News tagged with "panasonic"

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Jan4
Panasonic DMC-LZ5 and DMC-LZ3
CES 2006: Panasonic has announced two new cameras to replace the budget DMC LZ1 and LZ2 models. Like their predecessors, the DMC-LZ3 (5.0 megapixels) and DMC-LZ5 (6.0 megapixels) sport image stabilized 6x optical zoom lenses. The new models have improved focus speed and power consumption, a low resolution ISO 1600 mode and large screens (LZ3: 2.0-inch, LZ5: 2.5-inch).
Comments 0 Published: Jan 4, 2006 at 16:05
Panasonic DMC-LS2
CES 2006: The first of today’s announcements from Panasonic is the Lumix DMC-LS2, officially a replacement for the budget DMC-LS1, but one that is a lot more compact and a lot more stylish. Like the LS1, the new model features a 3x image stabilized zoom lens and is powered by AA batteries. Aside from the re-style, the LS2 also ups the resolution to 5.0 megapixels, uses the Venus Plus engine for faster focusing and lower power consumption, and adds new scene modes.
Comments 0 Published: Jan 4, 2006 at 16:05
Sep30
Just posted! Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 review
Just posted! The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1 is the world's first compact camera with a 'widescreen' 16:9 ratio CCD sensor, combined with a 28-112mm (equiv.) wideangle 4x Leica-branded zoom lens. The LX1 also boasts a two-mode Optical Image Stabilization system, plus a wealth of real 'photographic' features, including fully manual exposure and focus options. Obviously designed to appeal to serious photographers, the LX1 also features more external controls than any previous Lumix compact, has both RAW and TIFF capture modes and a high quality all-metal, traditionally-styled body. But is it any good? Read the in-depth review after the link to find out...
Comments 0 Published: Sep 30, 2005 at 15:15
Sep16
Just Posted! Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30 review
Just posted! The Panasonic DMC-FZ30 is the latest flagship model in an ever-growing range of 'super zoom' cameras from electronics giant Panasonic and the direct replacement for the popular FZ20. Like its predecessors the 8 megapixel FZ30 sports an image-stabilized Leica-branded zoom with a whopping 12x optical range (35-420mm equiv), though this time without the constant F2.8 aperture. It also boasts some significant handling and control improvements and a range of new features, including RAW capture and boosted movie mode. But is it a worthy successor the FZ20 or not? Read our comprehensive review to find out...
Comments 0 Published: Sep 16, 2005 at 08:55
Aug26
Just posted! Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 review
Just posted! Our review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9. Following on from the FX7, which was one of the best-selling cameras of last year, Panasonic launched the 5.4 million-pixel FX8 and two months later, the 6.4 million-pixel FX9. The FX8 was a fairly disappointing upgrade which did little but address the appalling battery life of the original. As well as incorporating the improvements in the FX8, the FX9 increases the pixel count, improves the screen and adds a couple of new scene modes. Check our our concise review and see how it fared.
Comments 0 Published: Aug 26, 2005 at 16:04
Jul27
Panasonic LX1 Preview Sample Gallery posted
Update: We have now added a gallery of sample shots taken with the new Panasonic DMC-LX1, the world's first wide angle compact camera with a 16:9 ratio CCD.
Comments 0 Published: Jul 27, 2005 at 06:50
Jul20
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30, preview and samples
Panasonic has today revealed the new eight megapixel 12x optical zoom DMC-FZ30. The FZ30 follows on from the remarkably popular FZ20, it continues that camera's standard of providing SLR-like features and body design with a big zoom and image stabilization. Primary changes are more megapixels, a mechanically linked zoom ring, a higher resolution flip-down and twist LCD monitor, RAW capture, longer exposures, improved control layout and faster operation (especially startup). This new camera won't be that much of a surprise to many of our readers, thanks to several leaks in the last week. We have a preview and gallery of sample images from a pre-production camera online now.
Comments 0 Published: Jul 20, 2005 at 07:05
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX1
Panasonic has today announced the world's first wide angle compact camera with a 16:9 ratio CCD. The fully manual Lumix DMC-LX1 offers a 8.6 megapixel 1 /1.65" CCD and is the first camera in the LUMIX 16:9 wide LX series. The aspect ratio is easily selectable between 3:2 and the conventional 4:3 by using a slider switch located on the lens barrel. As with all Panasonic cameras, the LX1 features two-mode MEGA OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) for its 4x optical Leica DC zoom lens. It also boasts a 28 - 112 mm focal length, Venus Engine II, five AF modes and a 16:9 wide VGA movie mode at 30 fps.
Comments 0 Published: Jul 20, 2005 at 07:05
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9
Panasonic has announced an addition to the FX range with the sleek and sexy Lumix DMC-FX9. Available in three colors, red, silver and black, the FX9 ups the pixel count to 6 million. It forfeits an optical viewfinder in favor of a 2.5-inch LCD with 180% more pixels than the FX8 at 207,000 and maintains that effective Optical Image Stabilization system, despite only having a 3x zoom. It also boasts the Venus Engine Plus LSI for high performance processing in speed and image quality and offers a 3 frames per second burst mode. The DMC-FX9 also adds two new scene modes to those found on the FX8, which are Starry Sky and Candle.
Comments 0 Published: Jul 20, 2005 at 07:05
Panasonic announces three new SD cards

Panasonic has added three high capacity SD cards to its Pro High Speed, High Speed and miniSD ranges. First up is the flagship 2GB card introduced to the Pro High Speed range. It offers a data transfer rate of 20MB/s and will hit the shops in August with a price tag of €249.99 (US$299). The new addition to the High Speed range is the 1GB SD card available in August for €99.99 (US$119). And for mobile phones with built-in cameras there is a 512MB miniSD memory card, which can store music and images and will be priced €49.99 (US$59) when it hits the shops next month.

