Top 10 Products for 2015 from Panasonic New Zealand17th June 2015     By: Panasonic Media

The annual Panasonic Consumer Product Release made its way around the country in April and May to launch this year's line-up of new products and developments in technology.

The crowd favourite for 2015 was the Technics C700 2-Channel Hi-Fi Stereo System. The C700 is engineered with premium technologies and craftsmanship to produce outstanding sound performance.

James Petterson, Visual Product Manager at Panasonic New Zealand says: "Since its launch in the 1960s, the iconic Technics brand is still synonymous to this day with superior audio products and legendary performance. We are incredibly excited that Technics will be back in the forefront of audiophiles with two high spec'd models being released this year."

Panasonic's passion for great home entertainment reaches new heights with 2015's range of TVs and Blu-Ray Players.

Panasonic has introduced a new Firefox operating system across the 4K TV range making VIERA's my Home Screen interface more user-friendly. Dubbed 'My Homescreen 2.0', the new Firefox interface is the perfect partner for today's content-rich world and a large range of VIERA Apps, such as Netflix, Lightbox, Freeview Plus, Trademe and YouTube, are easy-to-access and enjoy.

"The new Firefox OS-based home screen allows users to pin their favourite apps and content sources for quick access from the home screen. With a push of a button your content is easy to add to the home screen," says Petterson.

Panasonic also showcased its newest LUMIX camera range, which featured the LUMIX GF7 camera. Equipped with a 180-degree touch screen monitor, the GF7 captures exceptional selfies with 'Self Shot' modes includes 'Face Shutter', 'Buddy Shutter' and 'Jump Snap' functions.

Andrew Reid, LUMIX Product Manager, Panasonic New Zealand says: "The GF7 is a big leap forwards for the GF series. It's significantly smaller than the GF6, and imaging performance has improved. It's easy to use, and the new tiltable monitor means that everyone can capture picture-perfect selfies whilst having loads of fun."

The Product Release travelled nationwide and visited 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, Nelson, Dunedin and Invercargill.

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

Product categories include Optical & Media, Home Appliances, Home Monitoring, Audio, DVD & Blu-Ray and Visual.

For more information on the Top 10 products for 2015, please see below.

1.    Technics C700 2-Channel Hi-Fi Stereo System
-    High-spec audio product
-    JENO engine reduces jitter and sharpens noises
-    Digital amplifier delivers high-resolution digital signals without distortion
-    LAPC flattens amplitude digital signals and phase-frequency responses resulting in a more defined sound-quality
-    Available later this year

2.    CX700 TV Series
-    Robust blacks and delicate gradation from Local Dimming technology
-    Equipped with a Super Bright Panel to ensure clear viewing in brightly lit rooms
-    Easily browse the internet via the TV and user-friendly smart features with the Firefox OS
-    Netflix, Lightbox, My Freeview Plus and Quicklflix compatibility
-    HEXA Chroma Drive Fine Remaster Engine 4K, Digital HD Tuner, TV Anytime and Quad Core Pro x4
-    In stores now

3.    LUMIX GF7 Camera
-    180-degree touch screen monitor
-    Features Self-Shot Modes including Face Shutter, Buddy Shutter and Jump Snap
-    Transform images with Beauty Modes and 22 Creative Filter effects
-    16 megapixel Digital MOS Sensor, Venus Engine and advanced auto focus system
-    Wi-Fi functionality makes transferring photos from the camera to smartphones quick and hassle-free
-    Available as a single lens or double lens kit
-    In stores now

4.    Dehumidifier Range
-    Available in 3 capacities: 10L, 17L and 27L (per day)
-    Quiet operation: 37dB
-    Laundry Mode for drying clothes
-    Auto Dehumidify Mode
-    ECONAVI, Anti-bacteria Enzyme, Green Tea Catechin and Super Alleru-Buster for a healthy and dry home
-    In stores now

5.    Easy Home Monitoring Range
-    Indoor and outdoor cameras allow two-way communication with smart devices
-    Motion sensors send notifications to smart devices
-    Devices can be armed at home or remotely
-    Appliances can be controlled remotely
-    Easy Wi-Fi Ste-up, One Push Pairing, no monthly safety fees, long range by DECT
-    In stores now

6.    ALL Wireless Sound System Series
-    Powerful and smart wireless speaker system
-    Lincs D-Amp and XBS Master deliver exceptional Hi-Fi sound
-    Music can be enjoyed online via apps such as Spotify
-    Easy set-up with Wi-Fi networks
-    In stores now

7.    PWT550 Blu-Ray Recorder
-    Record two programmes simultaneously
-    Easily watch TV programmes at any time with the TV Anytime feature
-    Compatible with Freeview Plus and Netflix
-    Built-in Wi-Fi, Internet Apps and Miracast
-    4K video playback and archiving
-    In stores now

8.    LUMIX CM1 Communication Camera
-    Combines a high-end phone powered by Android OS with innovative camera technology
-    Equipped with a 1-inch 20-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor (three times the size of a smartphone sensor)
-    Features a unique 28mm Leica lens and Venus Engine
-    Full manual control ring
-    Shoots in both JPEG and raw formats
-    In stores now

9.    NA-128VGS Front Loader Washing Machine
-    8KG capacity
-    Features our unique energy saving ECONAVI and Inverter technologies
-    16 wash programmes
-    Active Foam System washes away stubborn stains
-    Silent arch body design allows for quiet operation
-    Compact design and flat tough panel controls
-    In stores now

10.    MAX8000 System
-    44000W (PMPO) / 4000W (RMS) power output delivers high-quality sound
-    Equipped with triple amplifiers and large super woofers for powerful bass
-    Karaoke Jukebox and Panasonic Max Juke App gives access to more music
-    Easy Bluetooth and NFC pairing
-    In stores now

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