Excerpt: The five-megapixel Lumix DMC-LS2 replaces the DMC-LS1 in Panasonic's range of mid-level compacts, and brings much-needed updates to the budget model. A brush of style has come into the design with the camera body taking a wider, thinner look, plus it has increased image resolution and an abundance of features.
Excerpt: The LS2 is one of those cameras that looks more expensive than it actually is. The build quality and finish are exemplary and easily good enough to embarrass some cameras costing twice the price. Ergonomics are equally good, with finger and thumb rests that help you get a firm grip, making it easier to hold the camera steady and avoid camera shake.
Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix LS2 has everything an entry-level camera should have. Featuring 5 effective megapixels, a 2 inch LCD, excellent battery life and simple menus and controls. It also adds something nice - optical image stabilization. Which entry-level camera has optical image stabilization? Well, only the Panasonic Lumix LS2. It helps counter camera shake caused by low-light or your average shaky hands.
Pros: Great battery life, Optical image stabilization, Live histogram and exposure info, Extremely fast, Unlimited continuous shooting, Advanced white balance control, User friendly with simple controls and menus, Very affordable at $199
Cons: Low resolution LCD, Poor movie mode, Macro mode not as close as on other cameras, Image quality is so-so; high noise levels, Red-eye, No movie zoom
Excerpt: Physical Views The DMC-LS2 compared in size to a standard CD disc. The 6-megapixel DMC-LZ5 and the DMC-LS2 Continue to Features & Controls Lumix DMC-LS2 Specifications Image Sensor 1/2.5" CCD, Primary Color Filter 5.36 Total Megapixels 5.0 Effective Megapixels Lens Lumix DC Vario 6x Optical Zoom f=5.8-17.4mm (35mm equivalent: 35-105mm) F2.8 - F5.0 max.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS2 is compact,
well-designed and easy-to-use. It features a 3x
optical zoom [Lumix] DC-Vario lens (35– 105mm,
35mm equivalent) and 5MP resolution. Macro mode allows you to get as close as 5 cm
(2 in.). 14 Scene Modes make the Panasonic LS2
straightforward to use. The LCD is 2.0 in. with
85,000 pixels resolution and movie mode is 320x240
pixels 30fps, no audio. A 1-area high-speed autofocus
makes for a fast AF.
Summary: : The Panasonic Lumix LS2 is a budget digital camera from Panasonic, but it is very difficult to see where they have "compromised" in any way to reduce the price - the only missing features appear to be the lack of sound on videos and the smaller than average 2" screen. Despite the budget price, Panasonic produce a very good camera, providing optical image stabilisation, an orientation sensor, custom white balance, features rarely seen on budget models.
Pros: Very good colour (saturated, accurate), Great image quality, Image stabilisation makes it possible to get great shots in low light, Very good exposure / metering, Very good macro mode, Easy to use, lots of scene modes, auto mode, Excellent value for money, Built in orientation sensor, Custom White Balance, Low purple fringing, Good battery life
Cons: Tripod mount positioned at the far left, No sound is recorded with videos, Low resolution screen, High noise
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS2 may only be the entry-level offering
in Panasonic's new range of digital cameras, but that doesn't
mean that it lacks features. The LS2 offers a 3x zoom lens
covering a 35-105mm focal length and a 5 megapixel sensor
that is more than adequate for prints up to A4 in size.
Excerpt: Deze camera is aangeschaft voor een ruime 200 EUR en werd geleverd in een klein, kartonnen doos met daarbij een laadkabel voor het uploaden naar je PC, een dikke handleiding en twee batterijen + software voor je PC.
De software is echt eenvoudig te installeren. CD in de computer en aanwijzingen opvolgen.
TECHNISCHE GEGEVENS van de camera:
Deze DMC-LS2 is de opvolger van de LS1 en heeftMega O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer).