Panasonic http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/news en-SG Insect eyes, geodesic domes and lightbulbs: how 3D printing will conquer the high street http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hue/insect-eyes-geodesic-domes-and-lightbulbs-inside-crazy-world-3d-printing/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WertelOberfell designer Jan Wertel tells us how he&#039;s taking 3D printing into the mainstream with Philips and Panasonic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Hue Luminaire" alt="Philips Hue Luminaire" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-hue-01.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>3D printing is generating a lot of buzz in the tech world &ndash; but it&#39;s hard to see how the flimsy plastic chess pieces spat out by consumer 3D printers will translate into a manufacturing revolution.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;It looks quite expressive, but actually we try to make everything in there have a purpose or a function,&quot; explains <a href="http://www.werteloberfell.com/" target="_blank">WertelOberfell</a> designer Jan Wertel of the Philips Hue Entity luminaire. &quot;So the starting point is the light.&quot; That light &ndash; cast by a pair of colour-changing Hue LED bulbs&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;glows from behind a complicated array of facets. They&#39;re arranged so that the top and bottom of the lamp emit more light, and glare from the side is kept to a minimum.</p> <p>The structure is initially reminiscent of an insect&#39;s compound eye, though the inspiration behind the design was something quite different. &quot;It looks like an insect&#39;s eye,&quot; says Wertel, &quot;but actually the starting point for this structure is Buckminster Fuller, the geodesic dome; and then we subdivided it to arrive at this structure. It&#39;s always nice for us to see the connection between mathematics and nature; so suddenly this Buckminster Fuller dome looks like an insect&#39;s eye.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" alt="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-hue-02.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Jan Wertel" alt="Jan Wertel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jan-wertel.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>3D printing is currently being used to create some very distinctive designs &ndash; ones that show off the potential of the process to create previously-impossible shapes. Wertel doesn&#39;t see that lasting, however. &quot;It&#39;s still at the stage where you need to show that it&#39;s 3D printed; that&#39;s why it&#39;s so elaborate. And we like to experiment, so this is more of an experimental design.&quot; he notes. Some aspects of the design are also informed by the limitations of the manufacturing process. &quot;We have an understructure,&quot; Wertel says, &quot;and because of cost it&#39;s actually split in two parts, so you can stack them in the machine. And to hide the split line, we created an outer structure.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;Even the surface structure that we added was there to hide any mistakes that the printer makes,&quot; he adds; otherwise, the rough texture of the laser-sintered polyamide wouldn&#39;t sit right next to the smooth, sculpted designs of the Hue range.</p> <p>Those limitations will eventually be overcome, though; and the elaborate designs of 3D printed products will give way to more everyday products. &quot;I just repaired my Bugaboo by printing a part, so this is like a sensible use of the technology which is growing and growing,&quot; Wertel says. &quot;It&#39;s really like the boundaries between consumer and producer are becoming blurred.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" alt="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-hue-03.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" alt="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-hue-04.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" alt="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-hue-05.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Before that happens, though, more well-known brands are incorporating 3D printing into their products. WertelOberfell has just created a series of 3D printed custom covers for the <a href="http://www.materialise.com/blog/change-focus-panasonic/" target="_blank">Panasonic Lumix GM1</a> camera &ndash; intricate loops and honeycombs in copper and plastic. &quot;The idea is to add 3D printed parts to the camera to make it more customisable,&quot; says Wertel. &quot;So, we&#39;re working out with them how it&#39;s possible to bring this to the market; they want to consider it in the future as a normal product that you can buy.&quot;</p> <p>Pretty soon, you could be walking into a high street store and ordering a personalised product from the likes of Panasonic or Philips that&#39;s custom-built to your specifications. The only limitation, it seems, will be your own imagination.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/future-food-3d-printed/feature" target="_blank">The future of food is 3D printed</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" alt="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-Lumix-GM1-01_1.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" alt="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-Lumix-GM1-05.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" alt="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-Lumix-GM1-04_0.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" alt="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-Lumix-GM1-06.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hue/insect-eyes-geodesic-domes-and-lightbulbs-inside-crazy-world-3d-printing/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hue/insect-eyes-geodesic-domes-and-lightbulbs-inside-crazy-world-3d-printing/news#comments 3D Printing Hue Panasonic Philips Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:58:57 +0000 Elissa Loi 1449735 at http://www.stuff.tv The Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 is a phone and a camera rolled into one http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumix/panasonic-lumix-smart-camera-cm1-phone-and-camera-rolled-one/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic creates greatest competitor to the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="602" height="425" title="The Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 is a phone and a camera rolled into one" alt="The Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 is a phone and a camera rolled into one" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lmx.jpg?1410841473" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Panasonic&rsquo;s always wanted to make its name in the smartphone industry, but after the failure of its Eluga-branded mobile phones, it was unclear if the Japanese multinational electronics corporation would ever want to try again.