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D-Lux 4 is a "gateway drug"


CrunchGear's John Biggs reviews the D-Lux 4, a $700 point-and-shoot camera from Leica. That company's "stranglehold on the the hearts and minds of photographers everywhere" notwithstanding, it's nice.

The D-LUX 4 is a gateway drug and anyone who has used

Panasonic FX37 reviewed. Verdict: perfect for snaps


CrunchGear's Peter Ha reviews Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FX37, with an eye to finding a good high-quality concealed carry model. Smaller and cheaper than its supreme point 'n' shoot, the LX, this is from the range that gets rebadged as Leica's …

Go to the Panasonic Online Design Museum right now

There are many amazing items up at Panasonic's Online Design Museum. Gizmodo likes this curiously modern-looking bracelet:


It's definitely the stand-out, but I like this record player even more:


Design Museum [Panasonic via Gizmodo]…

Old Russian analog viewfinder gives Lumix LX3 Red zazz


Aaphovasse tells us:

Not wanting to spend 300 dollars for the Lumix LX3 viewfinder, I found this one on one of old Russian cameras I got in Moscow many years ago. The wide angle setting works perfectly for the 16:9

Waterproof Lumix point-and-shoot records 720p


Panasonic's new Lumix DMC-FT1 camera is a waterproof, rugged machine with a 12 megapixel 1/2.33-inch sensor, 28-128mm Leica lens with 4.6x optical zoom, and the ability to record 720p high-def video, albeit in a highly-compressed version of the AVCHD format. …

Panasonic makes first portable Blu-Ray player


Panasonic has announced the production of the world's first portable Blu-Ray player, featuring an 8.9 inch LCD screen, as well as Internet connectivity for BD Live and other Internet services like Amazon Video-on-Demand, YouTube, Bloomberg, etc. T

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Panasonic G1 Micro Four Thirds camera reviewed (Verdict: Amazing, but wait to buy)


Pogue really likes the Panasonic G1, the first camera to use the Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system. And then he cautions not to buy it: "A monumental advantage of an S.L.R. is interchangeable lenses, and there are only two …

New Lumix DMC-G1s are smallest cameras with interchangeable lenses


Panasonic's recently announced line of Lumix DMC-G1 cameras promises to be the smallest camera yet with support for interchangeable lenses.

It's an intriguing little camera, somewhere between a DSLR (which it ain't) and a point-and-shoot. The camera itself packs 12.1 …

Panaonic's overpriced free angle HDMI cables are marginally useful, but you can do the same thing cheaper


For a wildly disproportionate price, Panasonic is selling $60 Free Angle HDMI Cables. I need something like this, since my plasma is mounted too flush to the wall to allow easy access to the back HDMI slots, and since even …

Panasonic Gaggle of Random Alphanumeric Characters (PZR900) builds DVR into plasma HDTV


My tongue reverses itself, slithers chokingly down my throat at the price of this baby — $4,900 for a 50 incher! I can't afford that! — but the new Panasonic Plasma, the PZR900, is pretty sweet. Nice display, natch: 1920 …