[Editor's note (11/6/2007): We have been informed that the lamp life for the FW100 is 3,000 hours, not 1,500 hours. We have updated the review to account for this change.]
The Panasonic PT-FW100NTU is a bit of an odd duck. More fully featured than small presentation projectors, it represents an intermediate step between these small projectors and huge fixed-installation behemoths with interchangeable lenses. With 3000 lumens and a 2:1 zoom plus lens shift, the FW100 is a versatile, effective tool for both presentations and video.
ANSI lumens: 3000
Contrast (full on/off): 400:1
Light Engine: 1280x800, native 16:10, 0.7" LCD with a 250W UHM lamp.
Video Compatibility: 1125i, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i. NTSC/PAL/SECAM.
Data Compatibility: Computer resolutions up to UXGA (1600x1200).
Connection Panel: One 15-pin VGA input, a second VGA in/monitor passthrough, 3-RCA YPbPr component video, composite video, s-video, two 1/8" audio inputs, one 1/8" audio output, one L/R RCA audio input, 9 pin serial and remote ports, LAN port, wireless internet, Kensington lock.
Lens and Throw Distance: 2.00:1 zoom/focus lens. Throws a 100" diagonal 16:10 image from 9'2" to 18'8".
Lamp Life: 3000 hours.
Lamp Cost: $430
Warranty: Three years.