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Panasonic's 2014 TVs: Everything You Need To Know

Although they’re being launched slightly later than competitors LG and Samsung and Sony, Panasonic’s 2014 TVs look like they’re going to be hugely popular. Plasma TV is dead and buried (sob), but the new and revitalised LED LCD TV lineup has a big focus on excellent picture quality — including deep black levels and plasma-esque contrast — and simple, elegant design.


Panasonic FZ1000: A Large-Sensor Super Zoom That Shoots 4K Video

Since Sony released the RX10 last year, there have been exactly zero competitors to rival that camera’s stellar lens quality, zoom reach, and sensor size. It redefined what a “bridge camera” could be. Panasonic is the next company to realise the advantage of bringing large sensor image quality to a fixed long range zoom.


Panasonic WT600A Ultra HD TV: Australian Review

Ultra HD video still isn’t common, even 18 months after the release of the first UHD TV in Australia. There’s no one-stop shop for buying or renting 4K video, and our dodgy ‘net makes it difficult to stream. That hasn’t stopped all the big Aussie TV makers from bringing out big Ultra HD TVs, though; the Panasonic WT600A is one of the more well-rounded examples you can buy today.


Plasma TV, We Hardly Knew Ye

Earlier this week, Samsung introduced its newest, latest and greatest 2014 Smart TVs, to much fanfare — Ultra HD curved screens, with super-thin and energy-efficient LED panels. There was one particular technology’s conspicuous absence in all the glamour, though, as there will likely be in the upcoming announcements of LG and Panasonic — plasma is all but gone.


Panasonic's New 15mm F/1.7 Lens Designed By Leica Looks Gorgeous

Panasonic and Leica just love holding hands in the release of cameras and lenses. Their latest collaboration is a new 15mm f/1.7 for micro four-thirds bodies, and it might just be perfect as a walk-around prime.


Panasonic's LUMIX GH4 Pro Camera Now Has An Australian Price

The next iteration in Panasonic’s excellent stills-and-video mirrorless GH camera line-up, the LUMIX DMC-GH4, now has an Australian price tag. That’s great news for anyone thinking of moving over to the new camera, which boasts native 4K video recording capability and a hugely improved imaging sensor. Like the GH3 before it, the new GH4 will likely become the camera of choice for indie film crews and professional cinematographers on a budget.


Overhead Laser Lights That Illuminate With Images And Video

As far as giant corporations go, it’s usually Sony that’s willing to a take risk on an unorthodox new product. But this time it’s Panasonic’s turn with the company’s new Space Player that combines overhead lighting with compact projectors letting you project everything from different colours, to still images, to videos and animation.


Sony And Panasonic's New Optical Archival Discs Will Store Up To 1TB

Sony and Panasonic announced last year that they had plans to develop a new, high-capacity optical storage disc — and they weren’t lying. New details indicate that a new Archival Disc format will have a capacity of up to 1TB.


Panasonic's Lumix GH4 Packs 4K Video Into A Sweet Mirrorless Shooter

Accessible 4K video shooting is still in its infancy, but it was only a matter of time before it started showing up in consumer cameras. The Panasonic GH line’s history of robust video capability makes it a natural fit for 4K, and the new Lumix GH4 squeezes as much as it can into a familiar frame.


Panasonic 4K Life+Screen Television Eyes-On: Life After Plasma

Yesterday, Panasonic says that its new 4K LED Life+Screen TVs have picture quality that’s just as good as its recently murdered plasma line. I spent some time with the 85-incher. Plasma was wonderful, but everything’s gonna be OK. There can still be beauty.