Smallest 20 000 lumens Solid Shine Laser Projector

PT-RZ21K

Discontinued

Stunning image quality in a compact body designed for large venues. Laser light source, 3-chip DLP, 21 000 centre lumens,  WUXGA, maintenance-free projector. 

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Key features

Laser 3-chip DLP, smallest and lightest 21 000 centre lumens,  WUXGA
Lamp-free laser projection with dust resistant liquid cooling system for 20000 hours maintenance free operation
Real maintenance-free projection with filter-less design and no need for smoke-filter
Un-interrupted projection with dual-light source and built in redundancy inputs
Geometric Manager Pro, colour matching and edge blending

Smallest 20 000 lumens Solid Shine Laser Projector.  Stunning image quality in a compact body designed for large venues.  Exchangeable lens, 24/7 Operation, Digital link, Geometric Adjustment,  360° flexible installation.

 PT-RZ21KPT-RS20K
Brightness21,000 lm (Center) / 20,000 lm21,000 lm (Center) / 20,000 lm
ResolutionWUXGASXGA+
Contrast ratio20.000:120.000:1
  • 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

RZ21K 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 49kg, it’s also extremely lightweight and easy to handle, making it perfect for rental or stage use. The RZ21K 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 RZ21K delivers. It combines 3-Chip DLP™ imaging with 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 RZ21K is compatible with the latest colour space standards so you can be sure it will reproduce images accurately.

Project from any angle

The RZ21K 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 RZ21K uses 3-Chip DLP™ for high-quality, high-brightness projection and colour uniformity that lasts forever. The RZ21K’s mounting structure has a rigid design to prevent external vibration affecting the image.

What’s more, it’s completely dust resistant: the laser modules are hermetically sealed so dust can’t get in and the projector has a very efficient filter-less design – a world first. Plus the New 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 maintenance-free use (in light source output normal mode).

More of what you know and love

With the DZ21, Panasonic created a reference model for large venue and rental projectors. The RZ21K 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 RZ21K 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.

LASER LIGHT SOURCE

  • Light source life span will last more than 20,000 hours
  • 20,000 hours maintenance free lifetime
  • Real filter-free design with dust resistant optical parts
  • Operates at much lower temperature, requiring less energy
  • Instant-on/off technology reducing power consumption and making projector instantly usable
  • More eco-friendly
  • Able to adjust power consumption according to room lighting and brightness of the image

LAMP AS LIGHT SOURCE

  • Bulbs no longer functional after brightness falls to 50%
  • Lamp-life range: 1,500 to 6,000 hours
  • Needs up to 13 lamp changes during 20,000 hrs lifespan
  • Need to change or clean filter to keep optical parts free of dust
  • Needs up to 20 costly maintenance visits during 20,000 hrs lifespan
  • Warm-up time up to two minutes
  • Cool-down time five minutes or more
  • Remains connected to power supply during cool-down time, increasing power consumption
  • Bulb contains mercury and other toxic materials
  • Runs at 100% power requirement at all times, causing additional heat output

Specifications table

Brightness21,000 lm (Center)*3*5 / 20,000 lm (Normal)*4*5
Resolution1920 x 1200 pixels
TechnologyLaser 3-chip DLP
DLP™ Chip | Panel Size24.4 mm (0.96 inches) diagonal (16:10 aspect ratio)
DLP™ Chip | Display MethodDLP™ chip x 3, DLP™ projection system
DLP™ Chip | Pixels6,912,000 (1920 x 1200 x 3) pixels
Light SourceLaser Diode (Laser class: Class 1)*Class 3R for North America.
Refresh Rate120 Hz*2

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-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.

Lenses for 3-Chip DLP < 35.000 lumens

ET-D75LE6

0.9-1.1:1 throw ratio (WUXGA) Zoom Lens for 3-Chip DLP Projectors

Lenses for 3-Chip DLP < 35.000 lumens

ET-D3LEW200

Zero Offset Ultra Short Throw Fixed-Focus Lens

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Geometry Manager Pro

ET-UK20

Geometric adjustment option for 3D mapping and complex projection adjustments.

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Autoscreen Adjustment

ET-CUK10_CUK10P

Expends Geometry Manager Pro software allowing automatic adjustment of multi-screen or curved-screen projections.

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Software

Multi Monitoring and Control Software

Remote control, monitoring, and live status reporting about your projectors and displays fleet from an intranet.

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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 LINK Switcher

ET-YFB200G

2 x DIGITAL LINK (based on HDBaseT™ technology) terminals output uncompressed HD digital video, audio and command signals to two projectors/displays.

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DIGITAL LINK Switcher

ET-YFB200G

2 x DIGITAL LINK (based on HDBaseT™ technology) terminals output uncompressed HD digital video, audio and command signals to two projectors/displays.

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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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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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