Panasonic Lumix S5 boasts a 16MP sensor, 4x zoom and 28mm wide angle lens

In addition to the new SZ range, Panasonic has released

other compact models, including the new Lumix S5.

With a ‘simple, smart and stylish’ motto, the 16.1-megapixel

S5 has a 28mm wide angle lens and 4x optical zoom to extend to 112mm. MEGA OIS

(optical image stabilisation) is included to shift the lens to counteract

handshake.

Like the SZ7 also announced today, the S5 incorporates

Panasonic’s ‘lightspeed’ autofocus to acquire focus in a super-fast

0.1seconds.

The S5’s iA (intelligent Auto) mode makes point and shoot

work easy – the camera recognises the scene at hand and auto adjusts the

settings accordingly. Panoramic Shot and Auto Retouch are other attractive

scene modes and the camera is also able to capture 720p HD movie clips. Stills

and movies can be uploaded to Facebook or Youtube using the Uploader which

makes the whole process quick and easy.

The Lumix S5 will be available in February, though there’s

no word on pricing as yet.