The Z3000 is a smaller, box shaped projector. While it isn't pretty, it has rounded edges and a clean look to it. The 2:1 zoom lens hides behind a motorized door when the projector is powered down, or if you use the lens shutter to mute the video.
Looking from the front, the PLV-Z3000's manual zoom lens, has two trim rings, one for focus and the other form zoom. The front has an infra-red sensor for the remote control. Below are two screw thread adjustable front feet.
On the top of the Sanyo PLV-Z3000U, you will find a traditional control panel.
On the right of the projector, when viewing from the front, is a recessed area with two lens shift dials, one for vertical, the other horizontal. Also there is a lens shift lock, to make sure your settings stay firmly in place.
On the back of the PLV-Z3000, is the input panel.
The projector vents hot air out the vents in the front, and takes in air from the vents in the rear. There are two removeable filters on the back, as well.