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smartphone features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But if you thought the massive camera will weigh down the smartphone, you&rsquo;re wrong; the device is only 21.1mm thick, and weighs 204g.</p> <p>As for its smartphone features, it boasts a 4.7in, 1080p touchscreen, 16GB of built-in storage, 2GB of RAM, NFC functionality, and a 2600mAh battery, amongst others. It will run on <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/android-44-kitkat/review">Android 4.4 KitKat</a>, and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, with a 2.3 GHz quad-core CPU.</p> <p>The Lumix Smart Camera CM1 is expected to hit France and Germany in November for &euro;899 (about S$1468) but will be rolled out to other markets based on its success in these two countries. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-lumix-dmc-gx7/review">Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 review&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source and images: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/panasonic_intros_expensive_android_phone_with_1_camera-news-9653.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 is a phone and a camera rolled into one" alt="The Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 is a phone and a camera rolled into one" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lumix.jpg?1410841473" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumix/panasonic-lumix-smart-camera-cm1-phone-and-camera-rolled-one/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumix/panasonic-lumix-smart-camera-cm1-phone-and-camera-rolled-one/news#comments Cameras Lumix Panasonic Photokina 2014 Smartphones Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:49:07 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1447753 at http://www.stuff.tv Panasonic’s new FZ1000 bridge camera shoots 4K video http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fz1000/panasonic-s-new-fz1000-bridge-camera-shoots-4k-video/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And with a Leica 16x zoom lens on its front, we&#039;d expect that footage to look pretty nice too </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Panasonic FZ1000 bridge camera" alt="Panasonic FZ1000 bridge camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Panasonic-FZ1000-bridge-cam-01.jpg?1402629420" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Panasonic has unveiled a new bridge camera with the ability to shoot 4K video on its large 20.1MP 1in sensor.</p> <p>The company claims it&rsquo;s the first time 4K (3840x2160@25fps) video recording has featured in a &lsquo;compact&rsquo; camera.</p> <p>And while we wouldn&rsquo;t exactly agree with them on the compact part, the Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is an impressive looking camera nonetheless.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/jools-whitehorn" title="View user profile.">Jools Whitehorn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Panasonic is also keen to point out that with all that extra resolution, you can pull 8MP stills from the video, enabling you to pick the perfect moment from fast-paced action. You also get standard 1080p HD video recording too, natch, and all that excess capacity means it can achieve 100fps for lovely slow-mo action shots.&nbsp;Meanwhile, time-lapse and stop-motion modes allow you to get even more creative. </p> <p>Further treats for movie makers include focus peaking and zebra stripe indicators, both of which can be used on the swivelling 3in 921,000-dot LCD display to let you know what&rsquo;s in focus and get your exposure right on screen. There&rsquo;s also a 2,359,000-dot OLED Live View Finder to put your eye up to in sunny conditions. </p> <p>Being a bridge cam, the lens is fixed in place, but given that it&#39;s a Leica 16x optical zoom lens (25-400mm, 35mm equivalent) with F2.8-4.0 aperture range, it&rsquo;s pretty versatile anyway. Meanwhile, its Hybrid 5-axis Optical Image Stabilisation helps you get a steady shot, even at full zoom. </p> <p>The FZ1000 promises faster autofocus than its predecessors, using Panasonic&rsquo;s Depth from Defocus tech that supposedly makes it 275% faster than its predecessors. That doesn&#39;t tell us an awful lot, but the fact it can apparently achieve focus in as little as 0.09 seconds is undoubtedly impressive. Finally, its electronic shutter mode allows shutter speeds up to 1/16,000 of a second and is completely silent, and there&#39;s&nbsp;Wi-Fi and NFC on hand too - so you can easily upload your snaps or take full remote control of the camera using Panasonic&rsquo;s smartphone and tablet apps.</p> <p>Pricing and availability for the Panasonic FZ1000 will annonced at a later date.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/cameras/top-ten">These are the 10 best compact cameras in the world right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="There are plenty of controls round the back, and an electronic viewfinder" alt="Panasonic FZ1000 bridge camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-FZ1000-bridge-cam-03.jpg?1402629420" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Looks-wise, we&#039;d describe it as &#039;DSLR chic&#039;" alt="Panasonic FZ1000 bridge camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-FZ1000-bridge-cam-02.jpg?1402629420" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/fz1000/panasonic-s-new-fz1000-bridge-camera-shoots-4k-video/news#comments Cameras FZ1000 Panasonic Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:08:54 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1439015 at http://www.stuff.tv Panasonic's wearable 4K camera captures all your extreme exploits in super hi-def http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonics-wearable-4k-camera-will-capture-all-your-xtreme-exploits-super-hi-def/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Record every droplet of blood in 4K after landing a 1560° flip-kick-ollie on a skating board. To the max. Or something </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="911" height="683" title="Panasonic&#039;s wearable 4K camera will capture all your xtreme exploits in super hi-def" alt="Panasonic&#039;s wearable 4K camera will capture all your xtreme exploits in super hi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/panasonic-4k-cam.jpg?1395796726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What&hellip; what is that thing?</strong><br />It&#39;s a camera. A head-mounted camera. Don&#39;t worry, it also comes in black.</p> <p><strong>It&#39;s not very subtle, is it?</strong><br />It sure isn&#39;t. But show us a gadget that can survive in up to three metres of water for 30 minutes that doens&#39;t look a little rugged and chunky.</p> <p><strong>Fair enough. But aren&#39;t there enough action cams already?