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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80


Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80 has 8.1MP resolution and is equipped with 3x optical zoom (equivalent to a 33-100mm zoom on a 35mm film camera). An Easy Zoom button provides immediate access to the maximum 3x power of the optical zoom.

The LS80 features the MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) system that incorporates gyrosensors to detect hand-shake and shifts the lens system to compensate, preventing hand-shake from creating a blurry image. In addition, the LS80 compensates for the other major cause of blurry images --subject movement -- with the Intelligent ISO Control function which detects subject movement and adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed to best suit the movement and light conditions automatically. Together, they form the Intelligent Image Stabilizer.

With Auto Macro, the LS80 automatically switches to macro mode when you get in close proximity to the photo subject.

Quick AF focuses on the subject even before you press the shutter release button to minimize AF time.

Intelligent LCD automatically adjusts the brightness of the LCD to the ambient light level.

The LS80 records WVGA (848 x 480) motion pictures at 30 frames per second to fit a wide-screen HDTV.

The LS80 runs on two supplied AA Alkaline batteries (180 pictures). Optional Oxyride batteries have a CIPA rating of 270 photos, optional rechargeable NiMH batteries have a CIPA rating of 470.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80 is affordable and perfect for the first-time user who desires an easy-to-use entry-level compact digital camera with image stabilization, 3x zoom and lots of useful (and "Intelligent") features.


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QuickFact™ Sheet
  Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS75US | CAN | UK | Lumix Site  
  Camera Effective Pixels 8.1 Megapixels  
  Image Sensor 1/2.5", 8.32 Total Megapixels CCD, Primary Color Filter  
6 elements in 5 groups
(3 Aspherical lenses / 4 Aspherical surfaces)
  Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S.  
  Focal Length f=5.5-16.5mm (35mm Equiv.: 33-100mm)  
  Optical Zoom 3x  
  Extra Optical Zoom 4:3 Aspect Ratio:
3.8x for 5 Mega, 4.8x for 3 Mega, 2 Mega, 0.3 Mega
3:2 Aspect Ratio:
3.8x for 4.5 Mega, 4.8x for 2.5 Mega
16:9 Aspect Ratio:
3.8x for 3.5 Mega, 4.8x for 2 Mega
  Digital Zoom 4x
(Max. 12.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
(Max. 19.2x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
  Aperture Wide: F2.8 / F8.0 (2 steps)
Tele: F5.1 / F14 (2 steps)
  Focusing Area Normal: 50cm - infinity
Macro / Intelligent AUTO: Wide 5cm / Tele 30cm - infinity
  AF Metering 1 point
1 point high speed
5 points
  AF Assist Lamp Yes  
  Focus Normal / Macro, Quick AF On/Off  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto /100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (High Sensitivity Mode : Auto(1600 - 6400) )  
  White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin,Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, and Highspeed Burst mode)  
  Exposure Program AE  
  Scene Modes SCN (Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Self-Portrait, Food, Party, Candle Light, Fireworks, Starry Sky, Beach, Aerial Photo, Snow, High Sensitivity, Baby 1&2, Pet, Sunset, Hi-Speed Burst)  
  Light Metering Intelligent Multiple  
  Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV  
  Backlight Compensation Yes (at Intelligent AUTO mode)  
  Auto (AE) Bracketing +/- 1/3 EV ~ 1EV step, 3 frames  
  Shutter Speed 8 - 1/2,000 sec.
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec.
  Self Timer 10 seconds / 2 seconds  
  Auto Review 1sec, 3sec, Zoom, Hold  
  Review No  
  Color Mode Standard/Vivid/Cool/Warm/Natural/Black & White/Sepia  
  Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (design rule for camera file system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF Corresponding
Image with audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system, based on Exif 2.21 standard)+ QuickTime
Motion Picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
  Image Quality Fine / Standard  
  Recording Image Size Still Image
4:3 Aspect Ratio:
3264 x 2448
2560 x 1920
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
640 x 480
3:2 Aspect Ratio:
3264 x 2176
2560 x 1712
2048 x 1360
16:9 Aspect Ratio:
3264 x 1840
2560 x 1440
1920 x 1080

Motion Picture*
(QuickTime Motion JPEG)

4:3 Aspect Ratio:
640 x 480, 320 x 240
30 fps, 10fps
16:9 Aspect Ratio:
848 x 480 pixels - 30 fps, 10 fps
(Max. recording time depends on Memory Card Capacity, Max. 2 GB for a motion picture)
  Unlimited Consecutive Shooting Yes  
  Burst Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 2.5 frames/sec
Full-Resolution: Max.7 images (Standard Mode), Max. 4 images (Fine Mode)
High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 5.5 frames/sec (recorded in 2M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
Approx. 25 shots when using the built-in memory.
Approx. 25-100 shots when using an SD/SDHC Memory Card.
* Maximum is 100 shots.
・The recording resolution is selected from 2 megapixels (4:3), 2.5 megapixels (3:2), or 2 megapixels (16:9).
・The number of consecutive shots is limited by the shooting conditions, card type, and card condition.
・The number of consecutive shots may increase immediately after the card is formatted.
  Easy Zoom/Zoom Resume/Motion Zoom Yes/No/No  
  Real-time Histogram No  
  Composition Guide Lines Yes (2 patterns)  
  Built-in Memory approx. 27MB  
  Scene Mode Help Screen Yes  
  Auto Angle Detection Yes  
  Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes  
  Text Stamp/Date Stamp Yes/Yes  
  Built-in Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off
0.6 - 6.3m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3 - 3.1m (Tele/ISO Auto)
  Viewfinder No  

2.5" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (230K dots)
Field of View : approx. 100%
AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode, High angle mode

  Playback Mode 30 & 12-thumbnail display, Calendar Display, Zoomed Playback (16x max.), Playback of Favorite Pictures, Category Playback, Slide Show, Image Rotation, Resizing, Trimming, Protection, Aspect Conv. DPOF Print Setting  
  OSD Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean,Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish
*Varies according to the models of your sales area.
  Recording Media Built-in Memory
SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
  Microphone Yes  
  Speaker Yes  
  Interface DC Input, A/V Output (NTSC/PAL), USB  
  Direct Print PictBridge  
  Power Batteries (x2): AA Alkaline  
  Battery Life (Approx.) 180 images with Alkaline Batteries (included)**
270 images with Oxyride Batteries (optional)**
470 images with Ni-MH (optional)(Capacity: Typical 2,600mAh / Minimum 2,450mAh)**
  Included Accessories

AV Cable, USB Connection Cable, Strap, CD-ROM, 2x Alkaline AA Batteries
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the standard accessories that are available in your market:
U.S.A. Direct | UK eshop | Other Countries
PHOTOfunSTUDIO - viewer -, ArcSoft (MediaImpression / PanoramaMaker), USB Driver

  Dimensions (Approx.) (W x H x D) 95.7 x 62.0 x 31.2 mm /
3.77 x 2.44 x 1.23 in
  Weight (Approx.)

129 g (0.28 lb)
177 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.39 lb)

  MSRP US $ 149.95 / CDN $169.99  

* In Motion Picture Mode, when you set the picture quality to [30 fps VGA], we recommend using a high speed SD/SDHC Memory Card with "10 MB/s" or greater displayed on the package.
** Shooting conditions: 23°C with 50% humidity; LCD on*; using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (16MB); Using the supplied battery; Using the supplied lens; Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on (When the optical image stabilizer is set to [Mode1]); Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording; Turn the camera off every 10 recordings.

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