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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

Good Brand

Panasonic is one of the superior camera brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Panasonic also has good reviews for its compact cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix 5900[plb_2162_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon S9400[plb_1873860_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix JX500[plb_1672380_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-S2 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price], and the GE E1450W[plb_1772835_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

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

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Eight Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Lumix DMC-S2 is a eight number of aspheric elements digital camera.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

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

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Lumix DMC-S2 has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1536, 3232 x 3232, 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432 and 4320 x 2880. Across all cameras of this age and type the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has one of the bigger internal memorys (70 megabytes) amongst compact cameras of this age. Compact cameras that have been around for more than two years have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 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 the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which 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). Comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-S2 video resolutionss range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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280 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Lumix DMC-S2 which takes 280 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 cameras of this spec and age.

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Light

Cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-S2 have weights of between 20g and 840g, and the average weight is 170g. With a weight of only 95 grams, the Lumix DMC-S2's weight is one of the lightest amongst digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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18 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-S2 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all the similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2 the optical zooms range from 0.17x to 50x.

We compared all the other 4x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Sony DSC-W510R[plb_1610607_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price] (4.6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Lumix DMC-S2 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-S2 also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Full HD video which you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price].

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst digital cameras of this age. Cameras of this age and spec have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

We compared this camera to all the other 2.7" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung ES71[plb_1426057_price], and the Canon A810[plb_408150_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] (3"), the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (3"), or the Nikon Coolpix S9600[plb_2196636_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras of this age and spec 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 alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to look at including the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

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

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-S2 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the DMC-TZ30[pl_1847857_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-S2 are also not waterproof.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The Lumix DMC-S2 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/2.3"".

A 1/2.33"" optical sensor size is actually the worst optical sensor size across all cameras of this type and age.

The best optical sensor size amongst similar types of camera is 2/3"".

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-S2 is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-S2.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price], the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price], and the Canon A800[plb_1399055_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price] (4.5x).

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Lumix DMC-S2 has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Panasonic digital 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 camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-S2 is 840mAh, and the battery capacitys range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has a quite small battery capacity (only 680 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Lumix DMC-S2 has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s (only 1,600) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-S2 range from 3 to 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,700.

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Very Small Extra/Smart Zoom

The Lumix DMC-S2 has a fairly small extra/Smart zoom (only 8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2. Across all the compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2 the extra/Smart zooms range from 1.3x to 220x.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. The Lumix DMC-S2 has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s (only 230,000 pixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Lumix DMC-S2 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The average ISO sensitivity (min) of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2 is 93. The Lumix DMC-S2 has one of the bigger ISO sensitivity (min)s (100) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2 range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The Lumix DMC-S2 has a quite large closest focusing distance (0.05 meters) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-S2. The closest focusing distances of cameras of this age and type range from 0.01m to 0.2m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.04m.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

Released Over Five Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-S2 over five years ago.

Average Megapixel

The Lumix DMC-S2 has a pretty average megapixel (14.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Alternative 14.1MP cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5[plb_406570_price].

If this digital 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) which also has a higher rating.

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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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmcs2v, dmcs2e, dmcs2ef, dmcs2eg, dmcs2efw, dmcs2efk, dmcs2egw, dmcs2egk, dmcs2egv, 5025232659647, panasonic dmcs2, panasonic dmcs2v, panasonic dmcs2k, panasonic dmcs2e, panasonic dmcs2ef, panasonic dmcs2efp
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