Summary: Technology and photography can go together, but you need to know which it is you're paying for. Gadget fans will love the Casio Exilim EX-S12's techno-trickery, but photo fans might be willing to swap it all for a better lens.
Pros: Super-slim design and excellent finish; good high-ISO performance; interesting 'auto shutter' mode.
Cons: Poor zoom range and quality; 'dynamic photo' mode is fun but tricky to use; low-resolution continuous shutter shots.
Excerpt: We care more about how a camera performs than what it looks like, but there's something charming about the growing trend for fun paint jobs. The S12, which turned up for review in racing green, is one of our favourites.