News tagged with "panasonic"

Jan31
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS75 & DMC-LS60
Last but not least we have the entry-level Lumix DMC-LS60 and DMC-LS75 cameras. The 6.0 and 7.2 megapixel successors to the DMC-LS offer new features and a speed boost thanks to the Venus III processor. The pricier LS75 also boasts a larger (2.5-inch) screen.
Comments 0 Published: Jan 31, 2007 at 08:02
Jan7
Panasonic SD cards, to 20 MB/sec, 16 GB coming
CES 2007: Panasonic has today officially announced its range of 'Class 6 SD Speed' cards, an addition to the Pro High Speed SD card range. These new cards, available in 1, 2 and 4 GB capacities are 'Class 6' speed compliant, meaning they have a guaranteed minimum write speed of 6 MB/sec, they are capable of burst speeds of up to 20 MB/sec. In addition Panasonic has upgraded its existing card range to the next class (Class 4; 4 MB/sec minimum) and also revealed that they intend to introduce a 16 GB card this year.
Comments 0 Published: Jan 7, 2007 at 23:51
Oct10
Just Posted! Panasonic DMC-LX2 review
Just Posted! Our Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 review. A year after the innovative LX1 we have the LX2, which adds a 16:9 widescreen LCD to match the sensor, ups the pixel count to 10.2 megapixels and upgrades the processor to the latest Venus Engine III. There are also minor enhancements to the control interface and a new (low resolution) ISO 3200 mode. Find out what we thought - and if the LX1's flaws have been fixed - after the link...
Comments 0 Published: Oct 10, 2006 at 17:19
Sep30
Panasonic Four Thirds lenses
Photokina 2006: Panasonic has announced that the DMC-L1's kit lens, the Leica D 14-50 mm F2.8-F3.5 (with OIS) Four Thirds lens can now be purchased separately and is compatible with other Four Thirds cameras. In addition they have also announced the Leica D 25 mm F1.4 Four Thirds lens. Because of the Four Thirds sensor size these two lenses produce a field of view equivalent to 28-100 mm and 50 mm on a 35 mm camera. No pricing information is currently available.
Comments 0 Published: Sep 30, 2006 at 16:29
Sep8
Just posted! Panasonic DMC-FZ50 review
Just posted! Our Review of the Panasonic DMC-FZ50. Announced bang on schedule exactly a year after the camera it replaces, the FZ50 is the new flagship in Panasonic's big-zoom Lumix range, upping the image size to a class-leading 10.2 megapixels and adding a couple of welcome new features. To find out if the FZ50 is a worthy successor, and if it can overcome the few complaints we had, check out our review after the link...
Update: Samples gallery updated to reduce the number of shots taken with Noise Reduction set to High, and expanded to include a good selection of Low NR shots.
Comments 0 Published: Sep 8, 2006 at 18:40
Aug4
Just posted! Panasonic TZ1 Review
Just posted! Our Concise Review of the unique Panasonic DMC-TZ1; the world's smallest 10x image-stabilized zoom camera. Whilst not what you'd call 'pocketable' (unless you have very large pockets), the TZ1 is considerably less bulky than its 'SLR-like' siblings (and their competitors), and, though it offers little in the way of truly manual control, it is packed with features. But is it any good? Find out what we thought after the link...
Comments 0 Published: Aug 4, 2006 at 16:32
Jul19
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Panasonic has announced the latest in the FZ 'double digit' series of prosumer digital cameras (a replacement for the FZ30). The Lumix DMC-FZ50 features a twelve times optical zoom lens, optical image stabilization, a ten megapixel sensor, up to ISO 1600 sensitivity and something Panasonic call IIC (Intelligent ISO control). This new feature monitors the amount of movement in the frame and adjusts the ISO sensitivity automatically at the time of exposure (higher for more movement).
Comments 0 Published: Jul 19, 2006 at 08:01
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2
The second big announcement from Panasonic today is the successor to the unique DMC-LX1, the world's first compact with a 16:9 widescreen sensor. The DMC-LX2 increases the pixel count to 10.2 million and adds a larger widescreen 2.8-inch LCD. Despite the increase in resolution Panasonic claims that noise has been significantly reduced (compared to the LX1) thanks to Venus III engine. Other new features include sensitivity up to ISO 3200 (though not at full resolution), Intelligent ISO Control (a mode that increases ISO if the camera detects subject motion) and a refined control interface.
Comments 0 Published: Jul 19, 2006 at 08:01
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 & DMC-FX07
Panasonic has also announced a pair of successors to the popular FX01 in the shape of the DMC-FX50 and DMC-FX07. Both cameras feature 7.2 megapixel sensor, image stabilized 28-102mm equiv. wide angle 3.6x zoom (F2.8-5.6) and Venus III processor. The FX50 sports a 3-inch screen, the FX07 sticks with the 2.5-inch screen of its predecessor. Other new features include 'Intelligent ISO Control', which increases the ISO if necessary to increase the shutter speed if the camera detects motion in the frame.
Comments 0 Published: Jul 19, 2006 at 08:01
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX3
Panasonic has announced a further addition to its compact Lumix range in the form of the DMC-FX3, a budget 6 megapixel model with a 3x (35-105mm) optically-stabilized zoom and high sensitivity (ISO 1600) mode - albeit one that works at a significantly reduced resolution. The FX3 also sports a 2.5-inch screen (with a slightly lower resolution than the more expensive models) and wide VGA movie mode.
