Archive - April 2016

Panasonic announces new 2016 Home Audio range

Music for everyone, everywhere

Panasonic has unveiled its 2016 Home Audio range consisting of new Wireless speakers, Soundbars, Micro systems and Mini systems.
As digital music streaming booms – with downloads and streaming now accounting for 62 per cent of Australian recorded music – the new range offers a number of options for music lovers, wherever they are and whatever their tastes .

ALL Connected Audio: ALL Music. ALL Sources. ALL Rooms.

Panasonic’s ALL Connected Audio products have been developed to provide ease of use and exceptional sound quality throughout the home, enabling you to re-stream to other connected speakers from a range of audio sources, including CD, mobile devices, online music services, DAB+ radio, and Bluetooth Auxiliary.
Panasonic has unveiled two new additions to its range of ALL Connected home Audio products – the SC-ALL05 and the SC-ALL7CD. The ALL Connected systems combine outstanding performance, style and versatility. Both the new products offer WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, with the SC-ALL7CD also incorporating USB, CD and DAB/FM radio functionality.

The ALL Connected Audio multi-room functionality is powered by Qualcomm’s smart media platform, ALL Connected Audio. Using an existing WiFi network, you can quickly and easily set up a series of connected speakers throughout the home, controlled by an intuitive mobile app. The Panasonic Music Streaming App lets you stream music from a wide range of music platforms, including the likes of Spotify and Qualcomm ALL Connected Audio Radio powered by TuneIn. Furthermore, you can stream via WiFi to any ALL Connected  Audio device, and then with Panasonic’s innovative

Bluetooth Re-streaming feature you can then share this music to other compatible speakers around the home.

The soundtrack to your day

The SC-ALL05 has a waterproof design (IPX7/IPX5) and a 8.5 hour built-in battery, so you can enjoy amazing quality connected audio in the bathroom or kitchen without worrying about splash damage. The speaker’s 20W power output packs more than enough punch to fill your room with your favourite songs, while the combination of two full range speakers and two passive radiators ensure clear and consistent sound quality.

Access all your music

The SC-ALL7CD gives your network of ALL Connected Audio speakers access to a wide range of audio sources. In addition to re-streaming via the Panasonic Music Streaming app, you can also playback via CD, USB, radio or use the SC-ALL7CD’s 4GB internal memory to shuffle play tracks from up to 25 of your favourite albums.

With the ability to process FLAC (up to 192kHz/24bit) or wav (up to 192kHz/24bit) files via USB and via Multiroom, the SC-ALL7CD is a true high resolution system. Two 50kHz Dome Tweeters combine with two Twisted Acoustic Port speakers to generate audio that accurately recreates what was recorded in the studio. At the same time, the High Rigidity Chassis removes unwanted vibrations and distortion, for breathtakingly crisp and clear sound.
The speaker’s slim and flat shape has been designed specifically for convenient placement, making the SC-ALL7CD the perfect accompaniment to any living room shelf, sideboard or bookcase.

Soundbars: Bringing the cinema to your home

Panasonic’s soundbars have been developed to bring an excellent audio experience to your living room while looking subtle and stylish beneath the television. The sleek design of the new range means they can be wall mounted beneath the TV or placed in front without blocking the view.
The new SC-HTB685 and SC-HTB18 soundbars are accompanied by a down-firing subwoofer, wireless in the SC-HTB685. By positioning its driver towards the floor, the additional speaker can produce a much more powerful, rounded bass sound than you would expect from such a compact design.

Connecting the soundbar with the wireless subwoofer means movies, TV shows and music become far more impactful. Clear Dialogue mode in the SC-HTB685 ensures that the all-important vocals are not drowned out while watching a movie. The SC-HTB685 incorporates an IR blaster which relays the signal from the remote control in case the TV’s sensor is blocked.

Connecting to a mobile device via Bluetooth, the soundbars enable users to take complete control of audio output at all times. By pairing a mobile or tablet, users can listen to their favourite music, internet radio or podcasts with the press of a button. The SC-HTB685 also offers convenient one-touch NFC for Android devices.

