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Panasonic RP-HTX80B review: Hitting the sweet spot
4.0 stars Panasonic RP-HTX80B review: Hitting the sweet spot By Max Langridge

Commuters and frequent flyers may demand the very best noise-cancelling headphones with the plushest materials on the planet, but what if you could get great audio performance from a simpler and comfy pair of cans that look effortlessly cool?That's exactly... Read more

Panasonic Lumix FT7 is a go-anywhere, do-it-all compact digital camera
Panasonic Lumix FT7 is a go-anywhere, do-it-all compact digital camera By Max Langridge

Panasonic has announced the launch of the Lumix FT7 tough digital camera, which boasts an impressive feature set that allows it to be taken virtually anywhere.  Best compact cameras 2018: The best point and-shoot-cameras available to buy today The FT7... Read more

Panasonic GA10 review: Google Home, but better
4.5 stars Panasonic GA10 review: Google Home, but better By Cam Bunton

The beauty about Google allowing its voice-controlled Assistant to be added to third-party speakers and headphones is great for multiple reasons: it widens the market with more than just one choice; meaning you'll be able to get the sound and design you're... Read more

Panasonic EX750 TV review: Dimming tech that most LCD sets can only dream of bettering
4.0 stars Panasonic EX750 TV review: Dimming tech that most LCD sets can only dream of bettering By John Archer

While Panasonic seems mostly focused on OLED technology these days, it still maintains a pretty extensive LCD range. After all, however much everyone might want to buy an OLED TV, they're still beyond the financial reach of many.The EX750 perfectly illustrates... Read more

Panasonic 4K HDR TVs for 2018: EZ1002, FZ952, FZ802, FX750, FX740, FX700 and FX600 compared
Panasonic 4K HDR TVs for 2018: EZ1002, FZ952, FZ802, FX750, FX740, FX700 and FX600 compared By Chris Hall

Panasonic has a full line-up of new televisions for 2018, investing both in expanding its OLED offering, as well as delivering a range of LED TVs too.That sees the number of OLED sets expand, while there are four major divisions in the 4K HDR LED sets.... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GX9 initial review: Compact but powerful
Panasonic Lumix GX9 initial review: Compact but powerful By Chris Hall

The Panasonic Lumix G Series has grown considerably over recent years and with the announcement of the new Lumix GX9, there's now a new compact model for those interested in quality and control.While this camera really updates and replaces the GX8, in... Read more

Panasonic's 2018 4K HDR LED TVs support HDR10+ and offer Google and Alexa voice controls
Panasonic's 2018 4K HDR LED TVs support HDR10+ and offer Google and Alexa voice controls By Chris Hall

Panasonic has detailed its 2018 4K HDR LED TVs, joining the flagship OLED models it announced earlier in the year.There are four new series that will carry an LED panel: FX750, FX740, FX700 and FX600. The FX600 is the entry-level point for 4K HDR from... Read more

Panasonic TZ200 extends to 15x optical zoom for all your travel close-ups
Panasonic TZ200 extends to 15x optical zoom for all your travel close-ups By Chris Hall

Panasonic has announced an update to its popular travel camera, resulting in the Lumix TZ200.The new model keeps to this line's style with a compact body, but packing an impressive 15x optical zoom Leica lens onto the front. This lens is 24mm at the wide... Read more

Panasonic UB9000 UHD Blu-ray player aims high with THX certification, reference grade audio ... and Alexa
Panasonic UB9000 UHD Blu-ray player aims high with THX certification, reference grade audio ... and Alexa By Chris Hall

Panasonic has announced a new reference grade Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the DP-UB9000 which has a substantial aluminium chassis and a range of other technologies to ensure supreme audio and visual performance. The new player is not only substantially... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GX9 puts shooting power into a compact body
Panasonic Lumix GX9 puts shooting power into a compact body By Chris Hall

Panasonic has announced the new Lumix GX9, slimming down the 2015 GX8 model for a more compact but powerful interchangeable lens system camera that look more like the GX80 in style.At its heart is a 20.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor without a low-pass filter,... Read more

