Sony's VPL-FHZ85 / VPL-FHZ80 front-facing projector in white


The industry‘s smallest, lightest 8,000 lumen* projectors** with innovative features

*VPL-FHZ85 7,300 lm (8,000 lm centre) / VPL-FHZ80 6,000 lm (6,500 lm centre)

** As of August 2021 (according to Sony research) in 3LCD laser projectors of over 8,000 lm centre brightness

Logos of 3LCD, BrightEra Long Lasting Optics and Z-Phosphor Laser Light Source

Powerful, compact, light and superbly styled, these 3LCD laser projectors are bursting with the latest Sony innovations to deliver consistently rich, bright, colourful images. With versatile installation options and reduced maintenance they’re ideal for projection in mid-size corporate, education and public environments.

Bold, rich colour even in brightly lit rooms

Even powerful projectors can suffer from washed-out image colours in strongly-lit rooms. Exclusive to Sony, Bright View delivers high-impact images that don’t sacrifice colour. Newly improved Reality Creation ensures images, diagrams and text look clear and sharp, even in bright conditions. Intelligent Settings with Ambiance match projected images with your environment for an enhanced viewing experience: there’s even an ambient light sensor to measure room brightness.

VPL-FHZ85 / VPL-FHZ80 being used in a meeting room.
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Clearer images and text

Reality Creation uses powerful algorithms that boost image resolution closer to 4K clarity. Reality Text improves visibility of characters: great for conference rooms and classrooms.

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Bright, beautiful colours

Bright View is Sony’s unique processing technology that brightens images while maintaining rich colour – even in brightly-lit business and educational environments.

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Enhanced viewing experience

Intelligent Settings with Ambiance uses a built-in light sensor to measure room brightness, automatically adjusting Bright View mode, colour gain and Reality Creation to suit your presentation environment.

21:9 support open doors to new applications

21:9 projection displays offer a new dimension of immersion and engagement across various applications, making them essential for those who seek to captivate, educate, and entertain. In addition to 16:10 and 16:9 aspect ratios, the VPL-FHZ85/80 will now also support 21:9 aspect ratio with 2560×1080 signal input, allowing you to innovatively project ultra-wide hybrid meetings on larger screens that optimize visual presence of remote participants.

When combined with the Ambiance functionality, hybrid meetings are further enhanced by optimizing brightness, color, and resolution depending on the brightness of the conference room, making it easier than ever to see emotive expressions of remote meeting participants while displayed content is being shared.

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Crisp, high-impact images

The use of 4K photos and videos is increasingly common in presentations. While the VPL-FHZ85/80 are WUXGA projectors, they offer a 4K60P input to display images with quality that’s close-to-true 4K resolution. Reality Creation is Sony’s processing technology that’s been improved for displaying 4K content better, ensuring images look crisper with a stronger feeling of depth.

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Sophisticated design and superior installation flexibility

The light, compact VPL-FHZ85/80 make an elegant addition to any modern work space. Its understated blend-in design features a flat top surface that minimises visual impact when the projector is ceiling mounted. Installation is simplified with a choice of optional lenses, while a class-leading lens shift capability overcomes challenges like ceiling obstacles and other AV equipment.

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Beautifully slim and stylish

The slim, stylish case design features a flat top surface that blends in discreetly when the projector is ceiling mounted.

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Generous lens shift range

The class-leading vertical +70% lens shift adjustment range offers more installation freedom. A range of lens options suits virtually any room size and throw requirements: the quick-release bayonet simplifies lens exchange.

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4K 60P input capable

The projector’s 4K 60P input capability makes life simpler when you’re using the VPL-FHZ85/80 in multi-screen set ups with other devices like flat panel sub-screens. Just split the same 4K signal to drive all your displays, with no conversion needed.

Brighter for longer

While other projectors can fade over time, the VPL-FHZ85/80 are engineered to maintain consistent image brightness. An exclusive Intelligent Settings feature automatically monitors real-world usage, optimising settings to keep images consistently bright. The sealed laser light source and automated filter cleaning system prevent dust build-up, ensuring cool, efficient operation with uncompromised image brightness.

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Designed with intelligence

Intelligent Settings simplifies installation and maximises performance based on usage, image detail, colour richness and fidelity, light output, cooling level and output noise. The Meeting/Classroom function controls laser output to keep brightness as high as possible for a period of actual usage time.

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Hassle-free filter cleaning

Focus on great-looking images instead of time-consuming maintenance. The automated filter cleaning system removes dust every 100 hours, ensuring unrestricted clean air intake for optimised cooling.

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Keep dust out of the picture

The laser light source is sealed to prevent dust accumulation and eliminating reduced brightness. The dedicated cooling duct structure for the projector’s 3LCD panels is covered with an air filter to prevent dust from entering.

