Palm-sized recorder opens Panasonic D-snap range


August 26, 2003

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This 4-in-1 Multi AV device combines a digital video recorder, a digital still camera, a digital audio player, and a voice recorder in a palm-sized package weighing just over 90 grams.

The first in a Panasonic's new generation of pocket-sized AV products branded "D-snap", the SV-AV20 SD will get time on the big-screen in September when it appears in the upcoming Lara Croft film starring Angelina Jolie.

The player features a new one-touch recording interface, is small enough to fit your back pocket and includes a built-in 2-inch LCD monitor and swivel-screen for capturing images at all angles. Video is taken in MPEG4 at a 15 frames per second and still images are 640 x 480 resolution.

The SV-AV20 can play MP3 and AAC files and uses an SD Memory Card for storage transfer to PC is via a USB interface

The silver SV-AV20 is supplied with 32MB SD Memory Card, software (SD-Jukebox 3.0, SD-Moviestage 2.0) AC adaptor, USB cable, hand strap, earphones and rechargeable battery. It is priced at AUD$769 inc GST. For more information call Panasonic on 132 600.

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