Panasonic PT-RZ12K Large-Venue 3-Chip DLP Projector


  • Compact 12 000 lumens Solid Shine laser business projector designed for long-lasting stable brightness in events and staging.
  • Exchangeable lens – 24/7 Operation.
  • Digital Link, High Frame Rate 120 Hz.
  • Geometric Adjustment.
  • Portrait Mode.
  • Digital Link, 20 000:1.



Lightweight Design Outputs Up to 12,000 lm

  • A new phosphor wheel material was selected to withstand the heat generated by the high-output laser light source. With a custom-designed drive system optimized for the light source, the PT-RZ12K Series can safely achieve 12,000 lm of brightness.

Original Panasonic Technology Reduces Motion Blur

  • Together with a unique high-speed Real Motion Processer chip, Panasonic has refined the PT-RZ12K Series? optical engine to enhance focus performance for a better sense of resolution, contrast, and fluidity. Real Motion Processor creates supplemental frames and interpolates for a fast 120 Hz* frame-rate, resulting in incredibly smooth and realistic reproduction of motion. Further, images of up to 120 Hz* can be displayed with Dual-link 3G-SDI, DVI-D, and HDMI simultaneous inputs

Detail Clarity Processor 5 Clarifies and Enhances Fine Details

  • This proprietary circuit analyzes each individual image frame by frame to clarify areas containing fine details and textures. A new processing algorithm pulls hidden information from the super high, high, medium, and low-frequency bands, sharpening outlines, correcting contours, and reducing ringing noise to improve the sense of resolution and clarity of fine details.


System Daylight View 3 Improves Color Perception

  • This proprietary technology optimizes image quality to improve the colour perception of images projected onto external or internal walls and other surfaces or in environments with bright ambient light. With a brightness of 12,000 lm, the
  • PT-RZ12K Series delivers clear and comfortable viewing even with the lights on.

Selectable Operational Modes Maintain Image Quality Longer

While the brightness of conventional lamp-based projectors drops rapidly due to age deterioration, laser light source brightness decreases gradually in a linear rather than exponential fashion. The PT-RZ12K Series features brightness and color sensors to precisely optimize and maintain brightness for 20,000 hours*1 or more.

Approx. 20,000 Hours*1 of Continuous Operation (Normal Mode)

  • In Normal Mode with maximum 12,000 lm brightness, PT-RZ12K Series returns approximately 20,000 hours*1 light-source service life. Eco Mode at 9,600 lm extends light source replacement to approximately 24,000 hours*1.
  • These modes are suitable for roles in education or for signage applications.

Up to 10 Years*2 Operation with Constant Brightness Modes

  • In environments where high brightness is not necessary, such as surveillance, control, and simulation rooms, constant operation modes extend light source replacement to up to 87,600 hours*2 in Long Life 3 Mode?about 10 years of 24/7 projection?with consistent brightness and color.

User Operating Mode

  • In addition to preset operating modes, the PT-RZ12K Series can be customized to achieve your preferred balance of brightness or extended life. Brightness can be set from 2,300 to 12,000 lm or the lifetime set to a maximum of 10 years.

Waveform Monitor Function

  • When the source device output level fluctuates due to the performance of the device or its cable connections, the original black and white levels of the image cannot be reproduced correctly. The PT-RZ12K Series displays the waveforms on the screen where they can be adjusted either automatically or manually as preferred.

DICOM Simulation Mode*

  • This imaging mode is similar to the DICOM Part 14 medical imaging standard. It lends a film-like resolution to X-ray images, making the PT-RZ12K Series ideal for medical presentations and training.

Rec. 709 Mode for HDTV Projection

  • Optimal color reproduction can be achieved by selecting this mode, compliant with ITU-R Recommendation BT.709 when images from an HDTV source are projected.

Active 3D Projection Capability

  • The PT-RZ12K Series is compatible with active 3D projection technology. It supports a separate, external 100/120/144 Hz drive, IR emitter, and active-shutter glasses, or an active filter and passive glasses for viewing 3D images.

Advanced Technologies for Excellent Image Quality

  • 3D color matching
  • Full 10-bit image processing
  • Digital cinema reality
  • IP conversion
  • 2:2 pulldown function
  • sRGB compatibility

Flexible Setup and Smooth Operation

  • Unlike conventional lamp-based projectors, the PT-RZ12K Series? SOLID SHINE Laser system allows free 360-degree installation through any axis. Together with powered lens shift and a wide range of optional lenses, the projector can be mounted in any way desired without picture distortion.

Single-Cable DIGITAL LINK Connection

  • DIGITAL LINK supports transmission of uncompressed HD video, audio*1, and control commands through a single cable (CAT 5e or higher STP cable) for distances of up to 150 m (492 ft)*2. Add an optional DIGITAL LINK Switcher or Digital Interface Box to further simplify installation complexity in large venues while reducing cost and improving reliability at the same time.

Multi-Screen Support System Seamlessly Connects Multiple Screens

  • Optimally adjusts multiple screens with edge blending, color matching, and digital image enlargement.

Edge Blending

  • The edges of adjacent screens can be blended and their luminance controlled.

Color Matching

  • This function corrects for slight variations in the color reproduction range of individual projectors. PC software assures easy, accurate control.

Digital Image Enlarging

  • PT-RZ12K Series features a digital zoom function that allows images to be enlarged up to 10 times (horizontally and vertically)*. Up to 100 units (10 x 10) can be edge-blended at a time to create large, multi-screen images.

