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Panasonic Announces Fall 2012 Lumix Line-Up

Wed July 18, 2012

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

On July 10, 2012, Panasonic hosted editors from Canada, US and Latin America to a one-day media event in Sonoma, California. Photoxels was present for the event. Panasonic execs from Japan, US and Canada presented the new Panasonic line-up for 2012: the LUMIX SZ5, FZ200, LX7 and G5. A number of new lenses were also made available for use on the Lumix G5 interchangeable lens camera.

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Panasonic Announces LUMIX DMC-G5

Wed July 18, 2012

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

PANASONIC INTRODUCES THE LUMIX DMC-G5, THE NEWEST DIGITAL SINGLE LENS MIRRORLESS CAMERA FROM LUMIX G LINE

The New Ultra-Mobile LUMIX G5 Offers High Image Quality with High Speed Response Time

July 18, 2012 (Mississauga, ON) – Panasonic today announced a new addition to the popular line of LUMIX G series cameras, the LUMIX DMC-G5. The newest Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera offering from Panasonic, the G5, features a newly integrated 16.05-megapixel Live MOS sensor and redesigned Venus Engine to render clear, crisp images in both photo and video recording. Featuring a compact, lightweight body with built-in flash, the G5 boasts ultra-high mobility while offering users powerful camera performance which achieves spectacular image quality, realizing true-to-life photo details through excellent resolution, image rendering and colour production.

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PANASONIC G5 REVIEWS
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2012-11-26 Panasonic G5 Neocamera
2012-07-18 Panasonic G5 QuickFact Sheet
2012-07-18 Panasonic G5 Press Release

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Panasonic Announces 45-150mm Telephoto Zoom Lens

Wed July 18, 2012

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 45-150 mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 45-150 mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.

PANASONIC INTRODUCES NEW TELEPHOTO DIGITAL INTERCHANGABLE LENS FOR LUMIX G SERIES

Panasonic’s Premium LUMIX G X VARIO 45-150 mm Telephoto Zoom Lens Achieves Exceptional Image Quality in a Compact, Lightweight Design

Mississauga, ON (July 18, 2012)) – Panasonic is pleased to announce a new interchangeable telephoto zoom lens for the Digital Single Lens Mirrorless LUMIX G series that complies with the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the LUMIX G VARIO 45-150 mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS45150). Featuring an ultra-compact size and lightweight body, the new lens offers a versatile zoom range of 45-150 mm (35 mm camera equivalent: 90-300 mm), allowing users to capture crisp, clear telephoto shots.

The new LUMIX G VARIO lens incorporates Panasonic’s MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), which makes it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-light situations by suppressing the blur caused by hand movement. The lens’s superior inner focus system enables excellent resolution and contrast from full life-size magnification to infinity and the inclusion of a stepping motor makes focusing action smooth and silent for use in both video and photo recording. When mounted on the cameras of the LUMIX G Micro System line, users can also take advantage of the high-speed, high-precision AF (Auto Focus) System.

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Panasonic Announces LUMIX DMC-LX7

Wed July 18, 2012

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

PANASONIC INTRODUCES THE LUMIX LX7, FEATURING A REDESIGNED LENS, IMAGING PROCESSOR AND ENGINE FOR POWERFUL PERFORMANCE AND OURSTANDING PICTURE QUALITY

DMC-LX7 Features 24mm Ultra-wide Angle Lens with 3.8x Optical Zoom1 and F1.4 -F2.3 Full-range Brightness

MISSISSAUGA, ON (July 18, 2012) – Panasonic today announced its new premium digital compact camera, the LUMIX DMC-LX7, from the world-renowned and highly acclaimed LX series. The new LUMIX LX7 is equipped with a fully redesigned lens, image sensor and image processing engine for superior performance and stunning image quality.

“The Panasonic LUMIX LX-Series cameras have been extremely popular with both professional and enthusiast photographers, who understand the value and superb image quality offered by these compact and affordable digital cameras,” said Doug Borbath, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Canada Inc. “We expect the same enthusiasm, if not more, for the LX7, which features major upgrades and improvements resulting in even better image quality.”

