Just as the laterna magica had been a further development of earlier ideas in the 17th century, the evolution of modern projection equipment, too, has undergone a long and exciting history of many improvements and advancements ever since its invention. Against this backdrop, the FP-Z5000 (FUJIFILM Projector Z5000) impresses with its two-axis, rotatable lens design. Instead of being fixedly installed within the device, as is the case with common projectors, the lens of this projector can be adjusted to face up or down, to the front or the rear, as well as to the left and right to project images in any desired direction – onto a wall, a screen, onto the ceiling or the floor, depending on the situation and location. In addition, it also allows easy switching between vertical and horizontal display. Since for so doing, the device itself does not need to be moved, it offers a very high degree of flexibility. With its high-performance, ultrashort-throw FUJINON lens, the device is capable of projecting bright and clear images on a 100" screen from a distance of only 75 cm. The easy-to-use projector features a compact body design with smooth, rounded corners that lend it an elegant appearance. Due to its sophisticated technical and aesthetic properties, this projector is particularly suitable for largescreen digital signage or spatial design projections at museums.
Statement by the Jury
The clear, purist design of this projector embodies a unity in both form and function. Its sophisticated technology is integrated into a stylish device that also impresses with its compact dimensions. Thanks to the innovative two-axial rotatable lens, the projector provides a high degree of flexibility for a wide variety of applications. It delivers cleverly thought-out functionality and an intuitive approach towards its operation.