Other features
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Data Cloning

Settings for one projector can be copied to a second and subsequent projectors using a USB memory drive. This greatly simplifies installation and set-up of multiple projectors.

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Auto Input Select

The Auto Input Select feature automatically selects an active signal input, so there’s no need to change input each time a device is connected to the projector.

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Auto Power On

Connect the VPL-FHZ85/80 to a switched-on computer, and the projector turns on automatically without having to operate the power button.

More picture power in every environment
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VPL-FHZ85 / VPL-FHZ80 being used in a meeting room
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Display system
3 LCD system
Size of effective display area
New LCD panel 0.76" (19 mm) x 3 BrightEra LCD Panel, Aspect ratio: 16:10
Number of pixels
6,912,000 (1920 x 1200 x 3) pixels
Zoom - Powered/Manual
Zoom - Ratio
Approx. x 1.6
Throw ratio
1.39:1 to 2.23:1
Lens shift - Powered/Manual
Lens shift - Range Vertical
-5%, +70%
Lens shift - Range Horizontal
+/- 32%
Laser diode
Screen size
40'' to 600'' (1.02 m to 15.24 m) (measured diagonally)
Mode: Standard
7300lm *3 / 8000lm (Center)*4
Mode: Middle
Mode: Low
Mode: Standard
Mode: Middle
Mode: Low
Mode: Standard
20000 hours
Mode: Middle
30000 hours
Contrast ratio (full white / full black)
15 kHz to 93 kHz
23 Hz to 63 Hz
Computer signal input
Maximum signal resolution: 1920 x 1200 *6
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,3840/60p, 3840/30p, 3840/25p, 3840/24p,4096/60p, 4096/30p, 4096/25p, 4096/24p
+/- 30 degrees
+/- 30 degrees
RGB / Y PB PR input connector:Mini D-sub 15 pin (female)
Audio input connector: Stereo mini jack
DVI input connector: DVI-D 24-pin (single link), HDCP support
Audio input connector: Shared with INPUT A
HDMI input connector: HDMI 19-pin, HDCP support
Audio input connector: HDMI audio support
HDBaseT interface connector: RJ45, 4 play (Video, Audio, LAN, Control)
Video input connector: BNC
Audio input connector: Shared with input A
Monitor output for Input A Connector: Mini D-sub 15-pin (female)
Audio output connector: Stereo mini jack
Monitor output for Input B Connector: DVI-D 24-pin (single link), HDCP not supported
Audio output, Monitor out connector: Stereo mini jack
D-sub 9-pin (male) / RS232C
IR (Control S)
Stereo mini jack, Plug in power DC5V
TYPE-A (for F/W update) , TYPE-A (for Power supply)
Acoustic Noise (Mode: Standard / Middle)
38 dB / 36 dB
Operating temperature / Operating humidity
0°C to 45°C (32°F to 109°F) / 20% to 80% (no condensation)
Storage temperature / Storage humidity
-10°C to +60°C (14°F to +140°F) / 20% to 80% (no condensation)
Power requirements
AC 100 V to 240 V, 5.1 A to 2.2 A, 50 Hz / 60 Hz
AC 100 V to 120 V
Mode: Standard: 506 W
AC 220 V to 240 V
Mode: Standard: 474 W
AC 100 V to 120 V
0.5W (when “Standby mode” is set to “Low”)
AC 220 V to 240 V
0.5W (when “Standby mode” is set to “Low”)
AC 100 V to 120 V
9.8 W (LAN)
10.6 W (HDBaseT)
10.6 W (All Terminals and Networks Connected) (when "Standby Mode" is set to "Standard")
AC 220 V to 240 V
10.9 W (LAN)
11.6 W (HDBaseT)
11.6 W (All Terminals and Networks Connected) (when "Standby Mode" is set to "Standard")
Standby Mode / Networked Standby Mode Activated
Approx. 10 Minutes
AC 100 V to 120 V
1617 BTU/h
AC 220 V to 240 V
1727 BTU/h
Dimensions (W x H x D) (without protrusions)
460 x 169 x 494 mm
18 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches
Approx. 13 kg (29 lb)
Projection Lens
VPLL-3003 / 3007 / Z3009 / Z3010 / Z3024 / Z3032
With supplied standard lens
The figures are approximate. They vary depending on the environment or how the projector is used.
The value is in accordance with ISO 21118, and may differ depending on the actual unit. Brightness and contrast vary depending on use conditions and environments.
The value is light output measured at centre area of screen in Standard mode, and average of all products shipped.
Estimated time until light output declines to 50 % varies depending on environment.
Available for VESA Reduced Blanking signal.