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2012-11-23 Panasonic LX7 Photoxels
2012-08-15 Panasonic LX7 DCRP (dcresource)
2012-08-13 Panasonic LX7 PhotographyBLOG
2012-07-18 Panasonic LX7 QuickFact Sheet
2012-07-18 Panasonic LX7 Press Release

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Panasonic Announces Lumix DMC-FZ200

Wed July 18, 2012

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

PANASONIC INTRODUCES A NEW SUPER-ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA WITH FULL RANGE F2.8 APERTURE AND 24X OPTICAL ZOOM

The New LUMIX FZ200 Features High Speed Response and Shoots Full-HD Video

Mississauga, ON (July 18, 2012) – Panasonic today announced the LUMIX DMC-FZ200, which features a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 25mm ultra-wide angle lens with a 24x powerful optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm) and achieves full range F2.8 aperture. The newest addition to the LUMIX FZ-series of digital cameras, the FZ200 is the first digital compact camera1 to offer full range F2.8 aperture at 600mm, making it possible to capture moving subjects clearly with fast shutter speed, even from a distance.

A newly developed 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and high performance image processing LSI Venus Engine provide the FZ200 with high speed response, high sensitivity recording and superb image quality. Light Speed AF (auto focus) combines with the FZ200’s ability to capture high speed burst shooting at 12 fps (frames per second) in full resolution and a quick start-up time of approximately 0.95 seconds, so users never miss even the most fleeting shooting opportunities. High Speed Video also enables users to record fast-moving subjects at 120 fps (NTSC/HD)2 or 240 fps (NTSC/VGA)3.

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PANASONIC FZ200 REVIEWS
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2013-02-28 Panasonic FZ200 Neocamera
2012-09-24 Panasonic FZ200 Photoxels
2012-07-18 Panasonic FZ200 QuickFact Sheet
2012-07-18 Panasonic FZ200 Press Release

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Panasonic Announces Lumix DMC-FZ60

Wed July 18, 2012

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

PANASONIC INTRODUCES THE LUMIX FZ60, NEW SUPER-ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA EQUIPPED WITH 24X OPTICAL ZOOM LENS

The New FZ60 Features High Speed Response and Excels in Full-HD Video Recording

July 18, 2012 (Mississauga, ON) – Panasonic is pleased to introduce the new LUMIX DMC-FZ60, the latest in the popular FZ series, which packs a powerful optical zoom and superior controllability including manual operation over both photo and full-HD video recording.

The FZ60 is equipped with a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 25mm ultra wide-angle lens with a 24x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm), allowing for flawless shooting of dynamic landscapes or indoor group portraits. With the camera’s Intelligent Zoom function, zoom can be increased to 48x equivalent while Intelligent Resolution technology maintains picture quality. Nano Surface Coating technology, is dramatically minimizes light reflection for the entire visual light range (380nm-780nm) by applying the extra-low refractive index coating with nano-sized structure on the surface of the lens resulting in super clear picture with dramatic reduction of ghost and flare. Compared of 14 elements in 10 groups, including 3 ED lenses and 2 aspherical lenses with 3 aspherical surfaces, the FZ60’s advanced lens system fits within an outstandingly compact body while delivering exceptional optical performance and suppressing distortion at the wide-end and colour bleeding at the tele-end.

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Panasonic Announces the Lumix DMC-LZ20

Wed July 18, 2012

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

PANASONIC ANNOUNCES THE LUMIX LZ20, A NEW COMPACT DIGITAL CAMERA WITH POWERFUL 21x OPTICAL ZOOM

LUMIX LZ20 Super Zoom Camera Offers Users Shooting Versatility and Ease-of-Use

July 18, 2012 (Secaucus, NJ) – Panasonic today announced the new LUMIX DMC-LZ20 which features a powerful 25mm ultra wide angle 21x optical zoom(35mm camera equivalent: 25-525mm) lens with Optical Image Stabilizer. A 16-megapixel high resolution CCD sensor and advanced image processing LSI supports shooting both high quality photos and video.