Micro Systems: Listen to and store your favourite CDs

The new SC-RS52 is available in silver and offers a slim, low-profile design. It provides easy operation and networking capability, incorporating Bluetooth streaming, DAB radio and intuitive controls.

In addition to streaming from a mobile device via Bluetooth, the SC-RS52 also provides a modern solution for managing your CD collection. A standard CD tray is accompanied by 4GB of internal memory and a recording function for storing music digitally. Five CDs can be catalogued in high quality WAV format (25 CDs in MP3 quality) and recalled at the touch of a button. There is also the option to overwrite at any time.

The SC-RS52 turns your old CD collection into a jukebox experience worthy of any modern living room – once stored, albums can be enjoyed individually or you can randomly shuffle through every single song stored on the system.

The SC-RS52 has been developed to generate high quality sound at lower volumes. Two 6.5cm full-range Nano Bamboo speakers incorporate a large magnet and Twisted Acoustic ports for bass levels that far outweigh the SC-RS52’s sleek design. Meanwhile, the 40W power output combines with a 3rd generation Lincs D-Amp and a high rigidity chassis for incredibly low levels of distortion.

The new SC-PM600 offers sleek dimensions and a classic finish, ideal for those who are looking for style and great audio in small spaces such as the bedroom, study or kitchen. Users can listen to music from their CD collection and use Bluetooth connectivity to pair a mobile or tablet to the system and listen to all their favourite music, internet radio or podcasts.

The SC-PM600 features a two-way speaker system which offers impressive bass and clear, high-frequency sound. A motorised CD tray makes it easy to change discs and users can enjoy listening to radio using the AM/FM tuner. For added convenience, the SC-PM600 also offers USB playback.
Contemporary flat design The black SC-HC295 has a contemporary flat design that blends in beautifully with virtually all room interiors. The wall mounting option enables a stylish layout even in rooms with space limitations.

Panasonic’s SC-HC295 Micro System boasts advanced audio technology for clear, dynamic sound and wireless music streaming.
The SC-HC295 also features technology that cancels unwanted vibrations, helping deliver a pure bass sound with minimal noise. The diaphragm of the passive radiator is weighted to achieve linear vibrations, enabling robust, full-bodied bass from a slim and compact design.

The new Micro System offers Bluetooth connectivity via Panasonic’s Music Streaming App, enabling users to seamlessly stream their music from any Bluetooth-enabled device such as smartphones and tablets or laptops, with a Bluetooth Re-Master function ensuring high-quality audio. NFC One-Touch Connection simplifies Bluetooth pairing with NFC-compatible smartphones and tablets.

Mini Systems: Bring the DJ to your home

Three new mini systems from Panasonic – the SC-MAX9000, the SC-AKX660 and the SC-AKX220, offer powerful sound quality and lighting that changes in time with the beat to get the party started.

The SC-MAX9000 and the SC-AKX660 allow you to easily transfer songs from your smart Android device via Bluetooth to the 4GB internal memory.
The SC-MAX9000 produces outstanding resonance with ultra-powerful Airquake Bass that lets you not only hear the sound but really feel it. Sound is driven by a 38-cm Ultra Super Woofer, Triple Amplifiers and an impressive 4000W output power.

Sample sounds are pre-installed for mixing and scratching in between songs, and, users can also record sounds to save them as samples for further mixing.

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Micro Systems
- SC-PM600GN-K
- SC-HC295GN-K


Mini Systems
- SC-MAX9000GN



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Panasonic announces new VIERA 4K UHD LED LCD TV lineup, designed to offer the ultimate cinematic experience at home

New Panasonic 4K UHD LED LCD TVs are designed to be true to the filmmaker’s vision, with smart TV technology and seamless style.

Panasonic has today announced its new 2016 VIERA 4K Ultra HD (UHD) LED LCD TV range, which offers the latest innovations in 4K UHD and High Dynamic Range (HDR) technologies, plus enhancements in Smart TV features and premium design.