</strong><br />Not like this. Panny&#39;s unimaginatively named HX-A500 can capture all of your gnarly exploits in ultra-sharp 4K resolution. And unlike its Go Pro Hero3+ Black Edition rival which manages 15fps, the A500 can guzzle in 25fps, making for much smoother video.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It&#39;s 2014. Why the wire?</strong><br />The brains of the camera are found in the main operating unit, freeing up weight in the main camera which weighs just 31 grammes. It&#39;s also got a 1.5in LCD so you can check that everything is being shot correctly.</p> <p>There&#39;s nothing worse than paragliding across the mouth of an active volcano, only to realise that a blob of lava has ruined the lens without you realising it.</p> <p><strong>That&#39;s pretty clever.</strong><br />It sure is. But it gets better. You can also use Panasonic&#39;s Image &nbsp;App to connect to smartphones in seconds via NFC, allowing for remote recording and easy sharing.</p> <p>You can even broadcast your exploits live via Ustream, giving paramedics an early warning for when you catastrophically wipeout.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="816" height="612" title="Panasonic&#039;s wearable 4K camera will capture all your xtreme exploits in super hi-def" alt="Panasonic&#039;s wearable 4K camera will capture all your xtreme exploits in super hi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-4k.jpg?1395796726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Is there any -</strong><br />- slow motion video capture? Why yes, yes there is. 200fps at 848 x 480, 720p at 100fps and 50fps at full HD, to be exact.</p> <p><strong>Does it come with an Xtreme price tag?</strong><br />It&#39;ll set you back &pound;380 (S$800) when it hits shelves in May. If you&#39;re looking for something to capture your laser pen expolits with Mr Bojangles then it&#39;s probably not worth it, but bear wrestling in a shark cage is a good justification for snapping one up if you ask us.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All of our Hot Stuff stories on one scorching page</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="770" height="577" title="Panasonic&#039;s wearable 4K camera will capture all your xtreme exploits in super hi-def" alt="Panasonic&#039;s wearable 4K camera will capture all your xtreme exploits in super hi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panny-4k-hands-omn.jpg?1395796726" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonics-wearable-4k-camera-will-capture-all-your-xtreme-exploits-super-hi-def/news#comments Cameras Hot Stuff Panasonic Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:30:57 +0000 Elissa Loi 1434305 at http://www.stuff.tv Panasonic and Qualcomm team up to take down Sonos http://www.stuff.tv/sg/allplay/panasonic-and-qualcomm-take-aim-sonos/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AllPlay makes Panasonic&#039;s multi-room system more open than most </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic SC-ALL8" alt="Panasonic SC-ALL8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Panasonic_SC-ALL8_AllPlay.jpg?1395713588" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>While many have previously dabbled, 2014 seems to be the year that every major manufacturer makes a concerted effort to take on Sonos in the multi-room music streaming domain. No, we&rsquo;re not sure why it&rsquo;s taken this long either.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plays well with others </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are three players in the system - two all-in-one units (SC-ALL8 and SC-ALL3) and a connector for adding existing music systems (SH-ALL1C) - and one added bonus of AllPlay is that any other device with the tech built-in will also play nice with Panasonic&rsquo;s players.</p> <p>Panasonic&rsquo;s approach appears to be two-pronged. On the one hand you can stream to any one of the units directly from a music streaming app such as Spotify (presumably through Bluetooth), but to take advantage of the Party Mode that sends music to multiple speakers simultaneously you need to use the dedicated Panasonic Music Streaming App.</p> <p>What you can play via the second method will depend on specific partnerships being put together, but with AllPlay already having Spotify and Napster on-board it&rsquo;s off to a strong start.</p> <p>Will that be enough to tempt everyone away from Sonos? How about Samsung&rsquo;s system, which boasts a bigger family of devices and will be the first to take Spotify Connect multi-room? We&rsquo;re looking forward to finding out.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/sonos-might-finally-have-proper-competitor-and-it-s-samsung/news" target="_blank">Sonos might finally have a proper rival - and it&#39;s Samsung</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic SH-ALL1C" alt="Panasonic SH-ALL1C" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic_SC-ALL1C_AllPlay.jpg?1395713588" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic SC-ALL3" alt="Panasonic SC-ALL3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic_SC-ALL3_multiroom.jpg?1395713588" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/allplay/panasonic-and-qualcomm-take-aim-sonos/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/allplay/panasonic-and-qualcomm-take-aim-sonos/news#comments AllPlay Hi-Fi & Streaming Panasonic Qualcomm Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:04:57 +0000 Nigel Yap 1434236 at http://www.stuff.tv Panasonic brings tough as nails 7in tablet to Singapore http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-tough-7-inch-tablet-singapore/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The ToughPad FZ-M1 can be dropped, stepped on and even splashed, but it’ll still keep on going </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Panasonic brings tough as nails 7in tablet to Singapore" alt="Panasonic brings tough as nails 7in tablet to Singapore" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fz-m1.jpg?1389918838" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This tough cookie first made its appearance in Las Vegas during <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2014" target="_blank">CES 2014</a> and now it&rsquo;s finally made its way to our shores.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A rugged lappy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Panasonic didn&rsquo;t keep itself to launching a tough slate alone though. It also brought in a new &ldquo;tough&rdquo; 14in laptop.</p> <p>Called the CF-LX3, this is one lappy that&rsquo;s not going to be crushed during the morning rush on the train. Able to take weights up to 100kg on it (believe it, we saw a grown man stand on one), this laptop is no pansy. And like its slate sibling, it has some brains to go with that brawn.