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Panasonic predicts $5.4bn losses, axes plasma plans

Panasonic predicts $5.4bn losses, axes plasma plans

Panasonic has seen demand for its TVs and smartphones ditch, leading to a 6-percent drop in consolidated sales year-on-year and a 141.9 billion yen ($1.82bn) loss over the last three months. Strong Blu-ray player sales could not offset a slump in interest around Panasonic flat-panel TVs and Sanyo digital cameras and other consumer electronics, according to the company's latest financial results, with full year losses expected to be in the region of $5.4bn. To save money, Panasonic will severely curtail its own flat-panel display production, shuttering some lines and stepping down others, and instead source panels from third-party suppliers.

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Panasonic Lumix GX1 with X-series lens appears in leaked photos

Panasonic Lumix GX1 with X-series lens appears in leaked photos

The next in one of SlashGears camera series of choice has appeared in a couple of photos straight out of Taiwan - this is the DMC-GX1, and depending on how awesome it ends up being, we might have to switch up our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide - you never know! Of course it would be from previous Panasonic models to this new one, note that - what we've got here is a Lumix GX1, a Micro Four Thirds shooter that's sporting one of those fabulous X-series lenses we saw in August of this year. Is this our next every-event device?

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Panasonic rugged BizPad tablets tipped for Japanese business users

Panasonic rugged BizPad tablets tipped for Japanese business users

Panasonic has unveiled a pair of new tablets that are in the BizPad line. As the name suggests the tablets are for business users and at least for now they are only being announced for Japan. They could be announced for other countries later. The tablets differ mainly in the screen sizes they offer the BizPad JT-580VT has a 7-inch screen and the BizPad JT-581VT has a 10.1-inch screen unit.

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Softbank outs AQUOS 104SH Ice Cream Sandwich phone, more

Softbank outs AQUOS 104SH Ice Cream Sandwich phone, more

Japanese carrier Softbank has revealed its latest line-up of Android smartphones, and if you love high-res screens and megapixel-packed cameras then it's enough to make you weep. Among the gems are the Sharp AQUOS 104SH, which Softbank says will launch running Ice Cream Sandwich on a 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP4460 processor, paired with a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 display, 12.1-megapixel camera and IPX5/IPX7 ruggedness, expected to arrive in spring 2012.

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Panasonic offers new firmware update for G Series camera interchangeable lenses

Panasonic offers new firmware update for G Series camera interchangeable lenses

Panasonic has announced that it has a new firmware update for the Lumix G Series interchangeable lenses. Read that carefully, this is a firmware update for the lenses, not the digital cameras themselves. The update changes the lenses to allow them to be HD quality lenses for shooting high quality HD video. The firmware update covers seven different lenses and gives them all better performance.

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Panasonic Lumix 3D twin-lens camera debuts at IFA 2011

Panasonic Lumix 3D twin-lens camera debuts at IFA 2011

I mentioned a bit ago that Panasonic had a new dual-lens 3D camcorder that would be landing soon. Panasonic has also shown off a new 3D still camera at IFA 2011 called the Lumix 3D that has 3D HD video capability. The camera can shoot 2D HD video as well. The camera is compact and it uses two new lenses to be able to achieve the compact dimensions according to Panasonic.

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Panasonic unveils new HDC-Z10000 consumer camcorder that shoots 2D and 3D

Panasonic unveils new HDC-Z10000 consumer camcorder that shoots 2D and 3D

Panasonic has unveiled a new camcorder that looks like something a professional videographer would use. If you want something with a really small design, you might want to look elsewhere. If what you want is a camcorder that can do both 2D and 3D with professional image quality the HDC-Z10000 might be exactly what you need. The camera has a two lens design and has a LCD that will show that 3D recording with no glasses needed.

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Major Panasonic Lumix LX5 Firmware Update Coming Soon

Major Panasonic Lumix LX5 Firmware Update Coming Soon

If you're part of the mobile world, especially if you're dealing with something like Android, you know that any update, no matter how insignificant, to your hardware can get pretty exciting. Imagine the excitement then that owners of the Panasonic Lumix LX5 are feeling when they hear their fabulous camera is about to be upgraded with a sweet, sweet firmware upgrade. Panasonic has announced that the Lumix DMC-LX5 will be getting a firmware update on September 13, 2011, one that will optimize the camera's performance and will bump the image quality of the photos and video the camera can capture.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 Wi-Fi Touchscreen Camera Official

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90 Wi-Fi Touchscreen Camera Official

What's better than a sweet little high quality camera that fits in your pocket that you can rely on to bring you a lovely yet compact experience daily? That same thing with Wi-Fi connection capabilities. Then add the fact that it's got a touchscreen on the back - oh man, now you're just talking crazy. Not actually - this is a real device, and it's called the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX90. This camera is rated at 12 megapixels, is just 0.85 inches deep, and can connect to the internet wirelessly.

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