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Panasonic Introduces HC-W570 HD Camcorder With Twin Camera, HC-V270 and HC-V160

Wed January 7, 2015

Panasonic HC-V270

Panasonic HC-V270

Panasonic Canada has announced three new Full HD camcorders for spring – the HC-W570, HC-V270, and HC-V160. All three models are equipped with a 2.2 megapixel back-illuminated sensor (BSI), long optical zoom (50x in W570 and V270, 38x in V160) and wide angle lens (28mm in W570 and V270, 32.3mm in V160). The HC-W570 also features Twin Camera, where a rotatable second camera on the side of the LCD screen allows you to shoot different angles (capturing two scenes simultaneously) and layer the images onto one file with a Picture-In-Picture effect (PIP).

PRESS RELEASE

Panasonic’s new Full HD camcorders combine outstanding zoom performance and a host of innovative shooting options

Take your amateur movies to the next level with 50x optical zoom and easy-to-use creative features

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 5, 2015) – Panasonic today added three models to its range of Full HD camcorders – the HC-W570, HC-V270, and HC-V160. All three models provide zoom capability normally associated with top-of-the-range video cameras, while added Image Stabilization functionality means even beginners can capture stunning, professional-looking video. Each new camcorder incorporates an array of easy-to-use features, making filming friends and family more enjoyable and creative than ever.

Clarity, zoom and stability
All three models are equipped with a 2.2 megapixel back-illuminated sensor (BSI) that enables you to capture those special moments in stunning Full HD. With a 28mm wide angle lens (32.3mm in V160) you’ll be able to include more in the frame for truly cinematic results.

Panasonic’s new Full HD camcorders also incorporate amazing zoom performance compared to other camcorders in their class. The HC-W570 and HC-V270 models boast a remarkable 50x optical zoom and 90x Intelligent Zoom, allowing you to get closer to the action, whether you’re shooting beautiful scenery or recording your family playing sports. Users of the HC-V160 can also join in on the action, with access to 38x optical and 77x Intelligent Zoom.

With such powerful zoom capability, it’s important that footage remains level and vibration-free. The Level Shot function, which automatically detects tilting and levels the image, is available with both the HC-W570 and HC-V270 models. The setting can be adjusted to one of three levels (OFF, Normal, Strong) depending on the shooting conditions.

Similarly, five-axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Optical Image Stabilizer) counteracts the effect of hand vibrations, which is especially useful when taking shots at the highest level of zoom. You can be confident that those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities won’t be ruined as a result of blurring.
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Press Releases

New Panasonic LUMIX SZ10 Camera: Designed for Socializing and to Easily Fit into A Handbag or Suit Pocket

Mon January 5, 2015

The Panasonic LUMIX SZ10: Stunning design and all-round performance make this camera a must have for a night out with friends

 Panasonic’s new LUMIX SZ10 combines stylish design with picture and video quality that outshines other cameras in its class

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 5, 2015) – Panasonic is proud to introduce the latest addition to its much-loved SZ range of compact cameras. The LUMIX SZ10 combines great picture and video quality and a host of fun features in a sleek design that easily fits into a handbag or suit pocket. The camera is designed with socializing in mind and includes various settings to help you take the most memorable pictures with friends and family. What’s more, with outstanding connectivity, even those who couldn’t attend can join in with all the fun.

The perfect camera for a night out with friends
Panasonic has used its years of experience developing the very best compact cameras to incorporate outstanding picture and video performance in a camera that’s thin enough to carry in the pocket of your jeans. And with a stylish brushed metal finish, the LUMIX SZ10 is the perfect accessory to any outfit.

The camera incorporates a large 2.7 inch 460K-dot LCD monitor that tilts up by 180-degrees, making it extremely easy to take self-portraits of you and your friends. The camera also offers a number of beauty effect functions, including ‘Soft Skin’, ‘Defocusing’ and ‘Slimming’ modes, taking your selfies to a whole new level. Soft Skin mode lets you adjust the skin tones; Defocusing mode applies a soft focus effect to the background to clearly emphasize the face in the image; and Slimming mode processes the portrait’s face to look slightly slimmer.

The LUMIX SZ10 also ensures you can take great shots with minimal effort and in a range of conditions. The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode lets users leave everything to the camera to take beautiful images with its Optical Image Stabilizer, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Intelligent Exposure and Face Detection. Once you enter the iA mode, these multi-capable functions happen automatically, so that you can shoot freely and without the hassle of adjusting settings when the lights go down.

