The PT-RQ22K gives staging innovators an edge where the limits of projection are routinely tested. As the world’s smallest and lightest 20,000-lumen-class 4K+ projector*1, the PT-RQ22K brings unassailable image-quality to body dimensions comparable to our 10,000-lumen-class projectors. Easily handled by fewer people and supporting free 360° installation, novel projection ideas become reality in 4K+. Hermetically sealed optics and filterless heat-pipe-based cooling underline reliability in dusty conditions, while solid-state lasers consistently control the brightness ramp over 20,000 hours*2 of maintenance-free operation. With shared assets across Panasonic’s large-venue lineup enhancing ROI, your transition to 4K+ projection is smooth and cost-effective.
* Resolution 5120 x 3200 Pixels (QUAD PIXEL DRIVE: ON)
PT-RQ22KLenses sold separately.
|20,000 lm*3/21,000 lm (Center)*4||4K+|
*1 As of May, 2019. Among 20,000-lumen-class projectors with 4K resolution or higher.
*2 Around this time, light output will have decreased by approximately 50 %. IEC62087:2008 Broadcast contents, NORMAL Mode, Dynamic Contrast , under conditions with 35 °C (95 °F), 700 m (2,297 ft) above sea level, and 0.15 mg/m3 of particulate matter. Panasonic recommends cleaning or checkup at point of purchase after every 20,000-hour period (approximately). Estimated maintenance time varies depending on environment.
*3 Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO/IEC 21118: 2012 international standards. Value is average of all products when shipped.
*4 Average light-output value of all shipped products measured at center of screen in NORMAL Mode.
*5 Full On/Full Off. With Dynamic Contrast Mode set to 3.
Combining 3-Chip DLP™ imaging with original SOLID SHINE Laser Phosphor technology, Panasonic 3-Chip DLP™ SOLID SHINE Laser Series produces vividly colored pictures rich in detail with excellent brightness. Solid-state laser light sources and specially engineered heat-resistant phosphor wheels work together with three discrete DLP™ modules (R/G/B) for high brightness, true color accuracy, and high contrast in large venues.
3-Chip DLP™ SOLID SHINE Laser projectors capture a more accurate color space than comparable laser projectors. Blue lasers ensure greater precision while an expanded color gamut improves white-balance accuracy.
Dual-Drive Laser Optical Engine groups laser diodes into two discrete modules. A redundancy circuit works to minimize brightness- and color-uniformity loss should a laser diode fail, making supported products ideal for applications where picture presentation must be maintained.
Panasonic has eliminated air filters from its 20,000-lm-class PT-RQ22K laser projector design, enabling maintenance-free operation for up to 20,000 hours*1.
This is achieved with hermetically sealed optics and unique heat-pipe-based cooling with one-way airflow. The projector can operate continuously for long periods without regular maintenance, even in smoky staging conditions, saving operators time and money. With no filters to replace and controlled brightness ramp, the PT-RQ22K saves you real money.
*1 Around this time, light output will have decreased by approximately 50 %. IEC62087:2008 Broadcast contents, NORMAL Mode, Dynamic Contrast , under conditions with 35 °C (95 °F), 700 m (2,297 ft) above sea level, and 0.15 mg/m3 of particulate matter. Panasonic recommends cleaning or checkup at point of purchase after every 20,000-hour period (approximately). Estimated maintenance time varies depending on environment.
Better-than-4K resolution is achieved by employing a high-speed 2560 x 1600-pixel (WQXGA) DMD chip that shifts each pixel vertically and horizontally, quadrupling the pixel-count. Working in concert with Real Motion Processor 240 Hz frame-creation, Quad Pixel Drive technology produces film-like 5120 x 3200-pixel (4K+/16:10) images. As well as silk-smooth video, this powerful processing engine renders text in the finest detail for lectures and presentations.
Shifting pixels vertically and horizontally creates ultra-high-resolution pictures that exceed standard Ultra HD resolution.
High-speed 240 Hz frame creation supports images up to 5120 x 3200 pixels (16:10) resolution.
* Resolution 5120 x 3200 pixels (maximum physical resolution).
The PT-RQ22K projects bright, film-like 4K+ (5120 x 3200) images without visible pixels for video reproduction that’s extremely clear and natural. Quad Pixel Drive teams with huge laser brightness for an ultra-high-resolution experience that will blow your audience away.
The PT-RQ22K has emulation for BT.2020. It reproduces a wider color gamut than conventional standards. Additionally, they support HDR (High Dynamic Range). Image reproduction is stunning, from deepest black to sparkling bright highlights.
When an HDR video signal is delivered via HDMI®* or DIGITAL LINK input, the projector reads its EDID data and automatically selects the optimal gamma- and color-space modes for the most natural HDR image projection. When this function is enabled, video is projected at best possible quality without the hassle of manual selection.
