Archive - July 2019

Panasonic’s Best & Fastest Shavers Are Here to Give You the Smoothest Shave with Uncompromising Skin Comfort

Panasonic has launched its best and fastest electric shavers to date, the ES-LV6Q & ES-LV9Q, offering Australian men the ultimate precision, flexibility and comfort while shaving. Featuring a 5-blade cutting system, new 5-direction shaver head and optimised shaving sensor to detect beard density, these impressive shavers are the perfect grooming companions.

Backed by a legacy of quality and a tradition of innovation, both ES-LV6Q & ES-LV9Q are crafted with Japanese Blade Technology – meaning tough, sharp and long-lasting blades.

As the fastest electric shavers Panasonic has ever created, based on 70,000 cross cutting actions per minute, these newest models are game-changing. The ultra-fast 14,000 Cuts Per Minute (CPM) linear motor provides a close and clean shave every time, with no power loss or missed whiskers – even when shaving thick beards.

Product Marketing Manager for Personal Care, Panasonic Australia, Tory Rooney said:

“We are thrilled to offer Aussie men the latest in grooming technology through our new electric shavers, the ES-LV6Q & ES-LV9Q. Designed for the best possible shaving experience, our products give men what they deserve – a precise, close and gentle shave for unbeatable results!”

“Our latest models are also Panasonic’s fastest and most contour hugging shavers to date, proving our commitment to continually innovating and helping make grooming simple yet efficient for men.”



Thanks to Panasonic’s 5 blade cutting system, you can count on every hair being captured and cut. The comb blade cuts longer whiskers, while the quick-lift foil lifts and cuts lying whiskers at the root, and the finishing foil cuts stubborn whiskers, resulting in the closest shave possible.

In addition, the Japanese stainless steel blades are rust resistant, giving you maximum usage and are angled at the optimum cutting edge of 30° to ensure smooth, irritation-free shaving.


Follow every contour of your face & neck with Panasonic’s 5-directional shaver head which makes it easier to shave than ever before. Slide, twist and tilt with confidence knowing that the shaver head will constantly be in contact with your skin – even in those pesky areas. Expect an unbeatably smooth and thorough shave every time.


Panasonic’s shaving sensor technology recognises differences in the density of your beard as you shave; boosting power where your beard growth is heavy, and reducing power where it is thin. This reduces the burden on your skin and minimises skin irritation, while providing optimal shaving results.


Both the ES-LV6Q & ES-LV9Q shavers can be used wet or dry and come with a pop-up trimmer for quick pre-shave cutting or detailed grooming. The models also have an in-built smart travel lock and come complete with a soft carry case.


The ES-LV9Q model comes in an elegant charcoal grey and metal finish, complementing any bathroom counter with its simplistically sleek design. The ES-LV6Q has a stunning silver metallic finish.



The ES-LV9Q comes with a fully automatic, waterproof shaver cleaner and charging station which dries, charges and renews the shaver, keeping the blades sharp for longer.

Both the ES-LV6Q & ES-LV9Q are available now from the Shaver Shop and via selected retailers from August 2019 onwards. Please see pricing below:


For all product details and features click here: ES-LV6Q | ES-LV9Q

For more information, please visit or call 132 600.

Panasonic releases LUMIX camera firmware update for LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S, G9, G95, G85 and GX9

Panasonic has announced the availability of firmware that will further enhance the performance of its innovative LUMIX digital single lens mirrorless camera lineup – including the LUMIX S1R and S1 full-frame models; and key cameras in the popular G Series range.

The firmware will be available for download at the LUMIX Global Customer Support website at 11:00am AEST on 9 July, 2019.

Scott Mellish, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Imaging, Panasonic, said: “These powerful additions enhance the precision of an already exacting feature set. On launch, the S Series offered class-leading Dual I.S. 2 (Image Stabilisation) at 6 stops for the first time in a full-frame camera.  With the upgrade, it will support an additional half stop for 6.5 stops of image stabilisation, delivering handheld shooting at even slower speeds and ISO values.”

“We’ve also introduced an innovative new function to improve the photographer’s control over AF – AF-ON Near Shift and AF-ON Far Shift. Assignable to a function button, this capability allows the user to confidently guide AF by refocusing on a subject closer or further away than the camera’s current AF position.”

“Without using the touch screen, or taking their hand away from the camera, they can alternate between subjects for precise AF when there are a number of potential targets.  This is a boon for professionals – from videographers capturing events where there are large groups of people; to still photography of birds, where you want to avoid placing the focus on a foreground branch or leaf, and push into the depth of a scene without manual AF adjustment.”

The updates are as follows:

S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras

LUMIX S1R Firmware Version 1.2 and LUMIX S1 Firmware Version 1.2

Improved performance of the Body Image Stabiliser

The correction performance of the Body Image Stabiliser has been improved from a maximum of 5.5 stops to a maximum of 6.0 stops[i], and the correction performance of the Dual I.S. 2 has been improved from 6.0 stops to 6.5 stops[ii]

Improved AF performance

  • AF-ON: Near Shift] and [AF-ON: Far Shift] functions have been added. [AF-ON: Near Shift] puts a preference on focusing on a nearby subject while [AF-ON: Far Shift] puts a preference on focusing on a distant subject.
  • The tracking performance when using [Tracking] AF mode in video recording has been improved.
  • Live view display during auto focusing is now easier to see.

Improved operational stability

  • Operational stability when using an XQD memory card has been improved.

LUMIX S1 Firmware Version 1.2

  • The video recording modes [MOV]
*PAL area only.

  • HDMI 4K60p/50p[iii] 4:2:2 10bit output
  • V-Log will be added in Photo Style.
  • The [V-Log View Assist] function will be added, which enables viewing the V-Log file with LUT (Look Up Table) when recording video in V-Log.
  • The [Read LUT File] function will be added, which allows users to install and apply their favorite LUT.
  • A WFM (Waveform Monitor) display function.
  • A [Luminance Level] adjustment function that complies with 10-bit.
  • An [XLR Mic Adaptor Setting] function that enables high-res sound recording using the XLR Microphone Adapter DMW-XLR1 (sold separately)[iv].

Australian customers who purchase a Panasonic LUMIX S1 between 01/04/2019 – 30/09/2019 can claim a bonus DMW-SFU2 Software Upgrade Key valued at $299[v]

Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras

GH5 Firmware Version 2.5 / GH5S, G9, G95, G85, GX9 Firmware Version 1.3

Improved compatibility with the Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X1025) digital interchangeable lens.

  • Smooth aperture control is available during video recording.
  • [Aperture Ring Increment] has been added, allowing users to choose the control method of the aperture ring from [SMOOTH] or [1/3EV] in photo shooting.

GH5 Firmware Version 2.5 / GH5S, G9, G85 Firmware Version 1.3

Improved compatibility with the Panasonic Remote Shutter DMW-RS2.

  • The video REC switch on the Remote Shutter can be disabled in the camera’s custom menu

G95 Firmware Version 1.3

Improved compatibility with the Panasonic Battery Grip DMW-BGG1.

  • The Fn button on the Battery Grip can be customised in the camera’s custom menu.

For further information, please visit or call 132 600.

[i] Based on the CIPA standard
(Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=50mm, when S-X50 is used.)
[ii] Based on the CIPA standard
(Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=105mm, when S-R24105 is used.)
Based on the CIPA standard
(Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=200mm, when S-R70200 is used.)
[iii] PAL area only.
[iv] MOV only
[v] Terms and conditions apply.