Comments 0 Published: Jul 19, 2006 at 08:01
Jun21
Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 finalized, exclusive preview
Four months after revealing the fact that they were working on their first interchangeable lens Digital SLR Panasonic has today published the final details of the Lumix DMC-L1. This includes full specifications and the firming up of some as yet unannounced details such as the selectable 'film modes' (similar to PictureStyles as seen on Canon cameras) and some other subtle changes to the functionality and design of the camera made since February. We've been lucky enough to get our hands on a pre-production DMC-L1 and now have an exclusive hands-on preview available for your reading pleasure.
Comments 0 Published: Jun 21, 2006 at 07:05
Jun20
Panasonic SDHC compatible card readers
Panasonic Japan has today announced two new card readers which are compatible with the SDHC card format. SDHC is an update to the SD card format which allows for cards with a capacity over 2 GB (typically 4 GB or more) and also classes of minimum btransfer rate (primarily for solid state video recorders). One of the first cameras to support SDHC is the Panasonic DMC-L1 (which may get more of a mention tomorrow). Back to todays news, there's the BN-SDDBP3 which is a SDHC CardBus reader and the BN-SDCJP3 USB 2.0 SDHC reader.
Comments 0 Published: Jun 20, 2006 at 09:00
Mar27
Just posted! Panasonic Lumix FX01 review
Just posted! Our full in-depth review of the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01. This, the fourth incarnation of the ultra compact range started in 2004 with the FX7, is on the face of it another minor facelift. But it does offer something still pretty unique in a camera in this class - a true wideangle zoom, covering a useful 28-102mm (3.6x) zoom range. It is, in fact, the world's smallest camera with a 28mm lens. Other changes include a high sensitivity mode (offering sensitivities of up to 1600) and a new 16:9 widescreen movie mode. Find out how it did after the link.
Comments 0 Published: Mar 27, 2006 at 15:08
Mar9
Panasonic 4 GB SDHC card
CeBIT 2006: Not to be outdone by MemoryStick Panasonic has today ensured that its chosen storage format, Secure Digital card, can at least match the capacity offered in other fomats. There is a catch though, Secure Digital was never designed for capacities over 1 GB, that was solved but then addressing anything over 2 GB became the next problem. To solve this the SD Association have proposed SDHC, essentially the same physical format as SD but only compatible with SDHC devices (such as the new Panasonic DMC-L1). So it's good news and bad news.
Comments 0 Published: Mar 9, 2006 at 16:46
Feb28
Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 Hands-on
PMA 2006: Yesterday we got our hands on the Lumix DMC-L1 and had a detailed discussion with Panasonic executives and product planners about their exciting new digital SLR. The DMC-L1 is Panasonic's first digital SLR, its design ethos is clearly clean, simple, functional and very 'Leica like'. There are lots of touches in the design of this camera which make it more appealing that most other digital SLRs, these include the shutter speed dial and aperture ring (on the lens) which give very quick access to manual exposure creativity and encourage the photographer to experiment more. We also got the low down on just how much of this camera is shared with the Olympus E-330.
Comments 0 Published: Feb 28, 2006 at 20:21
Feb26
Panasonic DMC-L1
PMA 2006: Panasonic has today announced the fruits of its new relationship with Olympus, the DMC-L1 Four Thirds System Digital SLR. Todays news is really just a 'development announcement' so doesn't have any detailed specifications, however reading through what has been revealed so far this camera does appear to share quite a bit with the Olympus E-330 EVOLT. Another interesting revelation in this release is the confirmation that Panasonic developed the 7.5 MP Live MOS sensor (the same we assume as in the E-330). Other features include a shutter speed dial on the top of the camera, full-time live view (same as E-330), Secure Digital storage and a 2.5" LCD monitor.
Comments 0 Published: Feb 26, 2006 at 14:05
Feb20
Just posted! Panasonic FZ7 Review
Just posted! Almost a year to the day after the introduction of the hugely popular FZ5 Panasonic announced its successor, the 6 megapixel DMC-FZ7. As well as a design facelift and an extra megapixel, the FZ7 introduces several handling and performance improvements over the FZ5, not least of which is the inclusion of manual focusing and significantly easier control over exposure settings via a new joystick. So is the FZ7 a worthy successor to the FZ5? Find out after the link...
Comments 0 Published: Feb 20, 2006 at 17:13
Feb14
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1
Pre-PMA 2006: Panasonic launches today the world's smallest 10x optical zoom digital compact. The DMC-TZ1 is also the first Lumix model to adopt a Linear AF system which, combined with the high speed AF function, achieves an industry-leading high speed AF response time among high zoom digital cameras. The TZ1 also features the Optical Image Stabiiliser which has become a Panasonic standard.
Comments 0 Published: Feb 14, 2006 at 08:00
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01
Pre-PMA 2006: Panasonic has today announced the successor to the DMC-FX9, the Lumix DMC-FX01, which boasts a 28mm wide angle Leica DC zoom lens. The new High Sensitivity mode means that the DMC-FX01 can shoot up to a maximum sensitivity setting of ISO 1600. The FX01 also incorporates Panasonic's Optical Image Stabiliser which should help keep those shaky images to a minimum.
Comments 0 Published: Feb 14, 2006 at 08:00
Jan23
Panasonic DMC-FZ7
Panasonic has announced the successor to the popular 12x zoom lensed Lumix FZ5 in the shape of the DMC-FZ7. The main differences are the sensor (up from 5 megapixels to 6), larger 2.5-inch screen, ISO 1600 mode, longer battery life and the adoption of the 'joystick' control system first seen on the DMC-LX1. The FZ7 also offers a manual focus option, something missing from its predecessor.
UPDATE: we have an exclusive hands-on preview of the DMC-FZ7 after the link.
Comments 0 Published: Jan 23, 2006 at 07:05