Running on a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, the slim, stylish DMC-F5 offers simple operation which is easy enough even for very beginners. The efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion battery lets you take approximately 220 shots on a single battery charge. The DMC-F5 complies with AC/USB power charging to offer all users with maximum comfort in shooting good photo or video.
The DMC-F5 features a 5x optical zoom lens from 28mm wide-angle (35mm equivalent: 28-140mm). The 5x optical zoom draws subjects close without deterioration of image quality unlike using a digital zoom. The 28 mm wide-angle lens is advantageous in shooting dynamic landscapes or in capturing more subjects in a frame even at a short distance.
The 14.1-megapixel large image sensor of the DMC-F5 offers high resolution images so that it is still affordable to crop the part you want to enlarge out of the picture even after shooting.
The DMC-F5 features HD video recording capability in 1,280 x 720p in addition to the standard VGA (640 x 480) and QVGA (320 x 240). Recording motion picture can be started with a press of an independent motion picture button on the back of the camera, which is extremely convenient for users to switch photo/video shooting instantly. Users can also sort and archive the images via a bundled software PHOTOfunSTUDIO Ver. 9.0 LE and upload them to the social networking services like Facebook or YouTube on the sideways.
The Auto Scene Selector detects the scene and set best parameter depending on the situation and subject - Macro, Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Landscape and Sunset. The DMC-F5 also features the popular Panorama Shot mode, making it possible to shoot a horizontal / vertical panoramic image with consequent shots taken by overlaying the previous picture in camera.