The World's slimmest and smallest digital-video cameras

Panasonic to unveil its latest range in the D-snap series - the SVAV100, the world's smallest MPEG2 SD video camera and the SV-AS10, the world's slimmest digital camera, at Gitex Dubai 2003.

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By  Maddy Reddy Published  October 5, 2003

Panasonic has today announced plans to unveil its latest range in the
D-snap series including the SV-AV100, the world's smallest MPEG2 SD video camera and the SV-AS10, the world's slimmest digital camera with built-in LCD Monitor, at Gitex Dubai 2003.

"The D-snap series, based on SD memory card has received overwhelming response in the Middle East market. The SV-AV20 products were sold out from all the outlets in days here. We expect this concept of D-snap series of product to become a popular hit among our younger target audience", said Atsushi Hinoki, general manager, Advertising & PR, Panasonic Marketing Middle East.

Using SD memory cards as a storage media, the D-snap series is a line of advanced mobile AV products being promoted as a new lifestyle concept under the slogan 'Snap-View-Fun'.

The SD Memory Card is a new storage medium that is transforming the world of consumer electronics. Offering ultra-portability, high-speed data transmission, and huge storage capacity, the SD Memory Card enables consumers to put music, motion video, digital photos and other data onto a tiny card and take their digital files virtually anywhere.

Panasonic has recently introduced a wide range of sleek, trendy SD-enabled products, as part of the D-snap series, that include digital still cameras, digital camcorders, voice-recorders and music players that are stylish and easy to use.

"We have further enhanced the functionality of the SD memory cards by developing a 1GB card that boasts of a transfer rate of 20 MB per second, twice as fast as the current SD cards", added Hinoki.

The SV-AV100 is currently the world's smallest and lightest video camera and claims to be the first of it's kind to enable recording in MPEG2 format, using SD Memory Cards. This ultra-compact 'credit-card size' video camera can be switched between MPEG2, which is the same format as DVD Video format and MPEG4 for video email. The camera is fitted with an optical 10x zoom with high-quality lens technology to deliver high picture quality.

The SV-AV100 can also be connected to a TV for large-screen viewing enjoyment of video recordings and offers playlist playback, thumbnail display editing capability and accidental overwrite protection.

"We have also recently introduced the world's slimmest, Multi Camera device, the SV-AS10 that also functions as a Motion JPEG video camera, music player and voice recorder. Its slim 9.9mm body can easily into a pocket for everyday-anywhere-any-time snapshot convenience. The AS10 enables also users to shoot Motion JPEG video with sound, making its ideal for capturing live sports matches and events" added Hinoki.

Panasonic will be participating in Dubai Gitex 2003, along with its UAE sole distributor Panatech Engineering and Oman National Electronics, part of the Al Futtaim Group.

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