Posts Tagged ‘Panasonic’

Panasonic Announces Lumix GH1

Panasonic has announced the next generation of the Lumix G line– the Lumix GH1. The brand new Lumix GH1 comes right on the heels of the G1–the world’s first Micro Four-Thirds interchangable lens digital camera– as the G1 was just announced at CES and has only now become available to consumers. The GH1 really only differs from the G1 in that it can shoot HD video at full 1080p, has a stereo mic and employs Panasonic’s popular Continuous Image Stabilization technology. It also utilizes the Intelligent Auto (IA) technology found in the G1 and in Panasonic’s lineup of Lumix point-and-shoots, wherein Panasonic encourages users to “set it and forget it”. Both generations of the Lumix G line are ideal for a photographer who wants much more features and freedom than are typically available in a point-and-shoot, yet may not be ready for, or have the necessity for, a D-SLR. Pricing and availability will be announced soon, though they are hoping to see it released mid-summer.

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Panasonic Announces New Cameras

Today Panasonic announced six new cameras that have been added to its lineup. Let’s have a look at these slim new cameras.

The new Lumix DMC-FX580 jumps on the touchscreen bandwagon to the delight of many of us who have already forgotten how to click real buttons thanks to the iPhone and many new point-and-shoot cameras. The DMC-FX580 is the update to the DMC-FX500, and increases recording image size from 10 to 15MP, as well as boasting a 25mm ultra-wide angle Leica DC lens with F2.8 brightness and a 5x optical zoom.

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CES Day One

After a whirlwind opening day at CES, I have reports on brand new products from Sony, DXG, Digital Foci, HP, iomega and an up close look at a revolutionary Panasonic camera. My favorite product of the day was Sony’s just announced Cybershot G3 point-and-shoot camera. The big deal about it is that it’s the world’s first Wi-Fi enabled camera, so you can immediately upload your photos to a photo sharing site, such as Picasa, rather than making the usual empty promise to a friend about “sending them that picture” right after it is taken at a party, and then never following through. It’s a 10 MP camera with a 4x optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens and it comes with complimentary AT&T Wi-Fi access to Sony’s Easy Upload Home Page until Jan. 31, 2012. I’m sure you have a million questions about the Wi-Fi access and uploading, as I had for our Sony contact, so I’ll just tell you that they have partnered with a few photo sharing sites, including Picasa, Shutterfly and a few others, but if you prefer a site that they haven’t yet partnered with, like Flickr, you can use the web browser to head straight to that site and upload the same way you can from your computer. The partnered sites just work better because they will fit to the screen. Of course this is all done through touch screen technology with a stylus. They already have plenty of input (from me and others) about who else they should partner with, including Facebook, so they will be upgrading these choices, which will appear to a Cybershot G3 owner periodically.

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PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-L10

Cutting-Edge DSLR In All Aspects

by Don Sutherland

Published February 2008

We don’t expect it to last long, but for the moment, as this is written, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10 is the most technically-sophisticated digital SLR on the market. It comes with all the cutting-edge features that have become practically standards in this camera’s range — dust-reduction, image-stabilization and Live View LCD monitor, all found regularly now, in various combinations. The Lumix L10 goes on from there.

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