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Panasonic’s Holiday Gift Guide 2006

Panasonic’s Holiday Gift Guide is here with hottest tech buys of the season. From the ultimate in luxury to the perfect stocking stuffer, Panasonic has something for everyone on your shopping list - perhaps even you!

High definition for the holidays

TH-42PD60 Enhanced Definition 42-inch VIERA Plasma Television
As the leader in plasma technology, Panasonic’s line-up is sure to top high-end holiday wish lists across Canada. Put the TH-42PD60 under the tree and the thank you’s will repeat all year long. This 42-inch enhanced definition plasma television features a ninth generation panel, 1080p digital processing, advanced 3D Colour Management and Panasonic’s Real Black Drive System, achieving a maximum contrast ratio of 10,000:1 – all in a stunning package with nearly invisible built-in speakers and simulated surround sound. Manufacturer's suggested price is CDN $2,499.99.

TH-65PX600 HDTV 65-inch 1080p HDTV VIERA Plasma Television
Visions of plasma screens will dance in his head as he dreams about the ultimate gift this holiday season, Panasonic’s 65-inch TH-65PX600 high definition plasma television. This 65-inch wonder features a 9th generation, 1080p Panel with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, SD Memory Card Slot, PC Input and three HDMI jacks, with one located in the front panel. And like all VIERA televisions, the picture is C3 image enhanced to deliver beautiful, vivid colour, outstanding contrast and remarkable clarity. Manufacturer's suggested price is CDN $12,999.99.

Bring music to your ears this holiday season

SC-HT640 and SC-HT740 5-DVD Home Theatre Systems
Pump up the volume on Christmas Day with a new home theatre system. Panasonic’s SC-HT640 Home Theatre System is an 850 watt digital DVD home theatre system with wireless rear speakers. This 6 speaker system has a 16cm woofer, 5-Disc DVD changer and a front and rear 2-way Music Port. The SC-HT740 Home Theatre System is a 1000 watt digital DVD system featuring HDMI output with 720p and 1080i up-conversion. Featuring a 5-Disc DVD changer, this unit also has a Music Port for connection of a digital audio player, and is two-way and second room wireless ready. The manufacturer's suggested price for the SC-HT640 is CDN $449.99, the SC-HT740 is CDN $499.99.

SA-XR57S Digital Home Theatre Receiver
Panasonic’s SA-XR57S receiver makes a great gift for that tech-wary person on your list. Easy to connect, the SA-XR57S has clear, powerful sound with remarkable depth and presence, and is a must have for the serious movie-buff or TV aficionado in your life. Manufacturer’s suggested price is CDN $599.99.

SC-EN27 CD Micro System
Jingle Bells will ring through the house loud and clear with Panasonic’s SC-EN27 Micro System. Crystal clear sound and slim desktop design makes this unit a favourite for the home office or dorm room. In addition to playing MP3s, CD-R and RWs, the SC-EN27 features a Music Port for easy portable audio player connection, and comes with a backlit LCD display. Manufacturer’s suggested price is CDN $149.99.

SC-AK340 5-CD Mini System
Perfect for the teen on your gift list, the SC-AK340 Mini System from Panasonic features a powerful amplifier and large, efficient speakers that provide smooth, clear sound at high volumes. Harmonized Bass technology provides powerful audio performance and the SC-AK340 features a Music Port for easy connection to a portable audio player. Manufacturer’s suggested price is CDN $249.99.

Holiday memories are worth a thousand words

DMC-FX50 Lumix Digital Still Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50Capture every smile this Christmas with Panasonic’s brand new 7.2-megapixel DMC-FX50 Lumix Still Digital Camera. This model boasts high picture quality, a 3-inch LCD screen and an extremely slim, stylish design. The FX50 features an industry leading 28mm wide-angle lens with optical zoom capabilities of up to 3.6x. MEGA Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) corrects for hand movements – common when shooting with a small camera. In addition, the new Intelligent ISO system detects motion and automatically increases sensitivity, acting as an additional anti-blurring measure to compensate for subject movement. The FX50 has an extended battery life, is able to take 300 pictures on a single charge, and features dual image playback, allowing you to view two recorded images simultaneously on the large 3-inch LCD.
Manufacturer's suggested price is CDN $549.99.

[ Read the Panasonic FX50 QuickFact Sheet... ]

DMC-FZ50 Lumix Digital Still Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50The perfect gift for the budding photography enthusiast, the 10-megapixel Panasonic DMC-FZ50 features the industry’s first Intelligent ISO Control technology, which compensates for subject movement to decrease blurriness in photos. With 12x optical zoom on the Leica DC lens, very low noise levels and custom setting functions, the DMC-FZ50 is able to take crisp, clear images in just about any situation. The 2-inch LCD flips out to 180 degrees, making picture taking from high or low angles a breeze, and the extended battery life allows users to take approximately 360 images on one charge. Manufacturer’s suggested price is CDN $799.99.

