The Panasonic LS5 digital camera offers an effective resolution of 14.1 megapixels from a 1/2.33 RGB CCD image sensor, which Panasonic has coupled to an unbranded 5x optical zoom lens with...
The Panasonic LS5 digital camera offers an effective resolution of 14.1 megapixels from a 1/2.33 RGB CCD image sensor, which Panasonic has coupled to an unbranded 5x optical zoom lens with a generous 26mm-equivalent wide angle. Importantly, the Panasonic LS5's lens features a true optical image stabilizationsyst em with which to fight blur caused by camera shake. The Panasonic LS5's lens has a two-step aperture that offers F2.8 and F7.9 at wide angle, or a rather dim F6.5 and F18.4 at telephoto. The minimum focusing distance for the Panasonic DMC-LS5 isfifteen centimeters at wide angle, or 60 centimeters at telephoto. The Panasonic DMC-LS5 has a nine-point multi-area autofocus system which also includes a single-point focusing mode. As with many digital cameras these days, there's also a face detection function, with Panasonic's implementation using the information to adjust both focus and exposure to properly capture your subjects' faces. ISO sensitivity ordinarily ranges from 100 to 1,600 equivalents, with the ability to extend this as far as ISO 6,400 equivalent in High Sensitivity mode. Shutter speeds from 1/2,000 to 8 seconds are possible. The Panasonic DMC-LS5 uses Multiple metering and offers six white balance settings including Auto, Manual and four fixed presets. A generous selection of fifteen scene modes let users tailor the look of their images, useful given that the Panasonic LS5 doesn't offer aperture-, shutter-priority,o r fully manual modes. There's also an Int