Panasonic has announced what it says is the first ever Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera that offers 4K video recording. Photographers can use the camera to both record Ultra HD videos and snap stills, doing so with a 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and a quad-core processor.
During CES 2013 Panasonic launched a new rugged tablet called the Toughpad FZ-G1. That tablet offered no physical keyboard from Panasonic and was a touchscreen only device. There are plenty of keyboard accessories on the market that might work with that Toughpad, but there are few rugged options that can survive the environment the FZ-G1 is meant to live in.
AT CES 2014, Panasonic has some curved OLED TVs on display. Not interested? Seen that before? Maybe, but probably not like this. Rather than curve toward us, which Panasonic has as well, these turn away from you at the edges. That’s something we’ve not seen yet.
Along with taking us "beyond" the smart television, Panasonic also had some audio related announcements here at CES 2014. In this case, Panasonic unveiled the Multi-Room Hi-Fi Speaker System with Qualcomm AllPlay. As implied by the name, this is a multi-room setup and it consists of a few speakers as well as a network connector.
There has been the smart tv, and now thanks to Panasonic they are going to attempt at taking us "beyond" the smart tv. This is the 2014 Life+Screen line of televisions and they will be 1080p LED LCD. As for going past the current standard of the smart tv, Panasonic is looking to "deliver unprecedented operating ease for the user."
Coming out of CES 2014, Panasonic has introduced their latest model Toughpad. This one is arriving as the FZ-M1, and similar to other models in the lineup, this one is fully-rugged. Basically, another waterproof, dustproof and shockproof tablet. The FZ-M1 sports a 7-inch display and will arrive running Windows 8.1 Pro.
Panasonic has announced that it has updated one of its rugged convertible notebook computers. The machine is the Panasonic Toughbook CF-C2 semi-rugged convertible tablet PC. The machine has an attached keyboard and a screen that swivels to be used as a tablet.
Back in March, news surfaced that Panasonic would be pulling out of the plasma TV business, something that was substantiated by sources who spoke to Reuters back in October. In line with its efforts to cut down on businesses that prove unprofitable, the company will be making some drastic changes to its digital camera division in 2014, as well.
Panasonic has announced a pair of new portable wireless speaker systems including the SC-NA30 and the SC-NA10. Panasonic says that these two wireless speaker systems offer the longest playback time currently available on any wireless speaker. Both of the wireless portable speaker systems offer up to 20 hours of playback per charge.
This year at IFA 2013, we got our hands on Panasonic's Toughpad 4k UT-MB4, the world's first 20-inch 4K tablet. With this massive slate comes a resolution of 3840 x 2560 pixels and an IPS Alpha LCD, as well as Windows 8.1 and the durability that comes with the Toughpad designation. Fast-forward a couple months, and now we know pricing and availability.