Panasonic has updated its mirrorless camera line-up with the DMC-GX8, a follow-up to the GX7
which retains the retro styling of its predecessor, but adds mod-cons
like a higher megapixel count, 4K capabilities and dual image
stabilization technology. The camera is also due to gain a new Post
Focus feature – allowing users to select a focus point after taking an
image – in an upcoming firmware update.
Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G7 feels like it's as much a little brother to the 4K-toting GH4, as a follow-up to the G6. It's being billed as the mirrorless camera to bring the full benefits of 4K video to the rest of us, thanks to its ability to shoot 4K footage at 30 fps, and then extract 8-megapixel stills from it. While we've seen those features before, the G7 is arguably the first time they've been built into a mirrorless camera which is simultaneously powerful and accessible to the masses.
Panasonic has revealed its latest action camera in the form of the compact and wearable HX-A1. Decidedly less quirky than the 4K-toting HX-A500
it launched last year, the new model does away with the cable-connected screen and recording unit in favor of a self-contained cylindrical device. The tough compact body houses everything it needs to record Full HD point-of-view footage.
There are plenty of smartphones out there which have good, if not great cameras, but even among the best the specs of the Panasonic Lumix CM1
stand out. It features a large 1-inch type 20-megapixel sensor which dwarfs those of most of its rivals, and boasts RAW shooting for more flexible processing. Gizmag recently got to spend a bit of time with the smartphone camera to see if it really is a viable high-end compact replacement.
Circular robotic vacuum cleaners may be popular, but it's hard for them to reach dust and dirt in the corners of rooms. That's why Panasonic has gone with a triangular shape – a Reuleaux triangle, to be precise – for its new MC-RS1 Rulo robo-vac.
Panasonic has updated its GF series of mirrorless cameras with the GF7. The interchangeable-lens camera follows in the footsteps of the Samsung NX3000
, Olympus E-PL7
, and Fujifim X-A2
by making it easier to shoot and share high-quality selfies. In addition to a 180-degree tilting touchscreen and hands-free selfie shooting, the GF7 also boasts narcissist-friendly picture effects to make you look more attractive and slimmer.
Panasonic has announced a selection of new Lumix cameras at CES, which are designed to give you better photographic power than your smartphone while still being compact. New models include a travel-oriented camera which features a big zoom and a high-resolution viewfinder, a compact you can wink at to take a selfie, and a couple of rugged cameras.
Panasonic has unveiled its next generation Blu-Ray player at CES, capable of full 4K resolution playback at 60 frames per second. It’s designed to support video processing technologies that are expected to be included in the upcoming Ultra HD Blu-Ray standards.
Drinking clean water is something that many people in the world can't take for granted, as they rely on polluted sources and often have no access to purification systems. In response to that problem, Panasonic is developing a new technology that looks to the sun to clean water extracted from the ground. The company recently presented a system that uses sunlight and photocatalysts to purify polluted water at a high reaction rate, to improve access to clean water where it's needed.
Despite the relative lack of viewing content, Panasonic already offers a number of 4K TVs. That range is about to grow and improve with the release of two new flagship models. Panasonic says the new 65-in AX900 and 85-in AX850 deliver the best picture performance of any of its TVs.