Both 4K UHD and HDR are continuing to redefine what’s possible with TV picture quality. The latest VIERA TVs are designed to make the most of what these technologies have to offer, providing outstanding viewing with Hollywood picture tuning that delivers high-quality, accurate colour reproduction with amazing detail across dark and light scenes.

“Currently, we are on the crest of a golden age of cinematic television, with audiences enjoying silver-screen production values brought to life in the comfort of their homes,” said Maetham Roomi, Senior Product Manager, Home Entertainment, Panasonic. “With the input of Hollywood directors, cinematographers and colourists aligned with the Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory (PHL), Panasonic’s TVs have been designed to deliver unparalleled detail and nuance through both 4K and HDR technologies. They are faithful to the filmmaker’s vision, immersing the viewer in the ultimate entertainment experience in their living room.”
VIERA Ultra HD Premium and HDR TVs deliver outstanding luminance and fine gradation. The Studio Master HCX+ (Hollywood Cinema Experience plus)/HCX (Hollywood Cinema Experience) chipset with Hollywood picture tuning ensures amazing colour accuracy for both HDR and non-HDR content. Panasonic’s honeycomb-structure Local Dimming technology

delivers spectacular bright highlights and deep blacks with 1,000 nit peak brightness; while the Super Bright Panel Plus delivers crisp and dynamic images.
Bringing Hollywood cinema to the home

The latest generation of Panasonic TVs reproduce the director’s vision more accurately than ever before. The flagship Ultra HD Premium DX900 4K LED LCD TV is Panasonic’s first ‘Ultra HD Premium’ certified TV. It features a brand-new super accurate Studio Master HCX+ chipset and a new LCD panel, delivering outstanding 4K UHD picture quality, just as Hollywood directors intended. The DX900 has also earned 4K certification from a renowned independent quality assurance group, THX Limited – recognition of picture quality and accuracy that few TVs achieve.

The DX900’s beautiful native 4K UHD resolution makes it the perfect partner for Panasonic’s new UHD Blu-ray, the UB900, letting you enjoy streamed 4K content, and also the exciting new Ultra HD Blu-ray disc format. The new line-up also delivers HDR performance further down the range, with the DX740 and DX700 Series also capable of handling High Dynamic Range video.

With so many sources of content available from the TV screen today, plus soon-to-be-launched 4K HDR content, Panasonic makes it easy with the ‘Beyond Smart’ interface powered by Firefox OS, which can be customised to let users quickly reach the content they frequently use. Other convenient features to personalise viewing include ‘TV Anytime’, Twin HD Tuners and easy sharing of content between TV, smartphone and tablet.
Alongside this suite of Smart TV features, the look of the 2016 line-up takes inspiration from interior design, with premium materials used to create elegant frames and pedestals.

Hollywood picture tuning
The DX900, DX740 and DX700 have been tuned in conjunction with the Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory to ensure that HDR and SDR playback lives up to the original vision of filmmakers and content creators; while renowned Hollywood colourist Mike Sowa – who has mastered colour for more than 100 movies including Oblivion, Insurgent and Walking with Dinosaurs 3D – was assigned to tune the DX900 to an incredibly fine level.
“Panasonic has long understood that delivering the most accurate TV pictures possible means working with the creative community that actually create the films and TV shows you love to watch,” said Ron Martin, Vice President and Director, Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory.

Professional cinema display
High Dynamic Range on HDR-enabled TVs delivers images much closer to the way your eyes see the real world. Deep blacks are combined with very bright highlights to produce a level of reality not previously possible on a television. TVs must be finely tuned to deliver HDR’s brightness heights without compromising their handling of dark image areas.

Panasonic’s Ultra HD Premium and HDR TVs are all designed to deliver both the bright highs and the deep blacks that a great HDR experience demands, using high-brightness panels and local dimming technologies.

The flagship DX900, with its new honeycomb-structure local dimming technology, delivers superb brightness that makes it possible to reproduce crisp images while maintaining high contrast and details in dark and bright scenes.

