Panasonic has published Firmware Update V1.1 for the LUMIX DMC-G5 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. This is a minor update that may not affect your camera.
Correction of wording on [Motion Picture] menu
Correct the wording “60p/60i/30p” of AVCHD frame rate on [Rec Quality] menu to “50p/50i/25p”.
This update is for PAL broadcast regions only, and you don’t need this update if wording is already “50p/50i/25p”.
New LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 II ASPH Interchangeable Lens
Panasonic is pleased to announce the addition of a new single focal length lens, the LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 II ASPH (H-H020A) featuring a new metallic profile in the Micro Four Thirds standard. It boasts dramatic compactness and light weight despite its F1.7 aperture that enables beautiful soft focus in the background, allowing the subject to stand out impressively.
LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 II ASPH (H-H020A) Lens Construction
Comprised of seven lenses in five groups, the new system uses two aspherical lenses to minimize both distortion and chromatic aberration, achieving incredibly high resolution corner to corner. The versatile 20mm focal distance (equivalent to 40mm on a 35 mm film camera) is suitable for wide variety of photography including scenery such as sunsets and dimly lit indoor shots taking advantage of its beautiful soft focus. It supports the Contrast AF system for high precision auto focusing.
Why dad needs it: For the dad who loves watching movies, this full HD 3D Blu-ray disc player offers an ultra-high-quality digital cinema viewing experience from the comfort of home.
Full HD 3D Blu-ray playback
High clarity sound
Built in Wi-Fi
Smartphone and touchpad remote control
Fast booting & loading
42″ Full HD 3D SMART VIERA LED Television – TC-L42ET60
Why dad needs it: Dad will love this new super slim LED TV. With the highest quality picture and breadth of viewing options available, he’ll be the envy of his friends all hockey, (and baseball and football!) season long.
Stylish LED panel with narrow bezel and metal frame
2D-3D conversion and polarized 3D for easy enjoyment of 3D content with friend and family
Advanced wide viewing angle
Swipe & Share 2.0 for easy sharing of photos, videos and online content
Built-in wireless LAN
Wireless Bluetooth / AirPlay speaker system – SC-NE3
Why dad needs it: Give dad the complete at-home theatre experience with this wireless speaker system that will have him feeling like he’s right in the action.
Stream music via DLNA, AirPlay or Bluetooth technology
Panasonic music streaming app makes playback simple
Why dad needs it: Give dad the ultimate camcorder to meet his on-the-go needs. Wi-Fi enabled with a wide angle lens, 20MP stills and full 1080p HD recording, this camcorder will ensure dad doesn’t miss a minute of the action!
Full HD recording to SD memory cards
Wide 28 mm F1.8 lens with 21x optical zoom and 50x intelligent zoom
3.0” LCD touch panel (460k)
Wi-Fi enabled with NFC for quick connections
Hybrid O.I.S. plus Active Mode for blur free video
Level Shot for consistently level video footage
5.1 ch Surround sound with zoom MIC
Cordless Bluetooth Phone – KX-TG7872S
Why dad needs it: Give dad the gift that will keep him connected, a Panasonic Cordless Bluetooth phone. With the Link-to-Cell function, he can answer his Smartphone calls from any handset in the house.
Bluetooth link to smartphone with text alert
16 min all digital answering system
Power outage backup
USB port for charging your cell phone
Large White backlit LCD screens on handsets and base unit
Price:$129.99 for two handsets; $159.99 for three handsets
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is the flagship mirrorless from Panasonic and currently their only weather-proof one. This high-end digital camera is aimed at advanced photographers and videographers with a wealth of professional features for both images and videos. The weatherproof body features no less than 3 control-dials and 1.7 megapixel EVF with Eye-Start sensor.
At the core of the GH3 is a low-noise 16 MP LiveMOS sensor with expanded sensitivity range from ISO 125 to 25600, 6 FPS continuous drive and full 1080p HD video at 60 progressive frames-per-second. Stereo recording and input are supported as well as headset-out and 1080p HDMI out.
Read the detailed Panasonic GH3 review to find-out how it performs. Be sure to check out the sample gallery of images to see what it is capable in real-world shooting.
