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: I bought it as a backup photo/video camera for my T1i so I can bring it with me all the time. But the video quality is kind Disappointing. 1. Seems no auto focus while recording. And the videos I recorded are mostly out of focus. 2. Bright vertical lines ruined the videos. 3.
Summary: Hey all. I had originally bought this camera back in 2007 when it had first been released. Recently I traveled to Las Vegas and lost my beautiful Casio camera. So because I loved it so much, I bought this camera, still believing it was the same camera... But it's not!
Camera Breaks and Casio has Irritating Customer Service
Douglas J. Mayson, Amazon
18 November 2009
Summary: My camera has broken twice. I bought it at Radioshack and unfortunately lost the receipt. I went into the store to return the camera and after like 30 days you have to send it back to Casio (which of course is a pain).
Summary: I usually shoot with a DSLR and wanted to get a new small camera to carry around and replace my 5 year old Pentax Optio S4i. My main criteria for picking the camera were weight, HD video capture, image quality, and ease of use. I've since updated this list to include image stabilization.
Video Recording limited compared to S10 (previous model)
David Bradbury, Amazon
28 June 2009
Summary: Despite the plus of offering an HD option in the S12, Casio has reverted to the old AVI JPEG format rather than sticking with MPEG4 H.264 which was used in last year's model, the S10. Also, while the S10 could record video as long as the battery/memory would hold, the S12 is limited to 10 minutes.
Andy Sernovitz "Author, Word of Mouth Marketi..., Amazon
3 May 2009
Summary: I have owned 4 previous versions of this camera. They are fantastic. I use them for work and for family. This one just doesn't work. Picture quality is worse. When you make movies, the video is out of sync with the audio. I think they tried to put too much in one little camera.
Summary: The camera is small and fits into easily into my front pockets, however the picture quality needs major improvement. PROS: - Size (small and compact) - Decent Videos CONS: - picture Quality (even with Best Shot/Manual/Fine settings) - Weak zoom - Build quality (Weak and plastic feel to the camera)
Summary: I've never had to give a bad review.. and I really wanted to like this camera. I perused the casio website for quite a long time, looking at their photo examples. I expected this camera to take decent photos out of the box, it did not. After making adjustments, the photos are NOT good.
Summary: ... nach nur 8 Monaten sieht die Kamera aus wie der letzte Schrott. Die grüne Farbe platzt ab wie nix. Speicherdauer bei 8MP unverhältnismäßig lang, Hauttöne werden plattgerechnet und das Rauschen in guter Quali a la 2001. Gut ist das Format, klein, handlich und immer verfügbar.