Panasonic unveil the Lumix LX5 digital camera

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Panasonic Lumix LX5.jpgPanasonic have lifted the curtain on their latest Lumix range digital camera today, the LX5.

Capable of both 10MP still shots and HD video recording in AVCHD format, the camera features a F2.0 ultra-wide-angle 24mm Leica lens and 3.8x (90mm) optical zoom.

“The Panasonic Lumix LX-Series cameras have been extremely popular models for us with professional and enthusiast photographers, who understand and value the superb image quality such a compact, affordable digital camera can offer,” said David Briganti, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company.

“We expect the same enthusiasm, if not more, for the LUMIX LX5, which features improvements to the lens and processing – resulting in even better images.”

The Lumix LX5 is slated for a late August release in the US, but no announcements have been made for a UK launch. Based on the American price ($499.95) you’re looking at around £330 when/if it hits old Blighty.

Gerald Lynch