the 14.1-megapixel LUMIX DMC-S2, with advanced features, including a 28mm wide-angle LUMIX DC VARIO lens with 4x optical zoom, Sonic Speed Auto-Focus, and MEGA O.I.S. to help reduce blurry photos due to shaking hands, 720p HD video capabilities, plus Panorama and Auto Retouch Mode.
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The 14.1-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 provides advanced photographic features in an easy-to-use and affordable model. It features a 28mm wide-angle Lumix DC VARIO lens with 4x optical zoom and 1080p x 720p HD video capabilities. The DMC-S2 merges essential camera functions and enhanced performance features into a simple and stylish design making it an appropriate camera for users with any level of photography skills.
Panasonic Lumix S2 Highlights
Featuring the new Panorama Mode, the DMC-S2 allows users to shoot a horizontal or vertical panoramic image by taking a sequence of shots of one scene and overlaying the grouping of pictures to create one panoramic shot. The new Auto Retouch Mode adjusts contrast and brightness to give a different and unique look to any photo with the press of a button.
Sonic Speed AF and Venus Engine
The DMC-S2 features dramatically speedier focusing, allowing users to quickly focus on moving subjects when shooting sports and other fast motion scenes. The Sonic Speed AF system includes numerous re-engineering enhancements, including a higher-speed actuator and parallel software processing for fast and accurate AF performance, making it easier to capture spur-of-the-moment photos. The high-speed, high-performance Venus Engine is incorporated to enable beautiful image recording with higher quality signal processing.
iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode
With Panasonic's popular iA mode, the DMC-S2 allows users to easily activate a suite of technologies that engage automatically for beautiful, natural-looking shots. In addition to MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), the camera also includes Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, and Face Detection.
2.7-inch Intelligent LCD
The DMC-S2 features a compact 2.7-inch Intelligent LCD and 28mm wide-angle Lumix DC VARIO lens with 4x optical zoom and Intelligent Zoom for extended magnification to 8x, with the newly-integrated Intelligent Resolution technology.