Panasonic has announced at the 2013 NAB Show in Las Vegas its new PT-DZ13K Series of 3-chip DLP projectors. Ideal for a range of applications, including rental and staging and digital signage and large venues, such as museums, auditoriums, lecture halls, the new line combines high brightness and professional features with a compact and lightweight body.
There are four models in the new series, PT-DZ13KU, PT-DS12KU, PT-DW11KU, PT-DZ10KU. All of them are based on 3-chip DLP display technology and feature 10,000:1 contrast ratio. The DZ13 and DZ10 are Full HD models that deliver 1920×1200 WUXGA resolution. The DS12 offers 1400×1050 SXGA+ and the DW11 can project 1366×768 WXGA images. The DZ13 and DS12 have 12,000 lumens brightness, while the DW11 and DZ10 offer 10,000 lumens and 10,600 lumens brightness, respectively. They, except for the DZ10, support active 3D projection. For connectivity, you can find HDMI, DVI-D, D-sub, composite video, component video and 3D Sync in/out (3D models) connectors. There is also RJ-45 LAN port for network connection.
All four Panasonic DLP projectors feature Dual Lamp System that allows for continuous operation even if one lamp fails during an important performance. In Eco mode, you can expect up to 4,000 hours of lamp life. Except for the PT-DW11KU, the other three models include Geometric Adjustment function that allows projection onto spherical, cylindrical and other specially-shaped screens. Panasonic will release the four projectors in April.