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Comparisons / Comparison of Nikon Coolpix L3 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS2

Comparison of Nikon Coolpix L3 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS2 [S]ave

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS2
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Nikon Coolpix L3
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General
ModelPanasonic Lumix DMC-LS2Nikon Coolpix L3
BrandPanasonicNikon
Manufacturer urlhttps://www.panasonic.comhttps://www.nikonusa.com/
Model numberDMC-LS2L3
Camera formatCompactCompact
Release year (year)20062006
Tripod mount+-
Length (mm)11191
Width (mm)3126
Height (mm)5461
Weight (g)138120
Waterproof--
Image Sensor
Sensor typeCCDCCD
Effective megapixels (MP)5.005.10
Sensor format1/2.5 inch1/2.5 inch
Sensor area (mm²)24.7124.71
Sensor width (mm)5.765.76
Sensor height (mm)4.294.29
Approximate pixel pitch (micron)2.252.22
Aspect ratio4:3-
Self-cleaning--
Sensor shift image stabilization--
On-sensor phase detect--
Image Capture
Image resolution
  • 1280 x 960(1.2 mp 4:3)
  • 1600 x 1200(1.9 mp 4:3)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2560 x 1920(4.9 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
  • 1024 x 768(0.8 mp 4:3)
  • 2048 x 1536(3.1 mp 4:3)
  • 2592 x 1944(5.0 mp 4:3)
  • 640 x 480(0.3 mp 4:3)
Image file format
  • jpeg (exif 2.2)
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Continuous-mode (fps)2.701.60
Video Capture
Can take movies++
Movie resolution
  • 320x240
  • 160x120
  • 640x480
Image Storage
Movie file format-QuickTime
Composite video out++
Ntsc/pal switchable video++
Lens and Optics
LensLumix DC VarioNikkor
Focal length (35mm equivalent) (mm)35.00 - 105.0038.00 - 116.00
Focal length (actual) (mm)4.002.00
Zoom ratio (x)3.003.00
Aperture range (f)0.10 - 0.360.19 - 0.31
Integrated nd filter--
Min focus range (cm)5030
Optical image stabilization--
Digital zoom++
Digital zoom values (x)
  • 4
  • 4
Auto Focus
Auto focus++
Auto focus type1, 3 or 5 point; spotContrast Detect, includes Face Priority AF
Auto focus assist light--
Manual focus--
Viewfinder
ViewfinderLCDLCD
Focus peaking--
Display
Eye-level viewfinder--
Rear display++
Rear display size (inch)2.002.00
Rear display resolution (dots)86,00086,000
Touchscreen--
Articulating screen--
Max playback zoom (x)16-
Exposure
Iso settingsAuto, 80, 100, 200, 400Auto, 50-200
Auto iso mode--
White balance settings
  • auto / daylight / cloudy / halogen / white set
  • auto white balance
  • cloudy
  • daylight
  • flash.
  • fluorescent
  • incandescent
  • pre for custom presetting of white balance
Shutter speed range (s)1/2000 - 81/1500 - 4
Bulb mode--
Exposure compensation+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps+/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Explosure metering modesIntelligent multiple256-Segment Matrix and Center-weighted metering
Program auto exposure--
Aperture priority--
Shutter priority--
Full manual exposure--
Creative exposure modes-Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Back Light, Panorama Assist
Self timer (s)
  • 2
  • 10
  • 10
High resolution composite--
Flash
Built-in flash++
Flash modes
  • auto
  • auto/red-eye reduction
  • forced on/off
  • slow sync./red-eye reduction
  • auto
  • auto w/red-eye reduction
  • off
  • on
  • slow sync
Flash range description-1 ft - 9 ft 10 in / 0.3-3.0m (W), 1 ft - 5 ft 9 in / 0.4-1.75m (T)
Usable memory types
  • s
  • s
Dual card slots--
Raw capture support--
Included memory (MB)023
Included memory type-Internal
Connectivity
Built-in wi-fi--
NFC--
Bluetooth--
Built-in gps--
Microphone jack--
Headphone jack--
External connections
  • usb 1.1
  • usb 1.1
Pictbridge compliant++
Dpof compliant++
Remote control--
Connections (extended)
  • dc input
-
Performance Timing
Max cycle time for jpeg shooting (s/frame)1.552.19
Camera penalizes early shutter press+-
Jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (max resolution) (fps)2.701.60
Buffer size for jpeg shooting in burst mode (max resolution) (frames)38
Shutter lag (full af, wide/mid) (s)0.810.78
Shutter lag (full af, tele) (s)-0.48
Shutter lag (manual focus) (s)0.80-
Shutter lag (prefocused) (s)0.520.04
Shutter lag (notes)Shutter lag for some additional AF modes:1-Area, full AF Wide = 0.73s1-Area, full AF Tele = 0.79s1-Area-
Startup time (s)3.003.00
Play -> record time (s)1.501.00
Flash cycle time, full power (s)8.007.00
Power
Battery life, stills (cipa rating monitor/live view) (shots)400330
Battery form factor2 x AA2 x AA
Usable battery types
  • nimh rechargeable
  • oxyride / alkaline disposable
  • alkaline
  • lithium disposables; nimh rechargeables
Batteries included2 x AA Oxyride disposable2 x AA Alkaline disposable
Battery charger included (dedicated charger or ac/usb adapter)--
Software
Included software
  • arcsoft photobase
  • arcsoft photoimpression
  • sd viewer for dsc
  • usb driver
  • pictureproject
Os compatibility
  • mac os
  • windows
  • windows 98se/2000/me/xp; mac os x 10.1.5 or newer



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