Jitter from shaky hands is one of the main reasons why cameras produce blurry images. Panasonic doesn't expect everyone to have hands of stone when taking pictures-that's why Lumix cameras help solve the problem of unsteady hands with advanced MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer technology. The DMC-LZ2 has a built-in gyrosensor that detects any hand movement and relays a signal to a tiny microcomputer inside the camera, which instantly calculates the compensation needed. A linear motor then shifts the Optical Image Stabilizer lens as necessary to guide incoming light from the image straight to the CCD. You won't even notice it working--all you'll see are the outstanding results!
6x Optical Zoom in a Compact Body
Use the 6x optical zoom together with the 4x digital zoom to enjoy up to 24x zoom power, which approximates a 888mm zoom lens on a 35mm camera, with a body size as compact as an ordinary 3x optical zoom camera.
Snap Off Consecutive Shots at 3 Frames per Second
You can take up to 5 images in Standard Mode and 3 images in Fine Mode with full resolution. In addition, the Unlimited Consecutive Shooting function lets you continue shooting until the memory card or built-in memory is full. All this is made possible by the Venus Engine Plus, which reduces power consumption by about 50% compared with Panasonic's previous Venus Engine. The multi-task image processing in the Venus Engine Plus LSI has accelerated response speed, giving you more comfortable shooting with a release time lag of 0.008 seconds minimum.
2.0-Inch Diagonal TRM LCD for Easy Viewing- Even Outdoors
This bright 2.0-inch diagonal LCD monitor is easy to see. Its TRM (Transmissive with Micro Reflective) design suppresses reflection, so you see your subject clearly even when shooting outdoors.
Two Convenient Power Sources--Alkaline or Rechargeable Batteries
The DMC-LZ2 can be powered by two AA alkaline or two rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries. Panasonic's included two Panasonic Oxyride batteries that allow you to take up to 235 photos. Alkaline batteries let you take about 175 photos and nickel-metal hydride batteries allow up to 390 photos.
Built-In Memory--Shoot Even When You Don't Have an SD Memory Card
Take photos even when you don't have an SD memory card on hand. The built-in memory holds up to 14MB of image data, which you can later upload to an SD memory card or PC. You can also download images from a memory card or PC to the built-in memory, and view them on the LCD anytime you like.
Panasonic's DMC-LZ2 Lumix Digital Camera delivers sharper, better photographs with just a touch. The 2.0" diagonal LCD uses a TRM design to suppress reflections, allowing you to see more clearly - even outdoors. It operates on two convenient power sources, for maximum flexibility: Alkaline or Rechargeable AA batteries. Store photos in the built-in memory when your SD cards are full. Unlimited Consecutive Shooting lets you snap shots until your memory card is full. Shutter Speed - 8 - 1/2,000 sec. Exposure - Program AE 10 sec. Audio Dubbing Records to SD/MMC slots Auto Review - 1 sec/3 sec/zoom @ 1x/4x/8x Scene Modes - Simple, Normal Picture, Economy, Macro, Portrait, Night Portrait, Panning, Fireworks, Party, Snow and more PictBridge direct printing Auto Angle Detection Backlight Compensation Works with OxyRide AA batteries (included), Ni-MH rechargeables and alkaline batteries Color - Silver Dimensions(HxWxD) - 2.50 x 3.96 x 1.30 Weight - 0.49 lbs. Included Accessories - Two AA Oxyride batteries, A/V & USB cable, strap and CD-ROM Panasonic DMC-LZ2 PanasonicDMC-LZ2