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Panasonic LUMIX GF3X Official: a full 14-42 kit upgrade from earlier July release

Panasonic LUMIX GF3X Official: a full 14-42 kit upgrade from earlier July release

What we've known since the Panasonic LUMIX GF3 became official is many things. The first of these things was that this device was 7.83oz light, the second being that it shoots at 12.1 megapixels and 1080/60i Full HD video, and that it'd be the smallest most awesome camera on the block despite its fantastic abilities. The third thing we knew right from the start is that this camera would be released twice, once in July of 2011 with a 14mm lens for $699.99, then a second time as a completely different kit with a 14-42mm lens in August for $599.99. Guess what? That time has come.

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Panasonic Lumix X Series Include New Compact 14-42 and 45-175mm Lens Kits

Panasonic Lumix X Series Include New Compact 14-42 and 45-175mm Lens Kits

The good camera folk at Panasonic have announced today their intent to release a new set of lenses, the first of which takes the size of its previously bulky 14-42mm Micro Four Thirds zoom lens and smashes it down to half the size - while closed. This new LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm is a lens kit that takes the previous generation, that being the same f/3.5-5.6 aperture range and same zoom capabilities, but puts it in a housing that, while closed, is less than half the size, and while extended is also noticeably smaller than its predecessor - cut the bulk out! This first lens is a kit option in your DMC-GF3X model Panasonic camera, a camera we're also receiving information on today. This is only the first of two new X-series lenses coming out from Panasonic - the second hits the 45-175mm range.

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Panasonic Toughbook S10 tips scales at three pounds with DVD drive

Panasonic Toughbook S10 tips scales at three pounds with DVD drive

Panasonic has unveiled a new Toughbook notebook that is very cool and portable. The notebook is called the Toughbook S10 and it has an integrated DVD drive along with a 12-inch screen. The machine is very portable and the DVD drive is something that we often don’t see in this size range. The notebook is also packed with other tech and is rugged enough to live through work on the road.

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Panasonic DY-PS10 Pocket Server lets you take your TV with you

Panasonic DY-PS10 Pocket Server lets you take your TV with you

Panasonic has outed a Pocket Server, the DY-PS10, a smartphone-sized box that can push digital media stored on SDXC memory card over a WiFi b/g connection to your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or other device. Owners of Panasonic DIGA A/V equipment - such as TVs, DVRs and Blu-ray decks - will be able to take the memory card out of their kit and slot it straight into the DY-PS10, then squirt the photos, music and video stored on there right over to their phone.

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Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, and Xpand join forces to push universal active 3D glasses

Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, and Xpand join forces to push universal active 3D glasses

In the 3D TV world today, there are two main technologies that the sets use. There are active 3D glasses that use batteries to show the 3D effects to people and there are the passive sort. I have tried both and honestly, they seem pretty much the same as far as performance. I have long thought the only reason TV makers use active glasses is to gain another source of income from those that upgrade. The passive glasses are very cheap and make entry into 3D viewing in the home cheaper.

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Panasonic LUMIX LS5 and FZ47 super-zoom revealed

Panasonic LUMIX LS5 and FZ47 super-zoom revealed

Panasonic has outed a pair of new digital cameras, the LUMIX LS5 for entry-level users wanting wide-optics and a 14.1-megapixel sensor, along with the LUMIX DMC-FZ47 with a lengthy 24x super-zoom. The LS5 has a 26mm wide-angle lens and 5x optical zoom, and can be run on a set of AA batteries, but still manages to record 720p 30fps HD video and include optical image stabilization.

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Panasonic debuts Toughbook CF-H2 tablet for field workers

Panasonic debuts Toughbook CF-H2 tablet for field workers

Panasonic has rolled out a new tablet in the UK called the CF-H2. The tablet is aimed at the field worker that needs a tablet to stay productive that can survive abuse that goes with working in the field. The tablet is powered by an Intel Core i5-2557M ULV processor operating at 1.7GHz. The processor also has vPro technology and Intel HD 3000 graphics. The machine promises performance 400% better than the CF-H1 tablet.

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Panasonic gives NASA AG-3DA1 3D camcorder and shoots it into space on final shuttle mission

Panasonic gives NASA AG-3DA1 3D camcorder and shoots it into space on final shuttle mission

Panasonic has announced that it has given NASA some hardware to take to the ISS aboard the final space shuttle mission with Atlantis that launched last Friday. Panasonic sent one of its new and cool full 3D AG-3DA1 camcorders along with a BT-3DL2550 25.5-inch 3D LCD and a rugged Toughbook notebook computer to NASA. That gear was used to document the training and preparation leading to the final shuttle mission. Only the 3DA1 camcorder made the trip into space.

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Panasonic Toughbook C1 Convertible Tablet PC Gets Major Upgrade

Panasonic Toughbook C1 Convertible Tablet PC Gets Major Upgrade

Panasonic's Toughbook line of products are known for their rugged durability and enterprise security. The Toughbook C1 is the world's lightest 12.1-inch convertible tablet PC, making it a favorite for portability and working in harsh conditions. Today, the Toughbook C1 gets revamped with Panasonic announcing a major upgrade in specs for the convertible tablet PC.

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