Panasomic LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (front-slant view)
Panasonic’s new, compact, high zoom lens is the LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-FS14140):
A new member of LUMIX G digital interchangeable lens assortment
The versatile lens can be used in a variety of situations to bring subjects up close and when shooting portraiture with unsharp backgrounds
Panasomic LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (side view)
PANASONIC CANADA INTRODUCES THE
LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm /F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.
New Compact and High Zoom Digital Interchangeable Lens Added to Line-up
MISSISSAUGA, ON (April 26, 2013) – Panasonic Canada Inc. today unveiled a new standard zoom lens, the LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-FS14140), as a new member of LUMIX G digital interchangeable lens line-up. Complying with the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the new lens offers a wide and long zoom range of 14-140mm (35mm camera equivalent: 28-280mm) to suit a large variety of shooting situations, with a compact and lightweight profile. This versatile lens can be used in a variety of situations to bring subjects up close and when shooting portraiture with beautifully blurred backgrounds.
Comprised of 14 elements in 12 groups, the lens system features three aspherical lenses and two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses to achieve dramatic downsizing, despite its powerful 10x optical zoom, while minimizing distortion and chromatic aberration.
The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) effectively compensates to shoot super clear shots even in low-light situations such as at nighttime or indoors.
The HX-A100 wearable camera makes it possible to shoot and share images from the user’s vantage point for special events, sporting activities and everyday situations:
The compact and lightweight design is comfortable to wear and is totally hands-free
Small and lightweight: Lens: 30 g / Unit: 117 g
Waterproof (up to 1.5 m)
Use the Wi-Fi function to broadcast your footage or view on a smart device when recording in Full HD
Built in Wi-Fi
Real time broadcasting with Full HD recording
Easily share via SNS (Social networking sites)
Still picture recording: 2.8 Mpx
Included software: HD Writer WE 1.0*1
*1 For Windows OS only.
This video presents “A100 Wearable HD Camcorder from Panasonic”:
The HX-A100 Wearable Full HD Camcorder is designed to easily capture and share videos of your everyday active life from your point-of-view
PANASONIC INTRODUCES A NEW WEARABLE
FULL HD CAMCORDER HX-A100: Point-of-View Active Lifestyle Camera
MISSISSAUGA, ON (April 25, 2013) – Panasonic is pleased to announce the HX-A100 Wearable Camcorder, designed to let users easily capture and share images of everyday life, including sports and events.
The compact, lightweight design of the A100 makes it comfortable to wear. By setting the camera on the included ear hook, users can enjoy the convenience of hands-free shooting without a helmet. A Multi-mount option is also available for mounting the camera to a helmet or backpack. The camcorder’s waterproof design enables even greater shooting freedom in situations where it might get wet.
Another feature of the camera is its built-in Wi-Fi functions, which allows users to broadcast live video with simultaneous Full-HD recording. It also makes it easy to upload recorded images to a social networking service using a smartphone or tablet.
The A100 achieves excellent image quality and its compact size and lightweight design make it the perfect tool to capture images on-the-go. Featuring a host of image-enhancing technologies, including a bright F2.5 lens, a BSI Sensor, and Advanced Image Processing LSI, this wearable camera captures clear, low-noise images in both bright and dim lighting situations. It also minimizes shooting mistakes, with an Image Stabilizer to suppress blurring, and a Level Shot function to automatically correct tilted images.
