Pentax Optio S12 reviews and prices: Compact camera

14 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

£939 at 1 retailer out of 422 retailers checked

8.7 out of 10 based on 14 reviews.
Pentax Optio S12: 12 MP (Megapixels), 3x optical zoom, SDHC Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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NIk , Dereham, Norfolk

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Small, compact, good looking, sylish, good size LCD screen
Bad points:
On/off swich a bit small. Zoom in/out button could be larger. No case supplied
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 May 2008

Confirmed purchaser david bailey NOT!!

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, easy to use straight from the box,with good size screen and compared with old camera no shutter lag.
Bad points:
Only got 3x zoom
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 May 2008

This Pentax Optio S12 is reviewed on PC Advisor

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 232000
Optical zoom ratio 3
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 6
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Multi
Media format SDHC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode No
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Mo
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 110
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 54x87x21
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.8x5.4
In-built memory (Megabytes) 21
Release date 2008-04-17
Height in mm 5.4
Width in mm 87
Depth in mm 2.1
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Battery Model Pentax D-LI68
Zoom Type Optical + Digital
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 111
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 37

Also known as: Optio S12, Optio Optio S12

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Manufacturer's Description

The PENTAX Optio S12, a stylish compact digital camera well-received for its ultra-compact and lightweight body and featuring higher image quality with an increased approximately 12.0 effective megapixels. Four colours-silver, black, pink, and light blue are available for the main body, allowing users to select a colour of their choice.

  • Ultra-compact body with a stylish design
  • High quality 12.0 effective megapixels sensor
  • smc PENATX 3x optical zoom lens
  • Face detection AF & AE
  • Face recognition upto 15 faces
  • New “Dynamic Range Adjustment” function
  • Digital SR (shake reduction) mode
  • High intensity 2.5" LCD monitor with anti -reflection coating
  • High quality Movie recording function
  • “Auto picture mode” for the best setting for the conditions
  • 18 shooting modes and 15 playback modes
  • Date imprint function

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