The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 Digital Camera (Violet) is a stylish, compact digital camera for users of all skill levels. It boasts a high-speed, high-performance Venus Engine enabling breathtaking stills and video with higher quality signal processing. The S2 has a 14.1 Megapixel 1/2.33" CCD sensor and a 28mm wide-angle LUMIX DC VARIO lens with 4x optical zoom and Sonic Speed Auto-Focus for superior image capture. Intelligent Zoom offers extended magnification to 8x and newly-integrated Intelligent Resolution technology provides even greater image quality.
The Sonic Speed AF lets you quickly focus on subjects that are on the move when photographing sports and other fast motion scenes. A higher-speed actuator, optimized algorithms and parallel software processing combine to enhance the AF for greater performance. MEGA O.I.S. / Optical Image Stabilization helps minimize blurry photos due to shaking hands. The camera's 2.7" (6.9 cm) Intelligent LCD monitor provides ample viewing space for focusing, framing and playback.
With the S2, you can record beautiful 1280 x 720p HD video. Take advantage of Panorama Mode, enabling you to shoot a horizontal or vertical panoramic image by capturing a sequence of shots of one scene and then overlaying the group of photos to produce a single panoramic shot. It's great for landscape and large group shooting. Also enjoy the convenient Auto Retouch Mode, which adjusts contrast and brightness to lend a different and unique appearance to any picture with the press of a button.
The iA / Intelligent Auto Mode enables you to easily activate a suite of technologies that automatically engage - with no need for setting changes--to offer gorgeous natural shots. Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and the Face Detection feature are all included under the iA umbrella. The Lumix S2 is compatible with SD / SDHC / SDXC memory cards for data storage.