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Panasonic Lumix SZ5 wifi camera brings on the cloud

Panasonic Lumix SZ5 wifi camera brings on the cloud

This week Panasonic has revealed a collection of devices that are made to blow your mind in many different ways, the LUMIX SZ5 being a web-connected camera also made to do just that. This device has a 10x optical zoom, brings on wi-fi connectivity for quick file sharing, and brings on connections to your smartphone for a three-for-one wallop. This may be just the social media machine you're looking for. NOTE: also check our our hands-on with Panasonic hardware from this week's big reveal session as well!

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Panasonic H-FS45150 45-150 mm Telephoto Zoom Lens revealed

Panasonic H-FS45150 45-150 mm Telephoto Zoom Lens revealed

This week Panasonic is bringing the heat with new cameras, lenses, and more, all in one wallop - in this case, it's the LUMIX G X VARIO 45-150 mm Telephoto Zoom Lens. This piece of hardware is ready to be your new interchangeable telephoto zoom lens for your Micro Four Thirds System standard camera. The LUMIX G VARIO 45-150 mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS45150) brings on a giant zoom range of 45-150 mm (35 mm camera equivalent: 90-300 mm), and can bust out telephoto shots with the best of them.

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Panasonic Lumix LZ20 unveiled with 21x optical zoom

Panasonic Lumix LZ20 unveiled with 21x optical zoom

This week the folks at Panasonic have revealed several new cameras, one of the more fabulous of which is the Lumix LZ20. This device is a "super zoom" digital camera with 21x optical zoom and a 25mm ultra wide-angle lens. This lens' 35mm camera equivalent is a 25-525mm lens, here though working with an Optical Image Stabilizer and the LZ20's 16-megapixel high resolution CCD sensor - this unit also has advanced image processing LSI which supports both high quality video and photos.

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Panasonic LUMIX G5, LX7 and FZ200 leak

Panasonic LUMIX G5, LX7 and FZ200 leak

A selection of new Panasonic LUMIX digital cameras have leaked, with the G5 Micro Four Thirds leading the way. A 16-megapixel interchangeable lens camera, the LUMIX G5 will be offered with a 12-35mm f/2.8 Power O.I.S zoom and a 45-150mm f/4 lens, according to a hastily-yanked article at The Telegraph, with pictures to match courtesy of 43 Rumors.

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Panasonic updates Toughbooks with Ivy Bridge

Panasonic updates Toughbooks with Ivy Bridge

Panasonic has announced an update to its line of Toughbooks to include Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors. The Toughbook CF-31 will be available in two configurations, Standard and Performance. The Performance model will come with a Core i5 3360M processor clocked at 2.8Ghz as well as AMD’s Radeon HD 7750M discrete GPU. The notebook can switch between the discrete graphics and Intel’s integrated HD 4000 GPU to balance power versus performance.

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Sony and Panasonic team on big-screen OLED

Sony and Panasonic team on big-screen OLED

Sony and Panasonic have announced a collaboration to develop large panel OLEDs for TV, pushing the low-power technology as a potential replacement for LCD and plasma. The deal will see the two firms work together on next-generation organic EL panels and modules, using printing processes that are more efficient than existing manufacturing techniques. If all goes to plan, meanwhile, Sony and Panasonic's partnership may only be the first step.

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 gets rugged Ivy Bridge upgrade

Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 gets rugged Ivy Bridge upgrade

Panasonic's Toughbook CF-19 convertible touchscreen notebook has seen an Ivy Bridge upgrade, bringing the ruggedized swiveling slab up to 3rd-Gen Core i5 speed and stretching battery life to 10hrs. Targeted at the sort of users who would crush a puny iPad between their huge, bear-like hands (or perhaps just want to take it outdoors), the CF-19 has a Core i5-3320 processor, HD 4000 graphics and a fanless chassis, relying solely on passive cooling.

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Panasonic denies Olympus rescue plans

Panasonic denies Olympus rescue plans

Panasonic has denied reports that it is readying an Olympus bail-out package, despite claims in the Japanese media that it was preparing to spend as much as $635m rescuing the ailing camera firm. "I don't know where that information came from, not from us," President Fumio Ohtsubo told Reuters this week, when asked about the speculation.

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Panasonic tipped for $635m Olympus rescue package

Panasonic tipped for $635m Olympus rescue package

Panasonic is readying as much as 50 billion yen ($635m) rescue injection into struggling Olympus, it's claimed, in part of what's believed to be an equity sell-off following the $1.7bn accounting fraud of 2011. Local press reported the potential deal, Reuters writes, which is expected to see Panasonic take shares in Olympus in a private offering. Such an agreement could extend a lifeline to Panasonic's business, too, giving it a stake in the healthcare industry.

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Panasonic Lumix FX90 gets iOS, Android remote app

Panasonic Lumix FX90 gets iOS, Android remote app

Panasonic has released a companion app for its Lumix FX90 WiFi-enabled digital camera. The app turns your iOS or Android device into a remote control for the camera, letting you use your handset's display as the viewfinder, which makes for better self-portraits and easier espionage.

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Panasonic announces LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm lens

Panasonic announces LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm lens

If you’re looking to step up from a smartphone camera but don’t want to lug around a DSLR, a Micro Four Thirds camera might just do the trick. The benefits include interchangeable lenses too, and Panasonic has a new one that’s compatible with Lumix G cameras. The LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm offers the 35mm equivalent of 24-70mm, and has a f/2.8 aperture at any zoom level.

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Sony and Panasonic reportedly in talks to partner on OLED

Sony and Panasonic reportedly in talks to partner on OLED

What do you do when profits are tumbling down? Team up. The Wall Street Journal reports that Sony and Panasonic are in talks for a partnership that would see the duo producing OLED panels for televisions. The move would try and reduce manufacturing costs that come with making OLEDs panels on such a large scale. The talks so far are said to be in the preliminary stages.

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