Colouring in Hollywood: How OLED is helping to change the way our movies look
Colouring in Hollywood: How OLED is helping to change the way our movies look By Stuart Miles

"The new Marvel Avengers [movie] has 18 different versions for the all relevant cinema releases," explains Charles Bunnag, the lead colourist at Technicolor on the new Avengers: Infinity War film due out this summer.It's a number we find hard to believe... Read more

Panasonic FZ950 OLED TV initial review: A strong second coming
Panasonic FZ950 OLED TV initial review: A strong second coming By Stuart Miles

The Panasonic FZ950, or FZ952 as it will be known in the UK, is the company's brand-new flagship OLED TV for 2018. It offers a more powerful processor, better picture quality, and enhanced sound over previous models, but is it the TV you'll want?The FZ950... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GH5S initial review: The 4K Cinema pro
Panasonic Lumix GH5S initial review: The 4K Cinema pro By Mike Lowe

Thought the Panasonic Lumix GH5 was the 4K capture king? Think again, for the new GH5S comes with more pro-spec video magic than you can shake a stick at, without the sky-high price point.Designed around the very same body as the GH5, the GH5S only presents... Read more

Panasonic CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it
Panasonic CES 2018 press conference: How to watch it By Elyse Betters

Panasonic will be at CES 2018 and will likely unveil new TVs.The company is holding a press conference and will help kick off the world's-largest consumer electronics trade show with a 45-minute keynote address. Unlike other major players, such as Samsung... Read more

Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray player delivers Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and Alexa voice control
Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray player delivers Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and Alexa voice control By Stuart Miles

Panasonic has launched four new ultra HD Blu-ray players ahead of CES 2018.The new models will offer a range of new features including HDR10+ playback, Dolby Vision support, and for the first time, voice control via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.At... Read more

Panasonic FZ950 and FZ800 flagship OLED TV ranges continue 'Hollywood to Home' focus
Panasonic FZ950 and FZ800 flagship OLED TV ranges continue 'Hollywood to Home' focus By Stuart Miles

Panasonic has announced four new OLED TV models ahead of CES 2018.The new ranges, the FZ950 and FZ800, will continue the company's "Hollywood to Home" focus as Panasonic seeks to help the movie industry recreate the creative intent of the filmmaker by... Read more

Panasonic Lumix G9 bridges the gap between mirrorless and DSLR for pros
Panasonic Lumix G9 bridges the gap between mirrorless and DSLR for pros By Rik Henderson

There's a new Panasonic flagship mirrorless camera in town. And it's aiming at the pro DSLR market.The Panasonic Lumix G9 is squarely pitched as a pro-photographer camera, with a 20-megapixel Live MOS sensor, superfast autofocus with 0.04s acquisition... Read more

Panasonic Lumix G9 review: The finest mirrorless camera that money can buy
5.0 stars Panasonic Lumix G9 review: The finest mirrorless camera that money can buy By Mike Lowe

The line between DSLR and mirrorless cameras continues to blur, with the Panasonic Lumix G9 gunning to be the first choice for pro photographers. In many respects, this is the camera to cease the disparity between the formats; it's almost like a "mirrorless... Read more

Panasonic EZ1002 4K TV review: Often achieving OLED picture perfection
4.5 stars Panasonic EZ1002 4K TV review: Often achieving OLED picture perfection By John Archer

The debut Panasonic OLED TV, 2015's 65CZ952, was an incredible effort, delivering arguably the finest and certainly the most authentic pictures the TV world had seen up to that point.So it's hardly surprising that AV enthusiasts have been buzzing about... Read more

Panasonic adds 77-inch EZ1002 monster to 4K HDR OLED TV range
Panasonic adds 77-inch EZ1002 monster to 4K HDR OLED TV range By Rik Henderson

During its IFA 2017 press conference, Panasonic announced that it is adding a 77-inch model to its line of 4K HDR OLED televisions.Coming this Autumn, the Panasonic EZ1002 has a 77-inch screen and, along with the EZ952, fits into the company's 4K Pro... Read more

Panasonic DMP-UB400 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: Packs a punch for an affordable price
4.5 stars Panasonic DMP-UB400 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: Packs a punch for an affordable price By Chris Hall

