As well as being compared against other compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2 is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix F5 and the Lumix DMC-S1) and Kodak (such as the EasyShare M883)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-S2 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly longer battery life (280 shots vs 250 shots), is newer (january 2012 vs january 2011) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it slightly shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix F5

Panasonic Lumix F5
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the F5 (vs the DMC-S2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the F5 (vs the DMC-S2)

  • None found

common strengths of the F5 and DMC-S2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×58×22 mm) vs Super compact (98×57×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1
1 year older
$160

Significant advantages of the DMC-S1 (vs the DMC-S2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-S1 (vs the DMC-S2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-S1 and DMC-S2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (98×57×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-F3 (vs the DMC-S2)

  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-F3 (vs the DMC-S2)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-F3 and DMC-S2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (98×57×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the DMC-S2)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FH8 (vs the DMC-S2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FH8 and DMC-S2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Super compact (98×57×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP5
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP5 (vs the DMC-S2)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP5 (vs the DMC-S2)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the DMC-FP5 and DMC-S2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (101×59×18 mm) vs Super compact (98×57×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-S3 (vs the DMC-S2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-S3 (vs the DMC-S2)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-S3 and DMC-S2

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (98×57×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-S2 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 38 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (january 2012 vs june 2007) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/2.5), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly shorter battery life (280 shots vs 320 shots) and is thicker (0.8" vs 0.7").

Kodak EasyShare M883

Kodak EasyShare M883
4 years older

Significant advantages of the M883 (vs the DMC-S2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the M883 (vs the DMC-S2)

  • None found

common strengths of the M883 and DMC-S2

  • None found

Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the ST72 (vs the DMC-S2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST72 (vs the DMC-S2)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST72 and DMC-S2

  • None found