The honeycomb design divides the screen into hundreds of ‘zones’ of individually controlled light clusters. These zones are isolated from each other to remove light leakage issues that can lead to a ‘light halo’ effect around bright objects.

The ultra-transmissive LCD cells allow the DX900 to showcase greater brightness peaks (up to 1,000 nit) across a wider portion of the screen than conventional HDR LED LCD TVs. This means consumers see a more vibrant image that really utilises HDR’s potential, also without using significantly more power.
Panasonic’s Super Bright Panel Plus, available across the DX740, DX700, DX640, DX600 and DS610 Series, boosts brightness to make pictures look crisper and more dynamic and delivers excellent color and contrast, via a combination of a new panel-driving system, a panel structure that lets light through more easily, and a highly efficient backlight system.

Precise colour accuracy
Panasonic’s 2016 VIERA TVs are designed to deliver outstanding picture quality true to the source material. With the 2016 range, Panasonic aims to provide the best possible colour accuracy.

Central to the 2016 4K UHD LED LCD VIERA range is the Studio Master HCX+ (DX900) and Studio Master HCX (DX740/700) processor – which provides the flexibility to achieve great colour accuracy even with content that hasn’t been made in HDR.

SDR content is faithfully replicated thanks to an upgraded 3D Look Up Table system. This incorporates a registry of 8,000 reference points which enables up to 40 times more colour accuracy than in a traditional TV.

Previously only possible via expensive professional studio master screens, Panasonic has added a new colour compensation algorithm to the DX900. This further enhances on-screen colour accuracy, meaning the TV can reproduce hues and tones within the Rec. 709 standard space at every level of brightness. The unique ability of the DX900 to harness Panasonic’s technical innovations to creative intentions again owes much to our close working relationships with the film community, forged through the Hollywood Laboratory.

Smart TV innovations
Panasonic’s DX-series UHD TVs are powered by Firefox OS. Thanks to the intuitive and customisable TV home screen powered by Firefox OS, you can quickly access favourite TV channels, apps, videos, websites and content through the TV home screen. Consumers are provided with three standard choices for quick access to Live TV, apps and personal connected devices.

Firefox OS can also be personalised by pinning favourite apps or content to the TV home screen. Panasonic Info Frame combines everything from local weather reports to recommended TV shows, TV listings and your favourite websites, all on a single screen.
A new Firefox OS update, planned for later this year, will provide new ways to discover Web apps and save them to your TV. Firefox OS will feature Web Apps with curated TV, optimised Web content (games, news, VOD, weather and more) and offer users an easy “click to watch” content discovery experience with no installation necessary. This update will also provide a seamless Firefox experience across multiple platforms, including a “send to TV” feature to easily share Web content from iOS or Android devices.

Panasonic’s TV streaming feature changes the way you consume content in your home, allowing you to easily stream broadcasts from your main TV to a second device such as tablets or smartphones in another room. The TV’s Twin HD Tuner lets you enjoy picture in picture functionality; record one program while watching another; or watch one program while streaming another to a smartphone or tablet device. Swipe and Share also makes sharing content between the TV and smart devices over the home network easier than ever.

With TV Anytime and the Panasonic Media Centre App, you can stream live TV shows or movies on your tablet or smartphone wherever you are in the world, via your TV’s tuner or a connected USB hard disk drive. For example, if you are travelling, TV Anytime lets you start watching a movie at home, set the recording before you leave the house, and then continue to watch from where you left off when you reach your hotel.
Harmony through design

The look of the 2016 line-up takes inspiration from interior design, with premium materials used to create elegant frames and pedestals. The new range features adjustable designs and styles that harmonise with the home environment whether they are on or off.
The DX900’s ‘art of light’ design offers an ultra-slender and elegant frame and pedestal to complement the picture quality and fit seamlessly into the most stylish home environments. The DX740, DX700 and DX600 offer a ‘switch design’ pedestal with adjustable legs for versatile TV positioning.
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Panasonic unveils Australian-first 4K Ultra HD Premium Blu-ray ready Player

New Blu-ray Player unlocks next-generation content

Panasonic has today unveiled its new flagship DMP-UB900 4K Ultra HD Premium Blu-ray ready Player, supporting next-generation content that reproduces high quality 4K images, exactly as Hollywood filmmakers intended them to look. The DMP-UB900 sits alongside the full 2016 Blu-ray range of new Recorders and Players which also launches today, with easy and flexible recording plus a new stylish design.

