Panasonic's rugged and equally pricey Toughpad FZ-M1 tablet arrives this month, and brings with it a somewhat small 7-inch display alongside hardware that lets it take whatever abuse you throw at it. For the MIL-STD-810G rated specifications, you'll be shelling out at least $1,299 USD.
Panasonic's new digital interchangeable lens, the H-X015 LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH, is in the news for being one of those new innovations that promise photographers to capture bokeh effect with clear picture quality while avoiding ghost and flare. You might say that the new lens has all the key ingredients that allow for superior defocused reportage pictures.
Among the smattering of wearables news this month comes one that joins the ranks of recent action camcorders: the Panasonic HX-A500, the first wearable 4K 25p camcorder. The device is a two-piece unit of sorts, featuring the lens for head mounting attached to a cable that connects it to the main control unit.
Panasonic is looking to expand its energy presence, with the company's head of Energy Solutions Center Hiroshi Edo Hanafusa announcing at the Cleantech Group forum that the company is on the hunt for new talent -- specifically, for those who develop energy services utilizing Panasonic's technology.
Sony and Panasonic have announced that they have teamed up to create a new archival optical disc standard called Archival Disc. The new format is aimed at professional usage with next generation optical discs. The goal of the new format is to expand the market for long-term data storage using optical disc formats.
Panasonic rolled out a new high-end digital camera back in February that is called the Lumix GH4 DSLM. DSLM stands for Digital Single Lens Mirrorless technology. We knew the specifications and even had a video that offered up an idea of how good the 4K video recorded with the camera would look in February.
Whilst checking out the slimmest and sleekest smartphones in the world this week at Mobile World Congress 2014, Panasonic dropped a beast on us. The Panasonic Toughpad 5 is a device that Panasonic is hesitant to classify as a phone. Like the rest of their range of devices with the brand name Toughpad, this machine is resistant to the wandering eyes of top-tier smartphone lovers as it is the elements.
Panasonic has been making speakers and other home theater devices for years. Most of those speakers use diaphragms to make sound that are made from plastic or some sort of fiber material. Panasonic has announced a new loudspeaker that has a diaphragm made in part from materials in the leaves of the bamboo plant.
Panasonic is adding a new rugged mobile device to its toughpad line. The new device is called the Panasonic 5. It features a 5-inch screen and aims directly at workers in the field that need a device that can survive the rough work environments and the outdoors.