Compact and filterless 20 000 lumens 4K+ Solid Shine Laser Projector

PT-RQ22K

Discontinued

Stunning image quality in a compact body designed for large venues. Laser light source, 3-chip DLP, 21000 centre lumens, 4K+, maintenance-free projector.

Key features

Laser 3-chip DLP, 21 000 centre lumens, 4K+
Lamp-free laser projection with dust resistant liquid cooling system with 20 000 hours of free maintenance
5K pixel performance with a quad pixel drive system on a WQXGA chipset
240Hz high frame rate for superb and sharp motion pictures and a 20 000:1 contrast ratio
Geometric Manager Pro, colour matching and multiple screens edge blending, Exchangeable lens, 24/7 operation, geometric adjustment, 360° flexible installation

Compact and filterless 20 000 lumens 4K+ Solid Shine Laser Projector Stunning image quality in a compact body designed for large venues

 PT-RQ22PT-RZ21KPT-RS20K
Brightness21,000 lm (Center) / 20,000 lm
Resolution4K+WUXGASXGA+
Contrast ratio20.000:1

21,000 lm (Center) / 20,000 lm

  • More compact
  • More colourful
  • More flexible
  • More reliable
  • More of what you love
  • The world leader in laser projection

High-brightness in a small package

RQ22K is the number one compact and lightweight projector in the high-brightness class and it has the smallest footprint of any 20,000lm projector. At just 54kg, it’s also extremely lightweight and easy to handle, making it perfect for rental or stage use. The RQ22K is almost the same size as the DZ21K2 and will fit in the same frame.

Incredible colours

If you’re looking for vivid colour and unbelievable brightness, the RQ22K delivers. It combines 3-Chip DLP™ imaging with4K+ SOLID SHINE Laser Phosphor technology to give stunning image quality. Solid-state laser light sources and specially engineered heat-resistant phosphor wheels work together with three discrete DLP™ modules (R/G/B) for high brightness, true colour accuracy, and high contrast in large venues: ideal for exhibitions, show and other large events. The RQ22K is compatible with the latest colour space standards so you can be sure it will reproduce images accurately.

Achieve the impossible at 4K+ resolution

The PT-RQ22K gives staging innovators an edge where the limits of projection are routinely tested. As the world’s smallest and lightest 20,000-lumen-class 4K+ projector, the PT-RQ22K brings incredible image quality into 1DLP sized projector cabinet.

Easily handled by fewer people and supporting free 360° installation, innovative projection ideas become reality in 4K+. Hermetically sealed optics and filterless heat-sink-based cooling underline reliability in smoky environments, while solid-state lasers consistently control the brightness ramp over 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation. With shared assets across Panasonic’s large-venue lineup enhancing ROI, your transition to 4K+ projection is smooth and cost-effective.

Inside the 4K+ Image

Achieving 4K+ with Original Pixel-Quadrupling Technology

Better-than-4K resolution is achieved by shifting each pixel of the 3 WQXGA (2560x1600) DMD chips vertically and horizontally at super high speed, effectively quadrupling the pixel-count. Working in concert with Real Motion Processor 240 Hz frame-creation, Quad Pixel Drive technology produces film-like 5120 x 3200-pixel (4K+/16:10) images. As well as silk-smooth video, this powerful processing engine renders text in the finest detail for lectures and presentations.

Project from any angle

The RQ22K is compatible with all of our existing 3-Chip DLP lenses including our ET-D75LE95 ultra-short throw lens to make it easy to install, even in tight spaces like galleries and exhibitions. Thanks to SOLID SHINE Laser technology, the projector can handle 360-degree installation through any axis: it can be mounted at whatever angle you like without distorting the picture.

Failsafe design means the show will go on

The RQ22K uses 3-Chip DLP™ for high-quality, high-brightness projection and colour uniformity that lasts forever. The RQ22K’s mounting structure has a rigid design to prevent external vibration affecting the image.

What’s more, it’s completely dust and smoke resistant: the laser modules are hermetically sealed so no smoke or dust can get in and the projector has a very efficient filter-less design – a world first. This is achieved with an heat-pipe-based internal cooling system with a one-way airflow. The Durable Dust-proof Optical System means you’ll get stable projection even in dusty environments. The Dust-proof Optical System and high-performance cooling system combine to give you 20,000 hours of real maintenance-free use (in light source output normal mode). Both systems eliminate the need for filters (dust and smoke cut filters) a significant benefit which makes the RQ22K stand out in the toughest live entertainment applications.

More of what you know and love

With the DZ21, Panasonic created a reference model for large venue and rental projectors. The RQ22K builds on the DZ21’s heritage to give you improved performance along with the inputs and menu layout you’re familiar with. It works perfectly with the DZ21 and DZ21K2 thanks to Mix&Match feature. And thanks to our patent-pending Contrast Synch technology, the RQ22K offers dynamic contrast with high contrast of 20,000:1 even when used in multi-projection applications.