“The LUMIX LX20 is an ideal digital camera for users looking to capture exceptional, high-quality images in a compact camera body,” said Marc Sorkin, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America. “The camera’s 21x optical zoom can be extended to 48.5x*1 with the Extra Optical Zoom function to draw in distant subjects which is helpful in shooting dynamic landscapes.”

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Panasonic Announces LUMIX DMC-SZ5

Wed July 18, 2012

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5

PANASONIC ANNOUNCES THE NEW LUMIX SZ5 WI-FI®-CAPABLE DIGITAL COMMUNCATION CAMERA

Slim and Stylish LUMIX SZ5 Packs Powerful Digital Performance with Flexible Shooting Style and Easy Sharing Options

MISSISSAUGA, ON (July 18, 2012) – Panasonic today announced the LUMIX DMC-SZ5, a slim and compact digital camera which features 10x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-250mm) and integrates Wi-Fi connectivity to allow for quick file sharing while at home or on the go. Marrying the conventional digital camera experience with Wi-Fi capability allows users to connect the SZ5 directly to their smartphone device and easily shoot and share photos.

“Canadians love capturing and sharing spur-of-the-moment photos with their smartphones but these devices do not offer the same image quality or creative control as traditional digital cameras. This often leaves consumers torn between capturing quick-sharing photos or truly stunning photographic imagery,” said Doug Borbath, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Canada Inc.. “Panasonic has created the LUMIX SZ5 to fill the gap between smartphone devices and traditional digital cameras. This new camera allows users to take high-quality photos that can be uploaded easily onto their social networking sites and shared with friends quickly and seamlessly.”

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Panasonic ZS20 / TZ30 Review @ Imaging Resource

Thu July 12, 2012

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS20

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS20

We really had high hopes to return with an enthusiastic recommendation once again for Panasonic’s formerly excellent travel zoom line, but regret that we have to add the caveat that the ZS20 is fine so long as you don’t plan to enlarge beyond 11×14 inches.

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Imaging Resource has posted their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 / TZ30, a compact ultra zoom digital camera with 14.1 MP resolution (on a 1/2.33-in. MOS), 20x wide-angle optical zoom (24-480mm equiv.), Optical Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. (460k-dot) Touch LCD, 10 fps burst mode at full resolution, Intelligent Scene Selector, Intelligent AUTO (iA) mode, GPS, and Full 1080p HD movie 1920 x 1080/60p.

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2012-04-27 Panasonic ZS20 / TZ30 DPReview
2012-04-03 Panasonic ZS20 / TZ30 CameraLabs
2012-02-24 Panasonic ZS20 / TZ30 DigitalCameraReview
2012-02-02 Panasonic ZS20 & ZS15 Press Release (Canada)

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Panasonic ZS15 / TZ25 Review @ CameraLabs

Thu June 28, 2012

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15/TZ25

The [Panasonic] Lumix ZS15 / TZ25 has a lot to offer with a 16x stabilised optical zoom, a 12.1 Megapixel sensor that produces excellent image quality and good high ISO performance.

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CameraLabs has posted their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15 / TZ25, a compact ultra zoom digital camera with 12.1MP resolution (1/2.3-in. High Sensitivity MOS), 16x ultra wide-angle optical zoom (24-384mm equiv.), Optical Image Stabilization, 3.0-in. (460k-dot) LCD, Intelligent AUTO (iA) mode, PASM, RAW, Intelligent HDR, Continuous Shooting 10fps, and Full 1080p HD movie 1920×1080/60i.

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2012-03-26 Panasonic ZS15 / TZ25 PhotographyBLOG
2012-02-02 Panasonic ZS20 & ZS15 Press Release (Canada)

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Panasonic GF5 Review @ ePHOTOzine

Thu June 14, 2012

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

The Panasonic Lumix GF5 is a stylish and compact mirrorless camera with great image quality and excellent features.

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ePHOTOzine has published their review of the Panasonic GF5, a compact mirrorless Micro Four-Thirds Digital Interchangeable Lens camera with 12.1MP resolution (on a 17.3 x 13.0 mm LiveMOS sensor), 3.0-in. (920k-dot) Touch panel LCD, Touch AF, iA, PASM, Scene modes, Intelligent D-Range, Creative Control filters, RAW, and Full HD 1920×1080/60i with stereo sound.

