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Make-up Shot Feel like a model The EXILIM Card EX-S12 also features a Make-up Shot Function for espec... See full description.
  • Compact
  • 3x optical zoom

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Make-up Shot
Feel like a model

The EXILIM Card EX-S12 also features a Make-up Shot Function for especially appealing portrait photographs. The outstanding image processing makes the skin on faces appear smoother and softens facial shadows caused by strong sunlight or illumination. You can select from twelve levels as desired – from minimum to maximum – and observe the effect on the TFT colour display while taking the photo. The EX-S12 has a separate “Make-up Shot Button” to activate or de-activate the function quickly.

Dynamic Photo Function
Discover the artist in you

With the Dynamic Photo Function, you can cut a motif out of a photo which has just been taken and use another photo as background. You can even cut out several photos from series shot and insert them to show a moving object on a still background. Create a unique image where only the motif moves – with no editing on the computer.

Multi-motion function
Always on the move

The BEST SHOT function Multi-Motion-Image enables you to capture a movement sequence in just one single photo. Take a photo of the moving motif in front of a still background. This motif is photographed in a series of images which are compiled to one single picture by the new EXILIM Engine 4.0. This enables you to capture movements such as a snowboarding jump from the launch to the landing on one single photo.

Lighting function
Rich colours

The EX-S12 can recognize and correct difficult light situations: the light function optimizes the brightness of faces automatically even in scenes with backlight simply by pressing the release button. Even the sky or buildings in the background that are subject to overexposure are rendered in full colour.

Advanced Auto Tracking AF Function
Everything in view

Dogs running, kids jumping around, moving cars – there are countless examples of moving subjects, which can try the patience of even professional photographers. Thanks to the Auto Tracking AF function with motion analysis, you can relax and concentrate on the overall subject. Press the release button half way down, to fix the focus for saving – as soon as you see the picture you want, simply press release!

BEST SHOT motif programmes
You don’t need to be an expert to create great photos

You don’t need to be an expert to create great photos: To ensure that all your photos and movies are a success from the start, the EX-S12 comes with 41 flexible presettings for a wide range of situations. With BEST SHOT, you can also create and save your own settings, which can be selected at any time.

Almost all BEST SHOT programmes offered by the EX-S12 are designed for both photo and movie recording.

Face detection function
The simple touch

Whether you’re on holiday, at a party or spending time with your family – people are particularly popular subjects for a photo. It’s always a pity when faces turn out blurred on a picture. The Face Detection function now offers the perfect solution, recognizing the individual faces or even entire groups, and automatically applying the best possible setting.

Trimming
Custom-made

With trimming you can define sections of a photo while they are still in the camera and save them as separate shots. And so, for example, you can just cut a person’s face and print it out as a photo – even without a computer.

Various Flash
The flash for every situation

You can adapt the flash of the EXILIM Card EX-S12 to different situations. The following presets are available for this:

  • Red Eye-Reduction: reduces the “red eye effect”
  • Rapid Flash: three photos with flash in 1 second
    • Soft Flash: for ideal illumination of the immediate area
  • Auto: flash is switched on automatically when required
  • On: flash always switched on
  • Off: flash always switched off

Auto Shutter function
Enjoy the moment

Blurred images are usually the result of an unsteady camera action or subjects that move while the release button is being pressed. EXILIM offers a simple solution to the problem of blurred or shaky photos: The new Auto Shutter function can automatically determine the perfect moment to take a photo.

Working in conjunction with the Anti Blur Auto Shutter, Pan Auto Shutter, Smile Detection Auto Shutter and Self Portrait Auto Shutter functions, the new technology ensures rapid focus and takes the photo automatically when the image is steady, so the result is not impaired.

Anti Blur Auto Shutter
Hold it there!

The practical Anti Blur Auto Shutter function helps prevent shaking and blurring caused by movement; it does this by taking the photograph at the precise moment when your hand or the moving subject becomes still.

Pan Auto Shutter
Always on the move

Fast-moving subjects are hard to capture on camera. When you activate the Pan Auto Shutter function, the photo is automatically triggered as soon as the moving subject becomes still in the frame, e.g. when you follow it with the camera.

Smile Detection Auto Shutter
No smile, no photo!

Smile and the world smiles with you! The innovative Smile Detection Auto Shutter function ensures that you will never again miss that smile when taking photos. Press the release button as soon as you have the faces in the frame. The photo will then be taken, fully automatically, once the subjects are smiling.

Self Portrait Auto Shutter
Are we all in the photo?

Totally practical: the Self Portrait Auto Shutter function enables the camera to recognise faces. Once the release button is pressed, the camera prepares to take the photo and automatically does so once the faces of the subjects are located within the frame.

product specification
Camera Type Compact
Optical zoom ratio 3x optical zoom
Screen size 2.7"
Digital zoom ratio 4x digital zoom
Type of image stabiliser No image stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Silver
Colour Black
Colour Gold
Media format SD Card storage
Media format SDHC Card storage
PictBridge No
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Weight (g) 112g
Flash Yes
Series EXILIM
WiFi WiFi ready
Shortest shutter speed 1/1 min. shutter speed
Longest shutter speed 1/4 max. shutter speed
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 94.2x54.6x14.9mm
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Release date 9 Apr 2009
Height in mm 5.5
Width in mm Width: 94.2mm
Depth in mm 1.5
Serial Shot Mode No
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length 108 Millimetres
Lowest focal length 36 Millimetres