The Ultra HD Premium certified DMP-UB900 features new imaging technologies, including 4K high-precision chroma processing and high gradation processing that have been fostered and refined by the Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory (PHL) Blu-ray R&D facility to deliver more natural images with lifelike depth and vivid colours. Ultra HD Blu-ray is the next-generation Blu-ray Disc™ standard that supports 4K, as well as HDR (High Dynamic Range) to present pictures that have a greater brightness range, more contrast and a wider colour response. It achieves true-to-life 4K image reproduction with high frame rates of up to 60p and incorporates the BT.2020 wide colour gamut to further enhance colour reproduction. This means images look much more like the cinematic experience, and more accurately reflect the director’s original intentions.

“As demand for 4K video continues to expand, the DMP-UB900 offers a new video viewing experience for those who demand uncompromised quality in picture and sound,” said Maetham Roomi, Senior Product Manager, Home Entertainment, Panasonic. “Not only is it certified as Ultra HD Premium, it reproduces images with cinema-level quality at home, using unique Panasonic technologies to deliver images that are faithful to the original. By raising video and audio quality, the DMP-UB900 means you can experience an overwhelming new world of pictures and sounds.”

Bringing the cinema to your home

The DMP-UB900 offers dramatically improved audio quality. It is equipped with an optimised, large-capacity power supply unit and features many select high quality audio parts and components in its audio circuits for rich sound expression. In addition, it supports high-resolution audio formats such as DSD, ALAC, FLAC and WAV.

The DMP-UB900 renders fine details like never before, thanks to its high 4K resolution; provides life-like depth effects and vivid colours through high contrast between dark and light areas; and always displays sharp and beautiful images enhanced by smooth motion.
The attention to detail continues in design and ergonomics. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player has a stylish design with a ‘glass cut’ finish and a mirrored front panel to match any flat panel TV, and a high quality dot-matrix display.

The remote control carries backlighting to allow easy operation even in a dark room – perfect for home theatre systems. Also a great touch for dark room environments is the remote’s Dimmer button, which automatically adjusts the brightness of the Player’s display to match the amount of ambient light.
Panasonic plans for the DMP-UB900 to support 4K VOD (Video on Demand) services, to give users greater enjoyment of 4K content.
New line-up of Blu-ray Recorders and Players

In addition to the DMP-UB900, Panasonic has released a new Blu-ray line-up with easy and flexible recording, plus a new stylish design:
DMR-BWT760GN Blu-ray Disc Recorder with 1TB HDD and Twin HD Tuner

  • DMR-BWT460GN Blu-ray Disc Recorder with 500GB HDD and Twin HD Tuner
  • DMR-PWT560GN Blu-ray Disc Player and HDD Recorder with 500GB HDD and Twin HD Tuner
  • DMR-HWT260GN HDD Recorder with 1TB HDD and Twin HD Tuner
  • DMP-BDT380GN, DMP-BDT280GN and DMP-BD84GN-K smart Blu-ray Players
  • Panasonic will continue to offer its DMR-BWT955GL Blu-ray Disc Recorder with 2TB HDD and Triple HD Tuner in 2016

The Recorder range provides flexible recording and viewing to suit the user’s lifestyle; including the capability to record TV programs while watching Netflix, access to programs in and out of the home and viewing via TV, smartphone or tablet. The recorders offer long recording time with up to 2TB hard disk drives, capturing up to 1370 hours of HDTV.
The Recorder range has a new, sleek design with a ‘diamond glass cut’ finish, and is 35 per cent thinner and smaller than previous models. This slim and stylish look matches any TV and room style, and allows for more versatile installation. The recorders use a new dot-matrix display, which provides sharp, crisp text and greatly improves visibility. The latest range incorporates convenient features such as TV Anytime, Remote Recording, Multi-room TV Streaming, Twin HD Tuners, Miracast, Series Recording and Keyword Recording. Other capabilities include Netflix and HbbTV out of the box. Panasonic’s Blu-ray Players also offer convenient features such as Netflix support, DLNA for connection to the home network, web browsing and 4K upscaling.