* Requires the optional ET-MDNHM10 Interface Board.
Noise in dark areas of conventional images—emphasized when inferior equipment is used to project HDR video—is erased with Panasonic’s newest noise-reduction technology. These new projectors effectively eliminate picture noise in dark areas without decreasing highlight brightness, while the PT-RQ22K lets viewers experience spectacular HDR video unspoiled by noisy blacks.
Real Motion Processor uses sophisticated algorithms to create three additional frames for each image, boosting native 60 fps footage to 240 frames per second*1. The result is smooth and realistic motion rendering, particularly useful for the broadcast of sporting events and other fast-paced video. Further, images can be displayed with SDI, DVI-D, and HDMI simultaneous inputs*2. A refined optical engine enhances focus performance for a lifelike sense of resolution, contrast, and fluidity.
*1 Refresh-rate varies depending on vertical scanning frequency. Note that 240 Hz frame-rate is down-sampled to 60 Hz when projecting at 4K+ resolution.
*2 HDMI and DVI-D terminals available only on optional SLOT NX boards. Geometric Adjustment and Upgrade Kit functions are not supported with simultaneous video signal input.
Panasonic’s next-generation circuit technology analyzes individual images frame by frame to clarify areas containing fine details and textures. Algorithms extract hidden information from super-high to low-frequency video bands, sharpening outlines, correcting contours, and reducing ringing noise to improve the sense of resolution. The technology includes an exclusive Refine Enhancer algorithm to further optimize detail reproduction in 4K+ images.
Direct laser power output modulation achieves high contrast with less power consumption. Digitally controlled frame-by-frame scene-linking modulation ensures precise output adjustment, while accurate 20,000:1* contrast is delivered even when bright and dark scenes frequently interchange.
* Please refer to the specification page for detail condition.
This premium technology stops pictures washing out in bright light and assures dramatic impact for mapping and multi-projector applications. It uses sensor information to correct sharpness, gamma curves, and colors to suit on-site conditions.
SOLID SHINE Laser delivers superior screen brightness uniformity thanks to highly accurate white balance control. Brightness uniformity is greater than 90 % when measured at the corners, edges, and center of the screen.
SOLID SHINE Laser enables free 360-degree installation through any axis. Together with powered lens shift and wide range of optional lenses, this projector can project images from any orientation without picture distortion.
Contrast Sync allows Dynamic Contrast Control to be synchronized for consistent picture quality across multiple screens. Shutter Sync, meanwhile, synchronizes shutter on/off timing.
Based on HDBaseT™ technology, DIGITAL LINK supports transmission of video, audio*1, and control commands through a single CAT 5e or higher STP cable for distances of 150 m (492 ft) for Full HD video and 50 m (164 ft) for 4K*2 video. An optional DIGITAL LINK Switcher or Digital Interface Box further simplifies installation in large venues while reducing cost and improving reliability.
*1 Audio transmission depending on model’s audio capability.
*2 ET-YFB200G/YFB100G is not compatible with 4K signals. 150 m (492 ft) transmission available only with ET-YFB200G DIGITAL LINK Switcher for signals up to 1080p in Long Reach Mode.
Projectors switch instantly to a backup input* should the primary signal be disrupted, so display is maintained in situations where projection must not be interrupted. No screen-blanking occurs during backup input switching.
Note: Primary and secondary signals must be the same.
*Combination of primary/secondary input terminals is fixed. Switching to secondary input (or primary input) occurs automatically when the input signal for primary input (or secondary input) is disrupted. The Backup Input Setting is enabled only when the input signal to primary and secondary terminals is the same.
To enhance system flexibility and installation versatility, the PT-RQ22K adds a new Electrical Convergence Adjustment Function* that adjusts pixels 0.25p vertically and horizontally. This feature pays off when there is no time for optical image convergence.
* Supported with Quad Pixel Drive set to ON or OFF, in single or simultaneous input mode, and with geometric correction enabled. 4K image is rescaled to 2320 x 2400 pixels. Image sharpness is reduced following adjustment.
Panasonic has added a new Free Grid function to existing Geometric Adjustment that enables convenient grid-based image adjustment using the projector’s remote controller. Grid resolutions of 2 x 2, 3 x 3, 5 x 5, 9 x 9, or 17 x 17 can be projected and areas of the image reshaped or geometrically altered to compensate for screen distortions. This correction is easily performed by adjusting control points located at grid-line intersections. Move freely between grid resolutions to achieve the desired level of granularity without losing work progress. This clever data-saving function allows technicians to smoothly create a distortion-free projection in a wide range of installation situations.
