Panasonic - 4K VIERA AX800 series is out in May

Panasonic announced that their new 4K Ultra-HD VIERA TV - AX800 series - will be released in mid-May. 5 models will be available:

Standard Design Model:
- TH-58AX800F (58 inch)
- TH-50AX800F (50 inch)

Slant Design Model:
- TH-65AX800 (65 inch)
- TH-58AX800 (58 inch)
- TH-50AX800 (50 inch)

AX800 series has a wide color gamut 4K panel with Hexachroma Drive technology to maximize the 4K panel's performance and to faithfully reproduce detailed colors. To give users a comfortable viewing experience, a voice-activated navigation system or My Channel function allows you to customize contents depending on different audiences.

With a smartphone that has the Panasonic TV Remote 2 application installed, you can share contents between a smartphone and the VIERA TV or you can use the smartphone as a remote control for the TV.

 


 

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Panasonic announced that they are going to release the world's first compact digital camera with 4K video recording capability - LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 - on July 17.

It will be sold for around 100,000 yen.

LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 is able to record 4K video (3,840×2,160) at up to 30 fps in the MP4 format. There is also a built-in functionality called "4K PHOTO" to capture 8MP images in the 4K video footage. It can also output 1920×1080 60fps full HD resolution video.

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Panasonic is going to release new portable wireless speaker system SC-MC20 on February 14.

SC-MC20 is designed to make people hear television sounds more clearly. TV sounds are sent from the accompanying sound transmitter to the speaker via Bluetooth so that you can hear your TV clearly when you are having trouble hearing the sounds or you are far from the TV.

Built-in battery is able to run for 10 hours. It's also compatible with an AC adapter.

Price: Open price

Panasonic unveiled their new LUMIX mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera DMC-GH4 which is now displayed at CP+ 2014 currently taking place in Yokohama, Japan. It is the world's first MILC that is able to shoot 4K quality movies (Cinema 4K: 4096x2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840x2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4.

Worth every yen in build and image, but still a tall order for all but the most heavily invested professionals.

Panasonic is going to release 2 new LCD TV models from their VIERA series, 50-inch model "TH-50AS630" for ¥175,000 and 42-inch model "TH-42AS600" for ¥135,000.

Both of the 2 models have a voice-controlled touchpad remote control. Via Wi-Fi connection, you can control the remote control, such as searching TV shows or recorded shows and making a recording reservation. Even if you are not familiar with voice command control, control examples can be displayed to help you.

Panasonic officially announced that their new mirrorless camera LUMIX DMC-GH4, which is able to shoot 4K video, will be released on April 24 for the following price:  

  • Body (LUMIX DMC-GH4) - About ¥170,000
  • Lens Kit (DMC-GH4 and the lens "LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER.") - About ¥230,000


You can read details about the camera in Akihabaranews.com's coverage when the news of the camera was first made.


Panasonic just announced their new 4K wearable video camera HX-A500 in Europe and they are going to release there sometime in May.

HX-A500 is able to shoot 4K videos (3820x2160, 25fps). It features a new lens, the image processor Crystal Engine Pro+, and backlight CMOS sensor.

 

Panasonic is releasing a slim pen-shaped IC recorder "RR-XP007" in early December for about ¥11,000.

The device has a clip like a pen, and you can record sounds while you keep it clipped in your chest pocket. There are several different settings for recording depending on the situation such as meetings with another person, meetings with multiple people, lectures, musical events and so on.

Color: black, white, violet, pink
Size: 14.8×14.8×126mm
Weight: 22g (excluding battery)
Memory: 4GB
Interface: USB 2.0

Panasonic - LED Video Light - Illuminate objects naturally while shooting a video

 

Even in a dark place, Panasonic's new "LED Video Light" mounted on your video camera will illuminate objects naturally and you will be able to take a clear movie.

It has 36 white high-brightness LEDs built-in and the luminance is 1500 LUX at a distance of 50cm from the object. You can adjust the brightness with the illuminance dial.

Price: ¥15,750
Compliant video cameras: HC-Z10000/X920M/V720M/V620M/X900M
Size: W70 x H111 x D53 mm
Weight: 120g
 

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