LUMIX® DMC-S2 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

  • Mega O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
  • Sonic Speed AF
  • HD Video Recording


MEGA O.I.S – Shake Detection

The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) compensates for the blurring caused by hand-shake. Even slight hand-shake movement is accurately detected by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second, and compensated to produce sharp, clear images.

The MEGA O.I.S. is effective for scenes like these.

Night Portraits

Night Scenes

In Dimly Lit Rooms

Zoom Shots / Macro Shots

Optical Image Stabilizer

iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode for One-press Beauty

In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose shots and capture moments.

Shake Detection - MEGA O.I.S.*1

Gyrosensors detect hand-shaking and the O.I.S. lens shifts to compensate, helping prevent blurring caused by hand-shaking.

Motion Detection – Intelligent ISO Control*1

The Intelligent ISO Control function detects subject movement and automatically adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed to best suit the movement and light conditions.

Face Detection - Face Detection AF/AE*1

The Face Detection function detects faces anywhere in the frame and automatically chooses the optimal focus and exposure. The Face Detection also features the Digital Red-eye Correction (Red-eye Removal).

Scene Detection - Intelligent Scene Selector*2

The Intelligent Scene Selector senses the ambient conditions and automatically selects any of the Scenery, Portrait, Macro, Night Portrait*3, Night Scenery or Sunset Mode accordingly.

Happy Mode

The Happy Mode optimizes color, saturation and brightness to make images more vivid and true to the color of the scene you remember.

Light Detection - Intelligent Exposure*1

The Intelligent Exposure corrects the brightness in parts of the image that are too dark due to insufficient lighting, backlighting or use of the flash. This produces natural images that are close to the way they actually look to the human eye.

*1 The MEGA O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, Face Detection AF/AE, and Intelligent Exposure are automatically turned on in the iA Mode and can be turned on or off in the Normal Picture Mode or some Scene Modes.
*2 With some subject and shooting conditions, it is just not possible to judge the best shooting details. When this happens, it is recommended that you shoot with the Scene Mode that best suits your purpose.
*3 In the iA Mode, the Night Portrait is not identified when the flash is turned off.

28mm Wide-angle Lens and High-resolution CCD

The S2 (14.1-megapixel CCD) features a 28mm wide-angle lens* with 4x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 28-112mm). The 28mm wide-angle lens lets you easily capture large groups of people indoors or expansive architectural structures and scenes with dynamic width and rich perspective, even from short distances.

* Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent, at the wide-end.

Great lenses make great cameras

8x iA Zoom (Intelligent Zoom)

The iA Zoom (Intelligent Zoom) is an extension zoom function using digital zoom, however, you can even draw the subject 2x closer than the original optical zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology. This means the 4x optical can virtually extend to 8x equivalent.

720p HD Video Recording

The DMC-S2 can record motion images in high-definition (1,280 x 720 pixels in Motion format).

• QuickTime Motion. • Some lens movement sounds may be recorded. • In Motion Picture Mode, the length of recording time depends on the capacity of the SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card. (Up to the equivalent of 2 GB per motion-image recording.) • For Europe, motion images can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes. • Use a card with SD Speed Class* with "Class 6" or higher when recording motion images. * SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing. • SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards can be used only in equipment that is compatible with their respective formats. • If the computer being used does not support SDXC Memory Cards, a message prompting you to format may appear. (Doing so will cause recorded images to be erased so do not choose to format.) If the card is not recognized, please refer to the below support site.

Panorama Shot Enlarge

Enlarge Image

Panorama makes it possible to shoot a horizontal / vertical panoramic image with consequent shots taken by overlaying the previous image.

Scene Mode

Auto Retouch

The Auto Retouch function adjusts contrast and brightness to give different impression to the photo with just a press of a button. Appropriate retouch is automatically applied depending on the image – if the image was shot too dark, it can be clear and bright to look it nicer with this function.

These functions are also available:

Sonic Speed AF: This gives the camera super high-speed response that helps to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities.

2.7-inch LCD: The large LCD serves as a small photo and video viewer, allowing you and friends to enjoy viewing images.

Intelligent LCD: The Intelligent LCD automatically adjusts the brightness in 11 steps according to shooting conditions.

4 Aspect Ratios: In addition to 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9, you can shoot with a 1:1 aspect ratio.

LUMIX Image Uploader: You can upload photos to Facebook™ and videos to YouTube™ with simple operation.

Battery Life: The energy-saving Venus Engine and the efficient, rechargeable lithium-ion battery lets you take approx. 280 shots (S2) on a single battery charge*.* Based on the CIPA standard.

Built-in Memory 70MB: The built-in memory provides extra memory when your memory card fills up.

PHOTOfunSTUDIO: The PHOTOfunSTUDIO smartly sorts your photos and movies into practical folders for quick, easy management.

More information

• Availability of models, colors, and optional accessories may differ depending on the country. Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region.

• The Windows 7 is certified with the camera unit and the included software PHOTOfunSTUDIO Ver. 8.0 Lite Edition.
• Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
• SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C,LLC.
• SDHC Memory Cards and SDXC Memory Cards can be used only in equipment that is compatible with their respective formats.
• If the computer being used does not support SDXC Memory Cards, a message prompting you to format may appear. (Doing so will cause recorded images to be erased so do not choose to format.) If the card is not recognized, please refer to the below support site.
• YouTube is a registered trademark or trademark of Google Inc.
• Facebook is a registered trademark or trademark of Facebook, Inc.
• iPhoto, Mac, and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The Works with iPhoto logo is a trademark of Apple Inc.

SpecificationsExpand All

  • Metrics
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
  • Optics
    • Camera Effective Pixels
    • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
    • Aperture
    • Optical Zoom
    • Focal Length
    • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
    • Intelligent Zoom
    • Lens
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Digital Zoom
    • Focusing Area
    • AF Assist Lamp
    • Focus
    • Shutter Speed
    • Viewfinder
  • Recording
    • File Format
    • Mode Dial / Mode Button
    • Still Image Scene Mode
    • Continuous Shooting Mode
    • Motion Picture Recording (*2)
    • Exposure
    • Exposure Compensation
    • Light Metering
    • ISO Sensitivity
    • Still Picture Recording
    • White Balance
    • Color Mode / Color Effect / My color
    • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)
    • Self Timer
  • Playback
    • Playback Mode
    • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback
    • Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback
    • Set Favorites / Rotate Image
    • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
    • Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling
    • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp
    • PictBridge Support
  • Setup
    • OSD language
  • Others
    • LCD Monitor
    • Built-in-Flash
    • Recording Media
    • Built-in-Memory
    • Microphone / Speaker
    • Interface
    • Power
    • Battery life (approx.)
    • Included Software
    • Standard Accessories
  • Further Specifications
    • NOTE
    • UPC



DMC-S2 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Camera! Recieved as a b-day present.It's washington huskie purple too!!! I have no problem using the features. I love it...
Date published: 2012-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I got this camera as a present, and every time i use it (often), the pics come out great and its easy to use. I would def. recommend this.
Date published: 2012-07-31
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