7,000 lumens XGA 3LCD Higher Installation projector
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A versatile and ultra-bright BrightEra 3LCD 7,000 lumens installation projector with long life and low maintenance

Featuring a very wide range of lens-shift adjustment, and interchangeable lenses, this is a projector that installers can easily fit into awkward places, often reusing mounts and fixtures. The VPL-FX500L is so flexible that it can replace a very wide range of existing equipment.

Outstanding image quality is just one of the many benefits of Sony's 3LCD BrightEra technology. By reducing the effects of UV light, it lengthens panel life, brightens the image, and improves colour rendition.

Maintenance is kept to an absolute minimum. Automatic lamp-switching means that at the end of a lamp's working life, another one, already in place, is brought into use.

Synchronised lamp and filter cycles halve the required number of maintenance visits.

The VPL-FX500 is the perfect choice for venues that need an extremely bright projector with a high quality image and low maintenance costs

BrightEra Technology

Sony's BrightEra Panel Technology gives more accurate colour rendition, higher brightness and longer lifespan for a lower Total Cost of Ownership

Ultra High Brightness

Ultra high brightness for a clear image in high ambient light. Ideal for large venues

Wide Zoom Range as standard

Standard lens has wide zoom capability for more flexibility over positioning of projector, which can installed closer to or further back from the screen

Wide Lens Shift Range

Wide lens shift range means the projector can be positioned closer to the ceiling, or horizontally offset to avoid ceiling obstacles

Compatible with wide range of lenses

Choose the characteristics of the projector's optics by selecting the lens from a range compatible with previous models

Twin lamp system

A second lamp is built in to provide automatic back up. The two lamps can be alternately used.

Lamp/Filter replacement cycles synchronised

Synchronised lamp and filter replacement effectively halves the number of visits needed to maintain the projector in peak operating condition

Lower Power Consumption

Lower operating power consumption helps reduce energy consumption and lowers running costs

Multiple Input Types

A wide range of inputs makes it easy to source presentations from almost any type of device including 1080p HD video and up to UXGA digitally from computers

Monitor output

External monitor output that allows presenters to see their slides and videos on a smaller screen in their field of view, so that they never have to turn their back on the audience

Wide Range of Image Adjustment

Wide range of image adjustment allows the projector to be installed in a much wider range of locations. Installers are more likely to be able to use existing mounts, or to work around existing obstructions


3LCD XGA BrightEra Panel with enhanced UV protection to reduce the effect of heating on the LCD panel

Ultra high brightness: 7,000 ANSI Lumens

Standard Lens has wide Manual Zoom

Wide lens shift range: Vertical: +/- 96%, Horizontal: +/- 64% (depending on optional lens)

Compatible with lenses from PX30, PX40, FX50, FH300

Twin lamp system

Filter maintenance synchronised with lamp replacement

Lower operating power consumption than previous models

Wide range of inputs for a variety of source devices

D-Sub15 output for external monitor connection

Wide range of image adjustment


Display System
Display System
3 LCD system
Display device
Size of effective display area
0.99" (25.0 mm) x 3 BrightEra LCD Panel, Aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of pixels
2,359,296 (1024 x 768 x 3) pixels
Projection lens
Powered / Manual (Depend on lens)
Zoom - Powered/Manual
Powered / Manual (Depend on lens)
Lens shift - Powered/Manual
Powered / Manual (Depend on lens)
Light source
Ultra high pressure mercury lamp
330 W type
Twin lamp system
Recommended lamp replacement time *1
Lamp mode: High
6000 H (With twin lamp sequence use)
Lamp mode: Standard
8000 H (With twin lamp sequence use)
Filter cleaning / replacement cycle (Max.) *1
Filter cleaning / replacement cycle (Max.)
Same as the lamp replacement
Screen size
Screen size
40” to 600” (1.02 m to 15.24 m) (measured diagonally) (Depend on lens)
Light output
Lamp mode: High
7000 lm
Lamp mode: Standard
5600 lm
Color light output
Lamp mode: High
7000 lm
Lamp mode: Standard
5600 lm
Contrast ratio (full white / full black) *2
Contrast ratio (full white / full black)
Displayable scanning frequency
14 kHz to 93 kHz
47 Hz to 93 Hz
Display resolution
Computer signal input
Maximum display resolution: UXGA 1600 x 1200 dots*3
Video signal input
NTSC, PAL, SECAM, 480/60i, 576/50i, 480/60p, 576/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/60p, 1080/50p
Color system
Color system
Keystone correction (Max.)
+/- 30 degrees
OSD language
OSD language
20-languages (English, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic, Persian)
INPUT OUTPUT (Computer/Video/Control)
RGB / Y PB PR input connector: 5BNC (female)
RGB input connector: Mini D-sub 15-pin (female)
DVI-D input connector: DVI-D 24-pin (Single link), supported HDCP
S-video input connector: Mini DIN 4-pin
Video input connector: BNC
Monitor output connector*4: Mini D-sub 15-pin (female)
RS-232C connector: D-sub 9-pin (female)
RJ-45, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Control S
Control S input connector: Stereo mini jack, Plug in power DC 5V
Control S output connector: Stereo mini jack
Composite Video In
Acoustic noise
Lamp mode: Standard
31 dB
Operating temperature / Operating humidity
Operating temperature / Operating humidity
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) / 35% to 85% (no condensation)
Storage temperature / Storage humidity
Storage temperature / Storage humidity
-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F) / 10% to 90% (no condensation)
Power requirements
Power requirements
AC 100 V to 240 V, 4.8 A to 2.0 A, 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Power consumption
AC 100 V to 120 V
Lamp mode: High: 480 W
AC 220 V to 240 V
Lamp mode: High: 460 W
Power Consumption (Standby Mode)
AC 100 V to 120 V
0.1 W (when “Standby mode” is set to “Low”)
AC 220 V to 240 V
0.2 W (when “Standby mode” is set to “Low”)
Power Consumption (Networked Standby Mode)
AC 100 V to 120 V
13.0 W (LAN) (when "Standby Mode" is set to "Standard")
AC 220 V to 240 V
12.0 W (LAN) (when "Standby Mode" is set to "Standard")
Standby Mode / Networked Standby Mode Activated
Standby Mode / Networked Standby Mode Activated
After about 10 Minutes
Heat dissipation
AC 100 V to 120 V
1638 BTU/h
AC 220 V to 240 V
1569 BTU/h
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (without protrusions)
Approx. 530 x 204 x 545 mm (20 7/8 x 8 1/32 x 21 15/32 inches)
Approx. 20 kg (44 lb)
Supplied accessories
Remote commander
Optional Accessories
Replacement lamp
Projection lenses
Projection lens adapter
PK-F500LA1, PK-F500LA2
Electrical Specifications
Native Resolution
XGA: 1024 x 768 Pixels
Acceptable Computer Signals
fH: 14 to 93 kHz fV: 47 to 93 Hz
Acceptable Video Signals
NTSC, PAL, SECAM, 480/60i, 576/50i, 480/60p, 576/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/60p, 1080/50p
Safety Regulations
UL60950-1 2nd Edition, cUL(no 60950-1 2nd Edition), FCC/IC Class A, CE EN60950-1 2nd Edition (LVD, EMC), C-Tick, JIS C 61000-3-2, GOST-R
The figures are the expected maintenance time and not guaranteed. They will depend on the environment or how the projector is used.
The value is average.
Available for VESA Reduced Blanking signal.
Environmental notice for customers in the USA
Lamp in this product contains mercury. Disposal of these materials may be regulated due to environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local authorities or see www.sony.com/mercury for additional information.