Panasonic SV-AV100 Digital Camcorder – Same size as a Credit Card

Panasonic SV-AV100 Digital Camcorder – Same size as a Credit Card


Catch them, the most wonderful moments of your life – and capture them as video, photo or audio file. Panasonic is presenting the trend of the year with the D-snap products: Three trendy digital products, based on the modern SD memory card technology, that are so compact that they even fit into every trouser pocket. The D-snap SV-AV100 is the first MPEG2 SD camcorder in the world. As big as a credit card and yet in “MPEG” standard (DVD quality) it attains the standards of the current “large” camcorders with 10x optical zoom. Of course it also makes simple digital photos. The photo professional among the D-snap products is the SV-AS10. It is the thinnest digital camera in the world and shoots its photos with 2 Mega pixel. With its bright colours, silver, orange or blue, it brightens up daily life – and thanks to an integrated MP3 player, even provides the fitting sound track as an option. The third of the trio is the D-snap SV-AV20, that already accompanied Lara Croft in the action movie “Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life” and which is a true allrounder where SD functions are concerned. Taking films, making photos, listening to music and recording speech memos are always possible – any time and anywhere.

Snowboarding and speeding down the piste – and no one wants to believe you? On a shopping tour and finding these outrageously expensive shoes – but are they really worth it? A red hot date in the countryside – and no music to be heard anywhere? With the three new SD sensations of the D-snap family, trend setters always know how to take care of themselves: Thus the wildest down-hill ski is presented by video at the Après-ski party, a quick shot of the high heels lets you have a good look at them again with your best friend in the evening. And on your train trip or out in the countryside your favourite songs accompany you thanks to MP3 – and thanks to shock-resistance even when jogging! D-snap stands for mobility, creativity and freedom: Thanks to state-of-the-art technology and the SD memory card which is no bigger than a postage stamp, the SD allrounders of Panasonic are so light, that they even fit into the smallest of handbags and into the breast pocket of a shirt. The numerous possibilities of use and various extra features makes your own creativity boundless. The SD memory card makes the user absolutely flexible. The perfect motif directly before your eyes and no free memory? Not with the SD memory card! The small memory card is already available with a storage capacity of 512 megabytes and a data-transfer-rate of 10MB/sec. and will soon crack the gigabyte limit.

Panasonic is presenting the revolution on the camcorder market at IFA. The D-snap SV-AV100 is the first MPEG2 SD camcorder in the world. It weighs a mere 156 grams and its dimensions of 3.32 x 8.98 x 6.49 centimetres make it as small as a credit card. Technically, however, it is in no way inferior to the “big ones”. Its secret: as all products of the new D-snap series, SV-AV100 operates with an SD memory card – a storage medium that is no bigger than a postage stamp. Thus the space that is usually used for a video cassette could be saved and no moving parts had to be integrated. This is what makes the SV-AV100 not only smaller and handy but also useful in every circumstances. Elegant on the outside, truly “state-of-the-art” on the inside. The D-snap records in MPEG2 format, that is also used in DVD videos, and in MPEG4 format. Together with the high-resolution 800 000 pixel CCD and the 10x optical zoom the SV-AV100 offers the optimal prerequisites for breathtaking shots. Thanks to the image equalizer no photo is blurred. In addition spontaneous photo snapshots are made by the camera in VGA quality (640 x 480 pixel). Super small – super easy to operate: The display menu is operated intuitively, which makes it simple for the user to edit the recorded film material directly on the spot, to draw up play lists and much more. Everything can be seen on the 2.5 inch display. To ensure that the best angle of vision is always given in the playback, it can be easily rotated in various positions. But, for those who would rather enjoy their most wonderful memories in “large size”, simply connect the D-snap to the base station, with which all recordings can be transmitted to a TV set or via USB to the computer.

Recharging the gear is just as practical – the base station is also a battery charger. Or you can transmit your shots via SD-Slot of the DMR-E100 to the hard drive. You can also store telecasts in MPEG4-format, recorded with the DMR-E100, directly on the SD Memory Card to view them later on the go using the SV-AV100. The included 512 MB SD memory card has a data-transfer-rate of 10MB/sec. on which up to 20 minutes of video in MPEG2 format or several hours MPEG4 video can be recorded. Also included is the MediaStage software, with which all the takes can easily be edited and stored on the PC, a remote control, a carrying bag and carrying loop.


Power Source: DC 4.9V (AC adaptor) DC 3.7V (battery)
Power Consumption: 3.6W (LCD on)
Image Sensor: 1/6-inch CCD image sensor
Lens: 10:1 optical zoom lens, F1.8 – 2.3
Focal length: 2.3 – 23.0mm
Monitor: 2.5-inch LCD
Minimum Required Illumination: 12 lux
Recording Media: SD Memory Card
Video Compression:
• MPEG2: Fine: 6Mbps/CBR
• Normal: 3Mbps/CBR
• Super Fine: 320 x 240 dot/1Mbps
• Fine: 320 x 240 dot/420kbps
• Normal: 176 x 144 dot/300kbps
• Economy: 176 x 144 dot/100kbps
Still Image Compression: JPEG (VGA)
Video Output: 1.0Vp-p, 75 ohms (NTSC)
Audio Output: 316mV (10 kohms loaded)
Headphone Output: 77mV (32 ohms loaded)
Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 33.2 x 89.8 x 64.9mm
Weight: Approx. 154g (without battery and SD Memory Card)