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Panasonic Won the Prestigious Good Design Awards 2018 for the Mirrorless Camera LUMIX DC-GX9, 4K Video Camera HC-WXF1M/WXF1/VXF1/VXF11 and 5.7K Super 35mm Cinema Camera AU-EVA1: See the Good Design Exhibition in Tokyo, Oct. 31-Nov. 4

This video presents Panasonic LUMIX GX9 Shooting Impression by Viviana Galletta:
The new LUMIX GX9 is the one letting fashion portrait photographer Viviana Galletta explore LA’s stylish sidewalks on her terms. Combining incredible image quality with an impressively compact design, its tiltable viewfinder frees her up to capture her unique perspective on the city. A 20.3-megapixel sensor + no low pass filter with Dual Image Stabilisation guarantee head-turning image quality, while creative in-camera effects let her add an artistic flourish to her photography.
LUMIX Ambassador Viviana Galletta
Movie shot on LUMIX GH5 / GH5S by Peter Hamblin

The following Panasonic cameras won the prestigious Good Design Award 2018:

Award-winning item, Digital Camera: Panasonic DC-GX9

Panasonic DC-GX9

Panasonic DC-GX9

A compact, high-performance, and user-friendly mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses for photographers who enjoy shooting street and everyday scenes. It is equipped with a 20-megapixel Live MOS sensor without a low-pass filter combined with a Venus Engine to achieve enhanced image quality. The L. Monochrome D mode for dynamic monochrome photos and the Grain Effect filter for achieving film-like photos are new functions that increase the product’s power of expression. The camera incorporates an approx. 2760K-pixel equivalent, tilting high-magnification viewfinder, exposure compensation dial, and focus mode lever to increase operability, as well as a 4K PHOTO mode, which lets users capture defining moments with a 30-fps continuous shooting feature.

Panasonic: Good Design Award 2018

Panasonic DC-GX9

Panasonic DC-GX9

Award-winning item, Digital 4K Video Camera: Panasonic HC-WXF1M/WXF1/VXF1/VXF11

Panasonic HC-WXF1

Panasonic HC-WXF1

A 4K digital video camera for seasoned amateur photographers, incorporating new, 25-mm wide angle, F1.8, optical 24x zoom lenses and a manually controllable UI viewfinder for enthusiasts, which offers functions equivalent to those of professional products. In order to minimize the motion blur prone to occur while shooting video from a distance, we developed a new Adaptive O.I.S., which automatically optimizes image stabilization to match the characteristics of users and shooting conditions. We also redesigned the grip with a high-quality 3D leather grain texture, which fits in a user’s hand, and widened the belt to make it easier to hold the product. The goal is to evoke the sensation capturing images with confidence through the camera’s simple structure and design.

Panasonic: Good Design Award 2018

Panasonic HC-WXF1

Panasonic HC-WXF1

Award-winning item, Digital Cinema Camera: Panasonic Memory Card Camera Recorder AU-EVA1.

Panasonic AU-EVA1 With Filippo Chiesa

Panasonic AU-EVA1 With Filippo Chiesa

AU-EVA1 is a compact, lightweight 4K 60 fps memory/camera recorder with an EF lens mount for the cinema production market. Weighs just 1.2 kg and comes with a detachable handle and grip, with a flexible LCD monitor. The customizable design can meet diverse shooting applications based on ideas and requests taken from a wide range of users involved in the cinema industry.

Panasonic: Good Design Award 2018

Panasonic AU-EVA1

Panasonic AU-EVA1

The award-winning products will be on display at the Good Design Exhibition 2018, an exhibition of winning products from the Good Design Award 2018, from October 31 to November 4, 2018, at Tokyo Midtown (Roppongi, Tokyo). (The exhibits can be viewed at various places in Tokyo Midtown.)

*Special awards will be announced from among the Good Design Best 100 on October 31, 2018.

