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Pentax Optio S12
Pentax Optio S12

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Pentax Optio S12

Editor's Review

With 12-megapixels and a 3x optical zoom, the Pentax Optio S12 packs SLR level image quality into a point and shoot camera. Digital Shake Reduction also ensures a clear, sharp image every time. A 2.5-inch LCD screen allows for quick and easy review of pictures, while Face Recognition ensures that each shot is in focus.


  • 12 Megapixels
  • 3x Optical Zoom / 6x Digital Zoom
  • 5 point Auto Focus, spot/tracking with Face Recognition
  • Digital "Shake Reduction" image stabilization
  • AVI (DivX with MPG-4), 30 FPS w/ sound
  • Multi-segment/Center weighted /Spot Exposure modes with Exposure compensation
  • 64-3200 (3200 in Digital SR mode)
  • JPEG File Format
  • 2.5-inch LCD 21MB Internal memory, SD/SDHC memory card capacity
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 2008

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Pentax Optio S12 Reviews

Pentax Optio S12 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 4.0 out of 5
Nice camera (SAWARRIOR — 03/27/2009)

I've been a professional photographer for 20 plus years. This is a nice little camera that's easy to take along tucked away in a shirt pocket. Easy to use, nice bight LCD screen and a lot of options. One of the few drawbacks is the slow focus. The slow focus gets to be a little irritating at times. Also, the pictures are not as sharp as I would like it to be. Overall, a good camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
happy in AK (pat — 02/13/2009)

This is an awesome camera. It is slim, sleek and very user friendly. There are so many options on this very small camera and it does a great job. It has color filter and black/white option. The pictures are great. I would recommend this to anyone who wants the extra little things that make photos fun and unique. All changes can be made on the camera without a computer. I love it and I am glad I made this purchase.