Ultra Short Throw 1080p Laser Multimedia Projector


  • Bright 5,000 lumens and 100,000:1 contrast ratio 
  • Laser light source provides up to 30,000 hours  of life
  • Ultra short 0.25:1 throw ratio 
  • PC-free USB image viewer, office document reader and video player
  • Wireless display and smartphone casting



Spectacular, large images from only inches away

Create large projections in space constrained environments with the 5,000 lumens, 1080p, ultra short throw Optoma ZH500UST. An ultra short 0.25:1 throw ratio delivers large projections from inches away, ideal for classrooms, meeting rooms, boardrooms and digital signage applications.

Four corner geometric correction, 360° operation and up to 30,000 hours of light source life provide flexible installation and dependable operation. A PC-free image viewer and document reader display office documents, PDFs, images and videos from USB storage devices.

Robust input options include HDMI, VGA and composite for connectivity to digital and analog video sources. LAN connectivity enables easy control via telnet and Crestron for managed installations.

Amazing Color

Our projectors are capable of reproducing the Rec.709 color gamut, the international HDTV standard to guarantee accurate reproduction of cinematic color exactly as the director intended.

Full HD 1080p

1080p (1920×1080) resolution renders sharp and detailed images from HD content without downscaling or compression, which is perfect for movies, TV shows and gaming.

Ultra Short Throw

Ultra short throw projection enables closer placement to the wall with reduced shadows for easy presenting. The placement makes it perfect for interactive applications and education environments, too.

24/7 Operation

Optoma projectors are engineered to operate 24 hours a day in standard orientation and perfect for applications that require prolonged periods of use (subject to 24-hour terms and conditions – please refer to user manual).

PC-free USB Image and Document Viewer

Integrated PC-free image and document viewer provide direct viewing of office documents, PDFs, images and presentations from any USB storage device.

Four Corner Adjustment

Four corner geometric correction enables quick and easy image adjustments from any of the corner points of the image. This is ideal for uneven or angled projection surfaces.

Additional information

Aspect Ratio16:9 (native) and 4:3 compatible
Audio10W speaker
Brightness5,000 ANSI lumens
Connections2x HDMI 1.4, VGA, VGA out, composite video, audio-in (3.5mm), audio-in (RCA L/R), Mic-in, audio out (3.5mm), USB-B (service), USB (PC-free reader), USB (for Wi-Fi adapter), RS-232C, RJ45
Contrast Ratio100,000:1 (dynamic black enabled)
Display TechnologyTexas Instruments 0.65” 1080p DMD
Displayable Colors1.07 billion
Keystone Correction±40° vertical and horizontal
Light Source TypeLaser phosphor
Light Source Life30,000 hours (Eco), 20,000 hours (Bright)
Maximum ResolutionWUXGA (1920 x 1200)
Native Resolution1080p (1920 x 1080)
Noise Level32dB
Offset120% (±3% variance)
On-Screen DisplayComplete on-screen menu adjustments in 18 languages
Operating Temperature41-104°F (5-40°C), 85% max humidity
Power Consumption400W max (Bright), 260W max (Eco)
Power SupplyAC input 90 – 264V, 50–60 Hz
Projection Distance9.5” – 16.1”
Projection LensF/2.4, f=3.7mm
Projection MethodFront, rear, ceiling count, tabletop
Projection Screen Size90” – 120”
Remote ControlFull function remote with laser
Throw Ratio0.25:1 (distance/width) – 5% variance
Zoom TypeFixed lens, 0.8 – 2.0x digital
3D CompatibilitySupports all HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D formats and up converts frame rate from 60Hz to 120Hz or 24Hz to 144Hz. 3D glasses are sold separately. Please refer to user manual for details.
Computer CompatibilitySVGA, VGA, SXGA, UXGA, XGA,WXGA, HD, Mac
Horizontal Scan Rate15.375~91.146 KHz
Vertical Scan Rate50 – 85 Hz (120Hz for 3D feature)
Video CompatiblityNTSC, PAL, SECAM, SDTV (480i/576i), EDTV (480p/576p, HDTV (720p, 1080i/p)
Dimensions (W x H x D)15” x 3.5” x 12.5”
SecuritySecurity bar, Kensington lock, password protection, keypad lock
Weight12.5 lbs
What's in the Box?ZH500UST projector, AC power cord, remote control, batteries for remote, quick start user manual and warranty card
Accessories Part Numbers4K UHD Casting and Mirror Dongle: UHDCast Pro, Mounting Plate: BM-4003p, QuickCast Pro 4K HDMI starter kit: QCP-4K-KIT (2 TX, 1 RX, 1 Cradle), QuickCast Pro 4K HDMI starter kit: QCP-SK-4K-HDMI (1 TX and 1 RX), Remote (replacement): BR-3080N, Universal Wall mount: OWM3000
UPC796435 44 388 7
Warranty Info3 Year parts and labor limited warranty on the projector, 5-year or 12,000 hour light source warranty (whichever comes first)
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