Capture the fun in the very best quality
Panasonic’s latest compact camera is a great addition to capturing a fun night out with 24mm ultra wide angle lens and powerful 12x optical zoom for amazing versatility and performance typically found in bigger, bulkier cameras. The iA Zoom (Intelligent Zoom) function also provides zoom of up to x24, letting you get even closer to the fun.

You can also capture the very best quality video to share alongside images of friends and family. Dynamic HD video in 1280 x 720p can be started with a single press of a ‘motion picture’ button on the top of the camera, which is extremely convenient for switching from photo to video instantly.
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Press Releases

New Panasonic LUMIX ZS50 and LUMIX ZS45: Travel Cameras with Enhanced Low Light Performance and Powerful Optical Zoom

Mon January 5, 2015

The following video presents [NEW] Introducing Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ70 / ZS50.

Panasonic is introducing new digital compact camera LUMIX DMC-TZ70/ZS50 with 30x optical zoom LEICA DC lens(35mm equiv: 24-720mm). The 12.1MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor lets users enjoy shooting clear night shots. 1,166k-dot equiv. high resolution LVF(Live View Finder) and Control Ring enables intuitive operation. It also integrates Wi-Fi with NFC for expansive way of use both during and after shooting.

Product information is/will be available on regional websites.
[LUMIX Global Gateway]
http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/index….
[Panasonic Global Network]
http://www.panasonic.com/global/globa…

Panasonic LUMIX ZS50

Panasonic LUMIX ZS50

PRESS RELEASE

The Panasonic LUMIX ZS50: The ultimate all-round travel camera, boasting enhanced low light performance and powerful optical zoom

The new LUMIX ZS50 and LUMIX ZS45 are the perfect companions for those who want to capture their travels in exceptional detail

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 5, 2015) – Panasonic is proud to introduce the latest additions to its LUMIX ZS range of premium compact cameras, the LUMIX ZS50 and LUMIX ZS45. Combining powerful optical zoom, stunning Leica lenses and a host of creative features in a small and sleek design, both cameras allow you to take professional quality photos and videos while travelling light. The cameras’ extensive connectivity options also enable you to share your photos and videos more easily than ever, wherever in the world your adventures take you. The LUMIX ZS50 and LUMIX ZS45 will be available at panasonic.com and valued channel partners.

Versatility and performance, even at high-zoom
The LUMIX ZS50 features a 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor, ultra-wide-angle 24mm LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens and 30x optical zoom for amazing versatility and performance. With a larger viewing space than that of a 28mm camera, the LUMIX ZS50 enables you to frame and capture wide shots easily, so you can really do justice to expansive vacation landscapes.

The camera’s 30x optical zoom features state-of-the-art lens technology, offering outstanding performance in its class. From wide-angle photos and videos of sweeping landscapes right through to long-distance telephoto shots, the LUMIX ZS50 is perfectly suited to all kinds of adventure. Intelligent Zoom further extends the zoom ratio to 60x while maintaining the best picture quality possible. When combined with the LUMIX ZS50’s advanced HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) 5-Axis system, even high zoom video shots can avoid the problem of unwanted vibration.

With the LUMIX ZS50 you can also capture amazing quality video to accompany your gallery of travel images. The camera’s advanced Venus Engine enables the camera to record astonishingly smooth 1,920 x 1,080 60p Full HD video recording in AVCHD Progressive format, so even fine details on fast moving objects such as fleeting wildlife can be captured clearly.

In order to provide enhanced low light performance, the LUMIX ZS50 incorporates a 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor. The pixel size is over 1.5 times larger than with the sensor found in the LUMIX ZS40, enabling you to take crisp and clear pictures and video, even in dark situations such as a moonlit stroll on the beach. The LUMIX ZS50 also offers image recording in RAW format, enabling dramatically higher quality image development from the data captured, so each photo can be reproduced sharply and with minimal noise.
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Articles

Panasonic + UNESCO: Beautiful 2015 World Heritage Calendar App for PCs & Tablets in Five Languages

Thu January 1, 2015

Copyright © Panasonic Corporation

Copyright © Panasonic Corporation

Begin this year with the new 2015 World Heritage calendar application for PCs, tablets (iPad / Android).

The calendar application is available in five languages (Japanese, English, French, Chinese and Spanish).

  • The application version includes content that is not available in the print version, such as informative games and other information related to World Heritage sites.
  • Also, the photographs can be viewed as a slideshow.

The application was developed as an educational tool for the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network of more than 9,000 educational institutions in 180 countries, and Panasonic plans to enhance the content of the calendar in the future.

Please click here for more info and instructions on installing the FREE application.

