Panasonic is pleased to introduce a new Lumix 8.1-Megapixel DMC-LS80 digital camera that combines easy-to-use advanced functions and AA-battery operation convenience. The newly developed superb Lumix DC VARIO lens system with 3x optical zoom (equivalent to 33-100mm on a 35mm film camera) fits in its compact body and renders clear image to edges.
DMC-LS80's super-easy operation is a comprehensive intelligent mode that combines four distinct features aimed at making it easy to capture perfect images. Mega O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, Auto Macro mode and Quick AF system. These entire functions act automatically, so you enjoy effortless, trouble-free shooting in any situation.
DMC-LS80 further offers a range of features that enhance usability and add convenience. The Intelligent LCD function, which comes with the 230,000-dot high resolution monitor, detects lighting conditions and controls brightness level of the LCD in 12 fine steps, to offer the display with the best appropriate clarity in any situations.
With its multi-task image processing capability, the Venus Engine III boasts outstanding response time. The DMC-LS80 can record WVGA (848 x 480) motion pictures at 30 frames per second. Fitting a wide-screen TV perfectly, these wide -aspect motion pictures make for extremely impressive viewing. A microphone has been added to allow recording motion picture with voice.