Panasonic Issues Promised Gh5 Firmware Update With A Host Of Unexpected Extras

Panasonic issues promised GH5 firmware update with a host of unexpected extras

Panasonic has revealed the full extent of its planned feature-boosting firmware update. In addition to the enhancements announced at the camera's launch, it will also add a range of extra features and performance improvements not previously expected. The update is free and will be available at 'the end of September.'

The firmware update gives access to the full range of features set out at the camera's launch as well as making some changes in response to user feedback.

Panasonic Develops Technology To Detect/control Drowsiness Of Car Driver

Panasonic Develops Technology to Detect/Control Drowsiness of Car Driver

Panasonic Corp developed a technology to control drowsiness and prevent drowsy driving.

The technology enables to detect unconscious slight drowsiness, predict the transition of drowsiness and realize drowsiness control for keeping awakefullness. For detection and prediction of drowsiness, camera images and data collected by an infrared sensor are used.

Panasonic Eluga I2 Active 4g Lte-enabled Android 7.0 Smartphone

Panasonic Eluga I2 Active 4G LTE-Enabled Android 7.0 Smartphone

Panasonic hits back with another 4G LTE-enabled Android 7.0 smartphone namely the Eluga I2 Active. Adopting a metal body, this budget-minded smartphone packs a 5.0-inch 1280 x 720 HD IPS display, a 1.25GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 64-bit processor, a Mali-T720 GPU, a 1GB/2GB RAM and a 16GB of expandable internal storage (up to 128GB).

Panasonic Supplies Li-ion Battery For Toyota 'camry'

Panasonic Supplies Li-ion Battery for Toyota 'Camry'

Toyota Motor Corp's new "Camry" sedan with specifications set for the Japanese market is equipped with a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery as a battery for its hybrid system.

Some models of the Camry designed for the North American market are equipped with a nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) battery. The different batteries are used for different fuel efficiencies.

Panasonic Drowsiness-control Technology Detects A Person's Level Of Drowsiness

Panasonic Drowsiness-Control Technology detects a person's level of drowsiness and allows him to stay comfortably awake - FareastgizmosPanasonic has developed a drowsiness-control technology for detecting and predicting a person’s level of drowsiness and allowing to stay comfortably awake. The drowsiness-control technology, can help prevent drowsy driving, detects a driver’s shallow drowsiness at the initial state by accurately measuring the driver’s states without physical contact, including blinking features and facial expressions, etc. captured by an in-vehicle camera, and processing these signals using artificial intelligence.

Using measurement data from the in-vehicle environment, such as heat loss from the driver and illuminance, Panasonic’s new technology also predicts transitions in the driver’s drowsiness level. The technology also combines thermal sensation monitoring function, allowing the driver to stay comfortably awake while driving. This technology has made it possible to develop a driver-monitoring system that detects the driver’s current level of drowsiness and predicts transitions in the driver’s drowsiness based on the in vehicle environment, as well as a drowsiness-control system that allows the driver to stay comfortably awake. These systems prevent the driver from falling asleep while driving.
Panasonic’s newly developed technology, with 22 patents on file, is suitable for applications in human- and environment-monitoring systems for use in such places as private and commercial vehicles, offices and educational institutions; drowsiness-prediction systems; and drowsiness-control systems for keeping people awake. Samples will be available from October 2017.

Panasonic P55 Max 4g Lte-enabled Android 7.0 Smartphone Launched

Panasonic P55 Max 4G LTE-Enabled Android 7.0 Smartphone Launched

Panasonic has launched another 4G LTE-enabled Android 7.0 smartphone namely the P55 Max. Adopting a metal body, this budget-minded smartphone sports a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 HD 2.5D curved glass display, a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 64-bit processor, a Mali-T720 GPU, a 3GB RAM and a 16GB of expandable internal storage (up to 128GB).

Panasonic To Release Deodorizing Hanger

Panasonic to Release Deodorizing Hanger

Panasonic Corp will release a hanger that can deodorize clothes by decomposing the odors of sweat, cigarette smoke, grilled meat, etc as well as reduce the amount of cedar pollen allergens.

The hanger, "Deodorizing Hanger MS-DH100," has the "Nanoe X" OH radical generation function. It will be released Sept 1, 2017, with a monthly production volume of 1,000 units and an expected retail price of about ¥20,000 (approx US$179, excluding tax).

Panasonic Au-eva1 Offers Ef-mount Super 35 5.7k Capture To Sd With Raw Promised

Panasonic AU-EVA1 offers EF-mount Super 35 5.7K capture to SD with Raw promised

Panasonic has announced a 5.7K Super 35 format cinema camera that sits between the GH5 and the VariCam LT 4K. The camera is built around a Canon EF mount and can capture 4K/60p video at rates of up to 400Mbps, 10-bit 4:2:2 quality to SD cards.

Panasonic hasn't revealed detailed specs yet but says the camera will have 'dual native ISOs,' which is usually videographer speak for sensors with a dual gain design. The camera will offer V-Log and V-Gamut gamma and color modes, to match the VariCam series.

Panasonic Launches A Windows 10 Laptop That You Can Use During A Tornado

Panasonic Launches a Windows 10 Laptop That You Can Use During a Tornado

Panasonic has just announced the Toughbook 33, the company’s latest rugged 2-in-1 device running Windows 10 created to withstand the most extreme conditions.

The new Toughbook was developed from the very beginning to be as durable as possible, so it features a fully-rugged design with magnesium alloy chassis that granted MIL-STD-810G and IP65 all-weather ratings. The device comes with an IP55 digitizer pen that works in absolutely all weather conditions, the company guarantees.

Panasonic Gh5 Gets 10-bit 4:2:2 1080 Video In First Of Promised Firmware Updates

Panasonic GH5 gets 10-bit 4:2:2 1080 video in first of promised firmware updates

When Panasonic introduced the Lumix DC-GH5, it made the bold promise that it would release not one, but two firmware updates that would significantly increase the performance of the camera. The first was to arrive in April and the second a bit later in 'Summer 2017.'

True to its word, Panasonic has announced firmware v1.1 for the GH5, bringing 4:2:2 10-bit Full HD video capture and a series of enhanced capture options for anamorphic shooters.

Panasonic Introduces Leica Dg Vario-elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4 Asph Lens

Panasonic introduces Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4 ASPH lens

Panasonic has announced its new Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4 ASPH Micro Four Thirds lens. It's one of a series of F2.8-4 lenses that the company teased when it released the Leica 12-60mm during CES in January, with a 50-200mm being next in line.

The 8-18, equivalent to 16-36mm when mounted on Micro Four Thirds bodies, has 15 elements, which include ED and UHR glass and four aspherics (one of which is made from ED glass). The lens also has a Nano Surface coating to reduce flare and ghosting. It's also designed to work with high-speed contrast-detect autofocus systems like those found on modern Panasonic cameras, and its internal STM motor keeps focusing quiet and smooth. Panasonic claims that its optical design reduces 'image shift' and improves tracking performance while zooming.