Panasonic has announced the Lumix GM, an ultra compact 16MP Micro Four Thirds camera, which will be released in Japan in late November.

"This camera uses the same sensor and engine as the GX7 which was released last month. The GX' features extremely high image quality and has received various awards around the world. We have packed the high image quality of the GX7 into this camera."

"The compact body is made of magnesium alloy, giving it a very robust feeling."

Reno J. Tibke - September 28, 2013

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This week it's Panasonic unloading its healthcare division to some Americans, and the world’s fastest mobile 4G, LTE, multi-carrier routers, made in China by this huge company you’ve likely never heard of, are now available on the archipelago - t

Yoriko Takahashi - September 26, 2013

Drip-proof, dustproof, shockproof, and low/high temperature resistant, Panasonic's new Bluetooth compliant speaker "SC-NT10" is the perfect speaker for outdoor use. It has "Boost Mode" to make people hear the sound easily outside, and DSP control "XBS Master" built-in to create high-quality bass sound.

Since it's compatible with NFC, you can pair up Bluetooth compliant devices with "SC-NT10" quickly.

Release date: October 18
Size: W120mm×H53.8mm×L120mm
Weight: 330g
Color: Orange, Blue
Price: About ¥17,000

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