</p> <p>You get an Intel Core i5 vPro processor, 4GB of RAM, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit and 250GB of storage. Throw in the other normal stuff you expect in a laptop - Wi-FI, Bluetooth, etc, and you&rsquo;d think it&rsquo;s going to weigh a ton. Wrong, because at 1.43kg, you know you&rsquo;re not going to break your back carrying it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Panasonic CF-LX3" alt="Panasonic CF-LX3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lx5.jpg?1389918838" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-tough-7-inch-tablet-singapore/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-tough-7-inch-tablet-singapore/news#comments Laptops Panasonic Tablets Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:05:52 +0000 Nigel Yap 1431349 at http://www.stuff.tv The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 defies logic http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-toughpad-fz-m1-defies-logic/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How does a tablet so rugged manage to look so sleek? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="3667" height="2747" title="The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 defies logic" alt="The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 defies logic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/toughpad%20fz-m1.jpg?1389087718" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A device built like a tank should look like well, a tank. But the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 doesn&rsquo;t.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-toughpad-fz-m1-defies-logic/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-toughpad-fz-m1-defies-logic/news#comments CES 2014 Panasonic Tablets Windows Tue, 07 Jan 2014 08:59:57 +0000 Elissa Loi 1430847 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on review: Panasonic W850 camcorder http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/hands-review-panasonic-w850-camcorder/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s two camcorders! One for taking nice videos of things in front of you, and one for taking an unflattering shot of your squinting face! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IMG_2236.JPG?1389069126" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Like the Bactrian camel and the Hawaiian monk seal, camcorders are dwindling towards extinction, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean there isn&rsquo;t time for a few farewell mutations on the way to the taxidermist&rsquo;s cabinet.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Big lens good, small lens... not so much </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This two-camera approach would make a nice app on a phone, one you&rsquo;d spend about half the price of a sandwich on. However, on the W850 it&#39;s difficult to see why you&#39;d want the small, swivelly, screen-side camera. It only records VGA, and only as a window in the main camera&rsquo;s footage, so you can&rsquo;t switch between cameras (which would be handy for shooting an interview, or a wide and close angle on a subject). So in our brief experience we got two kinds of results from the two-camera camcorder: either a confusingly small picture of something far away or a deeply unflattering, chin-filled close-up of the shooter&#39;s face. If you can think of any film that would be improved by having your peering, distracted mug superimposed on a quarter of the screen, this is the feature for you.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">The tiny camera on the side may be about as useful as a waterproof teabag, but the W850&rsquo;s main eye is a feat of precision engineering. While most camcorders have two lens groups (a zoom group and a focus group), the W850 has four. The two extra zoom groups allow for a 50x optical zoom in a body the size and weight of a small hot dog (bun included). It can shoot 1080p slow motion (half-speed), and it can switch to slo-mo without breaking recording. While it&rsquo;s light it feels fairly sturdy and at first squint the footage looked impressive, especially zoomed right in.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">While pawing the W850 we were also shown an interesting accessory, the VW-CTR1 Pan Tilt Cradle. Mount your Panasonic camcorder on this robotic tripod (the W850 or its more affordable sibling, the V550) and you can shoot from anywhere, using your phone or PC. If you&rsquo;re a private investigator, a spy or a keen birdwatcher, this could be worth a (surreptitious) look.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2231.JPG?1389069126" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="It tilts, it pans, it connects to the cloud." alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_2221.JPG?1389069126" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/W850_K_slant_LCD.jpg?1389069126" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/hands-review-panasonic-w850-camcorder/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/hands-review-panasonic-w850-camcorder/news#comments Camcorders CES 2014 Panasonic Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:49:54 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1430797 at http://www.stuff.tv Panasonic’s tiniest mirrorless cam is coming soon http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-GM-1-asean-launch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Expect the Lumix DMC-GM1 to hit our shores in mid-December </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/GM1%20_0.jpg?1385947812" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-releases-tiniest-mirrorless-camera-ever/news">About a month back</a>, Panasonic announced what it claimed was the smallest mirrorless camera in the market, the Lumix DMC-GM1. For a camera this small, it sure looks set to make a big impact.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As we <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-releases-tiniest-mirrorless-camera-ever/news">reported in October</a>, the GM1 crams almost everything from its bigger brother, the Lumix DMC-GX7, into a 98.5mm x 54.9mm x 30.4mm&nbsp;body. That includes an impressive 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, Wi-Fi and even a pop-up flash. Considering the size of the of the GM1, we&rsquo;re surprised it isn&rsquo;t bursting at the seams.</p> <p>The camera will be available with a 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, but there are other lenses that&rsquo;ll be made specifically to fit the GM1&rsquo;s size, including a Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7. Of course, you&rsquo;ll still be able to fit conventional Panasonic Micro Four Thirds and DSLR (via adaptor) lenses on the GM1, though we highly doubt conventional users will be using lenses bigger than their camera. It&#39;d be a pretty comical sight If they did.</p> <p>The GM1 is expected to retail in Singapore at S$999, which is about the same price as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-unveils-cyber-shot-rx100-ii-nfc-and-wi-fi-smarts/news">Sony RX100 II</a>.