High Quality Picture: Proprietary picture-enhancing technologies faithfully reproduce original images 4K High-Precision Chroma Processor (DMP-UB900)

The DMP-UB900 incorporates a newly developed 4K-ready engine, called the 4K High-Precision Chroma Processor, which delivers beautiful, natural pictures with lifelike depth and vivid colours. The DMP-UB900 also has an original 4K Direct Chroma Up-scaling function so that it can deliver 4K-quality pictures with high resolution and beautiful colours from 2K content.

THX Certified (DMP-UB900)
The THX®-certified DMP-UB900 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player reproduces the finely nuanced colours and rich, detailed images required to reproduce precisely the filmmaker’s intentions. It also achieves truly lifelike premium surround sound. Users can watch movies at home with essentially the same quality they enjoy at a commercial cinema.

Ultra HD Premium certified (DMP-UB900)
The DMP-UB900 has been officially certified as ULTRA HD PREMIUM. The Player has met the rigorous testing protocol set out by the UHD Alliance for Ultra HD Blu-ray Players, representing the next generation of products for consumers who want to enjoy the very best quality 4K HDR content with the best equipment.
Delivering a 4K Blu-ray experience (DMR-BWT760, DMR-PWT560, DMR-HWT260, DMP-BDT380, DMP-BDT280)
Panasonic’s Blu-ray models offer an outstanding viewing experience with built-in 4K up-scaling. Panasonic’s advanced image processing technology analyses the colour and luminance of every pixel and boosts the input signal to generate an ultra-high quality 4K video signal that complements Panasonic’s 4K panels. In addition, with 4K JPEG playback mode, you can view your holiday photos in 4K on a big screen.

High Quality Sound: High quality audio signal processing achieves premium, wide-ranging sound

Audio/Video Isolated Twin HDMI & 7.1-channel Analogue Audio Output (DMP-UB900)
The DMP-UB900 comes with a wide range of digital and analogue terminals to suit a diversity of users’ system environments. The new twin HDMI arrangement separates audio and video signals to suppress unwanted noise and achieve high quality audio reproduction. In addition, it supports analogue 7.1-channel audio for a direct connection to a home theatre system for lifelike surround sound. Each terminal is gold-plated to resist oxidisation and maintain high signal conductivity.
Carefully Selected High Quality Audio Parts (DMP-UB900)
The DMP-UB900 uses many high quality audio parts equivalent to those found in hi-fi audio products. Large-capacity electrolytic capacitors ensure a stable power supply and provide the sound with incredible power, while a Mica capacitor reduces internal digital noise from the power line. Digital circuitry features a LAN Common Mode Filter that decreases noise from external devices during network playback, and the audio circuitry supports high-resolution 192-kHz/32-bit Audio DAC. Essentially every part of the UB900 is designed to deliver high sound quality, from signal processing to audio device output.
High-Resolution Audio Format (DMP-UB900)
The DMP-UB900 is designed for high-resolution audio reproduction. In addition to conventional WAV/FLAC/MP3/AAC/WMA formats, DSD (5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz) and ALAC music files can be reproduced. Simply connect to a home audio system to enjoy music sources equivalent to studio master sound quality.
Digital Tube Sound with up-sampling (UB900)
The distinctive, warm sound characteristics of tube amplifiers are faithfully simulated. Six different kinds of sounds from vacuum tubes with 96-kHz/192-kHz up-sampling can be enjoyed in exceptionally high quality.

