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Panasonic says it’s broken the LCD black level barrier, ready to battle OLED

Looking to dethrone OLED as the king of contrast and brightness, Panasonic has unveiled a new type of LCD panel it says offers contrast 600 times that of standard LCDs for incredible brightness, and near-perfect black levels.

After users experience shaky panning, Panasonic readies firmware fix for G85

Panasonic has confirmed an image stabilization issue with the mirrorless G85, but says that a solution will be released soon via a firmware update. The glitch produces shake while panning.

Peer into Panasonic’s kitchen of the future, today

There's more to this high-tech kitchen of the future than meets the eye. At Createc 2016 in Japan, Panasonic takes us on a tour of what we can expect our kitchens to become; think touchscreens and self-cooking plates.

Here’s everything you need to know about 10-bit, 4:2:2 video in less than 3 minutes

Color depth and chroma subsampling are probably two of the most misunderstood aspects of digital video, but documentary filmmaker and Panasonic brand ambassador Griffin Hammond offers an elegant explanation of what they mean.
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Behold the glory: the $4,000 Technics SL-1200G turntable is now available

At CES, Technics unveiled its broadcast-quality SL-1200G turntable and now it is finally beginning to ship to the U.S. for a rumored price of $4,000. That sounds expensive until you get a look at the feature set.

Powerwall for all: Tesla turns to Panasonic for increased photovoltaic production

American automaker Tesla turned to frequent collaborator Panasonic yet again to increase its production of photovoltaic cells and modules, expanding its ability to bring solar energy solutions to a wider market.

Panasonic's new battery-less, wireless universal switch makes its CEATEC debut

In the future, you can stop getting up to turn on the lights. And at CEATEC, the future is now. Panasonic has unveiled a wireless and battery-less switch that allows you to control the lighting in a room from practically anywhere…

Bendable smartphones: Panasonic's new flexible battery may pave the way

Panasonic has developed a new flexible battery that could one day power devices like bendable smartphones. The tech is currently able to hold between 17.5mAh and 60mAh, and can twist up to 25 degrees.

The Lumix GH5 is aimed squarely at the prosumer market and offers 4K at 60fps 3:04

Today, Panasonic teased the new Lumix GH5, the first mirrorless camera to shoot 4K video at 60 frames per second. It also boasts a new 6K Photo mode, capable of saving 18MP images at 30 frames per second.

Panasonic unveils mirrorless G85, two advanced compacts at Photokina

At Photokina, Panasonic announced three Lumix cameras with improved technologies, including 4K and Post Focus. The mirrorless G85 and LX10 and FZ2500 advanced compacts will arrive before the end of the year.

Cooke brings miniS4/i cinema lenses to Canon, Nikon, Sony, and mirrorless cameras

U.K.-based Cooke Optics just announced that it will make its coveted line of miniS4/i cinema lenses available to shooters of Canon and Nikon DSLRs as well as Sony and Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras thanks to interchangeable mounts.

Panasonic's pro 4K camcorder packs a punch in a small package

Panasonic has lifted the veil on its latest professional-grade camcorder. Capable of 4K video at 60fps, the HC-X1 packs a punch with its 24mm 24X Leica lens and 4-Drive Lens System.