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New Panasonic LUMIX (DMC-)LS5 really shines in low light situations

14.1MP compact point-and-shoot w/ 5x optical zoom + 26mm wide-angle lens.

By Steve Dougherty from Jul 21, 2011 @ 7:18 CDT

Panasonic has announced a new LUMIX series point-and-shoot camera today in the (DMC-)LS5 which is expected to debut in November.

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The (DMC-)LS5 features a 14.1-megapixel sensor with 5x optical zoom and a 26mm wide-angle lens. One of its major strengths is said to be its ability to deliver high-quality photos in low-light settings.

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Other features of this compact camera include the 2.7-inch LCD, ISO sensitivty of up to 1600 (which can be extended to ISO 6400), O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization), 720p video recording (at 30fps) and a built in image uploader for easy social network sharing.

Pricing on the (DMC-)LS5 will come out around 30 days before the retail release of the model in November.

NEWS SOURCES:Dpreview.com

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