Panasonic Canada Inc. is proud to announce a new pocket-sized digital compact camera, the LUMIX DMC-LF1:
As part of the new LF series – a sister line of the world-renowned LX series, which has been long acclaimed by photo enthusiasts for its high picture quality and creative ability
Incorporates a 0.2-inch 200K-dot practical EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) and a large 3-inch 920K-dot Intelligent LCD, ensuring crystal clear subject viewing in both shooting and image playback
A F2.0 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens and 1/1.7-inch high sensitivity MOS Sensor are integrated into a sleek, stylish profile
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LF1 (LF1)
LUMIX DMC-LF1: THE SUPERIOR CAMERA CHOICE FOR CHALLENGING SHOOTING CONDITIONS
Featuring a built-in EVF and a F2.0 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON Lens with 7.1x Optical Zoom
Mississauga, ON (April 26, 2013) – Panasonic Canada Inc. is proud to announce a new pocket-sized digital compact camera, the LUMIX DMC-LF1 (LF1), part of the new LF series – a sister line of the world-renowned LX series, which has been long acclaimed by photo enthusiasts for its high picture quality and creative ability. The LF1 incorporates a 0.2-inch 200K-dot practical EVF and a large 3-inch 920K-dot Intelligent LCD, ensuring crystal clear subject viewing in both shooting and image playback. A F2.0 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens and 1/1.7-inch high sensitivity MOS Sensor are integrated into a sleek, stylish profile. The F2.0 fast LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens boasts excellent performance and achieves 7.1x high optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 28-200mm) making this camera even more versatile. The 1/1.7-inch high sensitivity MOS Sensor and high performance Venus Engine achieve clear image recording even at high sensitivity, taking advantage of the rich amount of light.
With Wi-Fi® connectivity with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, the LF1 features “Touch & Share” allowing users to connect the camera to their smartphone/tablet anywhere with one touch to share an image easily right on the spot. It is also possible to use a smartphone/tablet as a multi-capable remote shutter with a monitor. With the new Instant Transfer function, photos are automatically sent to the smartphone/tablet right after shooting. Additionally, both photo and video can be archived to the registered digital device such as a PC automatically via the wireless access point (router) at home.
For step-up users who pursue higher expressive performance, the LF1 comes equipped with a variety of manual functionalities. Newly integrated Control Ring and Composition Guide help the user experience advanced photography with ease. A variety of special effects that add fun to the shooting experience are also integrated into the LF1 – Creative Panorama, Creative Control and Creative Retouch, featuring a total of up to 15 attractive filter effects1.
Panasonic DMC-GF6 with the Wi-Fi® connectivity featuring NFC (Near Field Communication) technology
This video presents “Panasonic Imaging Products Wi-Fi Functions Introduction”:
Panasonic Canada Inc. is proud to introduce the DMC-GF6, a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera which is the most compact of the LUMIX G family:
The new 16-megapixel Live MOS Sensor achieves both high-resolution and high sensitivity image and video recording
The Venus Engine was also newly developed for the GF6 to attain both high-performance signal processing and noise reduction, achieving a maximum ISO 25,600 (Extended) making the most of the new sensor
Panasonic DMC-GF6 (GF6)
LUMIX DMC-GF6 Wi-Fi® / NFC SMARTPHONE LINKED SOCIAL MEDIA CAMERA… UNWIRE YOUR CREATIVITY
Featuring 19 In-camera Creative Effects and Creative HD Video Capture Share Your Images Using the Panasonic Image App with your Favorite Social Media Tool
MISSISSAUGA, ON (April 25, 2013) – Inc. is proud to introduce the DMC-GF6 (GF6), a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera which is the most compact of the LUMIX G family. The new 16-megapixel Live MOS Sensor achieves both high-resolution and high sensitivity image and video recording. The Venus Engine was also newly developed for the GF6 to attain both high-performance signal processing and noise reduction, achieving a maximum ISO 25,600 (Extended) making the most of the new sensor.
The GF6 is more than an interchangeable lens camera…it’s a creative magic box full of features including the new Self Shot, Creative Panorama, and Stop Motion Animation, in addition to the popular Creative Control mode that boasts 19 fascinating filter effects. Stop Motion Animation delivers unique stop motion video while the Clear Retouch function gives you the power to erase unwanted parts of a picture after shooting. Both of these functions occur automatically right in the camera
The GF6 boasts high-speed, high precision Light Speed AF (auto focus) including practical full-time AF, and tracking AF is available for video recording. The newly integrated Low Light AF enables accurate focusing on the subject even in low-light situations. It is ready to shoot in only 0.5 seconds after start-up, saving the end-user from missing a shooting opportunity.