Note: Free Grid requires the latest firmware. Register your projector at PASS to update firmware.
Visit PASS at https://panasonic.net/cns/projector/pass for more information.
Download free Geometry Manager Pro software to expand geometric and multi-screen setup and calibration capabilities via PC. The suite includes two upgrade kits that can be optionally unlocked with paid key codes. ET-UK20 adds uniformity correction and extensive creative masking capabilities. ET-CUK10 features Auto Screen Adjustment which enables simultaneous setup (including curved-screen correction) of multiple projectors for multi-screen applications using a compatible camera. This streamlines edge-blending, color-matching, black-level, stacking, and brightness uniformity calibration.
Note: Requires the latest firmware. Register your projector at PASS to update firmware, get free Geometry Manager Pro software for PC, obtain activation keys for ET-UK20 and ET-CUK10, and download a plug-in for ET-CUK10. Compatible cameras for ET-CUK10 comprise Panasonic AW-HE70/ AW-UE70 and Nikon D5200/D5300/D5500/D5600.
Visit PASS at https://panasonic.net/cns/projector/pass for more information.
Frame synchronization may be fine-tuned with the PT-RQ22K. Users can adjust frame delay in 1/100th millisecond increments for perfectly synchronized video. This improves multi-projection compatibility with projectors such as the PT-DZ21K2.
Smart Projector Control is a powerful smartphone app that enables remote operation of supported Panasonic projectors. Install Smart Projector Control on your iPhone or Android™ phone or tablet, connect to your compatible Panasonic projectors via Wi-Fi (LAN), and control a variety of functions including lens adjustment, input switching, status monitoring, and more.
Panasonic Multi Monitoring & Control Software supports up to 2,048 devices over LAN and features system map visualization or auto-search of devices to be registered. The free software is available with Early Warning functions (automatic free 90-day trial available). These advanced functions enable real-time monitoring, abnormality detection, and notification before servicing is required. Administrators can achieve seamless control and real-time monitoring while preventing potential problems, saving time, and enhancing system reliability.
*Software functionality varies depending on the model.
Panasonic 3-Chip DLP™ projectors share a range of optional lenses, including ultra-short-throw lens and zoom lens for long throw distances, reducing cost of ownership for staging and event companies with large projector inventories.
|Projector type||3-Chip DLP™ projector|
|Panel size||22.9 mm (0.9 in) diagonal (16:10 aspect ratio)|
|Display method||DLP™ chip x 3|
|Pixels||4,096,000 (2560 × 1600) × 3, total of 12,288,000 pixels, 49,152,000 (12,288,000 x 4) pixels when Quad Pixel Drive set to ON|
|Refresh rate||240 Hz*1|
|Light source||Laser Diode|
|Light output||20,000 lm*2 / 21,000 lm (Center)*3|
|Time until light output declines to 50 %*4||20,000 hours (NORMAL) /24,000 hours (ECO)|
|Resolution||4K+ (5120 x 3200 pixels) (Quad Pixel Drive: ON)|
|Contrast*2||20,000:1 (Full On/Full Off, Dynamic Contrast Mode: 3)|
|Screen size (diagonal)||1.78–25.4 m (70–1,000 in) with 16:10 aspect ratio 1.78–15.24 m (70–600 in) with the ET-D75LE8 / ET-D3LET80, 16:10 aspect ratio 3.05–15.24 m (120–600 in) with the ET-D75LE95, 16:10 aspect ratio|
|Center-to-corner uniformity*2||90 %|
|Lens||Optional (no lens included with this model)|
|Vertical (from center of screen)||±59 % (±56 % with ET-D75LE6 / ET-D3LEW60, +69 % – +84 % with ET-D75LE95) (powered)|
|Horizontal (from center of screen)||±29 % (±19 % with ET-D75LE6 / ET-D3LEW60, ±21 % with ET-D75LE95) (powered)|
|Keystone correction range||Vertical: ±40° (± 22° with ET-D3LEW50, ±28° with ET-D75LE6 / ET-D3LEW60, +5° with ET-D75LE95), Horizontal: ±15° (0° with ET-D75LE95)|