Panasonic was one of the first companies out of the gate with an Ultra HD Blu-ray player in 2016. The UB900 - still the flagship player from Panasonic - offered superb handling of the new 4K disc format, but came at a price that would only attract home... Read more

Panasonic Lumix TZ90 review: The ultimate travel camera?
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix TZ90 review: The ultimate travel camera? By Mike Lowe

With phone cameras getting so good these days, the traditional camera needs all the stand-out specification goods possible. When pocketable convenience from your mobile handset isn't enough, and you want a boost of proper optical zoom to shoot far-away... Read more

Panasonic Lumix TZ90 adds tilt-angle touchscreen to 30x pocketable zoom party
Panasonic Lumix TZ90 adds tilt-angle touchscreen to 30x pocketable zoom party By Mike Lowe

When it comes to pocket-sized cameras with all the zoom, the Panasonic Lumix TZ-series rules the roost. And the new TZ90 (that's ZS70 for our US friends) adds a tilt-angle touchscreen to the established 30x zoom stable.The power of touch means the TZ90's... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GH5 review: Hail the 4K king
5.0 stars Panasonic Lumix GH5 review: Hail the 4K king By Mike Lowe

In the world of mirrorless and DSLR cameras a lot of manufacturers are brushing over 4K video capture. Canon? Doesn't want to know. Nikon? Miles behind. Not so Panasonic, whose GH5 is one of the most adept 4K capture devices available today, capable of... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GX800 review: An affable, affordable entry-level mirrorless camera
4.0 stars Panasonic Lumix GX800 review: An affable, affordable entry-level mirrorless camera By Mike Lowe

We thought the era of Panasonic making palm-sized compact system cameras was over: the earlier GF7 model was the last sighting of small-scale, as the GF8 was skipped in the UK. But, as it turns out, that's not the Japanese camera maker's approach: the... Read more

Panasonic 4K HDR choices for 2017: EZ1002, EZ952, EX750, EX700, EX600 compared
Panasonic 4K HDR choices for 2017: EZ1002, EZ952, EX750, EX700, EX600 compared By Chris Hall

Panasonic has confirmed its full line-up of 4K HDR TVs for 2017, making quite a shuffle to the line-up compared to 2016. There's a shift in technologies and a change to the numbering scheme, but fear not, because we've got you covered. The 2017 Panasonic... Read more

A closer look at Panasonic's Ultra HD Blu-ray player line-up: UB900, UB700, UB400, UB310, UB300
A closer look at Panasonic's Ultra HD Blu-ray player line-up: UB900, UB700, UB400, UB310, UB300 By Chris Hall

Panasonic was a big player in kickstarting this whole Ultra HD Blu-ray thing. It, alongside Samsung, launched the first player in 2016, aiming high, with the UB900. That was a remarkable piece of home entertainment kit and soon after followed the UB700,... Read more

Pansonic's All Connected audio vision explored: Much improved multi-room audio
Pansonic's All Connected audio vision explored: Much improved multi-room audio By Max Langridge

Panasonic has taken the wraps off its new range of audio products, that join the company's All Connected multi-room streaming platform.The new products include a one-box hi-fi micro system, slimline, wall-mountable all-in-one sound system and a new... Read more

Panasonic will update top-tier 2016 televisions to support hybrid log gamma
Panasonic will update top-tier 2016 televisions to support hybrid log gamma By Chris Hall

There's a lot of chatter in HDR land about a new format called hybrid log gamma, or HLG to its friends. Hybrid log gamma is a new system for high dynamic range that's been co-developed by the BBC and it could be a future solution for broadcast HDR. While... Read more

Panasonic DMP-UB700 review: Step-down Ultra HD Blu-ray player loses little
4.5 stars Panasonic DMP-UB700 review: Step-down Ultra HD Blu-ray player loses little By Chris Hall

Panasonic made its pitch with one of the first Ultra HD Blu-ray players in 2016 with the UB900. It was masterful, designed to be the highest quality for early adopters and to satisfy the demands of serious AV enthusiasts looking for their 4K fix.The UB900's... Read more

