DMC-LS2 combines a compact, easy-to-carry size with a powerful 3x optical zoom
lens - equivalent to a 35 to 105mm lens on a 35mm camera - for dynamic closeups
or great shots from a distance.
of us have taken a shot that we thought was focused perfectly, only to have it
turn out blurry. The most common cause of this is hand movement. Digital cameras
are wonderfully light and compact -- but for the same reason they can also be
hard to hold still. Even pressing the shutter button can cause the camera to
move. And most people use the LCD monitor (with arms outstretched)to frame a
shot -- great for getting the shot you want, but most likely adds to the
likelihood of hand movement. Basically, hand movement is a real concern anytime
you're taking a handheld telephoto shot, macro shot or self-portrait, or when
shooting at night or in dim lighting.
The answer to the hand movement problem? An advanced optical image stabilizing
system that we call MEGA Optical Image Stabilization. This system uses built-in
gyrosensors to detect even tiny camera movement and then shifts a lens in the
opposite direction to compensate. The system is completely optical -- it does
not affect the CCD or image processing ? so you get sharp, clear images with
minimal degradation. It lets you reduce the shutter speed more than 3 steps
below the conventionally accepted hand movement limit, which is calculated as
1/focal length (1 divided by the focal length). It greatly expands what you can
do with a handheld digital camera.
This wonderful feature lets you shoot images in widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio),
so that you can achieve bold, panoramic images that are perfect for dramatic,
wide prints. Plus, you can view photos as full screen images on your widescreen
2.0" diagonal LCD is clear, bright and easy to see. It lets you frame shots more
comfortably. And when you're finished shooting, the big, bright display lets you
enjoy functions like the 25-thumbnail display. The DMC-LS2 also has the world's
first developed High Angle shooting function, which makes it easier to see the
monitor when you're holding the camera high to shoot over a crowd.
Snap off up to 5 consecutive shots at a swift 3 frames per second in Standard
mode. And with Unlimited Consecutive Shooting, you can keep shooting until the
SD Memory Card or built-in memory is full.
The DMC-LS2 can be powered by two ordinary AA batteries, which you can buy just
about anywhere. Using the Oxyride batteries that come with the camera, you can
take up to 250 shots.
Take photos even when you don't have an SD Memory Card on hand. The built-in
memory holds up to 14MB of image data, which you can later copy onto an SD
Memory Card or PC. You can also copy images from a memory card or PC to the
built-in memory, and view them on the LCD anytime you like.