Sony announces industry’s smallest and lightest 8000 lumen projectors with innovative features

Sony today announced two newest WUXGA 3LCD laser projectors, the VPL-FHZ85 and VPL-FHZ80. The new projectors combine brightness with efficiency, installation flexibility and advanced operational capabilities. The Sony VPL-FHZ85’s size and weight make it the smallest and lightest in the mid-range projector class.  The Sony VPL-FHZ85 and VPL-FHZ80 incorporate a number of features that contribute to the excellent picture quality. The Sony projectors offer high brightness – the VPL-FHZ85 at 7,300 lumens (8,000 lumens center) and the VPL-FHZ80 at 6,000 lumens (6,500 lumens center) – which delivers rich imagery and satisfies demanding lighting conditions and environments.

With the incorporation of Sony’s Reality Creation real-time signal processing, mapping and analysis technology, the projectors produce crisp and clear pictures, for effective presentation and display. Both new models support 4K60P input for compatibility with 4K video sources. The projectors’ new Reality Text feature improves text-based presentation materials by providing clearer letters and lines with enhanced legibility.

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Sony VPL-FHZ85 and VPL-FHZ80 projectors feature advanced Intelligent Settings, which offer optimization based on usage environment.  The addition of customized Bright View functionality enables colors to accurately maintain their contrast and vivacity, even in brightly lit rooms.   The new Ambiance feature automatically measures the room’s brightness using an ambient light sensor, and further calibrates the Bright View, color gain and Reality Creation settings accordingly. The ergonomic and compact projectors adapt to diverse installation and usage environments, as well as mounting configurations. 

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Installation flexibility is further realized through thoughtful additions like a USB power supply for enabling wireless presentations, auto power on capabilities, auto input selection and a data cloning feature that allows a user to copy a projector’s settings onto a USB drive for easy replication to additional projectors. The new models offer an automated filter cleaning system and an efficient cooling system to ensure long-term, reliable and low-maintenance operation. The new Sony VPL-FHZ85 and VPL-FHZ80 projectors are planned to be available in January 2022.