The world leader in laser projection

Panasonic is the world’s most experienced laser projector manufacturer, supplying more of the global market than anyone else. Learn more about Panasonic laser projection technology here.

Specifications table

Brightness21,000 lm (Center)*2 / 20,000 lm*3 
Resolution4K+ (5120 x 3200) (Quad Pixel Drive: ON)
TechnologyLaser 3-chip DLP
DLP™ chip | Panel size (mm)22.9 mm diagonal (16:10 aspect ratio)
DLP™ chip | Panel size (inch)0.9 inch diagonal (16:10 aspect ratio)
DLP™ Chip | Display MethodDLP™ chip x 3, DLP™ projection system
DLP™ Chip | Pixels49,152,000 (12,288,000 x 4) pixels when Quad Pixel Drive set to ON, 4,096,000 (2560 x 1600) x 3, total of 12,288,000 pixels when Quad Pixel Drive set to OFF
Refresh Rate240 Hz*1

Product series

PT-RZ21K Series

 
PT-RZ21K Series
Model
Lens test
Optional (no lens included with this model), powered zoom, powered focus lens
Optional (no lens included with this model)
DLP™ Chip | Panel Size
24.4 mm (0.96 inches) diagonal (16:10 aspect ratio)
0.9 inch diagonal (16:10 aspect ratio)
DLP™ Chip | Display Method
DLP™ chip x 3, DLP™ projection system
DLP™ chip x 3, DLP™ projection system
DLP™ chip | Number of Pixels
6,912,000 (1920 x 1200 x 3) pixels
49,152,000 (12,288,000 x 4) pixels when Quad Pixel Drive set to ON, 4,096,000 (2560 x 1600) x 3, total of 12,288,000 pixels when Quad Pixel Drive set to OFF
Brightness
21,000 lm (Center)*3*5 / 20,000 lm (Normal)*4*5
21000 lumens (centre)
21,000 lm (Center)*2 / 20,000 lm*3 
Light Source
Laser Diode (Laser class: Class 1)*Class 3R for North America.
Laser diodes (Laser class: Class 1) (Class 3R for US models), Light source life: 20,000 hours (NORMAL mode, brightness decreases to approx. 50 %)
Resolution
1920 x 1200 pixels
SXGA+
4K+ (5120 x 3200) (Quad Pixel Drive: ON)
Contrast Ratio
20,000:1 (Full On/Full Off, Dynamic Contrast Mode: 3)
20,000:1 (Full On/Full Off, Dynamic Contrast Mode: 3)
Screen Size
1.78-25.4 m (70-1,000 in) with 16:10 aspect ratio 1.78-15.24 m (70-600 in) with the ET-D75LE8, 16:10 aspect ratio 3.05-15.24 m (120-600 in) with the ET-D75LE95, 16:10 aspect ratio
70-1,000 inch with 16:10 aspect ratio 70-600 inch with the ET-D75LE8 / ET-D3LET80, 16:10 aspect ratio 120-600 inch with the ET-D75LE95, 16:10 aspect ratio
Lens
Optional (no lens included with this model), powered zoom, powered focus lens
Optional (no lens included with this model)
Installation
Ceiling/floor, front /rear, free 360-degree installation
Horizontal/vertical, free 360-degree installation
Terminals | SDI In 1
BNC x 1 SD-SDI signal SMPTE ST 259 compliant HD-SDI signal SMPTE ST 292 compliant 3G-SDI signal SMPTE ST 424, 425-2 compliant Dual link HD-SDI (LINK A) signal SMPTE ST 372 compliant Dual link 3G-SDI (Link 1) signal SMPTE ST 425-3 compliant
Terminals | HDMI In
HDMI 19-pin x1 HDCP compatible, Deep Color compatible
Terminals | DVI-D In
DVI-D 24-pin x1 Single link, DVI 1.0 compliant, HDCP compatible
Terminals | RGB 1 In
BNC x 5
Terminals | RGB 1 In | R, G, B
R: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms, G: 0.7 Vp-p (G: 1.0 Vp-p for sync on G), 75 ohms, B: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms HD, VD/SYNC: TTL, high impedance, positive/negative automatic
Terminals | RGB 1 In | Y, PB, PR (Y, CB, CR)
Y: 1.0 Vp-p (including sync signal), PB/PR (CB/CR): 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Terminals | RGB 1 In | Video in
BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Terminals | RGB 2 In
D-sub HD 15-pin (female) x 1
Terminals | RGB 2 In | R, G, B
R: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms, G: 0.7 Vp-p (G: 1.0 Vp-p for sync on G), 75 ohms, B: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms HD, VD/SYNC: TTL, high impedance, positive/negative automatic
Terminals | RGB 2 In | Y, PB, PR (Y, CB, CR)
Y: 1.0 Vp-p (including sync signal), PB/PR (CB/CR): 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Terminals | Multi Projector Sync In
BNC x 1
Terminals | Multi Projector Sync Out
BNC x 1
Terminals | Serial In
D-sub 9-pin x 1 for external control (RS-232C compliant)
D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1 for external control (RS-232C compliant)
Terminals | Serial Out
D-sub 9-pin x 1 for link control
D-sub 9-pin (male) x 1 for link control
Terminals | Remote 1 In
M3 jack x 1 for wired remote control
M3 x 1 for wired remote control, link control
Terminals | Remote 1 Out
M3 jack x 1 for link control
M3 x 1 for wired remote control, link control
Terminals | Remote 2 In
D-sub 9-pin x 1 for external control (parallel)
D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1 for external control (parallel)
Terminals | DIGITAL LINK
RJ-45 x 1 for network connection, 100Base-TX PJLink™ (class 2) compatible, Art-Net compatible
RJ-45 x 1 for network, DIGITAL LINK connection (HDBaseT™ compliant), 100Base-TX, compatible with Art-Net, PJLink™ (Class 2), Deep Color, HDCP2.2
Terminals | DC Out
USB connector (type A) x 2 for power supply only (DC 5V, Max 2A)
USB Type A x 2 (for power supply DC 5V total of 2 A)
Terminals | Expansion Slot
SLOT 1 / SLOT 2 (total two terminals, vacant) for interface boards, SLOT NX compatible
Power Supply
AC 200V-240V, 7.7A, 50/60Hz The light output will decrease to approximately 1/2 when using the projector with AC 100V to AC 120V [9.6A].
AC 200-240 V, 50/60 Hz; AC 100-200 V, 50/60 Hz (brightness is restricted with lower voltage)
Power Consumption
1,510 W (1,525 VA [AC200V]) (0.3 W with Standby Mode set to Eco*1, 4 W with Standby Mode set to Normal) 1,217W (Normal Mode), 972 W (Eco Mode) Operating Temperature: 25 °C (77 °F), Altitude: 700m (2,297ft), IEC627087: 2008 Broadcast contents, Picture mode: Standard, Dynamic contrast [2]
TBD
Cabinet Materials
Molded plastic
Molded plastic
Operation Noise
TBD
Operating Environment
Operating temperature: 0-50 °C (32-122 °F)*10; Operating humidity: 10-80 % (no condensation)
Operating temperature: 32-113 °F *6, operating humidity: 10-80 % (no condensation)
Dimensions
598 x 270 x 725 mm (23 17/32inch x 10 5/8inch x 28 17/32inch ) (not including protruding parts)
23 17/32 inch x 10 5/8 inch x 28 17/32 inch (not including protruding parts)
Weight
*9 Approximately 49kg (108 lbs) (not including lens)
Approx. 122 lbs
Applicable Software/Application
Logo Transfer Software, Multi Monitoring & Control Software, Geometry Manager Pro, Smart Projector Control for iOS/Android™

