Picking up more awards than ever before in a single year.
Panasonic is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded a total of five EISA Awards this year, the highest number of awards it has ever received in a single year. In addition to the European 3D-PLASMA TV 2010-2011 for the Panasonic VIERA TX-P50VT20, the other EISA Awards that were presented to Panasonic were the European Multimedia Camera 2010-2011 for the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G2, the European Camcorder 2010-2011 for the Panasonic HDC-TM700, the European HT Soundbar 2010-2011 for the Panasonic SC-HTB500 and the European Travel Compact Camera 2010-2011 Award that went to the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ10. The five EISA Awards follow up on the four awards which Panasonic won last year.
“We are very proud to take home a total of five prestigious EISA Awards this year, the highest number that Panasonic has ever won in a single year. This clearly demonstrates how our commitment to creating the highest quality products is paying off and we will continue our efforts to raise the bar even higher next year,” said Laurent Abadie, Chairman and CEO of Panasonic Europe Ltd.
Among the Panasonic products which were awarded an EISA award this year include:
A year after Panasonic was awarded the European Plasma TV Award for the Panasonic VIERA TX-P42V10, EISA once again commended Panasonic for its achievements in plasma flat screen televisions by selecting the Panasonic VIERA TX-P50VT20 as European 3D Plasma TV.
“The Panasonic TX-P50VT20 has it all, delivering a cinema-like 3D experience with natural colours to your living room or home theatre. This is accomplished through true deep black tones which retain picture details in dark picture areas. Colours are truthful in THX mode, but colour and sharpness is at your command with eight picture modes as well as user adjustable settings. The new, faster plasma panel displays 3D-films from Blu-ray without any disturbing elements. Fast movements are reproduced very well and the power consumption is the best seen on any plasma,” the jury noted.
According to the EISA jury, “the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ10 represents a big step forward for the company’s TZ series. Beyond all the auto and user-selectable specialised scene options - with new Pinhole and Film Grain modes - the TZ10 offers the more traditional P/S/A/M shooting modes for greater control and increased creativity. As a travel camera, the inclusion of GPS and geo-tagging is very welcome, while the 12x 25-300mm Leica DC Vario-Elmar zoom lens offers focal lengths for every occasion. The feature set is completed with AVCHD Lite video recording. And, better still, it all fits very easily into your pocket.”
Other key features of the ultra compact, award-winning camera from Panasonic include Intelligent Resolution Technology, 16x Intelligent Zoom and even a built-in GPS unit that stores location data on where a photograph was taken so that this information can be shared with friends and families.
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G2, the world’s first interchangeable lens system camera with touch-control shooting, also made it onto EISA’s list of excellent products. As the EISA jury puts it: “One of the most exciting features of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G2 is its vari-angle 3-inch (3:2) touch-screen monitor, from which one can both take control of shooting settings and activate the shutter by touching the subject on-screen. The camera’s excellent electronic viewfinder makes it easy and comfortable to frame and focus pictures even in strong light. The contrast-detection autofocus system is impressively fast, and picture quality is good in both still and video (AVCHD Lite) modes.”
In following up on the award that the Panasonic HDC-TM300 received only last year, the jury recognized the Panasonic HDC-TM700 HD camcorder by stating that, “it delivers exceptional picture quality aided by a three CMOS sensor system and bright Leica Dicomar lens. Excellent low light performance coupled with a low level of noise is ensured by a hard working picture processor. A new 1080/50p picture format offers great movement reproduction and advanced users benefit from a full range of manual adjustments backed by a Focus Assistance system and histogram displays. A new intelligent automated system provides effective focus/exposure tracking while a two-stage image stabiliser makes reportage shots very easy. 32 GB internal memory together with SD memory slot offers operational flexibility.”
Panasonic’s stylish alternative to a speaker system and very first bar-type Home Cinema System, the new SC-HTB500 that comes with a wireless subwoofer for powerful bass, was the fifth product to claim a coveted EISA Award this year. In the words of the experts from EISA, “Televisions may be getting thinner by the year but this makes the engineering of their integral, flat loudspeakers all the more difficult and explains the rise of the ‘Soundbar’.
Panasonic’s SC-HTB500 solution is aimed at owners of flat panel TVs sized 42in and above and is easily installed and connected, requiring just one HDMI cable. The HDMI input is 3D compatible and includes an Audio Return Channel and Pass-Thru feature. Panasonic’s bamboo cone speakers and ‘Clear-Mode’ dialog feature helps this Soundbar achieve a crisp and attractively full-bodied sound. Match it with a wireless active subwoofer for a highly stylish solution.”
Visitors to the IFA 2010 Consumer Electronics Exhibition in Berlin from 3 - 8 September 2010 (Hall 5.2 a/b, Booth 101) will have the chance to take a closer look at all of the award-winning new products. The EISA Awards will be officially presented during the official EISA Awards Ceremony on September 3 at the Adlon Kempinski Hotel in Berlin. Established in 1982, the European Imaging Sound Association (EISA) is a multimedia association that tests consumer electronic products. Its membership includes 50 audio, mobile, video and photo magazines from 19 European countries.