The following video presents Panasonic Tv commercial – Sarah Brightman – World heritage – Introduction:

To listen to Sarah Brightman’s melodic, enchanting singing of the Panasonic song, “Shall Be Done” – in its entirety – please click on the Sound icon on the upper right-hand corner of the 2015 World Heritage calendar at http://panasonic.net/promotion/UNESCO_worldheritage_calendar/en/index.html.


Reviews

Panasonic Lumix GM5 Review @ Photoxels

Mon December 29, 2014

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

Just Posted! Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review

The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is ultra compact but accepts interchangeable lenses on a Micro Four Thirds mount, and delivers excellent DSLR-level image quality and performance. It features a high resolution EVF, is fully-featured and is customizable to the way you like to work.

Read more in our Panasonic Lumix GM5 Review

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Press Releases

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld Camcorder: $1000 Trade-up Offer or $500 Rebate, Through Dec.31, 2014

Thu December 18, 2014

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder

Panasonic has expanded its PX270 rebate program.

There is the limited time AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld Camcorder Special $1000 Trade-up Offer through to 12/31/2014:

  • Panasonic has expanded its PX270 rebate program. Through December 31, 2014, when you purchase a new AG-PX270 and then trade-in any Panasonic professional camcorder or competitive professional camcorder, you’ll receive a $1,000 rebate check.
  • Eligible models include all Panasonic pro camcorders; Sony camcorders including XDCAM EX / HD: PDW-510, PDW-530, PDW-F330, PDW-F350, PMW100, PMW160, PMW200, PMW-EX1, PMW-EX3,HDV/NXCAM: HDR-AX2000, HVR-V1U, HVR-Z5U, HVR-Z7U, HXR-NX5U; JVC camcorders including GY-HD250U, GY-HM100, GY-HM150, GY-HM750, GY-HM790, GY-HM710, and Canon camcorders including XF300, XF305, XH-A1, XH-G1, XL-H1S.
  • In order to receive your $1,000 rebate, you must register your trade-in at www.pscnatradeup.com. This includes information on your trade-in camera, including make, model, serial #, etc. This registration should only happen after you have purchased and received your AJ-PX270. The trade-in camera must be shipped to Panasonic within 30 days after you have received your PX270.

If you do not have a trade-in, you can receive a $500 rebate by registering your new AJ-PX270 at www.acbpromotions.com/panasonicrebates.

If there are any questions for payments, please contact: 866-339-4296.

Here are some key highlights of the AJ-PX270, Panasonic’s first P2 HD handheld camcorder.

  • AVC-ULTRA recording: low bit rate recording.
    • With its innovative AVC-ULTRA codec, the PX270 features a wide range of recording modes, including high-quality 100Mbps AVC-Intra100, as well as optional 200 Mbps AVC-Intra200.
    • For applications where file size is critical, the camcorder incorporates a choice of AVC-LongG quality levels; for high-speed file exchange, the PX270’s high-resolution AVC-Proxy encodes in parallel with higher bandwidth production formats, enabling fast, efficient offline editing.
  • Five-pound PX270 provides all the key functionality of Panasonic’s high-end, shoulder-mount camcorder.
  • Newly-developed high-sensitivity, low-noise 1/3” 3-MOS imagers to produce stunning pictures, even in low light conditions.
  • Flexibility of 3G/4G/LTE wireless mobility.

This video presents AJ-PX270 Ultra Handheld Camera Recorder.

A short introduction of the features of Panasonic’s upcoming AJ-PX270 camera recorder. It is the first handheld camera to feature the AVC-Ultra codec family and support microP2 cards, and also boasts a wide range of new features and design points that make it a revolutionary new product.

PRESS RELEASE

TALKINGBOX DIGITAL MEDIA GROUP FINDS PANASONIC AJ-PX270 P2 HD HANDHELD’S “MIND-BLOWING VERSATILITY” PERFECT FOR VARIED ASSIGNMENTS

NEWARK, NJ (December 17, 2014) – Matthew Abourezk, Owner/Director of Talkingbox Media Group (Easton, CT), was faced with a dilemma in choosing his new video camera. On the one hand, the veteran videographer/still photographer was shooting award-winning assignments with his HDSLR; on the other, he was beginning to feel the wear and tear of setting up elaborate rigs to achieve desired results.

