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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5 is a new entry-level 14 megapixel compact camera. The LS5 features a 5x optical zoom with a 26mm wide-angle setting, fast F2.8 brightness and Optical Image Stabilizer. The Panasonic LS5 runs on AA batteries and can record HD movies in 1280 x 720p at 30 fps. Pricing and availability of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5 are still to be announced.
Panasonic UK Press Release
Introducing the Smart and Easy 14.1-Megapixel Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LS5
Featuring O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) and iA (Intelligent Auto) mode
Taking pictures has never been so simple as Panasonic introduces the new 14.1-megapixel LUMIX DMC-LS5 featuring a high quality 26mm wide angle lens with 5x optical zoom (35mm camera equiv. 26-130mm) plus Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S) and Intelligent Auto mode.
Offering superb image quality the 14.1-megapixel LS5 benefits from a high quality 26mm wide angle LUMIX DC VARIO lens with F2.8 brightness, helping to capture clear images even in dimly lit situations.
The most frequent cause of mis-shot is handshake, and that is why O.I.S. is central to all LUMIX cameras. The O.I.S. is renowned for its high correction performance against blur caused by a hand-shake and compensates effectively without deterioration of image quality.
In addition to O.I.S, the popular and powerful shooting assist mode iA (Intelligent Auto) also helps users to utilise other convenient features – Intelligent Scene Selector automatically selects whichever of 5 Scene Modes—Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery—that best suits the shooting situation. Human faces are captured in focus with appropriate exposure and with Face Detection the camera can also correct unwanted red-eye digitally .
The new LS5 can also record stunning HD movie in 1280 x 720p at a smooth 30 fps and thanks to bundled software, PHOTOfunSTUDIO, video and photo memories can easily be shared via Facebook or YouTube.
Running on AA batteries, the DMC-LS5 offers any entry-level user comfort and satisfaction a step above. Pursuing ultimate ease of operation, functions are simplified but the LS5 still performs to the high standards expected from a LUMIX compact camera.
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•This unit is compatible with both SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards. You can only use SDHC Memory Cards on devices that are compatible with them. You cannot use SDHC Memory Cards on devices that are only compatible with SD Memory Cards. (When using an SDHC Memory Card on another device, be sure to read the operating instructions for that device.)
•The use of recorded or printed materials that are protected by copyright for any purpose other than personal enjoyment is prohibited, as it would infringe upon the rights of the copyright holder.
•Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Metrics Dimensions (W x H x D) ? 96.5 x 62.0 x 27.2 mm
(3.8 x 2.45 x 1.07 inch)
Weight ? Approx. 126 g without AA Battery and SD Memory Card
Approx. 173 g with AA Battery and SD Memory Card
Optics Pixels Camera Effective Pixels ? 14.1 Megapixels
? Sensor Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter ? Please refer to the spec sheet for your region.
? Lens Aperture ? F2.8 -6.5 / 2-step
(F2.8 -7.9 (W) / F6.5-18.4 (T))
? ? Optical Zoom ? 5x
? ? Focal Length ? f=4.7 - 23.5 mm (26 - 130 mm in 35 mm equiv.)
? ? Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) ? 6x (4:3 / 10M), 8.5x (4:3 / 5M), 10.5x (4:3 / under 3M)
? ? Lens ? 7 elements in 5 groups
(5 Aspherical Lenses / 8 Aspherical Surfaces)
? ? Optical Image Stabilizer ? O.I.S. (On / Off)
? ? Digital Zoom ? 4x
? Focus Focusing Area ? Normal: Wide 15 cm - infinity / Tele 60 cm - infinity
? ? Focus ? Normal
? ? AF Metering ? Face / 9 pt / 1 pt
? Shutter Shutter Speed ? Still: 8 - 1/2000 sec
Recording File File Format ? Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.3)
Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
? Recording Modes Mode Dial / Mode Button ? Intelligent Auto, Normal Picture, SCN, Motion Picture
? ? Still Image Scene Mode ? Portrait, Self- Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Baby, Sunset, High sensitivity, Fireworks, Beach, Snow
? ? Continuous Shooting Mode ? Full- Resolution Image, 0.8 frames/sec
? ? Motion Picture Recording (*2) HD Video 1280 x 720 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
? ? ? STD
Video VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
? Exposure Parameters Exposure ? Program AE
? ? Exposure Compensation ? 1/3 EV step, +/- 2 EV
? ? Light Metering ? Multiple
? ? ISO Sensitivity ? Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
? ? Still Picture Recording 4:3 4320 x 3240 (14M) / 3648 x 2736 (10M EZ) / 2560 x 1920 (5M EZ) / 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) / 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ)
? ? ? 3:2 4320 x 2880 (12.5M)
? ? ? 16:9 4320 x 2432 (10.5M)
? ? White Balance ? Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red- Eye Removal) ? Yes
? ? Self Timer ? 2 sec / 10 sec
Playback Display Playback Mode? ? Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Selection
? ? Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback? ? 12,30- thumbnails / Yes
? ? Set Protection ? Yes
? Edit Resize ? Yes
? ? Copy ? Yes
? ? PictBridge Support ? Single / Multi / All
Setup ? OSD language ? Please refer to “OSD” Sheet
Others Monitor LCD Monitor ? 2.7”(6.7cm) TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots)
Field of View : approx. 100%
? Flash Built- in- Flash ? Auto, Auto/Red- eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red- eye Reduction, Forced Off , Slow Sync./Red- eye Reduction,
0.6 - 4.6m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.6 - 2.0m (Tele/ISO Auto)
? Media Recording Media ? Built- in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
? ? Built- in- Memory ? Approx. 10MB
? Audio Microphone / Speaker ? Mono / Yes
? Interface Interface ? USB2.0 High speed
? Power Power ? Alkaline AA Battery x2
? ? Battery life (approx.) ? 160 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
320 pictures (CIPA Standard*1/ with Optional Ni- MH AA Battery (1,950mAh)
? Standard Package Included Software ? PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0
? ? Standard Accessories ? Please refer to “Accessories” Sheet
Recording conditions by CIPA standard
- CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].
- Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF)/Humidity: 50% RH when LCD monitor is on.
- Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB).
- Using the supplied battery.
- Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].)
- Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording.
- Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording.
- Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the battery decreases.
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