</p> <p>As for the Leica lenses, the Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 will probably arrive in the first quarter of 2014. No price for the lens has been indicated yet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="791" height="593" title="Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 lens" alt="Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 lens" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Leica-Summilux-15mm-MFT.jpg?1385947812" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1529" height="1147" title="GM1 size comparison with an iPhone 5" alt="GM1 size comparison with an iPhone 5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gm1%20size%20comparison.jpg?1385947812" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-GM-1-asean-launch/news#comments Cameras Panasonic System Cameras Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:02:41 +0000 Nigel Yap 1429580 at http://www.stuff.tv Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-lumix-dmc-gx7/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sleeker, smaller and just as smart as a big boy DSLR, the Panasonic GX7 might just be the best high-end all-rounder we&#039;ve seen. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic GX7 review" alt="Panasonic GX7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/GX7-hands-1.jpg?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>While many pros take delight in sneering at compact system cameras, the rest of us (pros or otherwise) can revel in their ability to deliver high-end control and results in a discreet, portable form factor.</p> <p>The Panasonic GX7 does just about everything you could ask of a micro-DSLR and a bit more besides.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$1,649.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> with 20mm lens </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Great picture quality </div> <div class="field-item even"> Smooth video </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Tiltable electronic viewfinder </div> <div class="field-item even"> Tiltable LCD </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Versatile </div> <div class="field-item even"> Built-in flash </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not the smallest system camera </div> <div class="field-item even"> EVF sensor is easily fooled </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Poor Wi-Fi implementation </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic GX7 review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ticks all the boxes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The GX7&#39;s nearest rival is the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/nex-7/sony-nex-7/review" name="Sony NEX 7 review" target="_blank">Sony NEX 7</a>, a long-time Stuff favourite. In fact the GX7 shares very similar styling, specs and price with the Sony. The GX7 is about a centimetre bigger in all dimensions, and while it&#39;s not what you&#39;d call a big camera, it definitely feels significantly larger and heavier than the Sony.</p> <p>In common with the Sony NEX 7, the Panasonic GX7 ticks all of the main system camera boxes, those being interchangeable lenses, a built-in flash and an electronic viewfinder. Put them together and you can shoot in DSLR style, inside or out, without the need for any add-ons. System cameras are all about versatility and the GX7 passes that test with ease, performing well in all situations, from party snapshots to posed portraits, from quickfire sports events to considered landscapes.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GX7 flash" alt="GX7 flash" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/GX7-Flash.JPG?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="GX7 test image" alt="GX7 test image" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PanaGX7-Test-8.JPG?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="GX7 test image" alt="GX7 test image" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PanaGX7-Test-9.JPG?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GX7 lenses </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 14-42mm kit lens (pictured) is a good all-rounder with enough range from wide-angle to its maximum zoom to do a respectable job of most of those scenarios. Sports and wildlife enthusiasts can look to a <a href="http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/Products/Digital+Camera/Lumix+G+Lenses/H-FS14140E/Overview/12502000/index.html" target="_blank">14-140mm</a> lens for better zoomability while street snappers might prefer to reduce the bulk with a <a href="http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/cameras-camcorders/camera-accessories/lenses-and-filters.html" target="_blank">pancake lens</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GX7 14-42mm lens" alt="GX7 14-42mm lens" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/GX7-14-42Lens.jpg?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GX7 Picture quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At this price the GX7 needs to do more than just &quot;perform well&quot;, and in most cases it does. Although its sensor isn&#39;t as large as the Sony NEX 7&#39;s, it still takes comparable shots with excellent detailing and a very welcome turn of speed in darker conditions.</p> <p>Of course it knocks out great pics on a sunny day at wide-angle settings, but it also handles the tricky stuff well. We tested it with the 14-42mm kit lens, and in that arrangement it can shoot indoors under dim lighting at around 1/40th a second at a fairly noise-free 3200 ISO &ndash; in other words it&#39;s just about quick enough to shoot indoors without a flash and without having to worry too much about motion blur (depending on what you&#39;re snapping, of course). You can check out all the test images from this review and more in full resolution <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/93783325@N00/sets/72157638042108026/" name="View GX7 test shots in hi-res" target="_blank">here on Flickr</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic GX7 sample shot" alt="Panasonic GX7 sample shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PanaGX7-Test-1.JPG?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic GX7 sample shot" alt="Panasonic GX7 sample shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PanaGX7-Test-3.JPG?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic GX7 sample shot" alt="Panasonic GX7 sample shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PanaGX7-Test-4.JPG?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HD video quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&#39;s good news here too. The hi-def video, which goes up to the magical 1080p @ 50 frames per second (the height of TV-quality footage this side of the pond), is really rather good. It&#39;s limited to a degree by the lens you&#39;re using; manual zooming with the 14-42mm lens adds some unwanted judder into the otherwise super-smooth footage. Put it on a tripod and you&#39;ll have a great video recorder for pieces to camera (albeit one without a microphone input).