[ Read the Panasonic FZ50 QuickFact Sheet... ]

PV-GS300 Digital Palmcorder® Multicam™ Camcorder
Capture those precious under the tree moments with Panasonic’s PV-GS300 Camcorder. Small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, the GS300 features a Leica® Dicomar® lens, ensuring images are crisp and clear, and a 2.7” widescreen LCD which makes viewing easy. 3CCD technology – the same technology used in professional camcorders – ensures digital and still images are equally high-quality, whether you are a novice or expert videographer. Manufacturer’s suggested price is CDN $899.99.

VDR-D100 Digital DVD Palmcorder® Camcorder
Panasonic’s VDR-D100 Digital DVD Palmcorder® Camcorder lets you instantly enjoy your holiday memories on removable 8cm DVD-R/RW/RAM discs. You can easily record footage onto DVD media with in-camera editing (DVD-RAM), and playback is simple via a compatible home or portable DVD player. Features include 30x optical zoom for long-range shooting, a 2.5-inch colour LCD monitor for viewing video images, and joystick control for easy, one-finger operation. The VDR-D100 also features on-board disc editing, and a USB 2.0 high speed connection. Manufacturer’s suggested price is CDN $599.99.

Superstar stocking stuffers…

The world’s Smallest 10x Optical Zoom Camera - DMC-TZ1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1A small wonder of the digital camera world, the Panasonic DMC-TZ1 is literally a perfect fit for any stocking. Featuring a powerful 10x optical zoom Leica DC lens, the DMC-TZ1 is incorporated into a compact, easy-to-carry body that fits in your pocket. Capture crisp Christmas memories using the DMC TZ1’s MEGA Optical Image Stabilization feature to reduce blurry photos caused by an unsteady hand. Manufacturer's suggested price is CDN $429.99.

[ Read the Panasonic TZ1 QuickFact Sheet... ]

IC Recorders – RRUS395, RRU500
It’s the gift that keeps on giving! With 66 hours of maximum recording time, Panasonic’s new IC Recorder line can easily capture all the details from marathon-long meetings for the business executive or lengthy lectures for the student in your family.

Make note-taking a thing of the past with top features including the new state of the art voice editing and translation software (featuring nine languages for voice and text) that is included with models RRUS395 and RRU500. Only Panasonic offers this software for voice-to-text and text-to-voice translation of English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and German. Unique in its class, the RRU500 goes a step further, featuring a new Zoom microphone, high quality stereo recording capabilities and a recharging cradle. Manufacturer's suggested price is CDN $199.95 for the RRUS500, and CDN $119.95 for the RRUS395.

AV Accessories – RPHNJ50W, RPHC75
Make your music lover happy with Panasonic’s high performance designer series stereo earbuds. Model RPHNJ50W boasts D quality sound to please the most discriminating of eardrums and features a Neodymium rare-earth magnet for rich and powerful sound. With an integrated neck-strap and ear bud design, the RPHNJ50W is a perfect present for portable sound. Available in both black and white colours. Manufacturer's suggested price is CDN $49.99.

For the business traveller on your Christmas list, pick up Panasonic's RPHC75 Noise Canceling ear buds. Designed with a unique double-auto rewind design, the ear bud and line cords retract into their compact carrying case for easy, tangle-free storage. A favourite for frequent fliers, Panasonic’s noise-canceling technology is great for clearer listening to music and in-flight movies on the airplane. Manufacturer’s suggested list price is CDN $79.99.

Oxyride™ extreme power™ Batteries

Snap away on the digital camera this holiday season with Panasonic’s Oxyride™ extreme power™ Batteries. Specifically designed for use in today’s power hungry digital still cameras, Panasonic's Oxyride extreme power battery is the most significant development in primary battery technology in the last 40 years. More powerful than alkaline, Oxyride allows you to take 2x more pictures* along with rapid flash recovery. Manufacturer's suggested price is CDN $6.99 for a package of four AA’s or AAAs.

*vs. Panasonic Alkaline Plus™ batteries. ANSI Digital still camera mode. Results may vary by camera.

I just called to say … Merry Christmas!

GIGARANGE digital cordless answering system: KX-TG5776CS, KX-TGA573S, KX-TGA575S
This holiday season, Panasonic takes cordless telephony into the future with advanced models such as the KX-TG5776CS phone, featuring an expandable system that can accept up to eight handsets, 5.8 GHz Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum Technology to provide clear sound over longer ranges, an all-digital answering system, personal ringer downloads and a 1.5-inch full colour LCD handset. Manufacturer's suggested price is CDN $259.99.