“At some point, you simply need a dedicated video camera with more depth of field,” Abourezk said. His solution was to invest in Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder. “I did my research, the PX270 has great reviews, and as a longtime AG-HVX200 owner, I was comfortable with Panasonic gear.”
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Press Releases

New Lumix Lounge: Panasonic’s Social Media Hub for a New Generation of Hybrid Photographers

Wed December 17, 2014

More than a year ago, Panasonic introduced the Lumix Luminary Lounge as a social community featuring Lumix Luminary Photographers as your hosts.

  •  Lumix Luminary Photographers host Hybrid photography, which is the combining of still, video and audio as a popular form of photographic display in tune with the social media connected generation.

This video presents Panasonic LUMIX G “CHANGING PHOTOGRAPHY”.

Since 2008, LUMIX has been changing photography with the brand new camera – the LUMIX G Digital Single Lens Mirrorless. It combines high quality images, great portability and ease of use to make every user a photographer. There are fleeting moments you want to keep forever, and LUMIX G is here for you

Panasonic just relaunched this unique social media hub as the Lumix Lounge.

  • The new Lumix Lounge connects a new generation of Hybrid Photographers with social media channels and now includes Google+ and Instagram.
  • Also, there is the “opportunity for consumers that are passionate about Hybrid Photography to connect” by using the hashtag LumixLounge: #LumixLounge.

PRESS RELEASE

PANASONIC RELAUNCHES LUMIX LOUNGE SOCIAL MEDIA HUB

Newark, NJ (December 16, 2014)–Panasonic today announced that its Lumix Lounge social media hub for Hybrid photographers was re-launched with additional enhancements.  The new Lumix Lounge can be accessed at www.LumixLounge.com.

Panasonic introduced the first photo community centered on a true social media experience a little more than a year ago.  Lumix Luminary Photographers host Hybrid photography, which is the combining of still, video and audio as a popular form of photographic display in tune with the social media connected generation. Lumix Luminary Photographers, a group of photography and video professionals, are hand selected by Panasonic Lumix as ambassadors for the brand.

Consistent with the brand’s motto of “Changing Photography” this unique social media hub connects a new generation of Hybrid Photographers with social media channels and now includes Google+ and Instagram.  In addition, there is the opportunity for consumers that are passionate about Hybrid Photography to connect by using the hashtag LumixLounge.  Lumix fans will have the unique opportunity to interface and learn together.

About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company

Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions in the U.S. including products from VIERA Life+ Screens, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Beauty, Grooming, Wellness and Personal Care products and more. In Interbrand’s 2014 annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. To learn more about our products, visit www.panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.


The most recent addition to the Panasonic’s line of LUMIX G digital cameras is the LUMIX DMC-GH4.

The following video presents [NEW] Introducing 4K Video Advantages – A Revolution in Videography:

The new LUMIX DMC-GH4 is evolved to bridge the gap of consumer video camera and professional video camera. One of the most prominent advance is unlimited* 4K video recording (Cinema 4K: 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4. What you can do is not just recording a video in 4K but there are more ways to take the most of 4K video. Please learn them and get inspired for your creativity.
* Motion image can be recorded up to 29 min 59 sec depending on the recording format and the camera’s sales area.

・The inserted video of birds is recorded by Bence Máté.


Articles

Panasonic’s 4K Solution is Changing Photography: “4K Will Certainly Be the Norm by 2020″

Thu November 20, 2014

4K resolution, also called 4K2K, refers to a display device or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels.

The jump from HD to 4K will be one of the biggest developments in the last 20 years….

4K will certainly be the norm by 2020. These advances will help lead to ‘A Better Life, A Better World.’

President Yoshiyuki Miyabe of Panasonic AVC Networks Company

One of Panasonic’s 4K solutions is changing photography.

  • The Panasonic LUMIX GH4 digital camera makes it easy to capture and use 4K images.
  • And now, it’s possible to extract single frames from the videos taken with this camera, for use as high-definition (HD) photos.
    • For example, you can capture a bird precisely as it takes off, or catch a brief smile from a child’s face.
  • According to Miyabe of Panasonic AVC Networks Company, 4K “opens the door to a host of new expressions that have never even been considered until now.”
  • Aerial cinematographer Ferdinand Wolf shows scenes captured by mounting the GH4 to a remote controlled helicopter.
    • He gives high acclaim to GH4 functions such as 1080p All-Intra 200Mbps image quality, 96fps footage for slow motion scenes, and 4K resolution.

This video presents 4K Solutions, Panasonic 4K Solutions.

  • “As the video shows, in addition to transforming TV broadcasts and images of all kinds, 4K is going to touch peoples’ lives with major solutions in a wide range of locations, including retail stores and art galleries, and a variety of different fields, such as security, architecture, and medicine.”

