Panasonic Announces Leica Dg Elmarit 200mm F2.8 Power Ois Telephoto Prime

Panasonic announces Leica DG Elmarit 200mm F2.8 Power OIS telephoto prime

Panasonic has announced its Leica DG Elmarit 200mm (400mm equiv.) F2.8 Power OIS telephoto prime. This hefty, weather-sealed and freezeproof lens features 15 elements, 2 of which are 'ultra extra-low dispersion'. The lens has image stabilization onboard, though Panasonic does not quote a CIPA figure for shake reduction. The 200mm F2.8 is compatible with the Dual IS systems built into most modern Panasonic mirrorless cameras.

The lens features a triple linear focus motor system with a 240 fps sensor drive speed along with a 'micro-step' drive system that allows for precise aperture control.

Panasonic G9 Offers Pro-level Features, 20 Fps Bursts, Huge Evf And Class-leading Image Stabilization

Panasonic G9Panasonic's new Lumix DC-G9 is the company's first mirrorless camera aimed specifically at professional stills photographers. Geared for high-speed capture at up to 20fps, the G9 offers the same 20MP Four Thirds sensor as the video-centric GH5, but with tweaked image processing for better JPEG image quality. If 20 Megapixels isn't enough for you, the G9 is able to shift its sensor (more on that below) eight times to create an 80MP Raw image with ultra-high resolution.

The G9's image stabilization is as good as you'll find on any interchangeable lens cameras, capable of reducing shake by up to 6.5 stops. Panasonic claims that this system still offers that level of stabilization at wider focal lengths when using non-stabilized lenses, and maintains it at longer focal lengths with those with built-in IS, where it can use 'Dual I.S. 2.'

Panasonic Demoes Wireless Charging Of Flexible Battery

Panasonic Demoes Wireless Charging of Flexible Battery

Panasonic Corp exhibited a flexible lithium-ion (Li-ion) rechargeable battery that can be attached to human body and clothes and embedded in cards at Ceatec Japan 2017, which took place from Oct 3 to 6, 2017, at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

The flexible battery was first announced in September 2016. But, this time, Panasonic reduced its thickness by 0.1mm and demonstrated wireless charging of the battery.

Panasonic Center In Tokyo: From Concept To Deployment

Panasonic Center In Tokyo: From Concept To Deployment

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While attending CEATEC 2017 in Tokyo, I stopped by the Panasonic Center (Tokyo) where the company has 15k square meters (~162k square feet) of demo space and offices. I had been there some years ago and wanted to check the latest demos and concepts that Panasonic is working on. There is a lot going on there, but five items have caught my attention, here they are:

Panasonic Worlds First Makeup Design Tool Utilizing Image Recognition

Panasonic Develops Worlds First Makeup Design Tool Utilizing Image Recognition and Processing Technologies - Fareastgizmos
Panasonic has developed an industry-first “Makeup Design Tool,” which lets users intuitively and easily design makeup by using a touch pen and applying makeup to a facial photograph. Working closely with professional makeup artists, Panasonic has transformed “makeup,” which has traditionally been an analog technology, into digital. User can design makeup as though she is actually applying makeup. The tool replicates the colors and textures of cosmetics, and the brush tool can actually respond to pen pressure to apply a denser colored makeup. The brush tip size can also be adjusted.


Using facial recognition technology, the tool analyzes the proportions of one’s face, which is fundamental when applying makeup (the balance of each part of one’s face such as the eyes or nose) and displays tips on how to apply makeup. For example, the tool analyzes the balance when one’s face is divided vertically into 3 parts (compared against equal proportions), and can show tips on how to apply makeup for a better balance using any facial image. The makeup designed can also be superimposed on moving facial images captured by the same tablet to simulate what it would look like under actual lighting.

The tool may be used for a wide range of applications, for example, as a communication tool that can be used by beauty advisors to speak to customers at cosmetic counters, to recommend makeup to customers at photo studios, wedding venues, beauty salons, and by beauty and cosmetology schools to create educational materials and for makeup technique training. The Panasonic Makeup Design Tool is available to experience in the Panasonic booth at CEATEC JAPAN 2017.
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Feature-boosting Panasonic Gh5 Firmware 2.0 Is Officially Live

Feature-boosting Panasonic GH5 Firmware 2.0 is officially live

The long-awaited 'Firmware Update Version 2.0' for Panasonic's GH5 is officially live today. The update was teased when the camera was first unveiled, and more details about the update were released in August. But even then, the official release date was a mystery. We only knew that it would drop at 'the end of September.'

Well, it turns out 'the end of September' meant today: September 27th, 2017.

Panasonic Eluga I4 4g Lte-enabled Android 7.0 Smartphone Launched

Panasonic Eluga I4 4G LTE-Enabled Android 7.0 Smartphone Launched

Panasonic has launched another 4G LTE-enabled Android 7.0 smartphone namely the Eluga I4. Specs-wise, this budget-minded smartphone packs a 5.0-inch 1280 x 720 HD 2.5D curved glass display, a 1.25GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 64-bit processor, a Mali T720 GPU, a 2GB RAM and a 16GB of expandable internal storage (up to 128GB).

Rugby: Ioane Hat-trick Sees Panasonic Ease Past Ntt Comms

Rugby: Ioane hat-trick sees Panasonic ease past NTT Comms

Panasonic Wild Knights showed Sunday just why one Japan Rugby Top League coach has called their early season form "unbeatable."

Digby Ioane bagged a hat-trick as Robbie Deans' side ran in five tries in a 39-12 victory over NTT Communications Shining Arcs at Miyagi Stadium to pick up their sixth straight bonus-point win of the season.

Panasonic To Start Mass Production Of Intelligent Electronic Rear-view Mirrors

Panasonic to Start Mass Production of Intelligent Electronic Rear-view Mirrors Jointly Developed with Ficosa - Fareastgizmos
Panasonic will start mass-production of electronic rear-view mirrors this month -the first product jointly developed with Ficosa International S.A. The electronic rear-view mirror integrating Ficosa’s mirror technology and Panasonic’s camera and liquid crystal display technologies have been adopted by Toyota as genuine parts. Using a wide-angle lens camera, the electronic rear-view mirror shows a wider rearward area at a longer distance (horizontal direction) behind the vehicle and improves visibility of hard-to-see areas diagonally behind the vehicle, compared to conventional rear-view mirrors.


By installing the camera inside on the rear window, the electronic rear-view mirror reduces rear blind spots. Unlike conventional rear-view mirrors, this rear-view mirror provides a rearward view, fed by the camera, unobstructed by rear-seat passengers or objects present in the vehicle.
The camera with high-sensitivity obtains clear images during nighttime driving or when driving through a tunnel. The camera switches to the nighttime mode in conjunction with the headlight switch and reduces headlight glare seen when using conventional rear-view mirrors.
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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.