</p> <p>Review continues after the specs...</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 review" alt="Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/GX7-hands-2.JPG?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pansonic Lumix DMC-GX7 specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sensor:</strong> 16MP, 17.3x13mm<br /><strong>RAW shooting:</strong> Yes<br /><strong>Max video resolution:</strong> 1080p@50fps<br /><strong>Lens mount:</strong> Micro Four Thirds<br /><strong>LCD:</strong> 3in touchscreen<br /><strong>Connectivity:</strong> HDMI, NFC, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi<br /><strong>Dimensions:</strong> 123x71x55mm<br /><strong>Weight:</strong> 512g (with 14-42mm lens)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Electronic viewfinder </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is one of our favourite aspects of the GX7. The eletronic viewfinder is an important addition as it allows you to frame in the old style, concentrating purely on the image and the composition and without interference from sunlight and reflections. What&#39;s special about the GX7&#39;s EVF is that it can be tilted through 90 degrees, from horizontal to vertical.</p> <p>The same is true of the LCD which can also be tilted downwards, allowing you to poke your camera over the heads of a crowd without shooting blind. The usability of the EVF is enhanced with a high resolution display and a diopter slider that, for once, is actually big enough to adjust to your eye&#39;s focal faculties without employing tweezers and a vice. The only gripe we have with the EVF is that the eye sensor that switches it on automatically is easily activated by your hands, leading to the LCD occasionally blanking out seemingly at random.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic GX7 viewfinder" alt="Panasonic GX7 EVF" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/GX7-EVF-1.jpg?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic GX7 LCD and viewfinder" alt="GX7 LCD and EVF" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/GX7-EVF-2.jpg?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic GX7 EVF angle" alt="Panasonic GX7 EVF angle" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/GX7-EVF-3.JPG?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> User friendly? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In Auto mode the GX7 will sail along just fine and most of its key features are well placed on top or rear controls. The Display button cycles through a few modes that allow you to overlay various degrees of info on the LCD and EVF, most useful of which is the very accurate level horizon indicator. You can also dedicate the LCD to a comprehensive set-up display and leave the EVF to framing duties.</p> <p>This can work very well, because even though you might not have realised it up to this point, the LCD is actually a touchscreen. If you hadn&#39;t noticed, we think that&#39;s a good thing, as it means the hardware controls are sufficient if that&#39;s how you prefer to work. Similarly, in playback mode you can section off a quarter of the LCD for your stored images with the remaining space used to display all the key image data for that particular photo.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic GX7 display 1" alt="Panasonic GX7 display 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Display-1.JPG?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic GX7 display 2" alt="Panasonic GX7 display 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Display-2.JPG?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic GX7 display 1" alt="Panasonic GX7 display 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Display-3.JPG?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Special features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The usual array of colour filters and retro effects is available, some of which can be used in video mode. Sure, they&#39;re a bit cheesy and hackneyed, but we can hardly knock the GX7 for including them. Sometimes it&#39;s nice to have a bit of cheese - or a starburst filter.</p> <p>Some of the mode settings are a lot more useful, such as the night modes which take a surpisingly short 1-second &quot;long exposure&quot; (you can go up to 60 seconds in manual mode) and others for sports, portraits and fill-in flash. The High Dynamic Range setting is also a real help in darker settings. All the detail in the shot of the church aisle (below) would have been lost in shadow without it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GX7 starburst filter" alt="GX7 starburst filter" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PanaGX7-Test-6.jpg?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="GX7 Night Scene" alt="GX7 Night Scene" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PanaGX7-Test-12.JPG?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GX7 Wi-Fi </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One day we&#39;ll be writing about how well cameras connect over Wi-Fi, or perhaps we won&#39;t because one day it will just work and we&#39;ll take it for granted and forget that for years it never did. 2013 is one of those years. In theory the GX7 can transmit stills wirelessly via DLNA to a TV, movies and stills via a Wi-Fi network or directly to a PC or Mac or an Android or Apple mobile.</p> <p>The theory even extends to remote viewing and remote control. The reality for us was a familiar loop of failed connections and tedious inputting (and re-inputting) of passwords and IDs via the SMS-style on-screen keyboard. Perhaps it&#39;ll work for you, but don&#39;t bank on it. Let&#39;s just pretend it&#39;s not there and move on.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic GX7 HDR mode" alt="GX7 high dynamic range" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PanaGX7-Test-7.JPG?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="GX7 test shots" alt="GX7 test shots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PanaGX7-Test-14.JPG?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic Lumix GX7 summary </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, you&#39;ll get better pictures and faster shooting from a DSLR, but as far as compact system cameras go the GX7 is very hard to fault. We would like it to be a bit smaller but it still represents a substantial reduction on the size of a DSLR to make a strong case for itself, and in terms of features it can&#39;t be beaten. Whether you might take it over the Sony NEX 7 is going to be a matter of personal taste, or perhaps a specific unique feature that&#39;s important to you.</p> <p>Review by <a href="https://plus.google.com/106422809643177538618#106422809643177538618/posts">Tony Horgan</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic GX7 review summary" alt="Panasonic GX7 review summary" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/GX7-hands-3.jpg?1385646531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This fantastic high-end micro-DSLR isn&#39;t much of a looker but it&#39;s a tireless worker</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 review: &quot;Sleek, small and smart.