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Unusual Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 camera wants to ride on your drone

Unusual Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 camera wants to ride on your drone

Panasonic has a new micro four thirds camera, but the LUMIX DC-BGH1 might not look quite like you expect it to. The company's first box-style LUMIX, it's sized and shaped for everything from mounting to a drone, to being used for live-streaming or broadcast taking advantage of its remote-control support.

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Panasonic LUMIX Webcam Beta rolls out for Windows and Mac

Panasonic LUMIX Webcam Beta rolls out for Windows and Mac

Camera makers feared how smartphone cannibalized their lower-end products but that only pushed them to adapt and hop on trends quickly. The latest trend, given how people aren't going out as much these days, is meeting up over the Internet for pleasure as well as business. You'll need a webcam for that, of course, and the best webcam might not be a webcam at all. If you happen to have a Panasonic LUMIX camera lying around, now might be the time to prop it up again and plug it into your computer with the new LUMIX Webcam software that's now available in beta form.

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Panasonic LUMIX S5 shrinks 4K mirrorless camera with pro-tech

Panasonic LUMIX S5 shrinks 4K mirrorless camera with pro-tech

Panasonic's newest full-frame mirrorless camera has broken cover, with the LUMIX S5 combining a 24.2-megapixel sensor with 4K 10-bit video recording. The new camera promises up to ISO 51,200, along with Panasonic's Dual Native ISO system borrowed from the company's VariCam professional video cameras.

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Panasonic Lumix G100 promises spatial audio for vloggers

Panasonic Lumix G100 promises spatial audio for vloggers

Panasonic has revealed its latest mirrorless camera, with the Lumix G100 tagging vloggers and other creatives who need great audio along with their stabilized 4K. Taking on the recently-announced Sony ZV-1, the Lumix G100 pairs a micro four-thirds sensor with five-axis OIS and sound tech supplied by OZO Audio by Nokia.

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Panasonic is leaving Tesla’s solar cell Gigafactory 2

Panasonic is leaving Tesla’s solar cell Gigafactory 2

Panasonic announced today that it will begin winding down the production of photovoltaic cells it creates at Tesla's Gigafactory in Buffalo, New York. The two companies aren't ending their partnership entirely, as Panasonic said in its announcement today that it will continue working with Tesla in Nevada, with this decision having "no impact" on that particular team-up.

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Panasonic just made the world’s most powerful blue laser: Here’s why

Panasonic just made the world’s most powerful blue laser: Here’s why

In a demonstration in Osaka, Japan, Panasonic demonstrated the new world's highest brightness blue laser. They've done this with a couple of technologies/techniques, using wavelength beam combining (WBC) with a direct diode laser (DDL) to produce a single, highly powerful blue beam. With this technique perfected, beam quality remains the same while power increases as the number of laser sources grows. The laser power can be immense!

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Panasonic VR glasses are a steampunk dream for 5G

Panasonic VR glasses are a steampunk dream for 5G

Panasonic HDR-capable UHD VR glasses shown this week at CES 2020 showed the world that such devices needn't look like a boxy nightmare. Where the first several generations of VR headset from companies like Oculus and HTC brought about a new sort of design language with the hunk-on-face look, the Panasonic design looks like they dropped in from an alternate dimension to bring us some VR glasses that'd be right at home in The Matrix.

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Panasonic floor lamp with built-in hidden camera now available

Panasonic floor lamp with built-in hidden camera now available

If you think carefully back to last year's CES event, you may remember Panasonic's announcement of an odd home security camera built discreetly into the top of a floor lamp. The model offers a less conspicuous alternative to obvious home security cameras, blending in better with the home decor while making it harder for thieves to figure out whether they're being watched.

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Panasonic Lumix S1H camera detailed: full-frame, 6K video, 5-axis IS

Panasonic Lumix S1H camera detailed: full-frame, 6K video, 5-axis IS

Panasonic has officially and fully detailed the Lumix S1H full-frame camera it first revealed back in May. The model is targeted at filmmakers seeking a camera that can also be used for photography, offering unlimited 6K video recording as well as 5-axis in-body image stabilization, Dual Native ISO, support for HDR, and more. In addition to the full specs, we finally have details on the model's price and availability.

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Tesla hunts in-house battery breakthrough

Tesla hunts in-house battery breakthrough

Tesla is quietly developing its own battery cell production technology, despite a longstanding partnership with Panasonic, as the automaker takes clearing one key manufacturing bottleneck into its own hands. Panasonic and Tesla have worked together since 2014, and collaborate on the Tesla Gigafactory where batteries are made.

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Panasonic Lumix S1H full-frame mirrorless camera shoots 6K video

Panasonic Lumix S1H full-frame mirrorless camera shoots 6K video

Panasonic has unveiled the new Lumix S1H full-frame mirrorless camera, the first model to ever support 6K/24p 3:2 aspect ratio video recording, according to the company. This full-frame addition to the Lumix S series also supports recording 'cinema' video in 5.9K/30p 16:9 and 10-bit 4K/C4K 60p resolutions. Panasonic says its new S1H model offers a wide color space and rich gradation that is 'virtually equal to' what users get from cinema cameras.

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Tesla and Panasonic hit the brakes on battery expansion

Tesla and Panasonic hit the brakes on battery expansion

Tesla's Gigafactory 1 is too much of a risk for further investment, Panasonic has reportedly concluded, with the EV company's battery partner freezing its plans to expand the facility while Tesla looks to squeeze more out of existing capacity. The hiccup in the relationship comes on the heels of Elon Musk suggesting Tesla would look to multiple battery suppliers for its Shanghai factory, along with the automaker missing its Q1 2019 production goals.

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