With the rollercoaster ride on the current world economy, you gotta merge to survive. The news that Panasonic is buying up Sanyo has been up in the airs for a while now but it is only current that both electronic corporation came to the agreement. Panasonic will be buying up Sanyo – or should I say helping out? Sanyo will still retain it’s brand name and most of its employees. If that’s not generousity, then I don’t know what is.
The merge will result is a 11.2 trillion yen of revenues and that, my friends, means we will be seeing more robots and awesome TVs.
Seriously, funny stuff like these rarely makes it to the TV anymore. I mean, the definition of “real” is an important concept for many HD TVs ..and what’s more real than having stuff squirt out of the TV?
The review is finally out for the Panasonic DMP BD-30 Blu-Ray player. A lot of praises for the new player as well as some negative knick knacks here and there. With a rating of 7.4, I guess this blu-ray player is pretty decent. Checkout the good, the bad and the ugly Bottom line comments:
The good: Excellent picture quality on Blu-ray discs; 1080p output at 24 frames per second; DVD upconversion up to 1080p; HDMI 1.3b output; can output Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio in bitstream format; first Blu-ray Profile 1.1 player; SD card slot can play high-def video from AVCHD camcorders.
The bad: No built-in decoding for high-resolution audio formats; no Ethernet jack for firmware upgrades or future interactive content.
The bottom line: The Panasonic DMP-BD30 offers excellent video quality and is Blu-ray Profile 1.1 compliant, but those who want high-resolution audio will need a cutting-edge AV receiver.
The new camera from Panasonic, Lumix L10 was premiered to the world at the Panasonic’s Press conference in Paris. Some lucky fella from AkihabaraNews got to go to the event somehow and was one of the lucky few hundreds to see the Lumix L10’s hands on! Anyway, what’s so special? about the Panasonic Lumix L10? According to the CEO of Panasonic, the camera has a Live View and an autofocus that even Canon Mark III doesn’t have.
I have always wanted to get myself a DLSR but it’s so expensive.
Anyway, you can see a bunch of pictures from the event here.
After a year and a half since Panasonic introduced Viera Link, the multipurpose remote control, Sony introduced their own today, the Bravia Link. This new remote gives you the ultimate control for ALL your Sony related things and others.
Look at this guy, he’s so excited he couldn’t contain the smile on his face :)
In my previous post, I wrote about Toshiba’s Protege R500 and how it has a 7mm thick DVD burner, well, this post is dedicated to that thin burner for various reasons. 1) it’s the thinnest in the world currently as it beats the earlier 9.5mm ones by some other company and 2)it weighs only 99grams.
Seriously, this addition is going to be hot with everyone these days because who doesn’t want to be lighter, better and faster?
Navigation units are not uncommon in US vehicles. Many of their cars, american and internationally made have GPS system in it. You know that deep, cold female voice that warns you to take the next right turn a million times before you reach the turn? Yea. So Panasonic is trying to break into the market, first time, with its in-car navigation unit.
Looking to be the “leader in the U.S. mobile navigation market, Panasonic launched Strada CN-NVD905U. The unit offers a range of entertainment such as DVD players, MP3 CD playback, a 30 Gig HD, iPod video compatibility, a choice of satellite stations as well as antennas and tuners to go with it. It’s looking pretty impressive. It costs $1,800 and needs a double DIN slot, which is somewhat a minus for Panasonic as they have competitors like Pioneer, TomToms and Garmin to go against. They have to make it friendlier to more vehicles if they wanna be the leader in US mobile navigation.
This is Panasonic’s latest announcement and product, the True 1080i HD. This new model(s) covers the older obsolete models. There is the 1080i and the 1920 model so choose your gadget to your needs.
Both of the model records in the H.264 compression scheme which makes the Panasonic camcorders so easy to use and a favorite because it’s so compact. It also comes with a SD3 that uses a high capacity SDHD flashcard that’s good for 90mins on the 1080i video. That’s almost as long as some movies in the theater….now don’t go bootlegging movies now. I won’t condon the art of piracy here.
The camcorder is gonna roll out in Japan late this month and it price? Around $1270-ish, give or take. It’s a bit pricey but still a pretty good deal with what it comes with. You can make your own videos at home. Or better yet, go out as a freelance videoman and earn back your money with a few gigs :D
Panasonic has buzzed the buzzer that they’ve created the world’s thinnest phone with the Panasonic DMC-FX30 wide-angle 7.2 megapixel shooter. It features are 28mm wide angle lense too. All you photogs out there, sit up and pay attention to this little slimfest. It’s small, thin but it sure packs a punch.
The digital camera, named DMC-FX30 is thin and features 7.2 megapixel CCD, Mega OIS optical image stabilization, a 3.6x LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT optical zoom lens, Venus Engine III image-processing for shooting at ISO 1250, and a 2.5-inch 207k pixel LCD (the L74 throws down 230k pixels) with Power LCD which boosts brightness by up to 40% when shooting outdoors.
It’s been available since Febuary this year! Wha? Where have I been?
Each of the camera is worth USD349. I think you can order it from eBay or any other stores that will ship worldwide online. Just becareful with who you buy it from. Read reviews about it HERE.
I’m a Panasonic fangirl. Of all the Japanese electronics brands, Panasonic wins for me (Nintendo falls under gaming brands). Sony come up with great technology but then proceed to screw them up somehow (overpriced, released too late, proprietry media) while Toshiba… well, let’s just never speak of that again. Sanyo has won a few brownie points, especially with their Xacti brand of camera/video hybrids, but for now Panasonic reigns supreme.
So I always keep a look out for any new Panasonic electronics. This week, it’s two new video cameras, although the only difference between them is the media used. The VDR-D310 has a 3CCD sensor for optimum image recording, 3 recording modes (XP at 10Mbps, SP at 5Mbps and LP at 2.5Mbps) and now has a DVD burner which can accept DVD DL, DVD-R/RW and DVD RAM.
This means Panasonic is moving away from MiniDV tape media (although not too quickly, as the NV-GS320 is the same camera but with MiniDV capabilities) and I think it’s about time too. DV technology has been around since 1994 and is getting redundant. Tape technology will never be as good as non-magnetic media.
As most video cameras these days do, these two come with a digital photo camera built in, with 3.1MP capability and Panasonic’s image stabiliser technology. The cameras weigh around 500g. No word yet on prices.