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Panasonic introduces the world lightest 3D Glasses

Posted in Panasonic by Reuben Drake on July 28th, 2011

To 3D or not to 3D. That is the question still facing many of you. Well, at least the nerd glasses are getting lighter. The new TY-EW3D Series from Panasonic claim to be the world lightest 3D glasses available with just 26g in total in its S and M version while the L Version with its 27g seems to be as “heavy” as other models on the market.

These new glasses also come with a new battery offering you up to 3 hours worth of 3D just after 2 minutes of charge or a total of 25 hours of 3D if fully charged for 30 minutes.

Panasonic reveals Lumix FZ47

Posted in Panasonic by Conner Flynn on July 21st, 2011

Digital cameras that can shoot video are a dime a dozen, but only a few give you the power to manually select aperture and shutter speed. The Lumix FZ47 from Panasonic gives you full control over both video and still photo capture with its Creative Control mode.

The 12.1-megapixel superzoom can shoot 1080i HD at 30 fps. It also has a 3-inch LCD, 24x Leica zoom lens with a 25mm wide-angle focal length, and you can shoot 3.5-megapixel stills while recording video. The $400 FZ47 will arrive next month.

Panasonic unveils Android Toughbook Tablet

Posted in Panasonic by Reuben Drake on June 16th, 2011

Are you prone to tablet abuse? Well, feel free to treat your tablet rough with Panasonic’s Android Toughbook tablet. It features a sunlight-friendly 10.1-inch multi-touch display, satellite-based GPS, full-shift battery life and optional 3G / 4G.

It’s an Android tablet built tough. We don’t have any info on pricing or a release yet, but more info is sure to trickle in. The point is, this is a tough Android tablet. It’s tough enough for you. Are you tough enough for it?

Panasonic Prices New HD Mobile Cameras Arriving In July

Posted in Panasonic by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2011

Panasonic has revealed the prices of its new digital camcorder and cameras. All five will be available in July for around $199.99 for the HMT-TA20, $169.99 for the HM-TA2, $349.99 for the HX-WA10, $279.99 for the HX-DC10; and $199.99 for the HX-DC1.

At the low end of the range, the Panasonic HM-TA20 is a full-HD mobile camera with a rugged casing that is waterproof to 10 feet, shockproof and dustproof. It also sports a new Night View Mode.

Panasonic Outs 3 New Xacti Style Camcorders

Posted in Panasonic by Conner Flynn on May 25th, 2011

Panasonic has introduced a trio of new camcorders, the HX-WA10, HX-DC15 and the HX-DC1. All three models feature HD resolution and will hit stores in Japan next month. The only model that’s waterproof is the HX-WA10 which is good in up to 3 feet. It features a 16MP sensor, a stereo mic, mini HDMI/USB/SDXC interfaces, 2.6-inch LCD and is $550.

The HX-DC15 weighs just 162 grams and features a 3-inch LCD, 16GB of internal memory and will cost you $610. then there’s the entry level HX-DC1 with a 14MP sensor, 80MB of memory, mini HDMI/USB/SDXC interfaces, a stereo mic, and a 3-inch LCD for $425.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 expected to launch tomorrow

Posted in Panasonic by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2011

Rumor is that Panasonic will be launching the Lumix DMC-G3 tomorrow, which is the update to its Micro Four Thirds G2. This new camera is said to be 25 percent smaller than its predecessor with a 15.8 megapixel sensor and a 3-inch articulating LCD. Hopefully it will fit your hand perfectly.

Looks like the camera is very similar to the G2 in form, but with no left dial since it has touch controls. All indications are that it will launch tomorrow and that is indeed good news for Lumix fans.

Panasonic Toughbook 53 Semi-Rugged Notebook With LTE 4G

Posted in Panasonic by Conner Flynn on May 10th, 2011

Looking for a tough notebook? Luckily for you, Panasonic has announced its new Toughbook 53, the company’s latest semi-rugged notebook in the Toughbook family, which sports a 14″ High Definition LED display and is powered by a second generation Intel i5 or i3 processor.

Its weighs about 5.6 pounds and will deliver up to 10 hours of battery life and also comes with optional 4G LTE mobile broadband, with optional dual antenna pass-through for in-vehicle use in passenger cars and light-duty trucks.

Panasonic’s rewriteable 100GB BD-RE XL discs launching this month

Posted in Panasonic by Reuben Drake on April 4th, 2011

Panasonic is finally ready to offer up its new triple layer BD-RE XL discs to the masses on April 15th in Japan. The LM-BE100J is the first rewriteable BDXL available and as such will cost you 10,000 yen ($118).

