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A Key Component In Panasonic’s
Total Home Entertainment Solution

MISSISSAUGA, ON (September 27, 2006) – Panasonic Canada Inc. today introduced the new DMW-SDP1 HDTV Photo Player, which allows users to view photos taken by a LUMIX or other SD-enabled digital camera in high definition quality on a large screen television, such as Panasonic’s award winning line of Viera Plasma TVs. The DMW-SDP1 will be available in late October 2006 and will have an MSP* of $149.99.

“The debut of our first HDTV Photo Player truly positions Panasonic as the one-stop source for the integrated, complete home entertainment solution,” said Doug Borbath, Product Manager, Digital Imaging, Panasonic Canada. “Consumers can now take high quality photos with our line of LUMIX digital still cameras and view them in high definition on one of our award winning Panasonic Plasma TVs and home theatre systems.

By simply connecting the SDP1 (using supplied HD component cable) to a High Definition TV, and inserting the SD/SDHC memory card into the slot, users can view their photos in 1080i high definition quality. The compact, lightweight DMW-SDP1 differs from other photo viewers by utilizing the Venus Engine III image processing LSI, the same system found in Panasonic’s acclaimed line of LUMIX cameras. The Venus Engine III affords users a quick response time by dramatically reducing start up time and further reducing the image-to-image interval to as short as one second.

“Panasonic is returning people to a time when they sat in their living room and shared photo albums and memories with family and friends,” added Borbath. “The only difference is that now, thanks to Panasonic’s cutting edge technologies in digital cameras and Plasma TVs, those memories are as crisp and clear as the day they happened.”

Among the other features offered on the DMW-SDP1 are a wide variety of playback options, including three special transition effects to lend greater creativity to on-screen slideshows. Furthermore, in preview mode, the DMW-SDP1 provides for rapid image search, displaying up to 25 thumbnails on an index screen or calendar time-series screen. Images taken vertically are automatically rotated.

The DMW-SDP1 also supports motion JPEG playback**, regardless of the television system. In addition to the normal VGA (640 x 480) and wide aspect VGA (848 x 480) motion images, which can be recorded with LUMIX cameras, the SDP1 offers dynamic motion image playback that especially benefits viewing on wide aspect HDTVs. The player also offers high definition motion image (1280 x 720, at 15 fps) playback with natural detail reproduction that is recordable with the new LUMIX model DMC-LX2.

The included remote control allows the user to enjoy smooth playback of high definition images from the comfort of their easy chair, and simultaneously get quick printouts by connecting the DMW-SDP1 to a PictBridge-corresponding printer via the included USB cable.

DMW-SDP1 Specifications
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 113 x 25 x 60.5 mm (4.45 x 0.98 x 2.38 inch)
Approx. 85g. (0.19 lb)

Approx. 87g with SD Memory Card (0.19 lb
Playback Format
Still Image: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.2 standard), DPOF corresponding

Picture with audio: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif2.2 standard)+ QuickTime

Motion images: QuickTime Motion JPEG

Playback Mode
25-thumbnail display, 9-thumbnail display, calendar display, zoomed playback (16x max.)

Image rotation, Slide show (duration is adjustable, also manual controllable)

Playback of favorite pictures

Protection, DPOF print setting
OSD language
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Traditional), Japanese
Playback Media
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, Multimedia Card
HD Component Video Output [Y, PB(CB), PR(CR)], DC Input, USB
Direct Print
AC Adaptor (4.8V)
Standard Accessories
Remote controller, AC Adaptor, HD Component Cable

Panasonic imaging products are marketed in Canada by Panasonic Canada Inc. (PCI). PCI is a principal Canadian subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., (MEI) of Japan, one of the world’s largest producers of electronic and electric products for consumer, business, and industrial use. All prices are in Canadian dollars. Consumers seeking more information on the company’s products can call Panasonic’s Customer Care Centre at 905-624-5505 or access Panasonic’s home page at www.panasonic.ca.

*Manufacturer’s suggested price.

**Varies depending on the file volume.

Specifications are subject to change without notice








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