Panasonic New Zealand's Top 10 for 201419th May 2014     By: Panasonic Media

Monday 12 May, New Zealand -The annual Panasonic Consumer Roadshow is making its way around the country this month to launch the line up of new products and developments in technology for 2014.

The crowd favourite this year is the Lumix DMC-GH4, the newest addition to the mirrorless category and the world's first camera to record video in 4K.

The Lumix DMC-GH4 was recently named the 'Best Hybrid Photo/Video Camera' at the prestigious 2014 TIPA awards, widely recognised as one of the most coveted photo accolades worldwide.

This year 4K technology is a stand out feature in the majority of the consumer product categories from televisions to cameras and also Blu-Ray and Soundbar products.

"The development of 4K into the market allows the consumer to integrate the 4K content across a full range of products while maintaining an exceptional quality standard," says Chris Key, Marketing Manager Panasonic New Zealand.

The latest 4K product in the visual category is the AX800 series. This new range has been developed using the knowledge of Panasonic engineers from the plasma category who are now applying their expertise to the LED division.

"The new AX800 is the result of the best elements of plasma such as rich colours and excellent quality for fast moving objects making this LED range the best for watching movies and sports," says James Petterson, Visual Product Manager Panasonic New Zealand.

The roadshow will travel nationwide visiting 12 locations including all of New Zealand's main centres Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch plus smaller cities such as Whangarei, Hamilton, Rotorua, Napier, Palmerston North, New Plymouth, Invercargill, Dunedin and Nelson.

New products from all consumer categories are released at the roadshow and retailers are introduced to the new line up for the upcoming year. Product categories include Optical & Media, Home appliances, Audio, DVD & Blu Ray and Visual.

Each year the roadshow attracts over 500 retailers throughout New Zealand with up to 300 attending the Auckland show alone.

For more information on the Top 10 products for 2014 please see below. 

 

1. 4K TV AX800

- Two sizes 58" and 65"

- 4K ultra HD

- Supreme 4K Picture Quality and Full Network Connectivity

- myStream: Makes browsing YouTube and other user-targeted content incredibly simple

- Swipe & Share: Show off your images on the big screen with a simple swipe on your smart phone or tablet

- RRP 65" $7,499, 58" $6,499

- In stores May

 

2. LED TV AS800

- Two sizes 55" and 60"

- Full HD IPS LED TV with 1800Hz (BLS)

- my Stream

- Local Dimming

- Hexa-Processing Engine

- Advanced Colour Spectrum

- Online and in stores June

- RRP 55" $3699 and 60" $4299

 

3. BR Series Fridge Freezer NR-BR344/BR304

- 600mm wide to fit the volume zone

- Panasonic's Econavi technology that adjusts the energy used based on the customer's usage

- Clear Stainless Steel or White Finishes

- RRP $1,499 (Clear Stainless) - $1,399 (White)

- Online and in stores end of May/beginning of June

 

4. Hybrid Microwave Oven NN-CF874BQPG

- Hybrid Oven and Microwave

- Features Panasonic's Inverter, Flatbed, and Sensor technologies

- Full Width Cavity (control panel on door)

- Trim Kit for high-end kitchens

- RRP $1499

- In stores now

 

5. Lumix DMC-GH4

- World's first* DSLM camera to record 4K videos *for a digital single lens mirrorless

- New Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine team up to reduce noise while raising resolution and improving colour reproduction

- Innovative DFD technology increases speed of Contrast AF

- RRP $2299 (body) with 12-35mm f2.8 $3499

- In stores now

  

6. DMC-TZ60 Digital Camera

- 30x optical zoom

- EVF and Wi-Fi with NFX

- Ultra slim body

- Remarkable quality with 18.1 megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor

- Variety of manual shooting functions

- RRP $599

- In stores now

 

7. SC-MAX770

- Improvement to MAX700 from last year with built-in DJ functionality

- Built-in wireless technology and a Jukebox app so user can control the illumination and music from wherever

- Additional 1000w of output power

- 4-way Giant Speaker Box with 38cm Ultra Super Woofer

- RRP $1599

- In stores May

 

8. Soundbar SC-HTB880

- 4K and 3D signal pass through

- 5.1 channel full theatre sound

- Bluetooth™ smart networking wireless technology

- Wireless subwoofer for a full sound experience

- RRP $1299

- In stores TBC

 

9. Bluetooth Headphones RP-BTD10E-K

-Easy Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity

- Advanced sound quality for a rich listening experience

- Easy touch pairing with NFC connectivity

- RRP $229.99

- In stores now

 

10. Blu Ray Recorder DMR-BWT840

-Superb picture and sound quality

- Built-in 4K up scaling

- Improved resolution and richer textural expression

- RRP $999

- In stores now

 

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.30 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2013. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.

About Panasonic Asia Pacific

Panasonic Asia Pacific has expanded its operations across the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) region from January 2012. The company focuses on delivering comprehensive eco solutions as part of the group's global direction, with its operations spanning across 100 countries with a total of 108 companies.

The region has 57 manufacturing sites, which hold as a key hub for Panasonic's global production activities supporting the consumer, solutions and components and devices business. Based in Singapore, Panasonic Asia Pacific headquarters promotes environmental conservation initiatives and encourages the adoption of environment-friendly products through public eco-awareness campaigns designed for each country in the region. Panasonic Asia Pacific also has specific goals to encourage green innovation and reduce its regional carbon dioxide emissions footprint in support of Panasonic's global eco initiatives.

 

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Paul Ellis Publicity on behalf of Panasonic New Zealand

ella@paulellispublicity.co.nz

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