|Keystone correction range with optional ET-UK20 Upgrade Kit||Vertical: ±45° (± 40° with ET-D75LE10 / ET-D3LEW10, ET-D75LE20 / ET-D3LES20, ±22° with ET-D3LEW50, ±28° with ET-D75LE6 / ET-D3LEW60, +5° with ET-D75LE95) Horizontal: ±40° (±15° with ET-D3LEW50, ET-D75LE6 / ET-D3LEW60, 0° with ET-D75LE95), When [VERTICAL KEYSTONE] and [HORIZONTAL KEYSTONE] are used simultaneously, correction cannot be made exceeding total of 55°.|
|Installation||Horizontal/vertical, free 360-degree installation|
|SDI 1 IN||BNC x 1: 3G/HD/SD-SDI input, Dual-link HD-SDI (Link A), Dual-link 3G-SDI (Link 1), Quad-link HD-SDI (Link 1), Quad-link 3G-SDI (Link 1)|
|SDI 2 IN||BNC x 1: 3G/HD/SD-SDI input, Dual-link HD-SDI (Link B), Dual-link 3G-SDI (Link 2), Quad-link HD-SDI (Link 2), Quad-link 3G-SDI (Link 2)|
|SDI 3 IN||BNC x 1: 3G/HD/SD-SDI input, Dual-link HD-SDI (Link A), Dual-link 3G-SDI (Link 1), Quad-link HD-SDI (Link 3), Quad-link 3G-SDI (Link 3)|
|SDI 4 IN||BNC x 1: 3G/HD/SD-SDI input, Dual-link HD-SDI (Link B), Dual-link 3G-SDI (Link 2), Quad-link HD-SDI (Link 4), Quad-link 3G-SDI (Link 4)|
|MULTI PROJECTOR SYNC IN||BNC x 1|
|MULTI PROJECTOR SYNC OUT||BNC x 1|
|SERIAL IN||D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1 for external control (RS-232C compliant)|
|SERIAL OUT||D-sub 9-pin (male) x 1 for link control (RS-232C compliant)|
|REMOTE 1 IN||M3 stereo mini-jack x 1 for wired remote control|
|REMOTE 1 OUT||M3 stereo mini-jack x 1 for link control|
|REMOTE 2 IN||D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1 for external control (parallel)|
|DIGITAL LINK/LAN||RJ-45 x 1 for network, DIGITAL LINK connection (HDBaseT™ compliant), 100Base-TX, compatible with Art-Net, PJLink™ (Class 2), Deep Color, HDCP 2.2|
|DC OUT||USB Type A x 2 (for power supply DC 5 V total of 2 A)|
|Expansion Slot||SLOT 1 / SLOT 2 (total two terminals, vacant) for interface boards, SLOT NX compatible|
|Power supply||AC 200 V–240 V, 8.5 A, 50/60 Hz (Light output will decrease to approximately 50 % when using the projector with AC 100 V to AC 120 V [9.8A])|
|Power consumption||1,650 W (0.3 W with Standby Mode set to ECO*6, 4 W with Standby Mode set to NORMAL)|
|Cabinet materials||Molded plastic|
|Operation noise*2||46 dB|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||600 mm x 307 mm*7 x 745 mm ( 23 5/8˝ x 12 3/32˝ x 29 11/32˝ ) ( including protruding parts ); 598 mm x 270 mm*8 x 725 mm ( 23 17/32˝ x 10 5/8˝ x 28 17/32˝ ) ( not including protruding parts )|
|Weight*9||54.0 kg (119 lbs)|
|Operating environment||Operating temperature: 0–45 °C (32–113 °F)*10, operating humidity: 10–80 % (no condensation)|
|Applicable software||Logo Transfer Software, Multi Monitoring & Control Software, Early Warning Software, Geometry Manager Pro (ET-UK20 Upgrade Kit, ET-CUK10 Auto Screen Adjustment Kit), Smart Projector Control for iOS/Android™|
|*1 Refresh rate varies depending on scanning frequency. *2 Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO/IEC 21118: 2012 international standards. Value is average of all products when shipped. *3 Average light-output value of all shipped products measured at center of screen in NORMAL Mode. *4 Around this time, light output will have decreased by approximately 50 %. IEC62087: 2008 Broadcast contents, NORMAL Mode, Dynamic Contrast , under conditions with 35 °C (95 °F), 700 m (2,297 ft) above sea level, and 0.15 mg/m3 of particulate matter. Estimated time until light output declines to 50 % varies depending on environment. *5 Lens shift is not supported on the ET-D3LEW50. *6 When Standby Mode is set to ECO, network functions such as power on over LAN will not operate. Additionally, only certain commands can be received for external control using the serial terminal. *7 With legs at shortest position. *8 Excluding legs. *9 Average value. May differ depending on the actual unit. *10 Operating temperature is 0–40 °C (32–104 °F) when used in locations from 1,400 m to 4,200 m (4,593 ft to 13,779 ft) above sea level. When operating in ECO or NORMAL mode at elevations between 0–2,700 m (0–8,858 ft) in ambient temperatures exceeding 40 °C (104 °F), or at elevations between 2,700–4,200 m (8,858–13,780 ft) in ambient temperatures exceeding 25 °C (77 °F), light output may be reduced to protect the projector.|