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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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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Official

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 Official

The Panasonic Lumix family is expanding by the minute here in internet land, the newest addition being this 24x megazoom monster made for both stills and video with a massive array of impressive specifications across the board. This camera is rated at 12 megapixels, has 24x optical zoom, and is one of the first cameras on the market to support AVCHD Progressive video recording. She'll make a fine addition to your own Lumix family with no less than 1080p 60fps video recording as well.

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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 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 Lumix G3 is the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens cam it offers

Panasonic Lumix G3 is the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens cam it offers

Panasonic and its line of G-series cameras are very popular with photographers that want high quality images and a portable design. Panasonic has added a new camera to the G family called the Lumix DMC-G3. The G3 is hailed as Panasonic's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera with a viewfinder. The camera has all the high-end features you expect from a G-series camera too. It will record full 1080p resolution video for instance.

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Panasonic prices 3D-capable LUMUX 2011 range

Panasonic prices 3D-capable LUMUX 2011 range

Panasonic has come through with pricing and full details for its incoming LUMIX range, all headed to shelves in late March 2011. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS10, LUMIX DMC-ZS8, LUMIX DMC-TS3 and LUMIX DMC-FX78 are priced at $399.99, $299.99, $399.99 and $349.99 respectively, with the ZS10, TS3 and FX78 all offering the company's new 3D Photo mode, taking 20 consecutive photos and overlaying the two best to make a 3D image.

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Panasonic LUMIX FX77 packs touchscreen makeup studio [Video]

Panasonic LUMIX FX77 packs touchscreen makeup studio [Video]

It's tough being a point and shoot digital camera these days; cellphones are eating into your segment, and it takes more than just megapixels to stand out from the crowded shelves. Panasonic has gone a little odd with the new LUMIX FX77, however, turning the touchscreen 12.1-megapixel camera into a portable virtual makeup studio.

Video demo after the cut

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF2 Review

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF2 Review

Panasonic's LUMIX GF1 worked its way into the kit-bags of several on the SlashGear team, charmed by its compact size and solid picture and video quality. Now the Micro Four Thirds camera has a successor, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF2, packing the same sensor but new image processing and a refreshed touchscreen interface. Does the smaller GF2 lose some of its sibling's charm? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Panasonic LUMIX GF2 priced plus Camcorders & Point-&-Shoots

Panasonic LUMIX GF2 priced plus Camcorders & Point-&-Shoots

Panasonic has outed pricing information for its 2011 camera range, including the much-anticipated LUMIX GF2. The Micro Four Thirds camera will drop in the US later this month - in a choice of black, silver, red or white - with a body-only price of $499.95. Alternatively, it'll be offered with the 14-42mm lens at $599.95, or with the 14mm pancake Prime lens at $699.95.

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Lumix GF2 HD Camera Gets Looked at Close Up

Lumix GF2 HD Camera Gets Looked at Close Up

Mister Vlad Savov of Engadget got the chance to wrap his fingers around Panasonic's newest and smallest Micro Four Thirds and take a bunch of photos and video with it. It's full HD. It's very much excellence it does seem. This camera is reportedly 19% smaller than the Lumix GF1, and that's saying something. It's also 7% lighter, functions with a lovely touchscreen user interface, and takes video in 720/60p or 1080/60i recording in AVCHD format. Behold this cool maybe-bulky, maybe-tiny enough for a pocket large-sensor shooter.

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