Mark Peters : January 22th 2012 - 16:50 CET
Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2
CES 2012 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 budget camera : At the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Panasonic unveiled its new Lumix digital camera line-up including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 digital compact camera. This affordable Panasonic camera features 14.1 Megapixels and a 28mm wide-angle 4x optical zoom lens (28-12mm on a 35mm camera) for versatility and ease of image composition. With Panasonic Intelligent Resolution technology its even possible to extend the zoom range up to a maximum of 8x Intelligent Zoom. A powerful image processor (Venus Engine) is incorporated at the heart of the Panasonic DMC-S2 digital camera to support the fast response and to high picture quality. On this camera only essential functions are available, but which does not mean the performance of the Panasonic S2 is not high. |
Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2
With the new Panasonic Lumix S2 budget camera you can record 720p HD video (1280x720 pixels) with ease. You can enjoy high quality playback that perfectly fits a HD-TV for full-screen viewing together with HD pictures taken in 16:9 aspects. In addition, Lumix Image Uploader proposes easy way of communication by uploading pictures or movies to social media websites like; Facebook or YouTube to show your content with friends or family without needing software for an Personal Computer.
Panasonic Lumix S2 features
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 camera is equipped with an 2.7-inch TFT LCD display (230.000 dots). The Mega Optical Image Stabilizer from Panasonic is also integrated, which assures high correction performance against blur caused by a hand-shake without deterioration of image quality. In addition to the optical image stabilizer the popular and powerful shooting assist mode iA (Intelligent Auto) also comprehends other convenient features such as Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Detection, Intelligent ISO Control and more. Panorama Photo mode and Auto Retouch mode are also new on the Panasonic DMC-S2. Fitting in a palm with the distinct rounded edge design, users can just trust Lumix and enjoy taking beautiful pictures and HD video with fun.
Panasonic DMC-S2 camera lens
The 14.1 Megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 digital camera packages a 28mm wide-angle Lumix DC VARIO lens with 4x optical zoom into a compact camera body. Comprising 6 elements in 5 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses with 5 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit features an impressive optical performance yet fitting in the slim body profile. The 28mm wide angle lens is perfect for shooting group portrait, subjects indoor or landscapes. For distant subjects, the Intelligent Zoom can be used for the extended magnification to 8x thanks to the integrated Intelligent Resolution technology.
Panasonic S2 specifications
• Effective pixels : 14.1 Megapixels
• LCD : 2.7-inch TFT Screen
• Sensor size : 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor
• Lens type : Lumix DC VARIO
• Optical zoom : 4.0x
• Intelligent zoom : 8.0x
• Video recording : HD movies 1280x720 pixels
• Power : Li-ion battery 3.6V / 680 mAh
• Optical Image Stabilizer : Mega O.I.S.
• Built-in memory: 70MB
• Built-in flash : Yes
• Dimensions : 3.86x2.23x0.81 inch
• Weight : 0.25lb with Battery and SD card
Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 price & availability
The new Panasonic Lumix S2 budget camera will be available for retail in the United States in March 2012 at a suggested retail price of $100 USD. Availability of colors and optional accessories may differ depending on the country. Check the Panasonic site in your country or region for more details.
Panasonic DMC-S2 review
As soon as we receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 test sample, we will publish a sample picture gallery with high resolution photos, followed by an in-depth Panasonic DMC-S2 review. In the meantime you can read our latest Panasonic Lumix camera reviews.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 digital camera