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Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 Digital Camera

14.1MP 4x CCD Jun 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The MEGA O.I.S. compensates for blurring caused by hand-shake. Apart from the digital image correction, the MEGA O.I.S. corrects a jolt of light axis by shifting the O.I.S. lens unit to offset it.... More
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19 Reasons For

Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Panasonic digital cameras and also specifically for Panasonic compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Panasonic had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

Other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the Coolpix L320 both from Nikon.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 ($249.00), the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the Canon PowerShot N100 ($349.99) which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this Panasonic camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-W800 ($88.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 supports video recording.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support video recording currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-S2 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-S2.

Other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40, or the GE A1455.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo.

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Eight Aspheric Elements

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 is a eight aspheric element camera.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Lumix DMC-S2 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-S2. The photo effects "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-S2 has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolutions of 2048 x 1536, 3232 x 3232, 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432 and 4320 x 2880. The worst still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Supports Six ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-S2 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 6400 are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Has Three Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Lumix DMC-S2 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera has a Single image playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-S2. The playback modes "Slide show" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 70 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-S2 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2. The internal memory of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 8MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 350MB.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Panasonic digital camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The worst video resolution of all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-S2 is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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280 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 is a camera that takes 280 shots shots per battery charge.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this type and age. The camera file system "DCF 2.0" is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Light

Digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-S2 have weights of between 20g and 710g, and the average weight is 170g. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the weight of, the Lumix DMC-S2's weight of only 95 grams is one of the lightest.

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17 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-S2 has a quite small optical zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2. The optical zooms of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-S2 range from 2x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

If this Panasonic camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P310 ($499.00) (4.2x and higher rated), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 ($249.00) (4.6x and higher rated), or the Samsung WB150F (5x and higher rated).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 does not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Olympus Stylus SH-50 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-S2 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Lumix DMC-S2 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-S2 is 2.8". At only 2.7 inches, the Lumix DMC-S2 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2.

Other 2.7" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A810.

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Samsung ST200F (3"), the Nikon Coolpix S6800 (3"), or the Sony DSC-WX350 ($228.49) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Lumix DMC-S2 does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2 also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-S2 are not waterproof. The Lumix DMC-S2 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Lumix DMC-S2 is 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". The optical sensor size of all compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago ranges from 1/2.5"" to 2/3"".

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-S2 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4, or the Canon PowerShot S110 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Samsung ST200F (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of this spec and age. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Soft" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 680 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The battery capacities of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 840mAh.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The maximum ISO speeds of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-S2 range from 3 to 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500. At only 1,600, the Lumix DMC-S2 has a quite low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-S2.

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Very Small Extra / Smart Zoom

With an extra / smart zoom of only 8 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-S2 has a fairly small extra / smart zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The average extra / smart zoom of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-S2 is 26x.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Lumix DMC-S2 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and spec. This Panasonic camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-S2.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

Comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2 have minimum ISO speed of between 10 and 800. At 100, the Lumix DMC-S2 has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-S2.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

At 28 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-S2 has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-S2 have minimum focal lengths of between 2.6mm and 290mm, and the average minimum focal length is 27mm.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

Digital cameras of this age and spec have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 30m. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has a quite large closest focusing distance (0.05 meters) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

Released Over Four Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14.1 megapixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has a pretty typical megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2.

We compared this camera to all the other 14.1MP digital cameras and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), and the Canon IXUS 130 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Panasonic camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the WB200F ($201.97) (14.2MP and higher rated), or the WB150 (14.2MP and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Required Power
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
Network Ready
Other Features
Cable
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
Digital SLR
Optical Viewfinder

Expert Reviews

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Product Identifiers

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