Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC5
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The body is available in two colors black or silver with black grip. It uses a 4 megapixel 1/1.7" CCD imaging sensor. This produces a max resolution of 2240 x 1680. Images can be stored in JPEG in standard or fine modes as well as in a uncompressed TIFF format. It uses a Leica branded DC Vario-Summicron 7-21mm; 35mm equivalent 35-100mm 3x zoom lens with a aperture of f/2 to f/2.5. A focus mode selector dial is on the face of the body that allows for auto, macro and manual focus. Manual focus control is intuitive with the outer ring barrel design of the lens. There is a traditional optical finder along with a 205,000 pixel 2.5" LCD screen. A fold out, tripod socket mounted LCD hood is included, this reduces the glare on the screen and can also be used as a screen protector. External storage is with SD or MMC cards. A 32mb SD card is usually bundled with the camera.
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