The Panasonic Lumix LS5 is a new 14.1MP camera with a 5x optical zoom (26-130mm equivalent) and is powered by a pair of AA batteries. The camera is positioned as a budget-oriented camera; however, it features optical image stabilization and 720p video capture, which puts it a step above some other budget cameras.
The Panasonic LS5 should be available in November. Official pricing will be announced at a later date. Check back at Amazon.com for availability.