Please click here for more info about Panasonic 4K Solutions.


Articles

Panasonic’s On4Today Available This Month: New Non-clinical Tablet-based Telehealth Service Lets Everyone Keep in Touch Via Videos, Photos & Messages

Tue November 18, 2014

Panasonic recently launched the new Health and Wellness Solutions business group to deliver technology solutions to the healthcare market.

  • Health and Wellness Solutions will “leverage Panasonic’s engineering roots and technology portfolio to address the challenges associated with individual and population health management.”

The group’s first offering – On4TodayTM – is a non-clinical telehealth service provided to long-term care and assisted living facilities.

The telehealth services industry delivers health-related services and information via telecommunications technologies.

Did you know?

Panasonic’s On4TodayTM is a tablet-based telehealth service which will be commercially available this month. This telehealth service “bridges potential communication gaps between assisted living facility residents and their families, friends and care providers. It delivers connectivity and easy-to-use communications intended to improve staff efficiencies, reduce anxiety for residents, promote peace of mind among family and friends and encourage stronger levels of resident engagement.”

This video presents An On4Today Story.

  • For assisted living residents, On4Today creates a community of care where everyone stays informed, involved, and connected.

Here are some of the highlights of the On4TodayTM.
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Articles

You’re Invited to a Special LUMIX Event at Panasonic Australia Head Office Nov.18, 2014

Fri November 7, 2014

The following video presents [NEW] Introducing 4K Video Advantages – A Revolution in Videography:

The new LUMIX DMC-GH4 is evolved to bridge the gap of consumer video camera and professional video camera. One of the most prominent advance is unlimited* 4K video recording (Cinema 4K: 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4. What you can do is not just recording a video in 4K but there are more ways to take the most of 4K video. Please learn them and get inspired for your creativity.
* Motion image can be recorded up to 29 min 59 sec depending on the recording format and the camera’s sales area.

The inserted video of birds is recorded by Bence Máté.

Panasonic

Presents

Special LUMIX Event

Date: 18 November 2014
Time: 6-8pm

Venue: Panasonic Australia Head Office
Address: 1 Innovation Road, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113
Getting here: Train (Macquarie University station), Parking at Macquarie Shopping Centre (3 hours free)

RSVP BY 11th NOVEMBER
Please complete Panasonic’s registration form or simply email lumixevents@panasonic.com.au.

Panasonic invites you to a special Lumix event held at the Panasonic Australia Head office. Come along to see presentations from expert photographers and videographers, get hands on with the range of Lumix cameras and lenses, and learn about the latest 4k technology. You’ll even have the opportunity to meet Australia’s leading landscape photographer, Ken Duncan!

Here are the highlights of the Special LUMIX Event.
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Press Releases

A Panasonic Film Shot Entirely on Lumix GH4: “DRIVE, The Air Cooled Wanderer Gary Foo by LUMIX GH4″

Mon October 27, 2014

Image is extracted from video below.

Image is extracted from video below.

NEWS RELEASE

Oct 27, 2014

DRIVE, The Air Cooled Wanderer Gary Foo by LUMIX GH4

This film is shot entirely on Lumix GH4.

“PHOTOS TO IMPRESS, 4K VIDEOS TO INSPIRE”


Press Releases

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD Handheld Camcorder: Nature and Wildlife Filmmaker Kevin Railsback’s Primary Camera

Wed October 22, 2014

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder

PRESS RELEASE

AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER KEVIN RAILSBACK MAKES PANASONIC AJ-PX270 P2 HD HANDHELD HIS PRIMARY CAMERA FOR NATURE SHOOTS

NEWARK, NJ (October 21, 2014) – Prominent Director of Photography Kevin Railsback, who specializes in nature and wildlife cinematography, recently invested in Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 P2 HD camcorder as his primary camera. Railsback, whose www.filmmakingnaturally.com website features tutorials in outdoor video production, also owns Panasonic’s AG-HPX250 and AG-HPX170 P2 HD handhelds.

Railback has already shot extensive wildlife footage with the PX270, and has used it as his “A” camera on a shoot with a professional dance team for a DVD release. Future PX270 projects include shooting historical recreations on an upcoming feature for Fourth Wall Films, creating a meditation video, and acquiring diverse material for his stock footage agency.

Having shot for several years with the HPX250 as his workhorse camera, Railsback already has informed observations about the differences between that camcorder and the new PX270. Among advances, he numbers the PX270’s extra low light sensitivity, better codec, 1080/60p capture, electronic level, redundant recording, smaller size and more.

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder


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