Panasonic Lumix LX10 / LX15 review: The best high-end compact camera money can buy?
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix LX10 / LX15 review: The best high-end compact camera money can buy? By Mike Lowe

It was only a handful of years back that Panasonic ruled the high-end yet pocketable compact camera market with its Lumix LX7. In the years since Sony has been the manufacturer to forge an enviable position at the top with its RX100 models. But now Panasonic... Read more

Panasonic TX-50DX700 4K TV review: Picture performance beyond its price
4.0 stars Panasonic TX-50DX700 4K TV review: Picture performance beyond its price By Max Langridge

Ultra-HD TVs are certainly becoming more popular, we know that for sure. The amount of content on offer has increased exponentially since 4K was first introduced - with big shows like Breaking Bad, House of Cards and Man In The High Castle all being delivered... Read more

Panasonic gets you into the action with Lumix FZ82's 60x zoom
Panasonic gets you into the action with Lumix FZ82's 60x zoom By Chris Hall

The Panasonic Lumix FZ82's main feature is the huge 60x zoom lens on the front. Ranging from 20-1200mm, it will quickly get you up close and personal, no matter how far away your subject is. Unveiled at CES 2017, the new model replaces the Lumix FZ72.... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GX800 is the cutest, most compact, G series camera around
Panasonic Lumix GX800 is the cutest, most compact, G series camera around By Chris Hall

Panasonic is launching a number of cameras fresh for 2017, with the new Lumix GH5 leading the charge and this, the GX800, winning the prize for the cutest interchangeable lens camera around.Announced at CES 2017, the new GX800 sits in the same sort of... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GH5 supercharges 4K capture with serious updates
Panasonic Lumix GH5 supercharges 4K capture with serious updates By Chris Hall

Panasonic has unveiled the Lumix GH5, first teased at Photokina 2016. Using CES 2017 as the launch platform, the new camera is claimed to be the highest quality Lumix G camera yet. Rather than replacing the existing and very popular Lumix GH4, the new... Read more

Panasonic has a trio of 4K UHD Blu-ray players for 2017
Panasonic has a trio of 4K UHD Blu-ray players for 2017 By Max Langridge

Panasonic has used CES 2017 to launch a trio of new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players at the more affordable end of the budget spectrum. The DMP-UB400, UB310 and UB300 all promise to deliver a super-sharp 4K Blu-ray image thanks to the company's Hollywood Cinema... Read more

Panasonic EZ1002 4K OLED TV doubles-down on peak brightness for HDR thrills
Panasonic EZ1002 4K OLED TV doubles-down on peak brightness for HDR thrills By Mike Lowe

At CES 2017 it's all about the tellies. And Panasonic is looking to make its mark in TV this year with a brand new Ultra HD 4K OLED, the EZ1002.But this is no ordinary OLED: the EZ1002 is said to produce nearly double the brightness of a normal OLED panel... Read more

What is 4K Photo? Panasonic's camera tech explained
What is 4K Photo? Panasonic's camera tech explained By Chris Hall

Panasonic has feature on its cameras called 4K Photo, something that it invests a lot of time into promoting - even offering a dedicated button for 4K Photo on some of its cameras. However, there's plenty of scope for confusion around what it actually... Read more

Now Panasonic wants to automate store checkouts with this basket
Now Panasonic wants to automate store checkouts with this basket By Elyse Betters

For whatever reason, the tech giants don't like cashiers nor the traditional check-out process at stores.Amazon recently unveiled its cashier-less, checkout-less store in Seattle, and now according to The Wall Street Journal, Panasonic, which is known... Read more

Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 review: Premium superzoom premier league
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix FZ2000 review: Premium superzoom premier league By Mike Lowe

When we first saw the Panasonic FZ2000 back in September 2016, we thought it spelled the death of the camcorder as we know it. For this premium superzoom camera is so packed-out with 4K video features that, on paper, it wraps up all the wide-to-tele zoom... Read more

Panasonic Lumix G80 review: Affordable foray into 4K
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix G80 review: Affordable foray into 4K By Mike Lowe

