Panasonic has announced an interesting new advanced in millimeter-wave radar technology for automotive uses. The new radar technology is designed to detect pedestrians and vehicles in low visibility conditions at intersections. This type of radar can see clearly at night and in rain or snow. It can also see very well against strong direct sunlight, which can blind drivers.
Panasonic has introduced what it claims it the lightest shoulder-mounted camcorder ever created. Weighing in at under seven pounds, the AG-HPX600 is very user-friendly for videographers who need to hold cameras for long periods at a time. But just because it's small doesn't mean it doesn't pack a punch. The AG-HPX600 is outfitted with a lot of the latest technology. It's also outfitted with a huge price.
Panasonic has outed its latest Micro Four Thirds camera, the LUMIX GF5, a 12.1-megapixel pocket scale shooter that refines the good work of its GF3 predecessor. The GF5 introduces a new Live MOS image sensor along with the latest version of Panasonic's Venus Engine with Multi-process Noise Reduction, together good for maximum 12800 ISO and 0.09s autofocus. It'll also shoot 1080i Full HD video.
Panasonic's ELUGA waterproof smartphone will go on sale on March 29 in Japan as the NTT docomo NEXT series P-04D, offering 4.3-inches of slimline dunkable Android. Available exclusively in purple, the new handset is up for pre-order in Japan today for existing NTT docomo subscribers. Announced at Mobile World Congress last month - where we went hands-on and promptly dropped the ELUGA underwater - the phone marks Panasonic's attempt to clamber back into the smartphone segment.
If you're a fan of digital cameras, you'll appreciate the leaked photos that turned up online of the new Panasonic Lumix interchangeable lens camera. Reports were circulating yesterday that shots of the camera had leaked and today more images of the camera have surfaced. Today we have pictures of a white version of the GF5 and a black version.
It appears as though a new entry in Panasonic's high-end Lumix camera line has been leaked on an unlikely outlet - Instagram. The site has become a popular destination for online photo sharing, but it isn't exactly a beacon for breaking news. But as with any social platform, that possibility exists. So anyway, the leaked picture in question has a lot of signs pointing to it being fully legitimate.
Panasonic has announced the pricing and availability of its 2012 lineup of Blu-Ray players, which were first introduced at CES. The lineup includes four Full HD 3D models and two Full HD 2D-only models, most of which have begun shipping already. Only two models will begin shipping later in May. Pricing for the new lineup ranges from $90 to $350.
Pre-orders have started today for Panasonic's latest beast of an Android smartphone, the ELUGA Power. The 5-inch device debuted at Mobile World Congress 2012, where we spent some hands-on time with it and its smaller 4.3-inch sibling, the ELUGA. Despite the prototype seeming a bit rushed with Android acting glitchy during our time with the ELUGA Power, UK electronics retailer Clove is already set to take pre-orders for the device with a ship date set for late April.
At what must be one of the most beautiful venues on earth to have a conference such as this, we've got Mobile World Congress 2012, a yearly event which takes the whole world's mobile device market and gathers it up into one big week-long masterpiece. Of course it's not as perfectly simple as that, and if you've never been to the event or have never tried to follow along with the news that spills forth from it before, you may very well have a hard time fitting all the pieces together. That's why we've got this easy to read, easy to decipher guide for you to work your way through all of the devices and services announced, displayed, and teased during the events - have a look!
The original Panasonic ELUGA gained a bigger sibling this morning in the shape of the ELUGA Power, an oversized, faster version of the slimline Android smartphone. We grabbed some hands-on time with a very early prototype, and while Panasonic wouldn't let us dunk it underwater as we did with the ELUGA, it was still enough to get an idea of where the company's smartphone strategy is headed.