Add extra bells and whistles to your handset by purchasing the KX-TGA573S, an optional wireless camera that can be used as a monitoring device including a built-in microphone, speaker and sound detector. A perfect gift for first-time parents, the wireless camera can capture a video image of a baby’s room, for example, for display on a compatible handset. Manufacturer's suggested price is CDN $149.99.

Looking for a tech-savvy gift? You can take the GIGARANGE phone system to the next level by purchasing a KX-TGA575S SkypeTM Adaptor to prepare the system for free calling over the Internet. No need to connect another USB handset/ headset to your PC, the SkypeTM Adaptor is a high-tech two-in-one for the digital age.

Presents for the professional in your life

GIGARANGE digital cordless phone system with fax and copier: KX-FG2451, KX-FG5642
Does a revamped home office top your wish list? Make working from home easier with Panasonic’s KX-FG2451 and KX-FG5642, cordless phone systems with fax and copier.

Featuring cutting edge digital performance and sleek style, the KX-FG2451 makes your personal space professional. This unit includes 2.4 GHz Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum Technology, an all-digital answering system and dual digital speakerphones on the base and the handset. Advanced features include voice enhancer technology to improve sound reception, system remote control from the handset, call display ready LCD on the base and handset, and document memory of up to 25 pages for fax transmission. Manufacturer’s suggested price is CDN $189.99.

The KX-FG5642 is a dual cordless phone system with fax and copier, featuring 5.8 GHz Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum Technology, all-digital answering system and dual digital duplex speakerphones on the base and cordless handsets. Advanced features include voice enhancer technology; conference call capability; call display ready base and handsets (two handsets included); system remote control from handsets; document memory of up to 25 pages and a 50-station phonebook.

Panasonic Toughbook® Notebook Computers – CF-W5, CF-Y5
Make mobile professionals merry with a Toughbook® notebook computer from Panasonic. Weighing just 2.8 lbs., the CF-W5 is a slim, ultra-portable notebook computer with 12-inch anti-glare screen. Protected by a durable full magnesium alloy case, the CF-W5 can withstand 100 kg of force. With an Intel Core Solo Processor U1400 that runs on ultra low voltage to increase battery operation time up to 12 hours, the CF-W5 is the perfect road companion. Manufacturer’s suggested price is CDN $2995.00.

The Toughbook CF-Y5 weighs just 3.4 lbs. and offers a 14-inch anti-glare screen and an Intel Core Duo Processor L2400 that runs on low voltage to increase battery operation time up to 8.5 hours. The Toughbook CF-Y5 lives up to its name, featuring a spill proof keyboard and a durable magnesium alloy casing that allows it to withstand 100 kg of force. Despite its lightweight and compact form, the CF-Y5 boasts an integrated “Shell Drive” optical drive and an optional mini port replicator for easier cable management in the office. Manufacturer’s suggested price is CDN $3295.

Tech the Kitchen for the holidays!

NNT695S & NNP794S Genius® Inverter® Microwaves
Give the gift of convenience with one of Panasonic’s Genius® Inverter® microwaves. Both models improve the results of microwave cooking, defrosting and reheating and make foods you never thought possible – in less time with great results. Revolutionary Inverter® technology delivers consistent microwave energy so food is cooked precisely and evenly every time. Functional and fashionable, both models come with the sophisticated elegance of stainless steel to match any kitchen décor. The NNT695S features a fast and easy new pop-up dial while the NNP794S has a new stylish push button style keyboard. Manufacturer’s suggested prices of CDN $249.95 and CDN $369.95.

NB-G100P Toaster Oven
The toast won’t be last to the table for Christmas brunch this year! The future of the toasting has arrived, with the Panasonic NB-G100P Toaster Oven. Featuring infrared technology for quick cooking without preheating, the NB-G100P has a large interior (fits a 9-inch pizza), digital timer and temperature settings, and a cool design that will look great on any kitchen counter. Manufacturer’s suggested price is CDN $139.95.

KY-H30APB Induction Heat Cooktop
The perfect gift for the family chef! The Induction Heat Cooktop is the most advanced technological development in cooking technology since the microwave! Panasonic’s Induction Heat Cooktop uses a magnetic coil to generate and transmit a magnetic field through stainless steel cookware so the cookware generates heat while the element remains cool to the touch when in use. Already used in over two million Japanese homes, Panasonic’s Induction Heat (IH) Cooktop will provide Canadians with a new level of performance, safety and efficiency to transform the cooking experience. Manufacturer’s suggested price is CDN $2,499.95.

A great gift for a true rice lover, the Panasonic SRTMB10NV is designed to make the best rice every day. The most versatile rice cooker made by Panasonic to-date, this unit is able to cook perfect rice and bake cakes, all with the simple push of a button. Multiple cooking menus are available, including rice selector and an automatic cooking function. Featuring Fuzzy Logic computer control, this unit ensures rice is cooked evenly and freshness is retained over time. Manufacturer’s suggested price is CDN $129.99.







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