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  • Panasonic Lumix TZ55: Flip-up screen makes this the perfect camera for 'selfies'
    Cameras

    Panasonic Lumix TZ55: Flip-up screen makes this the perfect camera for 'selfies'

    By 6 January 2014

    Panasonic has unveiled its Lumix TZ55 compact camera, complete with 3-inch LCD on a 180-degree flip bracket. Because the screen can face forward it's the ultimate selfie snapper. But it's not a brand new idea, as we've already seen Samsung and Sony release...

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

  • Panasonic Lumix TZ60: 30x optical zoom compact introduces electronic viewfinder, ditches touchscreen
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    Panasonic Lumix TZ60: 30x optical zoom compact introduces electronic viewfinder, ditches touchscreen

    By 6 January 2014

    The Panasonic TZ-line is evolving. The latest Lumix TZ60 introduces a built-in electronic viewfinder to the range for the first time, while pushing a 30x optical zoom with physical lens control ring. Despite a 50 per cent increase in top-end focal length...

  • Panasonic Lumix LZ40 pictures and hands-on
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    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...

  • Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix TZ60 review
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    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...

  • Panasonic Toughpad 4K tablet should now arrive mid-February
    Tablets

    Panasonic Toughpad 4K tablet should now arrive mid-February

    By 2 January 2014

    The world's first 4K tablet should be arriving this February at a price of around £2,700. After trying out the 4K tablet at a trade show or two we're eager to give this a long test. It looked stunning but is aimed more at graphic professionals than the...

  • Sony and Panasonic to abandon OLED in favour of 4K?
    Televisions

    Sony and Panasonic to abandon OLED in favour of 4K?

    By 31 December 2013

    Panasonic has already pulled out of the plasma market and now there's rumour that it and Sony are giving up on OLED too. The new focus will be on 4K screens. But since this comes from hit-and-miss site DigiTimes we're taking it with a pinch of salt. But...

  • Only Canon, Nikon, and Sony can fend off smartphone camera takeover, says report
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    Only Canon, Nikon, and Sony can fend off smartphone camera takeover, says report

    By 30 December 2013

    The smartphone takeover is so crippling for camera manufacturers that only Nikon, Canon and Sony will survive, or at least that's what the latest report from Reuters seems to preach. Much like the smartphone industry, which iOS and Android dominate,...

  • A week in reviews: 16 - 20 December
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    A week in reviews: 16 - 20 December

    By 21 December 2013

    Panic! It's the eve of the week before Christmas and there are plenty of stocking fillers to buy. Which is why this week's reviews have varied from toys to cameras and the rather lovely Kindle Paperwhite. So, go on, fill yer boots. We've been playing...

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ72 review
    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...

  • Best TVs 2013: The best televisions available to buy today
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    Best TVs 2013: The best televisions available to buy today

    By 4 December 2013

    So, you want to buy a new TV? Well, Pocket-lint has compiled a round-up of the best televisions of 2013, which includes the top sets we've reviewed in the year. We've covered 4K, LCD, LED, OLED and Plasma TVs and now present the best of the best to you....

  • Best television 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Best television 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 25 November 2013

    Televisions have come a long way and continue to do so. As they get bigger, their resolutions are becoming sharper and are now smarter than they have ever been. A couple of years ago 3D was the "next big thing" in TVs. Now, 4K is the magic word, while...

  • Best digital system camera 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Best digital system camera 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 19 November 2013

    It has been a great year for cameras and the first year we've split the camera category into two - dedicated compacts and, as you're seeing here, system cameras. That includes more traditional DSLR cameras and mirrorless compacy system cameras. Both sides...

  • Best digital compact camera 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Best digital compact camera 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 19 November 2013

    Compact cameras are brilliant - and they continue to get better year on year. It's a wide-ranging category, as ever, with 2013 being no different. With releases and updates flooding the market every couple of months, there is a compact out there for every...

  • A week in reviews: 11 - 15 November
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    A week in reviews: 11 - 15 November

    By 16 November 2013

    Mid November and there's only one thing on most people's minds: the imminent Xbox One and Playstation 4 launches. In the UK we have to wait a little longer than America does for the PS4 launch, but we've been playing around with the final machine's user...

  • Panasonic Lumix GM1 review
    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...

  • World's first 4K tablet, Panasonic Toughpad 4K, to go on sale for $6000
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    World's first 4K tablet, Panasonic Toughpad 4K, to go on sale for $6000

    By 8 November 2013

    We got to play with the world's first 4K tablet at CES but didn't think we'd see it on sale after hearing nothing about it for a while. Now Panasonic says it will be selling the 4K Toughpad for $6,000 (£,3773). READ: Panasonic Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 tablet...

  • LG to continue making plasma screens even though Panasonic has stopped
    Televisions

    LG to continue making plasma screens even though Panasonic has stopped

    By 1 November 2013

    You may have read that Panasonic is pulling out of making and selling plasma screens. Sad news as Pana makes some of the best plasmas money can buy. But all hope is not lost for plasma lovers as LG keeps the flag flying. Plasma screens are loved by because...

  • The day plasma died: Panasonic will stop making plasma screens from December
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    The day plasma died: Panasonic will stop making plasma screens from December

    By 31 October 2013

    Today is a sad day for plasma TVs. Panasonic has announced that it will stop making the screens from December. As one of the greatest makers of plasma televisions, this must surely be the end for this type of TV. After Pioneers's brilliant Kuro line bit...

  • Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix GM1 review
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    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....

  • Panasonic quietly announces tiny Lumix DMC-GM1 Micro Four Thirds camera
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    Panasonic quietly announces tiny Lumix DMC-GM1 Micro Four Thirds camera

    By 17 October 2013

    With little fanfare Panasonic has put on its site the Lumix DMC-GM1 - a truly Micro Four Thirds camera, it's tiny. But it seems to support the phrase, good things come in small packages. The mirrorless GM1, weighing in at just 204g thanks to a magnesium...

  • Panasonic TX-L65WT600 Smart Viera 4K TV review
    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...

  • A week in reviews: 7 - 11 October
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    A week in reviews: 7 - 11 October

    By 12 October 2013

    Varied. That's the word to best describe the mixture of tech goodness that we bring you this week. October has landed in style, and the trickle of gaming is starting to burst its banks into a torrent of wonderfulness. The first heavyweight title ahead...

  • Panasonic TX-P60ZT65B 60-inch plasma TV review
    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....

  • Panasonic pulling out of plasma TV market by March 2014?
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    Panasonic pulling out of plasma TV market by March 2014?

    By 9 October 2013

    Panasonic has long been a player in the plasma television space, but that may soon end if reports from Reuters and Nikkei are to be believed. According to both publications citing sources, the Japanese electronics giant is planning to exit the plasma...