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This micro-DSLR &quot;might just be the best high-end all-rounder we&#039;ve seen.&quot; </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-lumix-dmc-gx7/review#comments Cameras Panasonic System Cameras Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:48:12 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1429531 at http://www.stuff.tv Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 lays claim as the tiniest mirrorless camera ever http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-releases-tiniest-mirrorless-camera-ever/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Japanese firm&#039;s latest interchangeable lens snapper is so petite, it&#039;ll make high-end compact cameras stick out like a sore thumb </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="722" height="541" title="Panasonic GM1 lays its claim as the tiniest mirrorless camera ever" alt="Panasonic GM1 lays its claim as the tiniest mirrorless camera ever" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/GM1%20.jpg?1382007196" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sony might have shrunk their Alpha camera to a more manageable size but Panasonic has taken it a step further. Their latest mirrorless camera, the Lumix DMC-GM1 beats any of the competition hands down when it comes to size.</p> <p>To put that into perspective, Sony’s compact single-lens camera, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/rx100/sony-rx100/review" target="_blank">Sony RX100</a>, measures 101.6 x 58.1 x 35.9mm. The GM1 measures in at 98.5mm x 54.9mm x 30.4mm and it still manages to fit a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor in.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/nigel-yap-0" title="View user profile.">Nigel Yap</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Everything the GX7 is, just smaller </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The GM1 packs everything that its bigger brother the GX7 has, including a 16-megapixel Live-MOS sensor, Venus Engine image processor, ISO up to 25,600 and fast autofocusing functions.&nbsp; You'll have to live with some compromises such as the lack of an electronic viewfinder and an articulated LCD screen.&nbsp;</p> <p>The kit lens is equally impressive. Built specifically for this model, the 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens is perfectly fitted for the GM1 and even collapses into a more compact size to fit into your pants.&nbsp;A Leica Summilux-branded 15mm f/1.7 lens is also planned for this petite shooter.</p> <p>The GM1 has no lack of lenses to choose from since it is compatible with Panasonic's extensive range of Micro Four Thirds Lumix lenses. Just don’t expect it to be as pretty or fit comfortably inside your pockets, unless you are wearing a size 44.</p> <p>So where does this compact mirrorless camera fit in this ever-expanding world of cameras? Considering its size and price at USD$749.99 ($933), it's more likely to be taking on <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/rx100/sony-rx100/review" target="_blank">Sony's RX100</a> ($849) and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-unveils-cyber-shot-rx100-ii-nfc-and-wi-fi-smarts/news" target="_blank">RX100 II</a> ($999) cameras. They’re almost the same size and most importantly, around the same price. The GM1, however, has the added advantage with its wide range of interchangeable lenses.&nbsp;</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/pressrelease/gm1_fs12032/" target="_blank">Panasonic</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/17/4847452/panasonic-lumix-gm1-announced" target="_blank">The Verge</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-releases-tiniest-mirrorless-camera-ever/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-releases-tiniest-mirrorless-camera-ever/news#comments Cameras Panasonic System Cameras Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:06:49 +0000 Nigel Yap 1428015 at http://www.stuff.tv Panasonic reveals world's first 4K HDMI 2.0 TV http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/ifa-2013/panasonic-reveals-worlds-first-4k-hdmi-20-tv/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panny&#039;s new 65in telly is looking to shower your eyes with pixel-packed excellence </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="667" height="500" title="Panasonic reveals world&#039;s first 4K HDMI 2.0 TV" alt="Panasonic reveals world&#039;s first 4K HDMI 2.0 TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/panasonic-wt600.jpg?1378355437" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Panasonic has kicked off IFA with a new Smart Viera TX-L65WT600 65in 4K TV with an HDMI 2.0 connection which supports 60p 4K video playback.</p> <p>The previous generation HDMI 1.4 only supports 4K playback to a maximum of 30p (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/sony-ps4-vs-xbox-one-4k-war-begins/feature" target="_blank">much to the lament of the Xbox One and PS4</a>), but Panny's new set supports up to 60 frames per second. But why should you be excited?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/ifa-2013/panasonic-reveals-worlds-first-4k-hdmi-20-tv/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/ifa-2013/panasonic-reveals-worlds-first-4k-hdmi-20-tv/news#comments IFA 2013 Panasonic TV Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:05:35 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1426190 at http://www.stuff.tv Panasonic set to unleash 20in 4K tablet behemoth at IFA http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-set-unleash-20in-4k-tablet-behemoth-ifa/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hide your Nexus, hide your iPad. Panasonic is going to uncage a monster in Berlin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="907" height="680" title="Panasonic set to unleash 20in 4K tablet behemoth at IFA" alt="Panasonic set to unleash 20in 4K tablet behemoth at IFA" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/panasonic-4k-tablet.jpg?1386624903" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Panasonic already revealed its monstrous 20in 4K tablet at CES back in January, but now it looks set to return with a vengeance – and a trimmer waistline.</p> <p>Weighing in at 2.5kg in IFA, the 20-incher is now described as being the world's thinnest and lightest tablet – which means Panasonic's been slicing and dicing its way through every inch to shed that extra weight.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-set-unleash-20in-4k-tablet-behemoth-ifa/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/panasonic/panasonic-set-unleash-20in-4k-tablet-behemoth-ifa/news#comments Panasonic Tablets Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:40:09 +0000 Nigel Yap 1425941 at http://www.stuff.tv Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumix-dmc-lx7/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx7/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here&#039;s Panasonic&#039;s latest advanced small-cam – but is it ever worth spending the best part of $800 on a compact? