Panasonic is celebrating it’s 100th year anniversary in 2018. It is pretty amazing how technology has advanced since they introduced their first television 100 years ago. The company announced many products, but the main one I was most interested in was their new camera, the LUMIX GH5S.
I was able to get a close-up and personal look at the new LUMIX GH5S. This camera adds a third flagship camera to their lineup of amazing cameras, the other two being the J9 (DSLR only) and GH5 (DSLR/Video with more emphasis on DSLR features). The GH5S is built for the user that wants a camera with all the features of a DSLR and video, with the focus on the video features. This mirrorless camera shoots 60fps in 4K just like the GH5, but does not contain the magnetic stabilization of the GH5. Works really well in low-level light conditions. The body of the GH5S looks identical to the GH5, with the exception of the red accents on some of the buttons.
Other products announced:
• FZ950 and FZ800 OLED Series – HCX Processor, Technics sound, supports HDR 10+
• UB420 and UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray Players – precision graphics
• Panasonic GA10 Smart Speaker – works with Google Play Music and YouTube.
• HomeHawk HD Remote Home Monitoring System – weather resistant and no third party/cloud service monitoring
• Technics SP-10R and SL-1000R Turntable
• WXF1 and VX1 Camcorders – new body design and increased features
Panasonic and Amazon will be collaborating together to bring Alexa to your vehicle. Alexa Onboard will be first available to Panasonic and will have online and offline features. Online features will give you the ability to ask Alexa for directions, places, charging stations, etc. While the offline features will have Alexa take control of vehicle functions such as, temperature and music.
Digital service kiosks are being tested out with automotive manufacturers and quick serve restaurants. A few select Ford and Kia dealerships will let the car owner drop off their key at the service bay, 24/7, in a way that is super convenient for the consumer. In the case of the quick serve restaurant, facial recognition can be used to identify regular customers and may even contact a consumer as they are getting close to a location to see if they want to place an order.
Panasonic will be working with the City of Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA and the Headquarters of the United States Olympic Committee to develop a new Olympic Museum there. They were selected to provide a technology design that is state-of-the-art.
For more information on all the products mentioned here, visit www.panasonic.com.