Comments 0 Published: Jul 20, 2005 at 07:05
May9
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8
Panasonic has today announced an update to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 with the FX8. The only difference between the identical cameras, is that the FX8 doubles the battery life of its predecessor with a new lithium ion battery, which increases the capacity by 162% thanks to the new Venus Engine PLUS. The five megapixel model also boasts quickened AF, three new scene modes, VGA movie recording plus MEGA OIS, the impressive proprietary image stabilization function. Like the FX7, the FX8 is availabe in silver, black, blue and pink.
Comments 0 Published: May 9, 2005 at 08:05
Apr21
Just posted! Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 review
Just posted! The Lumix DMC-LZ2 is one of two new 'compact' 6x zoom cameras with image stabilization from Panasonic. On paper they seem to offer an interesting set of features at a real 'entry level' price point. Find out how we got on with the $300, 5 megapixel Lumix LZ2 in our concise review.
Comments 0 Published: Apr 21, 2005 at 13:30
Apr8
Just posted! Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 review

Just posted! Read our review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5, the replacement for the popular FZ3. Although externally almost identical to the FZ3, the new model features several key improvements, including a 5 megapixel sensor (bringing it closer to the FZ20 in spec terms) and faster focus. And of course it sports that huge 12x image-stabilized Leica zoom lens. Click on the link to see how it got on in our tests.

Comments 0 Published: Apr 8, 2005 at 09:55
Mar18
Panasonic SD CardBus adapter tested
We've just received a production sample of the recently announced Panasonic SD CardBus PC Card adapter (BN-SDPC3E). This works in the same manner as the 32-bit CardBus CF adapters we've seen in the past. With more and more devices using SD cards and now even some digital SLR's faster access to SD cards will become more important. If you use a laptop or notebook the Panasonic SD CardBus adapter is now the fastest method for reading (and writing to) SD cards. (Windows only at the moment).
Comments 0 Published: Mar 18, 2005 at 12:26
Feb8
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ4 / DMC-FZ5
Pre-PMA 2005: Panasonic has today added two new cameras to its 12x zoom compact FZ line, the silver-bodied four megapixel DMC-FZ4 and the black-bodied five megapixel DMC-FZ5. Other improvements include a subtly redesigned body, a new version of Panasonic's Venus image processing engine and a larger 1.8-inch LCD monitor (FZ5 only).
Comments 0 Published: Feb 8, 2005 at 10:05
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1 / DMC-LZ2
Pre-PMA 2005: The new LZ series from Panasonic offer a compact body, four or five megapixels connected to an all-new 6x optical stabilized zoom lens. The LZ's new lens provides 37 - 222 mm equivalent with a maximum aperture of F2.8 to F4.5. The LZ1 has a four megapixel CCD and a silver body, the LZ2 a five megapixel CCD and black body. If these two cameras can live up to their spec then they should offer a killer combination of compactness, resolution, zoom and stabilization.
Comments 0 Published: Feb 8, 2005 at 10:05
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS1
Pre-PMA 2005: Panasonic has today announced the new Lumix DMC-LS1 digital camera which features an optically stabilized three times optical zoom lens and four megapixel CCD. This camera is a follow-up to the budget-priced DMC-LC70, the biggest change being the introduction of Panasonic's OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), a first for a low- priced compact digital camera. Other improvements include a new version of Panasonic's Venus image processing engine, a 2.0-inch transmissive and reflective LCD monitor and 14 MB of built-in memory.
Comments 0 Published: Feb 8, 2005 at 10:05
Dec9
Panasonic has developed a three megapixel camera module for mobile phones with image stabilization and auto focus capabilities. Advanced mounting and image processing technologies, plus an ultra-mini focus actuator and thinner lenses have allowed Panasonic to develop the v Maicovicon image sensor and have contributed to reducing its size. The module has a focus range of approximately 8cm to infinity. Panasonic has also announced a two megapixel module with auto focusing and a 1.3 megapixel module with a built-in macro zooming function. Production of the these two modules will start in January, with the three megapixel module following in March. Panasonic has also launched the only compact cameras to include optical image stabilization in the FX2 and FX7.
Comments 0 Published: Dec 9, 2004 at 13:31
Just posted! Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7 review
Just posted - our review of the sleek and sexy Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7, bigger brother to the FX2 announced at the same time. The diminutive 5 megapixel FX7 is the only compact camera on the market to feature a stabilized 3x zoom lens, using Panasonic's proprietary MEGA O.I.S (optical image stabilization) technology. It has a large 2.5-inch LCD and, according to Panasonic, has improved responsiveness and performance. Check out our concise review to see if the FX7 will be going on your Christmas list this year.
Comments 0 Published: Dec 9, 2004 at 11:38
Nov4
Just posted! Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 review
Just posted! Our review of Panasonic's flagship model and the third generation of super zoom cameras, the Lumix DMC-FZ20. The 5 megapixel FZ20 has a whopping Leica-branded DC Vario-Elmarit 12x zoom and numerous improvements over its predecessor, the FZ10, as well as new technologies. It boasts a newly-improved optical image stabilization Venus II engine for shots at the long end of the zoom. Check out our concise review of the FZ20 to see what we thought of it.
Comments 0 Published: Nov 4, 2004 at 11:20
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