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— Digital Cameras

Panasonic DMC-GF6 brings NFC to interchangeable lens cameras

Panasonic has revealed its latest GF Series camera, the LUMIX DMC-GF6. With the addition of easier access to manual controls and a chunkier body, the new mirrorless digital camera looks set to take the series in a slightly more enthusiast direction. However, the standout feature of the GF6 is undoubtedly its wireless capabilities, which include Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC technology – meaning users can easily connect the camera to a smartphone/tablet with a simple touch. Read More
— Digital Cameras

Panasonic's Micro Color Splitter could double a camera's color sensitivity

Panasonic has developed a new technology which could replace the color filters used in most digital cameras. Its new Micro Color Splitters work by separating colors at a microscopic scale using diffraction, rather than filtration. This means the technology has the potential to vastly improve low-light photography, and double a camera's color sensitivity. Read More
— Home Entertainment

ZT60 series leads Panasonic’s 2013 Plasma TV line-up

Despite the rise and rise of the LED flat screen TV, the humble Plasma is still a favored choice for home movie fans and color reproduction devotees – often with good reason. Panasonic’s 2013 offerings in this space are headed-up by the flagship ZT60 series, which the company put to task in a completely blacked-out booth alongside its predecessors at the Consumer Electronics Show. Read More
— Around The Home

Panasonic reduces size and price of “Ene-Farm” home fuel cell

By relying on a chemical reaction rather than combustion, fuel cells like the Bloom Energy Server are a more environmentally friendly source of electricity than fossil fuel burning power plants – they’re also easier to fit on a residential or commercial block. Unfortunately, their price is still prohibitively expensive for most people. But things are slowly improving as evidenced by Panasonic’s latest “Ene-Farm” home fuel cell, which was jointly developed with Tokyo Gas. Later this year, the unit will be sold in Japan by Tokyo Gas for 1,995,000 yen (approx. US$22,320). Read More
— Robotics

Panasonic Power Loader Light exoskeleton takes a load off your back

Robotic exoskeletons that artificially augment puny human muscles have been in development for years, but we're yet to see any of them really take off. Panasonic is still betting on its own solution, the Power Loader Light (yes, named after the one seen in the sci-fi film Aliens), which is being developed by Activelink, one of its subsidiaries. The company has made some modifications since its initial appearance in 2010 and is showing off how it works on video for the first time. Read More
— Music Review

Review: Technics RP-DH1250 Headphones from Panasonic

DJ's around the world were dismayed a couple years ago when Panasonic announced it was discontinuing its Technics line of turntables, which had become the brand of choice among many professionals since the SL-1200 turntable was released in 1972. Recently though, the company decided to commemorate the iconic SL-1200's 40th anniversary by reintroducing the Technics brand with a new product: the RP-DH1250 Pro DJ headphones. We've been spending some quality time with Panasonic's latest headphones to find out if they live up to the Technics name. Read More
— Digital Cameras

Panasonic's LUMIX DMC-GH3 focuses on multimedia professionals

Two years after unveiling the LUMIX DMC-GH2 at Photokina 2010, Panasonic has pulled back the curtains on its new flagship digital single lens mirrorless camera. As you might expect, given the elapsed time since the release of the GH2, the new LUMIX DMC-GH3 offers significant improvements over its predecessor. These include an upgraded sensor and new image processor, 60p video capture and a maximum bit rate of 72 Mbps, a weather-sealed body, plus an OLED viewfinder and rear panel double act. Read More