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Panasonic NZ Launches Top Consumer Products For 2013

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[Tuesday 9th April, New Zealand] – The annual Panasonic Roadshow hit the road yesterday starting off in Auckland to launch the line up of new products for 2013.

The roadshow will travel nationwide visiting 13 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, Nelson and Gisborne.

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 Viera TVs.

This year the stand out product at the roadshow is the MAX700 stereo system.

Product Manager Reagan Parkes says the MAX700 is Panasonic’s first high performance stereo of its type.

“We have managed to find a gap in the current audio market for a stereo that is extremely powerful but available in retail outlets to the general public unlike most DJ equipment”, says Parkes.

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With the capability to turn any home into a nightclub, the MAX700 has to be seen to be believed. The MAX700 has 2300W of output power, 4 way giant speaker box, full digital triple amp plus MAXDJ effect, maximised bass sound and 4GB of internal memory with the capacity to store 1000 songs. Other stand out products launched at the roadshow include the DMC-FT5 Tough Camera, SC-NP10 Tablet Dock and Full HD Plasma Panel (TH-P60S60).

Each year the roadshow attracts over 600 retailers throughout New Zealand with up to 300 attending the Auckland show alone.

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The Top 10 products at the roadshow

Category: TV



- 600hz backlight scanning for clear moving images

- Polarised 3D

- Customisable home screen

- Voice guidance

- Double USB sharing

- Super narrow bezel with metal frame

Full HD Plasma


- Full HD plasma panel

- Wi-Fi built in

- Remote app with Swipe & Share and Share & Save functionality

- Electronic Touch Pen compatible

- Double uSB Sharing

- Narrow bezel with metal frame

- eHelp functionality Category: Small appliances



- Award-winning 360° quick iron

- Sleek design

- Multi-directional

Category: Kitchen appliances

Conventional oven (check name)


- Able to roast, bake, grill, steam and microwave

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- No turntable for maximised space and flexibility to use large dishes Category: Camera

Tough Camera


- Leica lens

- 4.6 Optical Zoom

- Waterproof to 13 metres plus shockproof, dustproof and freezeproof

- 28mm wide angle lens

- Power optical image stabilisation

- Full HD 1920x1080p Movie Recording

- Light speed auto focus

- Wi-fi

- NFC (near field communication) compatible

- Creative panorama mode

- Creative Mode – 14 effects

- GPS Glonas

Travel Zoom Camera


- 20 x Optical Zoom

- Leica lens

- 24mm Wide Angle Lens

- Power Optical Image Stabilisation

- Full HD 1920x1080p Movie Recording

- Light Speed Auto Focus

- Multi Touch screen

- Wifi

- NFC (near field communication) compatible

- Creative Panorama Mode

- Creative Mode – 14 effects

- GPS Glonass

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Category: Audio



- 25000W (PMPO)/2300W (RMS) Output Power

- 4-way Giant Speaker Box

- Full Digital Triple-Amp

- MAXDJ Effect

- Prism Colour Display

- 4GB Internal Memory

- Double USB

- Microphone Input

Tablet dock


- 2.1 ch Wireless Speaker System with Tablet Dock

- NFC (near field communication) compatible

- Bluetooth

- Integrated subwoofer

Wireless speaker


- Stylish Design Multi Layout Speaker System

- Wireless CD playback

- Wireless Audio with DLNZ, Airplay and Bluetooth technology

- Wall mountable

Category: Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning


- 2.8 kW Econavi Reverse Cycle Inverter air conditioner reduces wasteful operation

- Stylish new design

- Nanoe-G Air Purifying System and Mild Dry Cooling function

- Advanced Econavi technology - the ultimate in energy saving performance

- 2.05 kW cooling, 2.8kW heating

- Outstanding operating temperature range

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About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products in three business fields, consumer, components & devices, and solutions. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 7.85 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2012. Panasonic’s stock is listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE:PC) Stock Exchanges. The company has the vision of becoming the No. 1 Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry by the 100th year of its founding in 2018. For more information on Panasonic, its brand and commitment to sustainability, visit the company's website at

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 115 companies.

The region has 62 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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