Panasonic Debuts New Digital Imaging, Home Appliance and Audio Products at CES
Even while celebrating 50 years of innovation at CES, Panasonic did not fail to address where it is heading in the coming years. As the company embraces the white space available to them as a B2B solutions provider for companies interested in things like smart cities and sustainable living through technology, it would almost be easy to forget that Panasonic is also a consumer brand. That is, until Michael Moskowitz, President of the Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, stepped out on stage during Panasonic’s press conference at CES to talk about the consumer technology Panasonic is releasing in 2017. Here’s a look at the three consumer items Moskowitz wants consumers to get excited about this year:
- The Countertop Induction Oven
Panasonic’s Countertop Induction Oven, now shipping for $599.95, is aimed at the everyday consumer who wants a real and healthy dinner but doesn’t always (or ever) have the spare time it takes to make it. According to Panasonic, the countertop oven can create one-pan meals such as a chicken and vegetable dinner in under 30 minutes. It also includes cooking modes and pre-set menus to take the guesswork out of healthy cooking.
- The Technics Brand
Panasonic’s Technics audio brand is releasing three new products including the SL-1200GR Direct Drive Turntable, the SB-G90 loudspeakers and the SU-G700 integrated amplifier unit. The turntable is designed to eliminate added noise during playback resulting from motor instability. According to Engadget, the SB-G90 speakers include dual 6.5-inch woofers, a 6.5 inch mid-range cone and a 1-inch dome tweeter to hit a frequency response range of 27 Hz to 100 kHz at 16 Db and 4 ohms. The SU-G700 amplifier unit includes a high speed silent hybrid power supply and load adaptive phone calibration and can reach 140W at four ohms and 70W at eight ohms in terms of power output.
- The Lumix GH5
Base on applause, the Lumix GH5 was probably the most exciting consumer product for many attending Panasonic’s CES press conference. The camera is capable of taking 4 and 6K photos and features advanced video options. Its new digital live MOS sensor increases the pixel count by 25% compared to the GH4. The camera is set to be out in the U.S. around the end of March or early April and will retail for $2,000.