Sony’s new VPL-PHZ61 is one of the brightest ultra-compact professional projectors with enhanced with smart features and an all-new anti-dust system. It is an inspired choice for conference rooms, university lecture halls and large classrooms as well as Esport applications.
Beautifully slim and light with the smallest body in its class, the VPL-PHZ61 laser projector combines outstanding picture performance with up to 7,000lm center 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.
Designed with intelligence
Intelligent Settings simplifies installation and maximizes performance based on usage, image detail, color 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.
Bold, rich color, even in brightly lit rooms
Even powerful projectors can suffer from washed-out image colors in strongly lit rooms. Exclusive to Sony, Bright View delivers high-impact imagery without sacrificing color. 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.
Clearer images and text
Reality Creation uses powerful algorithms that boost image resolution closer to 4K clarity. Reality Text improves visibility of characters: great for conference rooms, university seminar rooms and large classrooms.
Bright, beautiful colors
Bright View is Sony’s unique processing technology that brightens images while maintaining rich color – even in brightly lit business and educational environments.
Enhanced viewing experience
Intelligent Settings with Ambiance uses a built-in light sensor to measure room brightness, automatically adjusting Bright View mode, color gain, and Reality Creation to suit your presentation environment.
Enjoy optimum pictures while saving energy
The VPL-PHZ61 and VPL-PHZ51 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, optimizing image quality and maintaining high visibility while reducing power consumption.
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 displays, 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 optimized 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.
Keep dust out of the picture
The 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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Sony PHZ61 Specs
Display System LCD
Native Chip Resolution 1920 x 1200
Supported Resolutions Minimum: VGA – 640 x 480 @ 60 Hz
Maximum: 4K UHD – 4096 x 2160 @ 24/25/30/60 Hz
Maximum Brightness 6400 Lumens
Aspect Ratio Native: 16:10
Scan Horizontal: 15 to 92 kHz
Vertical: 24 to 92 Hz
Lens Shift Vertical: -35 to 55%
Horizontal: ± 15%
Throw Ratio 1.23 to 1.97:1
Projection Size 40 – 300″ / 1.0 – 7.6 m
Keystone Correction Vertical: ± 30°
Horizontal: ± 30°
Supported HDR Input Formats None
Multi-Input Support (PIP/PBP) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Ceiling Mountable Yes
Built-In Speaker Yes (Mono)
Speaker Power 16W
Inputs/Outputs 1 x DE-15/DB-15 Video Input
1 x HDMI Audio, Video Input
1 x HDMI Audio, Video Input
1 x RJ45 (HDBaseT) Audio, Control, LAN, Video Input/Output
1 x RCA (Composite) Video Input
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Mini Audio Output
1 x DE-9/DB-9 (RS-232) Remote Input
1 x RJ45 (Ethernet) LAN Input/Output
1 x USB-A Data Input
1 x USB-A Power Input
Mobile App Compatible No
*As of December, 2022: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Light Source Laser Phosphor
Fan Noise Medium Brightness: 37 dB
Supported Languages Arabic
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 2.0 to 4.7 A
Power Consumption Medium Brightness: 463 W
Standby Mode (Lamp Off): 0.5 W
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature 14 to 140°F / -10 to 60°C
Operating Humidity 20 to 80% (Non-Condensing)
Storage Humidity 20 to 80% (Non-Condensing)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 16.6 x 5.1 x 13.3″ / 422.0 x 129.0 x 338.0 mm
16.6 x 3.9 x 13.1″ / 422.0 x 100.0 x 333.0 mm Without Dust Filter, Protrusions
Weight 15.4 lb / 7 kg
Package Weight 20.695 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.6 x 18.8 x 10.1″