Summary: I bought this for my wife. It's a reconditioned unit, so I didn't really know what to expect. All I knew was I wanted my wife to have her Casio Exilim back in her hands and be happy. She had a different model, but it looked and acted the same. Well, acted ALMOST the same. And, ever since her camera failed (lens would no longer extend), she's been unhappy and cannot take pictures.
Summary: This is a very thin camera and it is great for going to restaurants and places where a bigger camera would draw attention. I am satisfied with the quality and the price was good too considering that this was a new, unused camera.
Summary: I am learning about this camera but so far I love it. The pictures come out great and there are so many options. I am glad I bought it especially during the holidays. There are many picture taking opportunities.
Summary: I did not expect much from the camera given its size and cost. I got it to quickly take pictures of DIY projects in progress. For a pocket camera, it does the job well. Autofocus tends to be unreliable; for some reason, objects at infinity (e.g. the skyline) are problematic. Exposure auto-settings (ISO, white balance, EV) produce over-saturated pictures by choosing higher ISOs, also giving pixel noise.
Summary: I've owned two generations of this camera and both lasted only a short while. The 1st began to malfunction after about 2 months. Instead of allowing me to turn it on and take photos, it would go directly to date time settings, and I would have to reset the date time every time I turned it on.
Summary: Absolutely awesome. The smallest camera around. Stilish, everybody is gelous of my tuny S12. Takes GREAT pics, also in dim light. And HD video, too. Battery life is fantastic. In a nutshell: the best compact around, IMO. And you can take it with you in your pocket, always. Definitely a 5 stars.
Summary: Liked the camera very much, but just got back from an extended road trip, and in a Clarion Hotel parking lot in San Jose, CA, someone broke both passenger side windows in our car and stole the camera (with several hundred pictures from our trip) and several other items!! So, I will be shopping for another one just like it soon.