Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 Review

Overall Score

33

Main Features

  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 28-112 mm (4x) F3.1-6.5 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 2 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 98 x 57 x 21 mm, 112g.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 Overview


First introduced in January, 2012, Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 is a 14 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Panasonic S2 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

Sensor resolution of Panasonic S2 ~ 4315 x 3244 pixels.

Panasonic S2 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 13,997,860 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic S2


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
112g Light Body
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Optical Image Stabilization
2.0 fps Continuous Shooting
6.5 Lens at Tele
23 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.5
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Low Battery Life: 280 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.1
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 has an Overall Score of 33/100 and ranked #626 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1018 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic S2 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
30
Value for money score
52
Portability score
99
Overall score
33
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic S2


Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 weighs 112g and has external dimensions of 98 x 57 x 21mm (3.86 x 2.24 x 0.83"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Panasonic S2 is 63 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Panasonic S2
112g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Panasonic S2
21mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-S2 Dimensions Lumix DMC-S2
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 112 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 98 x 57 x 21 mm
Casio Exilim EX-10 Casio EX-10 384 g 112 g 120 x 68 x 49 mm 98 x 57 x 21 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 112 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 98 x 57 x 21 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Panasonic LF1 192 g 112 g 103 x 62 x 28 mm 98 x 57 x 21 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon P7800 399 g 112 g 119 x 78 x 50 mm 98 x 57 x 21 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 112 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 98 x 57 x 21 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 112 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 98 x 57 x 21 mm
Fujifilm X10 Fujifilm X10 350 g 112 g 117 x 70 x 57 mm 98 x 57 x 21 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-S2
Announced January, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 23
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/8 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec
Continuous Shooting 2.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.30
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4320 x 3240
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 280 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 112 g
Physical Dimensions 98 x 57 x 21 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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