The GF6 might just be the smartphone’s next BFF. With Wi-Fi® connectivity featuring NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, users can connect the camera to their smartphone/tablet anywhere with one-touch, which makes sharing images much easier. It is also possible to use a smartphone/tablet as a multi-capable remote shutter with a monitor. With the Instant Transfer function, photos are automatically sent to the smartphone/tablet immediately after shooting. In addition, both images and video can be archived to the user’s registered digital equipment, such as a PC, automatically via the wireless access point (router) at home.
Panasonic Canada Inc. is proud to announce the new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless LUMIX DMC-G6:
Captures high quality photos and Full HD videos
Simultaneous Photo and HD Video Capture
With Wi-Fi® connectivity with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, you can connect the camera to your smartphone/tablet anywhere with one-touch, which makes sharing images much easier
Control it and Share Photos Using Your Smartphone with NFC Wi-Fi ”Bump” to Connect Technology
PANASONIC CANADA INTRODUCES THE LUMIX DMC-G6
The New Generation of Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Cameras for Photo and Video
MISSISSAUGA, ON (April 26, 2013) – Panasonic Canada Inc. is proud to announce the new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless LUMIX DMC-G6 (G6) that captures high quality photos and Full HD videos. With Wi-Fi® connectivity with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, users can connect the camera to their smartphone/tablet anywhere with one-touch, which makes sharing images much easier. It is also possible to use a smartphone/tablet as a multi-capable remote shutter with a monitor. With the Instant Transfer function, photos are automatically sent to the smartphone/tablet immediately after shooting. In addition, both photo and video can be archived to a registered device such as a PC automatically via the wireless access point (router) at home.
The LUMIX G6 is not just an interchangeable lens camera but an advanced digital photographic tool full of wide-ranging features for producing attractive artwork in the camera. It incorporates Creative Panorama, Time Lapse Shot, Stop Motion Animation and Clear Retouch in addition to the popular Creative Control mode with a total of 19 fascinating filter effects. The Stop Motion Animation allows for unique stop-motion video and the Clear Retouch function enables the user to erase the unwanted portion of a picture after shooting. Both operations can be completed with ease using the camera. The G6 features a Digital Live MOS Sensor that achieves high-resolution and high sensitivity image recording. The new Venus Engine attains high-performance signal processing with an advanced noise reduction system. Combined with the high performance sensor, the G6 minimizes noise and even achieves shooting at a maximum ISO 25,600 (Extended) high sensitivity image recording.
The LUMIX G6 boasts quick response featuring high burst speed shooting at 7 fps (frames per second) at full resolution. The G6 is ready to shoot only 0.5 seconds after start-up, never letting you miss a shooting opportunity.
The LUMIX DMC-XS1 is Panasonic’s slimmest body yet, and combines high picture quality, video recording and a host of creative options:
Compact and slim camera in custom designs
5X wide angle optically stabilized zoom
Create “amazing photos” with 13 in-camera creative effects
HD video capture
This video presents “Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 – Trailer”:
The XS1 is:
small enough to slip inside your pocket
“the perfect accessory for anyone taking regular pictures on the go”
Panasonic DMC-XS1 Compact and Slim Pocket-Able Camera: The World’s Slimmest Body (*For a digital camera with optical 5x retractable zoom lens and Optical Image Stabilizer as of January 7, 2013.)
Panasonic’s Slimmest, Stylish Digital Compact Camera
LUMIX DMC-XS1 is Now Available in 10 Special Designs
SECAUCUS, NJ (April 25, 2013) – Panasonic is pleased to introduce 10 new exclusive designs for the sleek LUMIX DMC-XS1 (XS1). This digital camera combines high picture quality and a host of creative options in Panasonic’s slimmest body yet to make photography more artistic and fun.
Each extraordinary design pattern dresses the LUMIX XS1 even more stylishly for trend-conscious consumers, making them an ideal choice for a unique gift for families or friends. The new design patterns are based on the following six concepts:
Why mom needs it: As the often-designated family photographer, mom will love capturing special family memories in full HD. Shockproof and waterproof, this camera can take on anything mom’s active lifestyle throws at it!
Waterproof (up to 7m), shockproof (up to 1.5m) and freezeproof (-10°C)
4.0x optical zoom / 8x intelligent zoom
Advanced underwater and creative panorama shooting modes (10 image effects)