4K SXRD laser projector with 5,000 lumens output and accurate reproduction of high-speed motion for simulation application
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Smooth, precise moving images with 4K clarity and special functions for visual simulation, industrial, defense and virtual CAVE applications

From flight simulators to virtual CAVE environments for industrial design, the VPL-GTZ280 laser projector delivers high-contrast 4K images with 5,000 lumens light output and smooth, ultra-responsive reproduction of fast-moving action. The long-lasting laser light source is combined with 4K SXRD panel technology to deliver bright, crisply detailed native 4K images (4096 x 2160) with more than four times the resolution of Full HD.

Picture quality is further enhanced by Reality Creation upscaling, plus configurable support for HDR (High Dynamic Range) and high frame rates to take full advantage of today's premium 4K content—and tomorrow's.

A newly developed high speed 4K 120 Hz signal processor and three types of black-frame insertion modes reduce motion blur and smear. The low transport delay contributes to an extremely responsive performance in fast-motion simulator applications.

The VPL-GTZ280 is particularly suitable for demanding multi-projection applications in 2D or 3D, with consistently homogeneous brightness. The projector can also be readily configured for infrared night vision simulation applications.

The highly efficient laser light source is rated for a nominal 20,000 hours* (up to 40,000 hrs* in constant brightness mode), for virtually zero maintenance without the need for any lamp exchanges. Long term reliability is assured further by dust-sealed optics.

Installers will also appreciate the projector's auto calibration compatibility with leading AV room automation systems, and a robust chassis that can be installed at any angle for maximum flexibility.

*Depends on usage and environment.


Native 4K clarity with more than four times the resolution of Full HD

Advanced SXRD panel technology featured in Sony's digital cinema projectors delivers native 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution images, with no artificial pixel enhancement. Every detail is wonderfully clear and natural, without jagged edges or visible pixels.

High brightness

5,000 lumens—ideal for demanding visualization and simulation applications. In constant brightness mode, uniform brightness is maintained over the life of the laser light source—ideal for applications where several projectors are used together.

Super high contrast ratio

The advance optical engine reduces internal light leakage, for spectacularly high contrast images with huge amounts of finely-rendered picture detail in dark shots.

Supports HDR

Take full advantage of the latest content produced with High Dynamic Range for sharp contrast and more accurate detail, from searing highlights to richly detailed dark scenes.

Reality Creation upscaling

Lower resolution input signals are accurately upscaled to 4K pixel resolution by Sony's advanced Reality Creation engine: you won’t see any individual pixels - just beautifully natural 4K images.

Picture presets for any content

Eight calibrated presets optimize projected image quality for a wide range of content types including visualization and simulation applications.

Long-lasting laser light source

Thanks to the highly efficient and reliable laser light source, users can benefit from startlingly clear 4K pictures plus up to 20,000 hours* uninterrupted operation (40,000 hours* in constant brightness mode) with no lamp replacement - far longer than conventional lamp based projectors.
*Depends on usage and environment.

Long lasting, low maintenance optics

Lens, light source and all optical components are sealed against dust for dependable long-term operation.

Low transport delay

Enjoy responsive, lag-free performance with an extremely low transport delay; ideal for fast-moving content.

High frame rate operation

The SXRD panel is driven directly by a 120 Hz input signal, minimizing image blur in fast-moving action scenes.

Color correction and color space adjustment

Hue, Saturation, Brightness and color space can be adjusted to suit different installation conditions.

Quick start

Don't lose time - laser light source starts instantly, allowing you to start projecting in moments without lengthy lamp warm-up time.

Motionflow for smoother 4K images

Motionflow ensures smoother, less blurry on-screen images.

Smear reduction

A choice of black insertion ratio modes allows effective reduction of image blur and smear.

Authentic night scenes

The additional infrared laser source makes the VPL-GTZ280 ideal for pilot training and rescue simulation applications using night-vision goggles.

120Hz signal processing for 4K active 3D

The high-speed 120 Hz drive achieves smooth, easy-on-the-eye Frame Doubled or Dual Input 3D at 60p per eye with full 4K resolution, for impressively smooth, immersive stereoscopic simulations.

Industry standard RF 3D compatible

The projector's built-in RF transmitter synchronizes with any RF 3D glasses for wider coverage and greater stability, with no need for an external transmitter.

Greater installation flexibility

Install the projector horizontally, vertically , upside down or at any angle with no restrictions. The rugged chassis allows projectors to be stacked directly on top of one another. Projectors can also be stacked side by side with no cabling restrictions.

Auto calibration

Auto calibration adjusts RGB color levels as well as white point over the lifespan of the laser light source for consistently beautiful images over time.

Whisper quiet operation

Extra-low noise fan with one-way air flow and liquid cooling system ensures extra-quiet operation for minimized audience disruption. High altitude mode adjusts fan rate for efficient operation at altitudes above 1500m.


Display System
4K SXRD panel, projection system
Size of effective display area
0.74” x 3
Number of pixels
26,542,080 (4096 x 2160 x 3) pixels
Light Source
Laser diode
Light output
5,000 lm
Color light output
5,000 lm
Contrast ratio
Up to 20,000:1*2 (native contrast)
Accepted digital signals*3
VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA(1280x768), Quad-VGA, SXGA,
720x480/60p, 720x576/50p,
1280x720/50p, 1280x720/60p,
1920x1080/24p, 1920x1080/50p, 1920x1080/60p,
3840x2160/24p, 3840x2160/50p, 3840x2160/60p,
3840x2160/100P, 3840x2160/120P, 4096x2160/24p,
4096x2160/50p, 4096x2160/60p, 4096x2160/100P,
Color bit depth
Up to 10 bit
Display Port
4 inputs (HDCP 1.3 x 2, HDCP 1.3 for V Split x 2), Digital (RGB)
2 connectors, Mini jack, DC 12V Max.100 mA
RS-232C, D-sub 9-pin (female)
IN:1, Out:1 , Mini jack
Not available
Type A
OSD languages
18-languages (English, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Polish)
Acoustic noise
30 dB ~ 35 dB*2
Operating temperature / Operating humidity
5℃ to 40℃
(41°F to +104°F)/20% to 80% (no condensation)
Storage temperature / Storage humidity
-10℃ to + 60℃
(14°F to +140°F)/20% to 80% (no condensation)
Power requirements
AC 220 V to 240 V, 6 A, 50/60 Hz
(For Europe and China)
AC 100 V to 240 V, 12 A to 6 A, 50/60 Hz
(For the other countries)
Power consumption
MAX. 1.2 kW
Power consumption (Standby Mode)
0.4 W (When “Remote Start” is set to “Off”)
Power consumption (Networked Standby Mode)
0.6 W (LAN) (When “Remote Start” is set to “On”)
Heat dissipation
4092 BTU/h
Dimensions (W x H x D)
550 x 228 x 750 mm
(21 21/32 x 8 31/32 x 29 17/32 in) (without protrusions) 550 x 262 x 750 mm
(21 21/32 x 10 5/16 x 29 17/32 in)
Approx. 40 kg / 88 lb (excluding lens)
Supplied accessories
RM-PJ29 Remote Commander (1),
Size AA (R6) Manganese Batteries (2),
AC Power Cord (1),
Operatin Instructions (CD-ROM) (1)
The lenses are optional accessories
This value is approximate. Depends on the projector setting condition and usage environment
60p,30p,24p include 59.94/60Hz, 29.97Hz/30Hz, 23.98Hz/24Hz

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