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This camera is really easy to use, the tiny click wheel on the top moves smoothly and with a reassuring click to each different function and the zoom is smooth and doesn't show any signs of juddering on the screen.
The screen on the back is fairly sized and you can see a decent image on it, however once you've taken a picture it doesn't stay on the screen long enough to judge how decent it is. So you have to go to the review setting and check.
The camera comes with internal memory but it's always better to bump it up and put in an external SD card so that you can store more pictures on it. It's also easier to copy the pictures from the card to the laptop through the handy card reader.
The pictures are good quality and large enough to see properly, as well as to capture all the details in the image.
Panasonic is introducing the incoming LUMIX models 5.0-megapixel DMC-LS2, incorporating MEGA O.I.S., an Optical Image Stabilizer that compensates the handshake, and 3x optical zoom lens, that runs on two AA batteries. MEGA O.I.S. is the image stabilization system against handshake that bears no picture deterioration. Panasonic is the first company in the industry to have succeeded in incorporating MEGA O.I.S. into a compact digital camera and now its benefit is strongly approved by the users of the world, considered to be the standard of photography.
Compared with the previous model DMC-LS1, the LS2 has been externally redesigned into more compact and stylish form. For the performance, the LS2 speeds up its AF time by newly adopting 1-point high-speed AF options. For more easy and comfortable shooting, scene mode options are also enhanced totally providing thirteen to fit wider-ranging situations. For the brain of the camera, the LS2 incorporates continued Venus Engine Plus, which saves energy consumption to achieve long battery life while maintaining quick response and high picture quality.