Smart Networking: Fully fledged network functionality makes it easy to enjoy a variety of 4K sources 4K Video / JPEG Playback (DMP-UB900)

Users can also reproduce 4K videos (MP4) that they’ve taken with a camera or camcorder. And they can output JPEG data in 4K resolution. This makes it possible to enjoy the memories of holidays in all their natural beauty, from magnificent landscapes to precious images of family and friends.
Users can freely share content, such as photos, videos and music, with other connected devices throughout the home. Every member of the family can enjoy the content they want, in their own style, regardless of time and place.

TV Anytime (DMR-BWT760, DMR-PWT560, DMR-HWT260)
With TV Anytime and the Panasonic Media Centre App, you can stream recorded programs or live broadcasts on your tablet or smartphone wherever you are in the world, via your Recorder’s tuner or a connected USB hard disk drive.

Multi-room TV streaming (DMR-BWT760, DMR-PWT560, DMR-HWT260)
View content in comfort from any room in the house using the Multi-room TV Streaming feature. Users can wirelessly send a recorded program or live broadcast to a smartphone or tablet for flexible viewing.
Miracast (DMR-BWT760, DMR-PWT560, DMR-HWT260, DMP-BDT380, DMP-BDT280)
Using the Miracast feature, viewers can mirror the display of compatible mobile devices to the larger TV screen. With the press of a button, images, videos, apps or games on the viewers’ smartphone or tablet (Android 4.2 operating system or higher) can be shared.

Web Browser (DMR-BWT760, DMR-PWT560, DMR-HWT260, DMP-BDT380, DMP-BDT280)
The new models also allow big-screen web browsing in the living room. An integrated web browser enables users to enjoy all of their favourite websites through the TV.

Smart Recording

Record live TV while watching Netflix (DMR-BWT760, DMR-PWT560, DMR-HWT260)
Use the recorder’s Twin HD Tuner to watch your favourite shows while recording another channel. Thanks to a new processor, consumers can now record live TV while watching Netflix at the same time. Panasonic’s DMP-BDT380 and DMP-BDT280 Blu-ray Players also support Netflix viewing.
Keyword Recording and Series Recording (DMR-BWT760, DMR-PWT560, DMR-BWT460i, DMR-HWT260)
Keyword Recording provides a convenient and quick way of automatically recording programs by selecting a keyword. For example, enter your favourite sport and the Recorder will search the electronic program guide and record all programs with this keyword.
Never miss an episode of your favourite series again. By registering TV programs with the Series Recording function, they can be automatically recorded and stored each time they are broadcast.
Remote Recording (DMR-BWT760, DMR-PWT560, DMR-HWT260)
With Remote Recording, users can set up the recorder through a web page or mobile app to remotely view a show. Also, by using this service on a smartphone or tablet while watching a TV program, you can set a different program for timer recording without interrupting the one you’re watching at home.
Twin HD Tuner (DMR-BWT760, DMR-PWT560, DMR-BWT460, DMR-HWT260)
The Twin HD Tuner enables viewers to record a program in HD quality while other members of the household are watching a different channel, or to record two programs simultaneously.

Pricing and Availability Product Availability RRP (AUD)

  • DMP-UB900GNK September TBC
  • DMR-BWT760GN May $749
  • DMR-BWT460GN May $549
  • DMR-PWT560GN May $599
  • DMR-HWT260GN May $549
  • DMP-BDT380GN Now $249
  • DMP-BDT280GN Now $209
  • DMP-BD84GN-K Now $149

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Panasonic releases powerful new LUMIX DMC-GX85 with 5-axis image stabilisation, advanced sensor and 4K technologies

Panasonic has released the LUMIX DMC-GX85, featuring powerful new technologies including 5-axis image stabilisation (IS), an advanced sensor and 4K Photo and Video.

The DMC-GX85 is Panasonic’s first G Series camera to incorporate 5-axis in-body stabilisation. This operates during both photo and video recording, including 4K shooting, to deliver a superior performance with stable imaging in situations where that was not previously possible – from capturing images at slow shutter speed or with a telephoto lens, to handheld video shooting.

