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

14.1MP 4x CCD Mar 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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16 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 4,743 user and expert reviews, Panasonic has good reviews for its cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other manufacturers.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of this spec and age. 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.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that were released 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-H400[plb_2169604_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-S2 which do not support video capability, the Lumix DMC-S2 supports video capability.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-S2 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2 also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Lumix DMC-S2 has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Three Camera Playbacks

The number of camera playback modes found on the Lumix DMC-S2 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently found camera playback is Movie, but this camera playback is not found on this camera. The camera playbacks Single image, Slide show and Thumbnails are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Eight Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 is a eight number of aspheric elements camera. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-S2 have between 1 and 14 number of aspheric elementss.

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Has Five White Balances

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

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

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Lumix DMC-S2 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1536, 3232 x 3232, 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432 and 4320 x 2880. Digital cameras that have been around for more than two years still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 70 megabytes, the Lumix DMC-S2 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2. The smallest internal memory of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-S2 is 6.9MB and the biggest is 8.2GB.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-S2. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions 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). Across all digital cameras of this age and spec the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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280 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 is a camera that takes 280 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-S2 take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

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

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Light

When compared to other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the weight of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 of only 95 grams is one of the lightest. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the weights range from 20g to 840g.

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18 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-S2 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. Cameras of this age and spec have optical zooms of between 3x and 63x.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x optical zoom digital cameras and we think the 115 HS[pl_1526810_price], and the 105[pl_377573_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P310[plb_2119209_price] (4.2x), or the Panasonic DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price] (4.6x) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not support Full HD video. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-S2 do not support wi-Fi. The Lumix DMC-S2 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider including the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the Lumix DMC-S2 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The average display diagonal of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2 is 2.8".

Other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon A810[plb_408150_price].

If this digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] (3"), or the Canon SX280 HS[plb_2126239_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-S2, the Lumix DMC-S2 does not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-S2 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also 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 a 1/2.3"" digital camera, which is the most common optical sensor size.

This digital camera's optical sensor size (1/2.33"") is actually the worst optical sensor size across all digital cameras of this age and spec.

A 2/3"" optical sensor size is the best optical sensor size amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-S2 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the ELPH 320 HS[pl_1385328_price], or the PowerShot A3200 IS[pl_1463972_price] both from Canon or the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price].

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung 150F[plb_2060742_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Lumix DMC-S2 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-S2. The camera file system "DCF 2.0" is also supported by this camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-S2 is 830mAh, and the battery capacitys range from 170mAh to 1,700mAh. At only 680 milliamperes * hour, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-S2.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-S2 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 3 and 26,000. At only 1,600, the Lumix DMC-S2 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Extra/Smart Zoom

The extra/Smart zooms of cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-S2 range from 1.3x to 96x, and the average extra/Smart zoom is 27x. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has one of the smaller extra/Smart zooms (only 8 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-S2 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. The Lumix DMC-S2 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The average ISO sensitivity (min) of compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-S2 is 94, and the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200. At 100, the Lumix DMC-S2 has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 28 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-S2 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2. Digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

Compact cameras that came out more than two years ago have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.2m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.039m. With a closest focusing distance of 0.05 meters, the Lumix DMC-S2 has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released 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

It was over four years ago when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-S2.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14.1 megapixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has a relatively standard megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-S2.

We compared this camera to all the other 14.1MP cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5[plb_406570_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (14.2MP and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
Camera
3D
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Power Requirements
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Network Ready
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Face Detection
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Digital SLR
Optical Viewfinder

Expert Reviews

29 July 2012

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25 June 2012
14 May 2012

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27 April 2012

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Product Identifiers

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