Reviews & hands-on

  • Audio

    Panasonic ALL multi-room speakers pictures and first listen

    By 26 March 2014

    Panasonic announced a new line-up of wireless multi-room speakers at CES 2014 and confirmed that they will be available in Europe at the Panasonic Convention 2014 in Amsterdam this week.  The multi-room speaker system - called ALL - comprises of a number...

  • Cameras

    Panasonic HX-A500 pictures and hands-on

    By 24 March 2014

    Panasonic today announced a new action camcorder, the Panasonic HX-A500. It follows the same design as the HX-A100 launched in 2013, offering a camera connected to a box that does all the technical stuff, but this time there's the jump to offering 4K...

  • Televisions

    Hands-on: Panasonic AX802 Freetime TV

    By 13 March 2014

    There's no going back now, Panasonic has stopped production of its plasma TV line. Now, the firm is looking to LCD with LED backlights for its TV range, but the good news is the company is still innovating, and to that end it has introduced the first...

  • Cameras

    Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix GH4 review

    By 10 March 2014

    Ahead of the curve - that’s the phrase that first sprang to mind when we saw an early version of the Panasonic Lumix GH4. This consumer compact system camera is the first to deliver 4K video, the Ultra HD format that’s going to be the next big thing....

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix TZ60 review

    By 26 February 2014

    The prospect of the Panasonic Lumix TZ60 (or ZS40 for our American readers) excited us when we first saw it because it's the latest in the line of what we would consider the very best of the all-round "travel zoom" compact cameras. And if you want something...

  • Cameras

    Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix TZ55 review

    By 10 January 2014

    It seems to be selfie season, as Panasonic steps on board the flip-up screen compact camera express with the Lumix TZ55. We had been allowed to preview the bigger-brother TZ60 model ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, but have had to wait a little...

  • Cameras

    Panasonic W850 hands-on: Camcorder adds second camera for 'video selfies' in bid to stay relevant

    By 6 January 2014

    It's no secret that camcorders are having a tough time in the market. They just don't sell as much as they used to because of a shift in trends. Panasonic has tried to get creative with the latest HC-W850 camcorder by adding a second lens and sensor to...

  • Cameras

    Panasonic Lumix LZ40 pictures and hands-on

    By 6 January 2014

    Panasonic has a good track record of releasing decent superzoom cameras. Looking to fill the more budget-targeted gap, it has just lifted the lid on the Lumix LZ40: a 42x optical zoom bridge camera with a £229 price tag. We got to check out the budget...

  • Cameras

    Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix TZ60 review

    By 6 January 2014

    When it comes to top-tier all-in-one compact cameras, the Panasonic Lumix TZ-series is the first name to pop into our heads. The existing TZ40 was an all-round success. But with the announcement of the Lumix TZ60, however, Panasonic has pushed the compact...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix FZ72 review

    By 16 December 2013

    The Lumix FZ72 - or the FZ70 as it’s known outside of Europe - is Panasonic’s answer to the superzoom that truly earns its super dues. With a top-end zoom of 1200mm equivalent it's the embodiment of a "do it all" zoom lens that can also cater for...

  • Cameras 5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix GM1 review

    By 14 November 2013

    One glance at the Panasonic Lumix GM1 and you’ll assume it’s a compact camera. Well, it is compact by size - that much is clear - but as it’s got an interchangeable lens system as is part of the Micro Four Thirds family it, therefore, falls into...

  • Cameras

    Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix GM1 review

    By 17 October 2013

    Is it a compact? Is it a compact system camera? The latest Panasonic Lumix GM1 is a camera that feels somewhere between the two. It's small and compact-like in form, yet its Micro Four Thirds mount means you can chop and change between different lenses....

  • Televisions 5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-L65WT600 Smart Viera 4K TV review

    By 16 October 2013

    The Panasonic TX-L65WT600 is the first 4K Ultra-HD television to acknowledge that the future of TV is not just higher resolution, but higher frame rates as well. Why? Because the WT600 offers both next generation HDMI 2.0 connectivity, as well as DisplayPort...

  • Televisions 5 out of 5

    Panasonic TX-P60ZT65B 60-inch plasma TV review

    By 11 October 2013

    People who know about TVs, and have tested lots of them - as we have - will almost universally agree that plasma TVs are amazing. We wouldn't discount LCD as a display technology, but for the absolute best picture quality you really can't beat a plasma....

  • Tablets

    Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 tablet hands-on: 20-inch pro-spec slate shows off 4K potential

    By 7 September 2013

    We've seen Panasonic's 20-inch 4K tablet before, first at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, then at a Panasonic convention in France. Prototypes finished with the resulting Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 - a name that rolls off the tongue - will be ready...