Panasonic has put out a full spread of compact system cameras, with the Lumix G80 (or G81 in Germany; G85 in other territories, just to confuse the bejeezus out of you) filling the DSLR-style gap left open when the flat-design GX80 launched earlier in... Read more

Panasonic Viera TX-50DX802 4K TV review: Your affordable 4K future is here
4.5 stars Panasonic Viera TX-50DX802 4K TV review: Your affordable 4K future is here By Mike Lowe

It's a bit of a numbers war when it comes to buying a 4K TV. And when spending over a grand on the latest and greatest Ultra HD tech, you want to make sure you've got it right. Fortunately Panasonic's TV numbering system is relatively logical (if inelegant):... Read more

Panasonic 4K OLED TV for 2017 is coming - and looks like it'll be a stunner
Panasonic 4K OLED TV for 2017 is coming - and looks like it'll be a stunner By Mike Lowe

First there was the Viera CZ950V: Panasonic's first 4K OLED television. A TV that we first laid eyes on back in January at the CES 2016 trade show; the very first THX certified 4K OLED, no less; a TV that, despite its £6,000 asking price, sold out its... Read more

Panasonic UB700 4K UHD Blu-ray player takes on Samsung UBD-K8500 in price wars
Panasonic UB700 4K UHD Blu-ray player takes on Samsung UBD-K8500 in price wars By Mike Lowe

Panasonic has a brand new 4K UHD Blu-ray player, the UB700, which is pitched a peg lower than its UB900 bigger brother - and perfectly placed to take on the Samsung UBD-K8500 in the €500/£430 price wars.The UB700 is similar to the UB900 with many of... Read more

Panasonic Viera DX902 4K TV review: Honeycomb-sweet picture quality
4.5 stars Panasonic Viera DX902 4K TV review: Honeycomb-sweet picture quality By Chris Hall

The big sell with the Panasonic DX902 (or DX900 in other regions) is that this 4K TV is about as close as you'll get to a professional reference monitor in the home.That's a fairly lofty comparison, as reference monitors are incredibly expensive, designed... Read more

Panasonic DMP-UB900 review: Ultra-HD Blu-ray master class
4.5 stars Panasonic DMP-UB900 review: Ultra-HD Blu-ray master class By Chris Hall

Taking a step into the future is Ultra HD Blu-ray, looking to up the quality and make the most out of the latest 4K televisions, all for your entertainment pleasure. There are currently two UHD Blu-ray players available. Vying to be the next big thing... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GX80 review: Small in scale, big on features
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix GX80 review: Small in scale, big on features By Mike Lowe

With the Lumix GF8 absent from British shores, we were beginning to wonder if Panasonic had bailed on the smaller-scale and more affordable compact system camera concept. But that's not the case, as the latest Lumix GX80 (or GX85 in the USA) stands to... Read more

Panasonic ALL Connected speaker system expands, bringing waterproof and network CD player options
Panasonic ALL Connected speaker system expands, bringing waterproof and network CD player options By Chris Hall

Panasonic's multi-room speaker system is called ALL Connected. There are a wide range of products in the family, spanning everything from soundbars to individual speakers. For 2016, the system has expanded and updated, bringing with it additional options... Read more

Panasonic 4K HDR choices 2016: DX902, DX802, DX750, DX700 TVs explored
Panasonic 4K HDR choices 2016: DX902, DX802, DX750, DX700 TVs explored By Chris Hall

Panasonic refreshed its line-up of Viera televisions for 2016, with a number of models offering Ultra HD/4K, as well as high dynamic range (HDR).We saw the launch of the DX900 at CES 2016 (appearing as the DX902 in Europe), Panasonic's first television... Read more

Panasonic UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray player available from mid-April
Panasonic UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray player available from mid-April By Chris Hall

One of the first Ultra HD Blu-ray players to hit the shelves will be the Panasonic UB900, meaning you'll be able to play your (as yet unavailable) Ultra HD Blu-ray discs in glorious 4K with HDR on your brand new television.Panasonic has confirmed that... Read more