Projection Distance

The distance at which you place the projector from the screen determines the approximate size of the image. The image size increases the farther the projector is from the screen, but can vary depending on the zoom factor, aspect ratio, and other settings.

Use the tables here to determine approximately how far to place the projector from the screen based on the size of the projected image. (Conversion figures may have been rounded up or down.)

Vertical lens shift adjustment



Horizontal lens shift adjustment



1 Screen or image size
2 Distance between projector and screen
3 Distance from center of lens to bottom of the projected image when the lens is shifted to the highest position
4 Distance from center of lens to bottom of the projected image when the lens is shifted to the lowest position
5 Distance the projected image moves from the center when the lens is shifted to its maximum position left or right

16:9 Aspect Ratio Image or Screen

Screen or image size (1) Projection distance (2)

Wide to Tele

40 inches (101.6 cm) 46 to 75 inches

(116 to 190 cm)

60 inches (152.4 cm) 69 to 113 inches

(176 to 286 cm)

80 inches (203.2 cm) 93 to 150 inches

(235 to 382 cm)

100 inches (254 cm) 116 to 188 inches

(295 to 478 cm)

120 inches (304.8 cm) 139 to 226 inches

(354 to 575 cm)

150 inches (381 cm) 174 to 283 inches

(443 to 719 cm)

200 inches (508 cm) 233 to 378 inches

(591 to 959 cm)

Screen or image size (1) Offset from lens center (3) Offset from lens center (4) Offset from lens center (5)
40 inches (101.6 cm) 2 inches (5 cm) 21.6 inches (55 cm) 8.4 inches (21 cm)
60 inches (152.4 cm) 2.9 inches (7 cm) 32.4 inches (82 cm) 12.6 inches (32 cm)
80 inches (203.2 cm) 3.9 inches (10 cm) 43.1 inches (110 cm) 16.7 inches (43 cm)
100 inches (254 cm) 4.9 inches (12 cm) 53.9 inches (137 cm) 20.9 inches (53 cm)
120 inches (304.8 cm) 5.9 inches (15 cm) 64.7 inches (164 cm) 25.1 inches (64 cm)
150 inches (381 cm) 7.4 inches (19 cm) 80.9 inches (205 cm) 31.4 inches (80 cm)
200 inches (508 cm) 9.8 inches (25 cm) 107.9 inches (274 cm) 41.8 inches (106 cm)

4:3 Aspect Ratio Image or Screen

Screen or image size (1) Projection distance (2)

Wide to Tele

40 inches (101.6 cm) 56 to 92 inches

(143 to 233 cm)

60 inches (152.4 cm) 85 to 138 inches

(216 to 351 cm)

80 inches (203.2 cm) 114 to 184 inches

(288 to 468 cm)

100 inches (254 cm) 142 to 231 inches

(361 to 586 cm)

120 inches (304.8 cm) 171 to 277 inches

(434 to 704 cm)

150 inches (381 cm) 214 to 347 inches

(543 to 717 cm)

200 inches (508 cm) 285 to 463 inches

(724 to 1175 cm)

Screen or image size Offset from lens center (2) Offset from lens center (3) Offset from lens center (4)
40 inches (101.6 cm) 2.4 inches (6 cm) 26.4 inches (67 cm) 10.2 inches (26 cm)
60 inches (152.4 cm) 3.6 inches (9 cm) 39.6 inches (101 cm) 15.4 inches (39 cm)
80 inches (203.2 cm) 4.8 inches (12 cm) 52.8 inches (134 cm) 20.5 inches (52 cm)
100 inches (254 cm) 6 inches (15 cm) 66 inches (168 cm) 25.6 inches (65 cm)
120 inches (304.8 cm) 7.2 inches (18 cm) 79.2 inches (201 cm) 30.7 inches (78 cm)
150 inches (381 cm) 9 inches (23 cm) 99 inches (251 cm) 38.4 inches (98 cm)
200 inches (508 cm) 12 inches (30 cm) 132 inches (335 cm) 51.2 inches (130 cm)