Fujifilm first revealed a novel ultra-short-throw projector rocking a nifty rotating lens again in 2018, earlier than formally launching it because the FP-Z5000 in 2019. A brighter mannequin adopted in 2021, and now the corporate has slotted one other unit in the course of its Z-series lineup.
The Z-series members of the family are designed for setup in venues the place house constraints may forestall different more-conventional projectors from being deployed.
To realize this feat, Fujifilm leveraged its optics know-how to develop what it calls a two-axial rotatable lens, which is made up of large-diameter spherical and aspherical components to attenuate picture distortion and aberrations.
The lens unit incorporates a projection arm that may rotate by 90 levels and a lens unit that rotates 360 levels, permitting for “omnidirectional picture projection with out transferring the principle projector unit.”
The brand new 18 x 20 x 6.4-in (460 x 510 x 162.5-mm) Z6000 can throw 100-diagonal-inch pictures from about 30 inches away, so it is actually extra of a short-throw projector than a UST. It has a lens-shift vary of 70 p.c vertically and 35 p.c horizontally, which signifies that the visuals could be moved from panorama to portrait orientation “with out having to vary the placement of the principle unit or route of the lens.” And it additionally comes with 1.1x optical zoom for additional adjustment of the projected pictures.
The primary member of the Z-series household, the Full HD Z5000, places out 5,000 lumens, the 1,920 x 1,200-resolution Z8000 bumps that as much as 8,000 lumens so, you guessed it, the laser gentle supply on the coronary heart of the Z6000 manages a brightness output of 6,000 lumens. Fujifilm makes no point out of show decision for the brand new DLP projector.
No pricing or availability info has been revealed as but both, although given the US$12k price ticket of the Z5000 and the $20k+ price of the Z8000, you possibly can in all probability anticipate the brand new mannequin to take a seat someplace inbetween.