Remember back in the day when cell phones from Alcatel ran on AA batteries? Yeah, that was touted to be a great selling point, since you can always use AA batteries regardless of where you travel. I’m glad that common sense won out in the end with the progress of lithium ion battery technology, as the charger is a whole lot easier to lug around than a quartet of rechargeables and its charger to boot. Well, digital cameras that are powered by AA batteries have yet to be extinct, and Panasonic might have just injected some life into this niche market with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5.
This 14.1-megapixel shooter will sport a high-quality 26mm wide-angle, 5x optical zoom lens, letting you snap great quality photos even in low light conditions thanks to an incredible F2.8 lens and Optical Image Stabilization. It also does video capture, although you can rule out Full HD capability with its 720p High Definition resolution.
There is no word for pricing for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5 just yet, although we do know that it will arrive later this November – coming in just one color, black. [Press Release]