5,000 lm (5,200 lm center) lumens laser light source projector
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Outstanding brightness, colour and contrast

The advanced laser light source inside the VPL- PHZ12 is combined with powerful signal processing to ensure exceptional images with high 5,000 lumen brightness, ∞:1 contrast and beautifully stable, accurate colour.

Impressive refinement

Images look truer and sharper with Reality Creation that optimises every pixel to enhance on-screen images and text without adding digital picture noise. Contrast Enhancer analyses and refines dark and light areas in the image for sparkling highlights and rich, deep blacks.

Faster, fuss-free set-up

Save time with Intelligent Setting presets that instantly fine-tune brightness, cooling, colour and other projector settings for great pictures in any environment. 

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Seamless networked AV integration

Integration’s easy in today’s AV environments. The VPL-PHZ12 partners brilliantly with leading networked control, monitoring and management systems such as Crestron Connected™ and Extron® XTP™ Systems.*

*Extron and XTP Systems are trademarks of RGB Systems Inc.

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Very low maintenance

The laser light source offers up to 20,000 hours* operation without lamp exchange, reducing maintenance needs compared with traditional projectors.

* Depending on usage environment

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Consistent brightness

Experience consistent image brightness throughout the laser light source’s 20,000 hours recommended lifespan.

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Optical lens shift

Enjoy easy installation and greater flexibility with lens shift to position the projector in higher spaces.

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Easy filter cleaning

Focus on great-looking images instead of arduous maintenance. The automated filter cleaning system removes dust every 100 hours.

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Stylish blend-in design

The slim, stylish body features a flat top surface that blends discreetly into any space when the projector is ceiling mounted.

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Protocol Emulation

Sony’s Protocol Emulation feature allows one to control Sony projectors using other manufacturer’s RS232C control protocols. This feature allows integrators to replace other manufacturer’s projector with Sony’s, without re-programming the AV system. Consult your Sony representative for the details.

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Display System
Display System
3 LCD system
Display Device
Size of Effective Display Area
0.76” (19.3 mm) x 3 BrightEra LCD Panel, Aspect ratio: 16:10
Number of Pixels
6,912,000 (1920 x 1200 x 3) pixels
Projection Lens
Zoom - Powered / Manual
Zoom - Ratio
Approx. x 1.45
Throw Ratio
1.28:1 to 1.88:1
Lens Shift - Powered / Manual
Lens Shift - Range Vertical
+20% to +55%
Lens Shift - Range Horizontal
+/- 10%
Light Source
Laser diode
Filter Cleaning / Replacement Cycle (Max.)
Filter Cleaning / Replacement Cycle (Max.)
20,000 H (service maintenance)
Screen Size
Screen Size
40" to 300" (1.02 m to 7.62 m)
Light Output *1
Mode: Standard
5,000 lm *2
Mode: Standard (Centre)
5,200 lm *3
Mode: Middle
4,000 lm
Mode: Low
3,000 lm
Color Light Output *1
Mode: Standard
5,000 lm
Mode: Middle
4,000 lm
Mode: Low
3,000 lm
Contrast Ratio (full white / full black) *1
Contrast Ratio (full white / full black)
16 W (monaural)
Displayable Scanning Frequency
15 kHz to 92 kHz
48 Hz to 92 Hz
Accepted Signal Resolution
Computer Signal Input
Maximum signal resolution: 1920 x 1200 *4
Video Signal Input
NTSC, PAL, SECAM, 480/60p, 576/50i, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i
The following items are available for HDMI input only; 1080/60p, 1080/50p, 1080/24p
Color System
Color System
Keystone Correction (Max.)
+/- 30 degrees
+/- 20 degrees
INPUT OUTPUT (Computer/Video/Audio/Control)
RGB / Y PB PR input connector:Mini D-sub 15 pin (female)
Audio input connector: Stereo mini jack
HDMI input connector: HDMI 19-pin, HDCP support
Audio input connector: HDMI audio support
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: Phono Jack
Audio input connector: Shared with INPUT A
Audio output connector: Stereo mini jack
D-sub 9-pin (male) / RS232C
Acoustic Noise *1
Lamp Mode: Standard / Middle / Low
36 dB / 28 dB / 25 dB
Operating Temperature / Operating Humidity
Operating Temperature / Operating Humidity
0°to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) / 20 % to 80 % (no condensation)
Storage Temperature / Storage Humidity
Storage Temperature / Storage Humidity
-10° to +60°C (14°F to 140°F) / 20 % to 80 % (no condensation)
Power Requirements
Power Requirements
AC 100 V to 240 V, 4.3 A to 1.7 A, 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Power Consumption
AC 100 V to 120 V
Mode: Standard: 424 W
AC 220 V to 240 V
Mode: Standard: 403 W
Power Consumption (Standby Mode)
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")
Power Consumption (Networked Standby Mode)
AC 100 V to 120 V
12.5 W (LAN)
13.2 W (optional WLAN module)
16.8 W (HDBaseT)
17.4 W (ALL Terminals and Networks Connected, when "Standby Mode" is set to "Standard")
AC 220 V to 240 V
11.9W (LAN)
12.6W (optional WLAN module)
17.0W (HDBaseT)
17.6W (ALL Terminals and Networks Connected, when "Standby Mode" is set to "Standard")
Standby Mode / Networked Standby Mode Activated
Standby Mode / Networked Standby Mode Activated
Approx. 2 Minutes
Heat Dissipation
AC 100 V to 120 V
1446 BTU/h
AC 220 V to 240 V
1374 BTU/h
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (without protrusions)
510 x 113 x 354.6 mm (20 3/32 x 4 7/16 x 13 31/32 inches)
Approx. 8.7kg (19 lb)
Supplied Accessories
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.