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/panasonic-Lumix-DMC-LX7-review_4.jpg?1372913113" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$799.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Compact system cameras might be getting DSLRs in a panic but meanwhile we’re seeing the big players releasing pricey advanced compacts too.</p> <p>Alongside the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/rx100/sony-rx100/review">RX100 from Sony</a> and <a href="/news/cameras/rumour-mill/nikon-p7700-pro-friendly-compact-leaked">Nikon’s new Coolpix P7700</a>, we’ve tested the Panasonic Lumix LX7 and it’s hard to believe a compact can be so clever.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-lumix-LX7-review-hands-on-manual-dial_2.jpg?1372913113" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review – summary  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Though it has a smaller sensor than the Sony, the LX7 (the successor to the <a href="/review/panasonic-lumix-lx5">Lumix LX5</a>) won us over with its sharp and accurate 10.1MP images, RAW shooting and reassuringly hefty build. It's a beautiful, but chunky, construction.&nbsp;</p> <p>Autofocus is faster than ever and though the 920k dot LCD screen is great outdoors, you can also add an optical viewfinder via the hotshoe. There's also a neat pop-up flash.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 review – image quality and autofocus  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>From macro and shallow depth of field shots to playing around with the art filters and 1080p video, there’s nothing the LX7 doesn’t do well. Tons of manual controls and fantastic image quality make this a trusty second camera.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A powerful and reliable back-up camera for DSLR owners or first time compact users &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx7 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/lumix-dmc-lx7/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx7/review#comments Cameras Lumix DMC-LX7 Panasonic Sun, 23 Sep 2012 16:00:00 +0000 vincent-chang 1424655 at http://www.stuff.tv Panasonic HC-V720 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hc-v720/panasonic-hc-v720/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Top marks for footage, zoom and stabilisation, but bring a spare battery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Panasonic-V720-Main_New2.jpg?1372731576" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Panasonic-HCV720-PR-2-580-90-firstimage-2.jpg?1372731576" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="568" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Panasonic-V720-2.jpg?1372731576" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="458" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Panasonic-V720-3_0.jpg?1372731576" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="574" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Panasonic-V720-5_0.jpg?1372731576" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="634" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Panasonic-V720-6.jpg?1372731576" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$1,099.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wi-Fi controlled via apps </div> <div class="field-item even"> Arty effects and time-lapse mode </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Great zoom, even when hand-held </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Short-lived kit battery </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic HC-V720 review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don’t let the 720 in the name fool you: this Panasonic goes the whole hi-def hog, trumping the <a title="JVC Everio GZ-VX815 review" href="/review/jvc-everio-gz-vx815" target="_blank">JVC GZ-VX815</a> with 1080p recording at 50fps. Arty video effects and a time-lapse mode are backed up with a lens that goes wider than the <a title="JVC Everio GZ-VX815 review" href="/review/jvc-everio-gz-vx815" target="_blank">JVC</a> and zooms a whole lot further too. There are Wi-Fi remote control skills too, via Android and iPhone apps.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-HCV720-PR-2-580-90-firstimage-2.jpg?1372731576" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1500x zoom </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A 50x optical zoom gives the Panasonic an incredibly long range. The sensor in the V720 has a far greater resolution than the 1920x1080 resolution of HD video, and it uses this to extend that 50x further still with a very usable digital zoom that can produce the goods even when handheld at 200x (it will go up to 1500x, but that's just a mess of pixels).</p> <p>Such is the power, that subjects too distant for the naked eye to spot can be made to fill the frame. It's quite a feat for a camcorder at this level, but it wouldn't be practical without the superb image stabilisation that nullifies your hand wobbles.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="697" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-V720-hands-2New.jpg?1372731576" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="337" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-V720-hands-3.jpg?1372731576" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The zoom motor itself is swift but smooth, as is the autofocus. It all contributes to footage that's comfortably up to scratch for semi-pro work. Colours are well controlled, not easily pushed into over-exposure or saturation, and edges are pretty sharp, especially at wider angles.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-V720-hands-4New2.jpg?1372731576" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Monitoring and controlling the camera via a phone over Wi-Fi is easy enough and could be a very useful feature for more specialist shoots. So why isn't this a five-star review? It's the Panasonic's 55-minute battery life that holds it back. That's not a deal-breaker – you can always pack a few spares or fork out for a bigger battery – but we'd like it to have more stamina straight out of the box. Otherwise the HC-V720 is a superb performer</p> <p>Review by <a href="https://plus.google.com/106422809643177538618#106422809643177538618/posts">Tony Horgan</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Top marks for footage, zoom and stabilisation, but bring a spare battery</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/panasonic-hc-v720 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/hc-v720/panasonic-hc-v720/review#comments Camcorders HC-V720 Panasonic Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 vincent-chang 1424574 at http://www.stuff.tv