What is 4K Digital Cinema projection?

4K Digital Cinema by Sony means better-looking pictures and a more immersive, emotional entertainment experience that movie audiences love. Films projected in Sony 4K burst from the screen with life-like detail, rich colour and spectacular contrast. Nothing else comes close.

Flawless 4K pictures

Ever since Sony launched the first commercially available 4K Digital Cinema projector, we’ve known it’s the only way to deliver a truly immersive cinematic experience. Some other manufacturers think that audiences can’t tell the difference between 4K and inferior 2K images with a quarter of the resolution. But at Sony we know better. And today our family of true 4K projectors lets cinema owners deliver consistently flawless pictures on any size of screen.

Four times more detail

4K digital cinema means so much more detail. Images projected at true 4K resolution contain 4096 × 2160 pixels (or tiny dots). That’s over 8 megapixels (million pixels), or four times the number of pixels on your Full HD TV at home (1920 x 1080 pixels). 4K projection benefits every audience member – even viewers in the front row who won’t see any pixels… just smooth, ultra-realistic images.

Every pixel crystal clear

The magic starts with all those megapixels. Watch our animation and discover why every single pixel in a Sony true 4K cinema image matters to audiences.

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Experience the contrast

4K means loads of detail. But that’s only part of the story. Every Sony 4K Digital Cinema projector also delivers richly colourful images with an extremely high contrast ratio. This measures the difference between dark and light areas in the same scene, like a brightly twinkling star on a pitch-black night.

The advanced optical engine inside our SRX-R515P 4K laser projector ensures bright, beautiful images with an incredible 10,000:1 contrast ratio that’s way ahead of internationally-recognised Digital Cinema standards. It’s ideal for presenting the latest movie releases in HDR (High Dynamic Range) for an even more satisfying big-screen experience.

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Beautiful high-contrast images in true 4K resolution to suit every cinema screen.

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