And don’t worry, the latest burners from Pioneer and Buffalo already support these new discs. If you have other hardware, it’s a good idea check your specs and make sure they are supported before ordering. Otherwise the mistake could be costly.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP7

Posted in Panasonic by Conner Flynn on March 27th, 2011

Panasonic has upgraded their Lumix line of digital cameras with the DMC-FP7. It features a powerful 16 megapixel sensor, 4x optical zoom and a 3.5-inch touch screen display. It also has some nice features for image editions and retouch. The Reality Retouch mode is great for your vanity since it lets you get rid of wrinkles, reduce shine etc. While makeup mode lets you add mascara, eye-shadow and coloring.

It will cost you $230. Think of it as a cheap face-lift for those who only see your photos. When they see you in real life they may not even recognize you.

Panasonic’s Blu-Ray Line Up Features Skype

Posted in Panasonic by Conner Flynn on March 1st, 2011

Panasonic has just announced that their new VIERA Cast Blu-ray players will have the ability to make voice and video calls over Skype. Just press the dedicated Skype button on the remote control to launch Skype. That’s it. Video and voice calls will require a supported webcam of course, one that works with the VIERA Cast Blu-ray player.

Using Skype on the VIERA Cast will also give you access to Standby Mode which you can personalize with different ring tones, Answering Message so you can record a personalized message to answer your calls when you’re away and the ability to record messages left on an SD card.

Panasonic pricing and ship dates for 2011 LCD TV models

Posted in Panasonic by Conner Flynn on March 1st, 2011

Panasonic has issued a press release with pricing and availability for its 2011 LCD HDTVs. The 37- and 32-inch DT30 (shown above) will ship in April for $1,299 and $1,199 and they will include the newly upgraded Viera Connect with Hulu Plus, 3D features and more.

The E3 and X30 series will feature just the basics: Netflix, Amazon VOD, Napster, Pandora, Facebook and CinemaNow. We know from the image above that they excel at displaying butterflies.

Panasonic Blu-ray Players now with Skype

Posted in Panasonic by Conner Flynn on January 6th, 2011

CES is in full swing and another of the cool things unveiled is that Panasonic and Skype have announced a partnership that will allow Skype voice and video calling on any 2011 Panasonic VIERA CAST-enabled Blu-ray Disc Player. So you can either pop in a Blu-Ray disc or spend some time with your loved ones face to face.

Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls are free. Calls to landline or mobile rates use Skype’s low rates with other options like: receiving inbound calls, voicemail, and conference calls with up to 24 other parties. All you need is a VIERA CAST-enabled Blu-ray Disc Player, HDTV and a Skype compatible web camera and an Internet connection.

Panasonic unveils VIERA tablets

Posted in Panasonic by Conner Flynn on January 6th, 2011

There are so many tablets, which one do you choose? Panasonic is hoping you choose theirs and they have several of them on show at CES. They have unveiled a new line of tablets under the VIERA brand, which is normally associated with its TVs.

It’s described as a tablet-type terminal and is designed to be a secondary display for your pictures and data related to the programs that you’re watching on your Panasonic VIERA TV. These tablets come in 4-, 7- and 10-inch sizes and feature a shock resistant design and a long battery life. The VIERA tablet is launching in Japan today. No info on pricing yet though.

Panasonic VIERA TH-L42G3 records HD shows to SDXC memory card

Posted in Panasonic by Conner Flynn on December 18th, 2010

The Panasonic VIERA TH L42G3 is a 42-inch HDTV with an IPS LED-backlit full HD display and an SDXC memory card reader. This allows you to record HD television shows directly to the card for later playback. SDXC cards support up to 64 GB in capacity and will give you 5 hours of full HD content.

But that’s not all. You can also connect an external hard drive into the USB port to record more content. Of course what you record can only be viewed on the VIERA set, which is sad. You also get an Ethernet port, two HDMI ports, VIERA LINK, and DLNA support.

Panasonic testing gaming handheld in U.S.

Posted in Panasonic by Conner Flynn on November 30th, 2010

Panasonic isn’t a name you associate with consoles, but the company is indeed looking to some select US consumers to test out its upcoming Jungle gaming handheld. We don’t have any details, but it is a step forward for the company’s gaming plans. We have no idea what the Jungle will cost or when it will arrive.

They must be pretty confident to go up against the big boys: “We know other companies out there have traditional hand- held gaming covered… We’re doing something very different.”