Panasonic 14.1-megapixel Lumix DMC-LS5 digital camera shoots 720 HD Video and runs on two AA Batteries

Panasonic today announced a new 14.1-megapixel Lumix DMC-LS5 digital camera that features a high-quality 26mm wide-angle, 5x optical zoom lens. With an incredible F2.8 lens and Optical Image Stabilization, the Lumix LS5 excels in taking clear photos, even in dimly-lit situations. To further its ease-of-use, the Lumix LS5 features Panasonic’s popular iA (Intelligent Auto mode) – In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose shots and capture moments. 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). With the included YouTube and Facebook Image uploader, users can easily share their photos and videos via popular social networking sites. The Lumix LS5 runs on AA batteries, perfect for the user who is looking for added convenience. The Panasonic LUMIX LS5 will be available in three colors-Silver, Black and Pink in November 2011.