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2012-04-05 Panasonic GF5 Press Release (Canada)
2012-04-05 Panasonic GF5 Press Release

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Father’s Day Gift Suggestions from Panasonic

Thu June 7, 2012

Father’s Day in Canada is Sunday June 17, so if you are thinking of what to give Dad, here are some gift suggestions from Panasonic. Click on the links for more detailed descriptions of the products. All prices in CAD $.

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Panasonic Father’s Day Gift Guide Ideas

DMC-TS4 Digital Camera
Description: DMC-TS4A

For the outdoorsy dad:  Give dad the ultimate outdoor toy! From the slopes to the lake, this portable camera has everything he needs.
Features:

  • Waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof
  • Built-in compass, barometer, altimeter
  • 12.1 megapixel high-speed CCD
  • 9.3x intelligent zoom with Power O.I.S
  • Panorama shooting mode
  • Shoots HD video

Price:

  • $399.99

ES-LV81K Pro Curve ARC V Blade Shaver

Description: Pro Curve® ARC V blade shaver with HydraClean™ system

For the clean-cut dad: Add a little luxury to dad’s morning routine with this shaver that will leave him soft and smooth!

Features:

  • Five-blade system can be used wet or dry
  • Panasonic’s fastest 14,000cpm powerful linear motor
  • Multi flexible active head follows contours of the face
  • Pop-up trimmer
  • Includes fully automatic self-cleaning and charging system

Price:

  • $399.99

TC-P60ST50 60′ Television

For the sports fanatic: Make dad the envy of his friends with a plasma television that takes Monday night football to the next level!

Features:

  • Full HD 3D screen
  • 1080p FULL HD resolution
  • VIERA Connect with web browser
  • Social Networking TV function
  • 3D Real Sound with 8-Train Speakers

Price:

  • $1,999.99

EP-MA70 Massage Chair

For the dad who needs to relax: Treat your dad to a thermal ceramic massage after a long day at work!

Features:

  • New heated ceramic heads
  • Sophisticated massage and stretch programs
  • Pre-programmed full body massages
  • Fold away arm and leg rests
  • Auto body scanning system
  • Available in black or cream

Price:

  • $6,999.99

SC-BTT195 Home Theatre System

For the theatre enthusiast: Bring the movie theatre home with this state- of-the-art system!

Features:

  • 3D Cinema Surround
  • Digital music connection for iPod/iPhone via USB cable (music only)
  • Wi-Fi ready with optional DY-WL5 adapter
  • Online entertainment access (VIERA Connect™)
  • Full HD 3D Blu-ray disc™ playback

Price:

  • $449.99

DMP-BDT320 Blu-ray Player
Description: Full HD 3D Blu-ray disc™ player with Smart networking

For the movie lover: Give dad an immersive movie experience with this cutting edge Blu-ray player!

Features:

  • Full HD 3D Blu-ray disc playback
  • 2D-3D conversion from VIERA Connect
  • Wi-Fi ready
  • Smartphone remote control
  • Ultra slim design

Price:

  • $249.99

RP-HS220 Stereo Sportclips

For the avid jogger: Dad will enjoy crystal clear music, no matter where he is!

Features:

  • Water and sweat resistant
  • Elastomer hinge keeps headphones in place
  • Non-slip, comfortable silicon rubber caps
  • Side vertical mount speaker

Price:

  • $39.99

KX-TG7732S Telephone System

Description: 601e6b92-f568-464e-aea7-9bdecaa07165

For the tech-savvy dad: Perfect for the home office, this phone will ensure dad never misses another call!

Features:

  • Links up to two cell phones via Bluetooth
  • Allows you to use either cordless handset to make and receive cell phone calls
  • Bluetooth headset capability
  • Phonebook and ring tone download from cellular phone
  • Amplified Talking Caller ID, Call Block and Digital Answering System

Price:

  • $109.99

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