From Panasonic's "Let's note" series, 5 new models of the RZ4 series 10.1-inch notebook PC will be released on October 17. Pricing starts at 160,000 yen.
It's a clamshell note PC. By rotating the screen and folding it, it can be used as a tablet. One of the Main features of the RZ4 series is that it weighs only 745g. It is currently the lightest among all notebooks with a rotatable screen.
Panasonic is going to release the LUMIX DMC-LX100, the world's first compact digital point-and-shoot camera with a 4/3-inch sensor built-in, for about 103,000 yen on November 13.
By using the same 4/3-inch sensor as Panasonic's mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras supporting the Micro Four Thirds system, LUMIX DMC-LX100 brings equivalent image quality to that of mirrorless cameras.
Panasonic is going to release an ultra high-end speaker system SB-R1 under its Technics brand. It is a build-to order product and will be released for 1,340,000 yen in February.
Technics is Panasonic's brand for audio devices. It was discontinued in 2010, but Panasonic recently discussed the revival of the brand on September 4th. The new high-end speaker system SB-R1 will be one of the first products celebrating the brand's revival.
Panasonic is going to release 3 new models of the 4K VIERA AX700 series on October 17.
They feature the latest HDMI 2.0 (4K/60p input), and support HDCP 2.2 (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection). They can connect to a 4K tuner and 4K recorder. There are 3 HDMI 2.0 input terminals, D4 and video input terminal.
This week we've learned that Japan's formed a body to (very softly) police/advise on cryptocurrencies like BitCoin, Japan's 3D printing industry showing more and more life signs, and a relatively unknown powered exoskeleton maker is seeing some pretty cool progress!