New 5x optical zoom, HD video shooting Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5 compact announced

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5, boasting a 14MP sensor in a pocketable form, has been announced. With a 5x optically stabilized zoom and 720p HD movie mode this new compact has plenty of features to elevate it above the norm.

A 26mm wide angle lens, 2.7″ LCD screen and Intelligent Auto mode round out the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5 spec sheet, with the lens offering an impressive f2.8 maximum aperture. The DMC-LS5 also runs off of AA batteries, rather than the lithium variation of the majority of compact cameras.

There are no details on price or a release date as yet, but watch the space form more information as we get it.

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