IntroductionPanasonic's Michiharu Uematsu tells us that the company consulted around 100 Panasonic GH2 users, including professional filmmakers, post-production workers and broadcasters, to hear what they would like to see in its replacement - the Panasonic GH3. Between them they managed to produce a fairly long list, and while Uematsu says the company hasn't been able to...
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SCIENTISTS used an iPhone and a camera lens to diagnose intestinal worms in Tanzania, in a breakthrough for treatment, a study says.
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IntroductionPanasonic has replaced its flagship travel compact camera, the Panasonic TZ30 (known as the Panasonic ZS20 in the US) with the Panasonic TZ40 - called the Panasonic ZS30 in the US.The new Lumix TZ40 shares a few of the same specifications as its predecessor, most notably the same 20x Leica optical zoom lens. This covers a 35mm equivalent focal length of...
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Third-party lenses are sometimes looked down upon by the sort of photographers who insist you can only take a good photo if your lens says Canon or Nikon on it. But, not only do some outperform their branded counterparts, others do something which mean they don't even have first-party rivals. The new Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art, for example, is the world's only zoom lens...
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There's been a lot of rumour and speculation about whether Panasonic will introduce a high-end compact camera like the Panasonic LX7, but with a larger sensor. So when we saw the name of Panasonic's latest top-end compact camera, the Lumix DMC-LF1 - to gives it its full title, we wondered if the LF stood for large format. Well it doesn't, because inside the Lumix LF1 is a...
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IntroductionWhere once its smart TV platform was completely separate from the rest of the TV, Panasonic has at last put apps and widgets into its Viera TVs. It's something the other leading brands have been doing, too, though the appearance of the smart My Home Screen on the Panasonic TX-L42DT65B isn't the only big change for Panasonic in 2013.First on this 42-inch Edge...
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Panasonic Avionics, a subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC), is under investigation by U.S. officials who are looking into whether the electronics giant paid bribes to overseas airline employees in an effort to land more contracts. According to company documents, as cited by the Wall Street Journal, the Panasonic unit has received a subpoena requesting communications...
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The company also announced development of a Cinema EOS 35mm prime lens.
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IntroductionPanasonic isn't the only major TV manufacturer to almost completely forget about 3D TV this year. Despite having 3D gubbins inside, there's barely a mention of it in the specs for the Panasonic TX-L47ET60B. Instead, Panasonic's lineup for 2013 is all about big screens and smart TV, and this 47-inch TV is a great example of both.If 2012 was the year this...
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IntroductionPanasonic's TZ series of compact cameras has always been popular with enthusiasts, because they offer plenty of flexibility both in terms of manual controls and a large zoom range.The Panasonic TZ35, known as the Panasonic ZS25 in the US, follows on from last year's Panasonic TZ25, but sees an increase in zoom ratio with a 20x optical offering. That gives it a...
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