Panasonic anounces Lumix LS5

The Lumix LS5 also features 720p High Definition video capabilities and runs on AA batteries, perfect for the user who is looking for added convenience.

To further its ease-of-use, the Lumix LS5 features Panasonic’s popular iA (Intelligent Auto mode), which automatically engages the following features, without the user making any setting adjustments: O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) – helps reduce blur caused by a shaky hand, Face Detection – Finds human faces to give appropriate focus and exposure Intelligent Scene Selector – Detects the environment and sets the best shooting parameters based on Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and Macro.

The new Lumix LS5 records HD video in 1280 x 720p at a smooth 30 fps – which is ideal for viewing on a High Definition Television. Users with a Viera HDTV, can simply remove the SD Memory Card from the Lumix and insert it into the built-in SD Memory Card Slot on the VIERA HDTV to enjoy HD videos and photo slideshows.  The Lumix LS5 can also record video in standard VGA (640 x 480) and QVGA (320 x 240).

The Panasonic Lumix LS5 will be available in black in November 2011. Pricing will be announced approximately 30 days prior to shipping.