The following video presents EVA1 IR Footage “palette” | Panasonic:
What is true color? Yuji Nukui, DoP, and Director created this wonderful footage “palette” tries to find an answer to this. With the help of the Panasonic EVA1, showing the usage of IR. Its menu allows the IR Cut filter to be turned on/off at the push of a button. Making it the only camera with this feature. Nukui states that shooting in IR does not automatically create a cinematic mood or look. His goal while using IR was to convey emotions and tell a visual story via the images. This was an incredibly challenging task which at the same time makes this “creating work that is worthwhile”.

PRESS RELEASE

Panasonic Receives the Most Number of Awards at the Good Design Award 2018, with Three Products in the Good Design Best 100

Oct 11, 2018

Tokyo, Japan – Panasonic Corporation announced that three of its products were selected for the Good Design Best 100 at the Good Design Award 2018 held by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion on October 3, 2018. The products were the NR-F604WPX-H Series Refrigerator, the XPN-S10601 Resyone Plus Rise Assisting Robot, and the Walk Training Robot.
In addition to receiving places in the specially selected Good Design Best 100, Panasonic also received the most number of awards overall at the Good Design Award 2018.

The award-winning products will be on display at the Good Design Exhibition 2018, an exhibition of winning products from the Good Design Award 2018, from October 31 to November 4, 2018, at Tokyo Midtown (Roppongi, Tokyo). (The exhibits can be viewed at various places in Tokyo Midtown.)

*Special awards will be announced from among the Good Design Best 100 on October 31, 2018.

Products selected for the Good Design Best 100 and assessments of them

NR-F604WPX-H Series Refrigerator

This series was acclaimed for its subtle design and high sense of quality, taking into account the recent trend for combined kitchens and living rooms to set it apart from other refrigerators. The internal walls are kept as even as possible to ensure a spacious area, while the design is elaborately finished down to how the front lights work, creating a fresh and defining presence. Moving the compressor from the bottom to the top allows the vegetable and freezer compartments to be pulled out all the way, increasing storage space and usability. Careful thought is given to every detail to realize an extremely high standard of design.

XPN-S10601 Resyone Plus Rise Assisting Robot

This is a completely novel care bed where half of the powered mattress can be separated lengthwise to transform into a wheelchair. Shifting from an ordinary bed to a wheelchair requires two helpers, but with this product only a single person needs to assist. Instead of having to make the care-receiver sit up to move them to the wheelchair (a task requiring much physical effort), now the helper only has to move the care-receiver to the side of the bed. This reduces the physical burden on the helper and the psychological burden on the care-receiver, while giving them the immeasurable value of being able to enjoy sitting up as part of everyday life. All judges tried out the mattress to experience its basic function. It is completely free of any ridges or other aspects that would detract from the experience, with an excellent overall design as a care-giving bed.

Walk Training Robot

As the average lifespan of people grows longer, the next issue we face is expanding the healthy life expectancy. Assistive tools for walking are significant for preventive care. This robot encourages ongoing use and also keeps track of and analyzes exercise records, easing the burden on trainers. The judging panel also noted positively the determination in the development process based on long-term studies. The design is not restrictive and the intuitive and fun aspects of using the tool encourage active use to maintain health. Further applications are expected in the future.

About the Good Design Award

Good Design Award is a comprehensive design commendation system organized by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion for the purpose of leading our lives, industry, and society at large to be better through selecting “Good Designs” from various events and commending them.


The following silent video presents [NEW] Panasonic 4K Camcorder High-speed High-precision AF for HC-VXF1/VXF11/WXF1/WXF1M/VX1/VX11:
Panasonic new 4K Camcorder HC-VXF1/VXF11/WXF1/WXF1M/VX1/VX11 boasts not only stunning picture quality but high shooting performance as well. High-speed, high precision AF(Auto Focus) is one of them. An image sensor with 60fps/50fps readout and a precise focus lens drive enable superior focusing speed, stability and tracking performance for both 4K and Full-HD. Complex 4K focusing is also automated for comfortable framing of stunning 4K shots.


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