Sanyo Japan to launch two high-resolution / high-brightness projectors


Sanyo seems to now entirely focus on projectors targeted at professional customers and businesses. After announcing a $6,000 Wi-fi enabled projector last month, the company today said in Japan [JP] it’s about to roll out two additional models with some great specs.

The first new Sanyo projector, the PDG-DET100JL (pictured above) features SXGA+ (1,400 x 1,050) resolution and produces 7,500 lumens brightness, which is the highest in this class. The contrast ratio of 7,500:1 isn’t too shabby either.


It’s also equipped with a DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) mode for more detailed images, making it especially useful for medical institutions. See the diagram above for an example of a DICOM image.


The WTC500L (see above) produces “just” 5,000 lumens brightness and features Wide XGA resolution “only” (1,280×800 resolution). It’s equipped with not one but two lamps between which the user can switch through the push of a button.

The PDG-DET100JL goes on sale in Japan on August 21 (price: $20,000), while the WTC500L will cost $11,000 when it hits stores over here on July 1. Americans are able to try the devices out starting today, provided they can make it to the InfoComm in Orlando, Florida.