PANASONIC DMC-LS5E-K 14MP DIGITAL CAMERA £49.99 @ Comet - free to collect at store or  plus £5.00 home delivery
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PANASONIC DMC-LS5E-K 14MP DIGITAL CAMERA £49.99 @ Comet - free to collect at store or plus £5.00 home delivery

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Found 1st Dec 2011
Superb price for a top brand, 5x optical zoom, mega O.I.S, 720p HD video compact camera.

The Panasonic 14.1-megapixel LUMIX DMC-LS5 features a high quality 26mm wide angle lens with 5x optical zoom (35mm camera equiv. 26-130mm) plus Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S) and Intelligent Auto mode. The LS5 benefits from a high quality 26mm wide angle LUMIX DC VARIO lens with F2.8 brightness, helping to capture clear images even in dimly lit situations. The O.I.S. is renowned for its high correction performance against blur caused by a hand-shake and compensates effectively without deterioration of image quality. Running on AA batteries, the DMC-LS5 offers any entry-level user comfort and satisfaction.

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Also available new from Comet's Ebay store for the same price, but with free delivery:

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Hmm. I'm a great fan of Panasonic but an AA powered camera for 50 quid is no great shakes these days.

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Besford

Hmm. I'm a great fan of Panasonic but an AA powered camera for 50 quid … Hmm. I'm a great fan of Panasonic but an AA powered camera for 50 quid is no great shakes these days.



Why are AAs a problem? A pair of good quality LSD NiCads will last longer than most proprietary camera batteries and 'carrying spares' will cost a great deal less than a custom battery as well. Yes, they're bigger and heavier than the average Li Ion battery, but those ultra-slim cameras are often difficult to grip properly, at least the 'battery bulge' on this gives you something to wrap your fingers around. I thought this would get a lot more heat, its an excellent make and you have to spend over £100 to get a significantly better spec.
Edited by: "emso" 1st Dec 2011

emso

Why are AAs a problem? A pair of good quality LSD NiCads will last longer … Why are AAs a problem? A pair of good quality LSD NiCads will last longer than most proprietary camera batteries and 'carrying spares' will cost a great deal less than a custom battery as well. Yes, they're bigger and heavier than the average Li Ion battery, but those ultra-slim cameras are often difficult to grip properly, at least the 'battery bulge' on this gives you something to wrap your fingers around. I thought this would get a lot more heat, its an excellent make and you have to spend over £100 to get a significantly better spec.



Read what I said again! I didn't say AAs are a problem (that bit must have been in your head already). It's about the price: AA powered cameras have no charger or rechargeable battery in the box hence they are inherently cheaper, so 50 quid is not a great price these days. I would vote Panasonic over all other brands but I just point out this is not a great deal.

On the AA point, there are some minor advantages to AA power as you point out though I would go Li-ion any time (yes, I have both). AAs are bulkier, heavier and have a shorter charge life. Oh, and unless you're going to use expensive and wasteful disposables you really need to factor in another tenner or so for a charger and decent rechargeables. To balance that I'd say you also need to spend a tenner on a second Li-ion for one of those cameras too.

There you are - as balanced as a Clarkson answer!



BTW, heat on this site is pretty meaningless these days so don't worry about it. One-off (hence unavailable) items get mega-hot whereas decent real deals sit in the freezer.

Edited by: "Besford" 2nd Dec 2011

Great find, thanks.
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