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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LS5 with 14.1MP unveiled

Jul 21 2011, 2:43am CDT | by , in News | Portable Devices

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LS5 with 14.1MP unveiled
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The LUMIX LS5 Shoots 720 HD Video and Runs on AA Batteries.

Panasonic today announces a new 14.1MP LUMIX DMC-LS5 digital camera that features a 26mm wide-angle, 5x optical zoom lens. With a F2.8 lens and Optical Image Stabilization, the LUMIX LS5 excels in taking clear photos, even in dimly-lit situations. The LUMIX LS5 also features 720p High Definition video capabilities and runs on AA batteries, perfect for the user who is looking for added convenience.

“The LUMIX LS5 is the ideal digital camera for an entry-level user who wants an extremely easy to use digital camera that does not sacrifice image quality,” said David Fisher, Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. “With top-quality features like HD video and an F2.8 26mm wide-angle lens, the LS5 is giving consumers exceptional performance and value, while being easy-to-use and convenient. By adding a LUMIX model that runs on AA batteries, we are mindful that consumers have different needs and preferences.”

To further its ease-of-use, the LUMIX LS5 features Panasonic’s popular iA (Intelligent Auto mode), which automatically engages the following features, without the user making any setting adjustments:

  • O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) – Helps reduce blur caused by a shaky hand
  • Face Detection – Finds human faces to give appropriate focus and exposure
  • Intelligent Scene Selector – Detects the environment and sets the best shooting parameters based on Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and Macro

The new LUMIX LS5 records HD video in 1280 x 720p at a smooth 30 fps – which is ideal for viewing on a High Definition Television. Users with a VIERA HDTV, can simply remove the SD Memory Card from the LUMIX and insert it into the built-in SD Memory Card Slot on the VIERA HDTV to enjoy HD videos and photo slideshows.  The LUMIX LS5 can also record video in standard VGA (640 x 480) and QVGA (320 x 240). With the included YouTube and Facebook Image uploader, users can easily share their photos and videos via popular social networking sites.

The Panasonic LUMIX LS5 will be available in black in November 2011. Pricing will be announced approximately 30 days prior to shipping. 

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