Eco-friendly compact high brightness Full HD laser projector
The ZH520 is one of Optoma's most compact and hassle-free Full HD 1080p DuraCore laser projectors to date. Designed for maintenance-free continuous operation, it delivers powerful image performance with flexible installation features and extensive connectivity options in a sleek, compact form factor, up to 34% smaller than previous Optoma models.¹
To support Optoma’s commitment to sustainability, the ZH520 cuts power consumption by up to 45% compared to Optoma’s lamp-based projectors.² Energy-saving DuraCore laser technology ensures a long product lifespan of up to 30,000 hours without the need for additional lamps, requires minimal maintenance, and is mercury-free, further lowering its carbon footprint.
An added benefit, the ZH520 features an external power supply offering more reliability, portability and energy efficiency.
Designed with the environment in mind, the eco-friendly chassis design is made with up to 50% PCR (Post-Consumer Recycled) plastics and the packaging contains up to 97% recyclable materials.³ In addition, the compact product and packaging size of the Optoma ZH520 projector allows 2x more products carried per container, resulting in more efficient logistics to help further reduce carbon emissions.¹
Geared for conference rooms, boardrooms, and other corporate spaces, the ZH520 features a 1.3x zoom for a flexible setup. For ultimate convenience it comes with an RS232 connection for monitoring and controlling and a built-in speaker.
¹ Based on the comparison of the 2023 Optoma mainstream laser projectors and its previous generation.² Comparison of 2023 Optoma mainstream laser projectors and its equivalent lamp-based counterparts.³ Based on the packaging of 2023 Optoma laser projectors.
Bright Full HD 1080p DuraCore laser projector
5500 lumens and IP6X certified
Compact for easy installation
1.3x zoom, 360-degree and portrait projection
Reduced power consumption for a long life span
DuraCore laser technology delivers 30,000 hours maintenance free laser light source
External power supply
More reliability, portability and energy efficiency
Designed for the future
We are committed to reducing the overall environmental footprint of our products so we can do right by the planet.
Designing innovative products with sustainability in mind considers every phase of a product's lifecycle, from design, manufacturing, logistics, and usage, to packaging.
Reduces power consumption by up to 47% compared to lamp-based solutions.
Reduced carbon footprint
Compact products made with fewer materials to minimize logistical environmental impact.
Packaging made from recycled and reusable materials.
Made from non-hazardous and recycled materials.
Lights on viewing
This versatile projector combines high brightness and vivid colors for vibrant, true-to-life visuals in any environment*. Make a lasting impression with bigger and bolder presentations any time of day.
*With no direct sunlight or lights directed on screen.
Optoma laser projectors use high-quality lasers to create the projected image. In many situations the perceived brightness from laser illumination projectors can be twice that of an equivalent lamp-based model. They also deliver increased efficiency to maintain consistent brightness, superior color performance, instant on/off and an extraordinary life span of up to 30,000 hours.
Full HD 1080p
1080p resolution gives you sharp and detailed images from HD content without downscaling or compression; perfect for watching Blu-ray movies, HD broadcasting and playing video games.
Give powerful presentations and educational lessons with stunning colors. Optoma projectors provide reliable color performance suitable for any content and environment. From accurate sRGB colors for lifelike images to vibrant punchy presentations. We have a display mode to meet your needs. Perfect for a wide range of graphic and video presentations.
Featuring a wide range of options you can control and monitor the projector remotely.
Optoma projector’s come with an extensive set of RS232 commands making it simple and easy to manage using any control system.
• AMX compatible
Dynamic discovery protocol is incorporated into the projector allowing for easy installation with AMX control systems.
• Crestron RoomView
Using the compatible RoomView® software you can power on/off, monitor, manage and control up to 250 projectors at the same time from any computer
• Extron IPLink compatible
Allows for easy installation with Extron control systems
With 360° projection,* images can be displayed in any orientation, giving you the freedom and versatility to install this projector in the desired location.
*For more information please refer to the user manual
Optoma projectors have been designed to operate 24 hours a day in standard orientation. Perfect for applications where prolonged periods of use is required. Subject to 24 hour terms and conditions.
24/7 Operation - standard lamp warranty applies. Projector warranty is based on standard business usage hours. For optimum performance Optoma recommends that your projector is turned off or placed in standby mode for 30 minutes every 24 hours to prolonging the life of your lamp.
Auto power off
There may be instances when the projector is left running when not in use. To help save energy, the "auto power off" feature automatically turns off the projector after a set period of time if it is not being used
Complete your home entertainment experience with the convenience of a powerful built-in speaker for exceptional sound quality and an easy set up without the need for costly external speakers.
Use the USB-A port to power an HDMI dongle, such as Google Chromecast.
1080p Full HD (1920x1080)
Native aspect ratio
Aspect ratio - compatible
Keystone correction - horizontal
Keystone correction - vertical
Displayable colors (millions)
Light source type
1.13:1 ~ 1.47:1
39.37" - 314.96"
Focal length (mm)
16.90 ~ 21.61
|Inputs 2 x HDMI 2.0|
|Outputs 1 x Audio 3.5mm, 1 x USB-A power 1.5A|
|Control 1 x RS232, 1 x RJ45|
Noise level (typical)
Noise level (max)
FHD, UXGA, SXGA, WXGA, HD, XGA, SVGA, VGA, Mac
NTSC M/J, 3.58MHz, 4.43MHz PAL B/D/G/H/I/M/N, 4,43MHz SECAM B/D/G/K/K1/L, 4.25/4.4MHz 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p(50/60Hz), 1080i(50/60Hz), 1080p(50/60Hz)
Yes (DLP 3D; PC frame sequential 120Hz 3D, Blu-r
Security bar, Kensington Lock, Password protected interface
OSD / display languages
25 languages: Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Chinese (simplified), Spanish, Swedish, Chinese (traditional), Turkish, Vietnamese
0°C ~ 40°C, Max. Humidity 80%, Max. Altitude 2,500m
Watts per speaker
In the box
AC power cord
1x CR2025 battery
Basic user manual
Optional wireless models
External power supply, 100V ~ 240V, 50-60Hz
Power consumption (standby)
Power consumption (min)
Power consumption (max)
Weight and Dimensions
Dimensions (W x D x H)
10.79" x 8.5" x 4.25"
English US [auto].pdf
Basic user manuals