up distance of just 75cm

The use of an ultra-short throw lens makes it possible to project images on a massive 100-inch screen from a close-up distance of just 75cm.  This significantly reduces the amount of space required between the projector unit and the screen, enabling maximum spatial use.

 

 

3) Lens Shift function of up to 82% vertically

and 35% horizontally

The FP-Z5000 takes advantage of a large image circle of its large-diameter lens to offer the Lens Shift function of up to 82% vertically and 35% horizontally, making it possible to adjust the position of projected images across a wide range without having to move the projectors main unit or change the lens’s direction.

 

(4) Reducing distortion and aberration edge-to-edge for stable projection of bright and vivid images

The FP-Z5000 uses large-diameter spherical and aspherical lens elements, based on Fujifilm’s advanced know-how in optical design, to minimize image distortion typically seen at edges in short-throw lenses as well as aberration that often arises while shifting the lens. It achieves stunning image projection.

The use of a highly-durable laser light source enables stable image projection at high luminosity of 5000lm and reduces workload and costs associated with maintenance.

 

(5) Excellent ease of use with the smallest body in its class

The FP-Z5000 supports both vertical*4 and horizontal positioning, allowing you to choose how it should be installed according to users’ environment.

The projector comes in a compact body measuring just 108mm thick, the thinnest in its class*2.  Its design approach allows the lens and the main projector unit to fold into a box shape for added portability.

It has beautifully rounded corners for a stylish appearance, achieved in Fujifilm’s pursuit for design sophistication.

 

*4 The vertical installation requires the use of a stand (included) to prevent the

projector from tipping over.

 

MAIN Specifications

Model name

FP-Z5000

DLP chip

Size

0.65-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio

Display method

Single Chip DLP

Resolution

2,073,600 pixels (1920 x 1080)

Lens

Type

Folded two-axial rotatable lens

Lens Shift

Electrical: V±82% H±35%

Zoom

Electrical: x1.0 - x1.1

 

Focus

Electrical

Throw ratio (TR value*)

0.34 (Wide) - 0.37 (Telephoto)

 

Focal length

f=5.0mm (Wide) - 5.5mm (Telephoto)

F number

F2.4 (Wide) - F2.49 (Telephoto)

Light source

Laser diode

Brightness

5,000lm

Contrast ratio

12,000:1

Projected image size

70 - 300 inches, approx. 0.5m - 2.3m

Audio output

10W x 1

Scanning frequency

Horizontal

10K - 102KHz

Vertical

23K - 120Hz

Maximum display resolution (W x H)

1920 x 1080

I/O terminals

HDMI

3 terminals

RJ-45

1 terminal

USB (DC5V output)

1 terminal Type A

Usage environment

Operating temperature

0 - 40 (without condensation)

Storage temperature

-10 - 50 (without condensation)

Power supply

AC100V - 240V 50/60Hz

Maximum power consumption

700W

Power consumption (on standby)

0.5W

Dimensions

470mm (W) x 375mm (D) x 108mm (H)

(when the lens is folded in, excluding protrusions)

Weight

Approx. 12kg

Accessories included

Remote control, 2 AAA batteries, lens cap

HDMI cable (1.8m), power supply cable (3.0m)

2 vertical installation stands, simplified user manual

*5 “TR (Throw Ratio)” represents the ratio between the screen’s width and projection distance.