Accessories & Software

Lenses for 3-Chip DLP < 35.000 lumens

ET-D3LEF70

Fisheye lens for 3-Chip DLP projectors perfect for dome and planetarium projection

Lenses for 3-Chip DLP < 35.000 lumens

ET-D3LET30

2.4 - 4.7:1 throw ratio (WUXGA) Zoom Lens for 3-Chip DLP Projectors

Lenses for 3-Chip DLP < 35.000 lumens

ET-D3LET40

4.94-7.94:1 for PT-RQ32K/RQ22K (16:10 aspect ratio) 4.61-7.41:1 for PT-RZ31K/RZ21K (16:10 aspect ratio) 4.99-8.02:1 for PT-RS30K/RS20K (4:3 aspect ratio)

Lenses for 3-Chip DLP < 35.000 lumens

ET-D3LEU100

Project in tight spaces from very short throw-distances. With zero offset capability, these two lens options widen the versatility of Panasonic’s 3-Chip DLP™ lineup.

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Early Warning System

ET-SWA100

Monitors projectors and displays through intranet and detects or predicts abnormality or symptoms of trouble. Minimizes downtime and saves time and costs.

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Early Warning System

ET-SWA100

Monitors projectors and displays through intranet and detects or predicts abnormality or symptoms of trouble. Minimizes downtime and saves time and costs.

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Brackets

ET-PKD520S

The Low ceiling mount bracket is designed for compatibility with PT-DZ21K2E, PT-DS20K2E, PT-DW17K2E, PT-DZ16K2, PT-RZ12K, PT-RQ13K projectors.

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Digital Interface Box

ET-YFB100G

By combining the ET-YFB100G with a DIGITAL LINK-ready device, video, audio and control signals can be transmitted over a single cable.

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Digital Interface Box

ET-YFB100G

By combining the ET-YFB100G with a DIGITAL LINK-ready device, video, audio and control signals can be transmitted over a single cable.

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Interface board/conversion cable

ET-MDNDV10

DVI-D input signal board

Interface board/conversion cable

ET-MDN12G10

12G-SDI signal board

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