Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S5 was announced back in January 2012 and is a budget compact camera for those with limited experience of digital photography or are looking to purchase their first digital camera, it would also make a good gift.
Pros: Decent image quality for a budget camera, Easy-to-use, Has Optical Image Stabilisation, Good value for money, Takes good panoramas
Conclusion: If you are looking for a cheap pocket sized digital camera it is difficult to find one offering better picture quality than the Panasonic Lumix DMC S5. It is such a small camera and very easy to use. It is almost the ideal snapshot camera if you do not want to spend a great deal of money.