Multi-Unit Brightness/Color Control

  • This function automatically corrects brightness and color fluctuations that occur over time in individual projectors in a multi-screen system. Up to eight projectors connected by a hub can be controlled increasing to a maximum of 2,048 projectors with Multi Monitoring & Control Software.

Geometric Adjustment for Specially Shaped Screens

  • This function adjusts the image for projection onto spherical, cylindrical, and other specially shaped screens. Adjustments can be easily made using only the remote control, with no external equipment needed. 4-Corner Adjustment and Keep Aspect Off functions also simplify fine adjustment.

Optional Upgrade Kit (ET-UK20) Featuring Geometry Manager Pro

  • Geometry Manager Pro software included in Panasonic?s optional upgrade kit (ET-UK20) supports color matching, edge blending, uniformity correction, and other useful functions for multi-projector setups up to a maximum of 64 units. It also enables creative masking using four lines or bitmap data. Its flexible yet sophisticated geometric adjustment capability suits a wide variety of screen shapes. Further, PT-RZ12K Series projectors support the optional ET-CUK10 Auto Screen Adjustment Upgrade Kit*.

Backup Input Setting Assures Reliability and Optimizes Performance

  • The Backup Input Setting allows the signal to be switched to the backup input signal as smoothly as possible should the primary input signal be disrupted*. This function ensures high reliability and is ideal for mission-critical control rooms, projection mapping, staging, and other applications where image display should not be interrupted.

Quick Start, Quick Off

  • The laser light source does not require time to warm up, so the image appears almost instantly with PT-RZ12K Series projectors. There?s also no cooling time required when turning the power off, so you can quickly turn the projector on and off as many times as needed.

Art-Net DMX Compatible

  • PT-RZ12K Series is compatible with Art-Net DMX protocol for lighting management. Art-Net compatibility allows the projector to be connected to a lighting console with easy control of functions such as shutter on/off, input change, power on/off, etc., together with lighting control.

Generous Connectivity

  • Connect any source device to the PT-RZ12K Series via its array of terminals including 3G-SDI, DIGITAL LINK, DVI-D, and HDMI.

Multi Monitoring & Control Software

  • This software lets you control and monitor multiple projectors/displays at the same time over wired LAN. If a problem occurs, an alert is sent to the monitoring/controlling PC.

Early Warning Software ET-SWA100 (Optional)

  • Early Warning Software monitors the status of projectors and displays connected to an intranet and informs the operator when an abnormality is detected or predicted, and when there are symptoms of trouble. This minimizes downtime to provide more stable operation.

Shares Common Lenses

  • The PT-RZ12K Series share optional lenses with the Panasonic 3-Chip DLP? projector range, including the ET-D75LE90 ultra-short throw lens.

World?s Shortest Throw*1 Lens for 3-Chip DLP? Projectors

  • Mount the newly developed ET-D75LE90 Ultra-Short-Throw Lens onto supported Panasonic 3-Chip DLP? projectors*2 and reduce projection distance by approximately 60 % compared with our ET-D75LE50 Short-Throw Lens. This results in huge space savings and allows the high brightness and picture quality of the PT-RZ12K Series to be exploited in smaller locations.

Other Valuable Features

  • Lens-centered design
  • Shutter effect with fade in/out
  • P-in-P function*
  • Image rotation function
  • Scheduling function
  • 30 m (98.4 ft) long-range wireless remote control with LED backlight
  • Anti-theft features with chain opening
  • Control device setup function
  • ID assignment for up to 64 units
  • Built-in test pattern
  • The selectable 10-language on-screen menu


  • (W x H x D) 578 x 270 x 725 mm (22-3/4 x 10-5/8 x 28-17/32 in) (optional lens, lens and lens cover not included)
  • 578 x 323.5 x 740 mm (22-3/4 x 12-23/32 x 29-1/8 in)?(Including legs at shortest position and protruding parts)

Made in Japan

  • All PT-RZ12K Series projectors are carefully manufactured at the Panasonic factory in Japan under strict quality control conditions. Japanese quality assurance is yet another persuasive reason to select a Panasonic projector.
Weight 44000 g
Dimensions 725 × 578 × 270 mm




Power supply 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption*1 1,200 W (1,280 VA), (Average power consumption:
800 W with OPERATING MODE set to NORMAL,
680 W with OPERATING MODE set to ECO,
620 W with OPERATING MODE set to LONG LIFE 1,
590 W with OPERATING MODE set to LONG LIFE 2,
550 W with OPERATING MODE set to LONG LIFE 3)
(0.3 W with STANDBY MODE set to ECO,*2 4 W with STANDBY MODE set to NORMAL.)
DLP™ chip Panel size 24.4 mm (0.96 in) diagonal (16:10 aspect ratio)
Display method DLP™ chip x 3, DLP™ projection system
Pixels 2,304,000 (1,920 x 1,200) x 3,total of 6,912,000 pixels
Refresh Rate 120 Hz*3
Lens Optional powered zoom and fixed-focus lenses
Light source Laser diode (laser class: class 1), Light source life*4:
20,000 hours (Normal Mode) / 24,000 hours (Eco Mode)
Screen size (diagonal) 1.78-25.4 m (70-1,000 in),1.78-15.24 m (70-600 in)
with the ET-D75LE8,
3.05-15.24 m (120-600 in) with the ET-D75LE90,
16:10 aspect ratio
Brightness*5 12,000 lm
Center-to-corner uniformity* 5 90 %
Contrast*5 20,000:1 (full on/off, with Dynamic Contrast Mode set to “3” )
Resolution 1,920 x 1,200 pixels*6


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