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Our brightest ultra-compact professional projectors are enhanced with smart features and an all-new anti-dust system. They’re an inspired choice for conference rooms, university lecture halls and large classrooms as well as Esport applications.

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Impressively small, light 6,400/5,300 lumen* laser projectors

Beautifully slim and light with the smallest body in its class, the VPL-PHZ61/51 laser projector combines outstanding picture performance with up to 7,000lm centre brightness and impressive reliability. A discreet blend-in design, minimal maintenance needs and flexible installation options make it the natural partner for today’s integrated AV environments.

*VPL-PHZ61 6,400 lm (7,000 lm centre) / VPL-PHZ51 5,300 lm (5,800 lm centre).

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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-PHZ61/51 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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Bold, rich colour even in brightly lit rooms

Even powerful projectors can suffer from washed-out colours in strongly-lit rooms. Exclusive to Sony, Bright View delivers high-impact imagery without sacrificing colour. Newly improved Reality Creation ensures images, diagrams and text look clear and sharp, even in bright conditions. Intelligent Settings with Ambiance matches projected images with your environment for an enhanced viewing experience. There’s even an ambient light sensor to measure room brightness.

Find out more about Reality Creation >

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Clearer images and text

Reality Creation uses powerful algorithms that boost image resolution closer to 4K-like quality. Reality Text improves visibility of characters: great for conference rooms, university seminar rooms and large 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.

Enjoy optimum pictures while saving energy

The VPL-PHZ61/51 makes sound business sense, helping you reduce running costs in corporate and educational environments. A new Auto Light Output feature works in conjunction with Ambiance, optimising image quality and maintaining high visibility while reducing power consumption.

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4K 60P input support

Support for 4K 60P input signals makes life simpler when you’re using the VPL-PHZ61/51 in multi-screen set-ups with flat panel sub-screens. Just split the same 4K signal to drive all your display devices with no conversion needed. There’s also a high-performance image scaler that effortlessly converts 4K input signals to WUXGA resolution while achieving close to 4K image quality. Now optimised for 4K60P signals, Reality Creation is Sony’s unique picture enhancement feature that gives projected images even greater crispness and depth. There’s also support for devices with content protection such as 4K UHD players.

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Smart, installation friendly design

Enjoy flexible installation options with a generous +55% vertical lens shift range, making it easy to achieve perfectly-proportioned pictures without long pole mounts or keystone correction when the projector’s ceiling mounted. We’ve also widened the throw ratio range, simplifying replacement of a previously installed projector without the hassle of re-positioning an existing ceiling mount.

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Brighter for longer with less maintenance

There’s plenty of innovation inside the VPL-PHZ61/51 to keep pictures looking clear and bright over the projector’s operational lifetime with minimal maintenance – in any environment.

Find out more about Intelligent Setting >

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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 years of real-world use.

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Keep dust out of the picture

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

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Hassle-free filter care

Focus on great-looking images instead of time-consuming maintenance. The new dust filtration system makes changing filters a thing of the past for general use in classrooms and meeting rooms.* For heavier use in dusty environments there’s a new clogging sensor to advise when filter cleaning is needed. *Dust density < 0.03mg/m3 and operating time < 10,500 hours. (1,500 hours/year over 7 years.)

Other features
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Data Cloning

Settings for one projector can be copied to other 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-PHZ61/51 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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Conference rooms

Impress your audience with large, vibrant images and sleek, contemporary styling.

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Lecture halls

Engage every student in larger teaching spaces with crisp, high-brightness pictures.

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Golf simulation

Reality Creation brings even more lifelike detail, colour and texture to each blade of grass.


Display System
3LCD system
Size of Effective Display Area
0.64” (16.3 mm) x 3 BrightEra LCD Panel, Aspect ratio: 16:10
Number of Pixels
6,912,000 (1920 x 1200 x 3) pixels
Manual (Approx. x 1.6)
Lens shift
Manual, Vertical -35% to +55%, Horizontal: +/-15%
Throw Ratio
1.23 : 1 to 1.97 : 1
Light Source
Laser diode
Screen Size
40’’ to 300’’ (1.02 m to 7.62 m) (measured diagonally)
Mode: Standard
5,300lm *2 / 5,800lm (Center) *3
Mode: Middle
Mode: Low
Mode: Standard
Mode: Middle
Mode: Low
Contrast Ratio (full white / full black) *1
15 kHz to 92 kHz
24 Hz to 92 Hz
Keystone Correction (Max.)
Horizontal: +/-30 degrees
Vertical: +/-30 degrees
Computer Signal Input
Maximum signal resolution: 1920 x 1200 *4
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
RGB / Y PB PR input connector: Mini D-sub 15 pin (female)
Audio input connector: Stereo mini jack
HDMI input connector: HDMI 19-pin, Digital RGB/Y PB PR, HDCP support
Audio input connector: HDMI audio support
HDMI input connector: HDMI 19-pin, Digital RGB/Y PB PR, HDCP support
Audio input connector: HDMI audio support
HDBaseT interface connector: RJ45, 4 play (Video, Audio, LAN, Control)
Video input connector: Phono jack (Composite)
Audio output connector: Stereo mini jack
Audio input connector: Shared with INPUT A
D-sub 9-pin (male) / RS232C
RJ45, 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX
TYPE-A x 1 (for F/W update), TYPEA for Power supply
16 W
OSD Languages
27-language (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Thai, Arabic ,Turkish, Polish, Vietnamese, Farsi, Finnish, Indonesian, Hungary, Gleek, Czech, Slovakia, Romania)
Acoustic noise (Mode: Standard / Middle) *1
35 dB / 32 dB
Operating Temperature / Operating Humidity
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°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, 4.7 A to 2.0 A, 50 Hz / 60 Hz
AC 100 V to 120 V
463 W
AC 220 V to 240 V
434 W
AC 100 V to 120 V
0.5 W (when “Standby mode” is set to “Low”)
AC 220 V to 240 V
0.5 W (when “Standby mode” is set to “Low”)
AC 100 V to 120 V
1 W (LAN), 21 W (ALL Terminals and Networks Connected / exclude USB Device and speaker off, when “Standby Mode” is set to “Standard”)
AC 220 V to 240 V
1 W (LAN), 21 W (ALL Terminals and Networks Connected / exclude USB Device and speaker off, when “Standby Mode” is set to “Standard”)
Standby Mode / Networked Standby Mode Activated
Approx. 2 Minutes
Dimensions (W x H x D) (without dust filter, protrusions)
Approx. 422 x 100 x 333 mm (16 5/8 x 3 15/16 x 13 1/8 inches)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 422 x 129 x 338 (16 5/8 x 5 3/32 x 13 5/16 inches)
Approx. 6.8kg (15 lb)
Supplied Accessories
RM-PJ8 Remote Commander
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 center area of screen in Standard mode, and average of all products shipped.
Available for VESA Reduced Blanking signal.

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