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Panasonic Strada F-Class

Strada

If you live in Japan, you can now check in on your home, control your appliances, and even lock your doors while in your car with Panasonic’s Strada F-Class. The device has a touchscreen with icons that say things such as “turn off the light.” Introduced this week, the Strada also works as GPS. Of course, you have to have a webcam and netlinking system. With a $3,400.00 price you could always get a couple of timers to do the same thing. Look for it to hit the market this June.

 

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Panasonic Blu-ray DMP-BD50

Panasonic DMP-BD50

Panasonic has unveiled its new 3rd generation Blu-ray player DMP-BD50. It features DolbyTrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, PIP, and BD-Live to connect to the Net. The company has included an SD card slot for viewing images on an HDTV from video or still cam with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a VIERA link to control to home theater components with one remote. Available this spring, save your quarters as this one will set you back $699.95.

 

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Panasonix Lumix DMC-TZ50S Wi-Fi Camera

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Wireless / WiFi

Lumix TZ50S

For moms that do more than accompany their kids to soccer games, Panasonic is offering a new Lumix Cam with Wi-Fi as a gift idea for Mother’s Day. The 9.1 megapixel digital cam has a 28mm wide-angle lens, a 10x optical zoom, and a 3.0-inch Diagonal Intelligent LCD and HD output. With it you can connect to a T-Mobile HotSpot or home wireless Lan system without using your PC.You can upload, check and delete photos on Picasa Web Album. The TZ50S will be available in silver at a price of $449.95 next month. Come to think of it, soccer moms would dig one, too.

 

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Panasonic to Release Mini-Cam

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Panasonic SDR-S7 CamcorderWhile we are on the subject of digital mini-camcorders, Panasonic has unveiled one at a size of 41 × 59 x 102mm and a weight of 160g. The SDR-S7’s features include DVD (MPEG2) video recording, a 2.7-inch display, a 10x optical zoom, and 0.06s Quick Start. The cam supports SD cards up to 16GB. Take your choice of either silver or black. The SDR-S7 carries a price of 44,800 yen (~$435.) Look for a debut April 25 in Japan.

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Digix Offers IXING MP3 Player

IXING M1-TMNot to be outdone by Panasonic, Korea’s Digix has released a mini-MP3/video player. The IXING M1-TM weighs only 20g and is 5.6mm in thickness. It comes in 1, 2, and 4BG sizes and includes an FM tuner, text and video viewer, and voice recorder. It will handle MP3, MJPEG VIdeo, JPEG , Text, WMA, MPEG1, MPEG2, and MPEG2.5. The 2GB model is available for 75,000 won (~$75.00.) More information is available on Digix’s site if you can wade through a minimal translation.

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Panasonic to Release D-Snap

D-Snap

It’s Panasonic’s turn to challenge the iPod by coming up with the D-Snap SV-SD870N. The player will run for over 100 hours on a 3 hour charge and features noise canceling technology that they say will get rid of up to 83% ambient noise. It also allows recording with a 2 gig SD card for up to 1,000 tunes and USB 2.0 connectivity. At a size of 35.0 × 90.7 × 11.4 mm and a weight of 40g, manage your music with its SD-Jukebox. The D-Snap will be available in red, white, black, silver, or blue in mid-April in Japan.

 

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Panasonic P905i for TV Junkees

Viera P905iTV

For those of you that need your TV fix no matter where you are, Panasonic has created the 3G/GSM/GPS P905i for DoCoMo with a 1seg TV tuner. The device features Panasonic’s Viera image processing on a 3.5-inch screen with a 854 x 480 resolution. It holds up to 1GB of memory and has a 2MPx sensor and auto-focus cam, as well as DCMXiD. Due out February 29, contact Panasonic or DoCoMo for price and availability and never worry about trying to catch up with the latest twist or turn of “Lost” again.

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Panasonic Offers Lumix with Ultra-wide Lens

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Corporate News

Lumix DMC-FX35Panasonic has recently released its new additions to its Lumix line, including its slim DMC-FX35 Cam, which features their first 25mm ultra-wide lens. With 10.1 megapixels, it has a 4x optical zoom, an f2.8 brightness and their Advanced Intelligent Auto mode. This technology includes analyzed and adjusted exposure, red-eye correction, gyrosensors to make up for those shaky hands, auto-change shutter speed, slide show capability, and scene selector for a better background. The DMC-FX35 will be available next month in silver, black or blue models at a price of $349.95.

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Panasonic Offers new LUMIX

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras

LUMIX DMC-LS80

Panasonic has unveiled its latest LUMIX digital cam. The DMC-LS80 features a VARIO lens system, an 8.1 megapixel high-res, and a 3x optical zoom. It also has OIS, IAO, auto-macro setting in close range and auto-focus.  Futhermore, the camera has a Venus Engine III processor with available high-speed burst shooting mode, video recording at 30 fps, and is HDTV compatible. In colors of pink, black, or silver, all this can be yours if the price is right, in this case $149.95, beginning in February.

 

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Matsushita Undergoes Name Change

Matsushita/PanasonicMatsushita has finally decided to become known by what it mostly was all along, Panasonic. The name change will become final this October 1 if the shareholders agree in June. The Osaka company was founded 90 years ago by Konosuke Matsushita, and even current President Fumio Ohtsubo feels a bit sad but commented, “We must create more than what we are giving up.”

Matsushita/Panasonic will also be dropping its local brand name National for large and small appliances by March 2010 to avoid confusion. Our only comment: It’s about time.

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