LARA CROFT PALM
Copyright 2003 www.tombraiderchronicles.com
[ June 14th 2003 ]
the leading global manufacturer of consumer electronic
products, has recently launched a revolutionary
four-in-one palm-size audiovisual device 'D-snap'
that acts as a digital video recorder, digital
still camera, digital audio player and digital
voice recorder. The new D-snap SV-AV features
a user-friendly interface and improved video resolution,
and incorporates the SD technology that enables
high capacity storage using one versatile format.
SV-AV20 is the most advanced among Panasonic's
trendy e-wear product line," said Shiro Kano,
Product Manager, Marketing dept., Panasonic Marketing
Middle East FZE. "The distinguishing features
of our e-wear products are their small size, Internet
connectivity and user-friendly interface. They
are designed for a generation that requires its
portables to be compact, sleek and fashionable.
Each e-wear fits in the palm of the hand and can
be worn around the neck."
new version of D-snap has achieved new levels
in versatility and performance, with its amazing
ability to snap digital still pictures, shoot
digital moving pictures (MPEG 4), record speeches
and even play your favourite digital music files.
It delivers remarkable benefits, including enhanced
video resolution," Kano added. "In short, D-snap
AV20 can be an invaluable companion to people
on the move, allow multiple functions in a device
that is as small as a makeup compact."
is packed with leading edge technology features.
It incorporates SD technology, a compact, high
capacity storage medium developed to allow recording
of multiple media using one versatile format.
With its high capacity to compress a large number
of files, SD Memory Card is expected to become
the standard in flash media. With increased storage
capacity and a higher data transfer rate, the
new 512MB SD Memory Card accommodate a variety
of communications and entertainment applications,
allowing flash memory users to exchange multiple-source
digital data - such as motion pictures, high-quality
photos, voice recordings, music and more - among
a growing number of interoperable SD devices.
D-snap facilitates one-touch digital moving pictures
(MPEG 4) recording, without having to scroll through
menus. It also offers enhanced picture quality
with an MPEG-4 frame rate for video. With a 512MB
SD Memory card it is possible to continuously
record up to 10 hours on economy mode. While for
capturing digital still images with a 640 x 480
resolution, the 512MB card can save up to 14,080
of JPEG still pictures. A swiveling 2-inch LCD
screen and two record buttons allow users to shoot
comfortably in the horizontal or vertical position.
It has a built-in flash for taking digital still
pictures in poor light.
lovers, the SV-AV20 offers an exciting range of
features and it is compatible with the MP3 and
AAC formats. The formats compress audio data so
that you can enjoy up to 3 hours of continuous
music - that's about 2-3 audio CD's. It allows
music to be transferred from a PC to an SD memory
card for playback, through a built-in USB interface.
The SD Jukebox software offers a revolutionary
way to catalog and save several digital files
in a single database on a PC. The Jukebox software
also allows users to set their images to music
for a custom-made music video, using digital still
purpose, the SV-AV20 lets you use it as a Voice
recording function. You can record voice on the
SD memory card, which is great for meetings and
voice memo, like an IC recorder. With a 512 MB
SD card, you can record voice for up to 35 hours.
The leading edge technology of D-snap AV20 will
be shown up very dramatically in the forthcoming
Hollywood movie "Lara Croft and the Cradle of
Life: Tomb Raider 2" in which Lara uses the new
D-snap to record her daring escapades. Panasonic
has closely collaborated with Paramount Pictures
to showcase the device as part of the movie's
action set in idyllic locales around the world.
The movie is due for release in August, 2003,
in the UAE.