Panasonic Lumix DMC-S1 Preview
Like the S3, the S1 is controlled by Panasonic's well known iA (intelligent Auto) mode, which has been a staple in the the Lumix camera line for some time now. To enhance your picture taking abilities and experience, they've added two new technologies to the mix in the form of AF Tracking (for following moving subjects), and Intelligent Exposure (prevents blocked shadows and blown highlights). Another popular trend we are seeing is automatic uploading capabilities to social media sites like Facebook and YouTube. Panasonic has incorporated this functionality also, with their new Lumix Image Uploader option, which will directly upload videos to YouTube or photos to Facebook when you connect the camera to your PC with the included USB cable.
Panasonic LUMIX S1 features include:
- 720p HD video recording
- 2.7-inch Intelligent LCD, which detects lightning conditions and adjusts its own brightness levels
- LEICA DC, 28mm wide view 4x optical zoom
- MEGA OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
- Intelligent ISO Control
- Face Detection
- iA (intelligent Auto)
- Intelligent Scene Selector (Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and Sunset)
- LUMIX Image Uploader (share images via Facebook and video via YouTube)
- 70MB built-in memory
- Li-ion battery
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