Panasonic

LUMIX GM5, the world's smallest mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera with an electronic viewfinder (EVF), is going to be released by Panasonic on November 13.

LUMIX GM5 is only 98.5mm wide and weighs 180g. The magnesium alloy body and aluminum dial give the camera a very high-quality look and feel.

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.

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.

Editor - September 26, 2014

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.

Panasonic is currently displaying the new LUMIX CM1, a digital camera with 1-inch sensor and Android 4.4, at Photokina 2014 in Cologne, Germany.

LUMIX CM1 is scheduled to be released for about EUR 899 at the end of this year in Germany first, and then it will be released worldwide at the beginning of 2015.

Panasonic is going to release 2 models of facial equipment to heal your eye strain on September 1.

They are "Beauty Type EH-SW53" that provides plenty of steam, and the compact-sized "Refle Type EH-SW30".

Reno J. Tibke - July 12, 2014

JTFF - Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

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! 

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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.

Panasonic is going to release 2 new models from their compact LCD TV series "Portable VIERA" on June 15. Portable VIERA is a TV with a handle which allows you to move it easily from one room to another.

The angle of the display is adjustable: 4 degrees to the front and 16 degrees to the back.

 

19-inch "SV-PT19S1" (1,366×768 dots) - About ¥33,000

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