from a Panasonic press release
ORLANDO, FL (February 27, 2006) The Panasonic Projector Systems Company introduced at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) convention the ultra-portable, ultra-versatile PT-P1SDU, a projector thats perfect for the in-home viewing of digital photos and movies and just as adept for displaying business presentations on the road and in the office.
The PT-P1SDU is the worlds lightest and smallest LCD projector, weighing a mere 2.9 pounds with the
ultra-slim dimensions of 9-3/16 W x 2-17/32 H x 7-3/8 D (smaller than a sheet of letter-sized paper). The unit delivers 1,500 ANSI lumens of brightness and an array of time-saving display features.
The PT-P1SDU is the modern, multi-purpose version of the mechanical slide projector that was once highly popular with families for re-living vacations, events and treasured memories. The PT-P1SD has a built-in SD card slot for the big-screen display of digital still images (or moving video shot with a digital camera). When the user slips an SD card into the projectors card slot, the PT-P1SDU automatically turns on and is ready to display images. All the photos in a folder can be viewed automatically as a slide show, and several different transitions between slides are available, including Wipe, Fade Split, Blind, Checker, Slide In, Random and Off. Viewers can run a slide show of favorite images in the projectors Direct Print Order Format (DPOF), and automatic photo rotation is also standard. In addition to digital still images, the PT-P1SDU has the inputs to easily connect a TV, VCR, DVD player, laptop PC or gaming system.
Getting down to business, the PT-P1SDU facilitates the delivery of PowerPoint presentations with and without a laptop for exceptional executive mobility. Panasonics Image Creator software converts the Microsoft PowerPoint file to a JPEG file, so laptops can be left at home or the office. The projector also features a presentation mode that starts a slide show automatically when an SD card is inserted into the card slot.
The space-saving projector slips easily into a briefcase or travel bag, making it highly portable even when carrying it along with a laptop PC. Thanks to its high-performance optical system and high-efficiency 130 UHM lamp, the PT-P1SDU produces high contrast (400:1 ratio) images at a sharp 800 x 600 native SVGA resolution (while providing advanced resizing technology to support UXGA).
The PT-P1SD boasts Panasonics exclusive Daylight View technology, achieving a substantial improvement in image performance. The projectors ambient light sensor detects changes in a rooms light intensity and significantly enhances perceptible colors. Because Daylight View achieves a superb level of color perception, users will experience less of a difference between PC display images and projected images. It also provides white balance adjustment settings for both fluorescent and incandescent lamps to match the room lighting.