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21st July 2011
Panasonic announces the LUMIX DMC-LS5
8147: Panasonic announces the LUMIX DMC-LS5


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(1).

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.

DMC-LS5 Specifications

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
(0.28 lb)
Approx. 173 g with AA Battery and SD Memory Card
(0.38 lb)
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)
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
Adobe Reader
    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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