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REVIEW #2
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last updated December 3, 2002

Panasonic - DMC-LC20S Digital Camera

 
$387.98CAD $249US

Introduction
A palm size camera small enough to fit into your shirt pocket. Rugged construction a great camera that you would want with you at all times. Able to capture images at a 2.0 mega pixel resolution. Great for capturing shots for email and printed portraits. This camera maybe small however makes up in good picture taking. One excellent feature is that the camera is powered by 2 AA rechargeable batteries. The camera is easy to hook up via a USB connection to a Pc or Macintosh computer. It is under $400.00 dollars in Canada. A perfect gift for the holiday season. 

Over View
* Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens with a Dynamic 3:1 Optical Zoom (F2.8 - 4.5)
* 2.1 Mega Pixel (2.0 Mega Pixel Camera Effective) CCD
* MEGA BURST ™ Consecutive Shots at a Swift 5 Frames/Second (Max=5)
* 1.5" LCD Viewscreen
* Digital Flash for Close-Up Shots
* QuickTime Motion Image recording
* Includes AA Ni-MH Batteries and Recharger
* Choice of ISO Sensitivity Settings for Shooting in Dim Lighting
* 8 MB SD Memory Card
* USB Terminal with driver software Included
* Center-weighted light metering
* Four ArcSoft® Software Editing programs
* SD Viewer software for DSC
* Picture Stage Image Upload
* Dimensions (H x W x D): 6.6cm x 9.9cm x 4.6cm(2.6 x 3.9 x 1.6 inches)
* Weight: .25kg (0.55 lbs)

Resolution
 1600 x 1200 pixels
 1024 x 768 pixels
 640 x 480 pixels
 320 x 240 pixels

Image Format
Still images are in the JPEG format
DPOF compatible
Motion capture is in the Quicktime format by running a sequence series of JPEG images together. Able to display a 320 x 240 pixels, at 10fps with a maximum of 20 seconds with the supplied storage card.
External microphone located on top of camera captures sound for Quicktime movies
Image sensor is 2.1 Mega pixels CCD which allows you to capture sharp images in the high resolution mode. Primary color filter
Burst Shooting means that in the standard mode you can shoot full resolution of 5 images in frames per second maximum. Or in the fine mode you can shoot 3 frames per second.

Film ISO
 ISO sensitivity offers:Auto/100/200/400
 ISO 100 or 200 is great for outdoor photos
 ISO 400 is great for photos with less light or  faster action.
 Exposure offers Auto mode (Program AE) and  Scene mode
 Shutter speed offers 1-1/1,000 sec

Lens
 Leica DC Vario - Elmarit Lens
 Construction consists of a 7 elements in 6 groups (2 a spherical lenses)
 Focus distance : f=5.4 to 16.2mm is equivalent to a 35mm= 35 to 105mm
 Focusing distance in
normal mode: 50cm to infinity / Macro mode 15cm to 70cm
 Aperture: F2.8 to 4.5
 Optical zoom threw lens is 3x which is standard on most digital still cameras
 Digital zoom software calculated is 2x variable
 Combined Optical + Digital gives a 6x zoom

Storage
SD Memory Card an 8 MB storage comes with this camera
Use the SD Memory Card. The advanced flash memory technology in the SD Card allows for great storage capacity, high read and write speeds, and future enhancements. The SD Memory card is supported by over 360 companies worldwide and opens up a world of digital networking possibilities.
 8MB to 128MB memory cards
   
 Slides into the side of the camera  RP-SD032 32MB SD
option
 

Visual
 Optical finder is best used in direct sun light
 LCD Monitor 1.5" (3.8cm) Polycrystalline TFT LCD display 110 Pixels. You are  able to adjust the brightness in increments of +/- 3 steps.

Flash
Built-in Flash has Auto, On, Off and Red eye reduction 2nd curtain
Flash range is 20cm (7.9in) to 2.4m (7.8ft)

Power
Power source you can use the supplied Ni-MH rechargeable 2AA Batteries or Alkaline batteries. An optional AC adaptor is available but if you have two sets of batteries you will likely never need it.
Battery charger comes with the camera. You might want to buy a quick one hour charger if you plan to use your camera a lot

Package Contents:
- DMC-LC20K Digital Camera
- 8MB SD Memory Card
- Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries (2)
- Battery Charger
- USB Cable
- Video Cable
- Strap
- Software CD-ROM with ArcSoft PhotoBase; ArcSoft PhotoImpression;   ArcSoft PhotoPrinter Pro; ArcSoft Panorama Maker
- Panasonic's 1- year Canadian/USA warranty

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