Furthermore, using any one of the 13 compatible Panasonic lenses, users can also enjoy Dual IS, which now combines the new 5-axis in-body stabilisation with the original 2-axis optical stabilisation in the lens. This provides class-leading stabilisation in both photo and video from wide angle to telephoto, and offers the photographer stunning effectiveness even when shooting handheld with lenses such as the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMAR 100-400mm.

The camera’s re-engineered 16 megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor sees the Low Pass Filter removed for even more highly detailed images, with an improvement in resolution of around 10 per cent[i]. At the same time, Panasonic’s new Venus Engine supresses moiré. The DMC-GX85 delivers sharper images than ever before for crystal-clear, true to life photo and video.

The DMC-GX85 has a new shutter mechanism, electromagnetically driven instead of spring driven, meaning a reduction in size for a smaller camera profile. In addition, the shutter is much quieter and shock caused by the shutter is virtually eliminated, providing extra confidence to the photographer, even in challenging shooting situations.

Panasonic gives DMC-GX85 users extra finesse in bracketing capabilities to capture the perfect shot. Focus Bracketing adjusts the focus point while maintaining depth of field – useful for precise macro shots; while Aperture Bracketing maintains focus while adjusting depth of field.

The DMC-GX85 backs these new capabilities with all the benefits of Panasonic’s 4K feature suite. 4K Video offers four times the resolution of Full HD and easy to use 4K Live Cropping for stable panning and zooming during recording.

4K Photo – now with a dedicated on-camera button – ensures total precision in capturing the defining shot with 4K Pre-burst mode which shoots 30 frames per second before and after the shutter is released. Post Focus mode allows the user to choose the focal point of an image, after the shot has been taken.

Doug Campbell, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic, said: “The DMC-GX85 has similar lines to our breakthrough DMC-GX7 which proved incredibly popular with enthusiasts.  We’ve taken their feedback to offer a camera that supports vivid imaging with a powerful stabilisation system and precise features – designed for the meticulous photographer who seeks to express their creativity with that unique shot.”

Users who love dynamic black and white photography will enjoy the new ‘L Monochrome’ profile with rich gradation reminiscent of classic black and white film.

The DMC-GX85 has excellent ergonomics with a high-resolution 2764K-dot Live View Finder offering pin-sharp 0.7x magnification (35mm camera equivalent). For convenience, the Eye Sensor is activated simply by looking into the viewfinder, and the 3-inch 1,040K-dot rear monitor has a versatile tilting design.

The camera body has an attractive textured look. The front and rear dial system is crafted in high-quality aluminium and provides flexibility as well as complete control over the camera, while the solid grip is stable and comfortable to hold.

Other key features:

  • Contrast AF with Depth from Defocus technology offering high speed AF of approx. 0.07[ii] sec, and high-speed burst shooting at 8 fps (AFS) / 6 fps (AFC)
  • Low-light AF with autofocus in -4EV lighting
  • Starlight AF for capturing subjects like stars in the sky at night using autofocus
  • Other useful AF features include 49-point focus detect, Custom Multi AF, Face/Eye Detection AF and Pinpoint AF
  • Focus, aperture, exposure and white balance bracketing
  • Creative Control with 22 filter options that can be applied in P/A/S/M mode
  • Wi-Fi connectivity using the Panasonic Image App
  • New optional External Flash DMW-FL200L (GN20). Complies with 90-degree vertical bounce lighting, can be used as an LED light in video recording and features wireless shooting.

The DMC-GX85 will be available in Australia in late May from photographic specialists and consumer electronics retailers. The body is available in black or two-tone silver and black.

DMC-GX85 pricing and availability:

Body only (DMC-GX85GN-K, -S): RRP $1099

Single lens kit with 12-32mm lens (DMC-GX85KGNK, S): RRP $1199

Twin lens kit with 12-32mm & 45-150mm lenses (DMC-GX85TWIN-K, -S): RRP $1449

Zoom lens kit with 14-140mm lens (DMC-GX85ZOOM-K, -S): RRP $1699

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[i] Panasonic comparison to DMC-GX7

[ii] In AFS, at wide-end with H-FS14140 (CIPA).