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.
Excerpt: Decent camera with bad movie video function. I have bought this camera mainly for its HD video function, but was totally disappointed. The video recording is restricted to 10 minutes length and the videos recorded in HD are out of sync with audio. The photos shot with S12 were actually good and the big crystal clear display is also a plus. Problems: My cam made some weird sound sometimes during focusing, so I brought it back to store and got my money back.
Excerpt: How to rekord the maximum video in my card 8 gigas, just 10 minutes ? Please send me how to rekord the max video on my card. S12 Rekords just 10 minutes? Please post how to in Casio Talk Forum in that topic : S12 How to video more than 10 Minutes NEW Thanks and King Regards from Portugal Problems: How to rekord the maximum video in my card 8 gigas, just 10 minutes ? Please send me how to rekord the max video on my card. S12 Rekords just 10 minutes?
Summary: I had a prior version of this camera that had a docking station to charge the battery and transfer pictures to storage. It was simple. You put the camera in the dock and that was it. This version does not have the docking station. It requires you to remove the battery to charge it. If you remove the battery for a period of time you will lose your settings.
Beat the Canon Powershots for details but not for facial color/tones. Have a flaw on Auto-flash - shot when you blink
B. Li "DontUnderstand", Amazon
28 June 2009
Summary: I agree that this s12 image quality beat Canon Powershots (1000, 780IS that I tested) on sceneries (if you zoom-in to see the details) but NOT on human faces, in term of realistic, color/tone. There is also a big problem I found for the Auto-flash. It snaps right when your eyes half-way blink due to the flash - everytime. I did self-portrait to find this out, and it should apply to shooting others as well. It is a design flaw I believe.
Excerpt: My previous digicam was a Casio EX-Z750,which i loved (alas i sat on it and it broke) So I bought the S12 as a replacement. It is a good camera with the same friendly user interface. But... BE WARNED... unlike other Casio digicams, which are only limited by the size of your memory card, the length of movie clips on the S12 is limited to 10mins. THat's finde for most, but longer movies are way useful for recording seminars, training sessions etc.
Summary: Nice - very well made, with an all metal case and a gloss black (painted?) finish. Bad points: Limited 3x zoom but worse is the drop in picture quality when using the zoom, it really is poor, gloss finish means leaving finger marks on the camera. Good points: build quality, size - fits in a shirt pocket, good picture quality on wide angle (about 35mm), range of pre-sets (called best shot), lovely big clear screen.
Summary: Die Casio S-12 ist ein super schöne und kleine Kamera. Sie ist leicht zu händeln. Leider ist die Auslöseverzögerung deutlich langsamer als bei den Vorgängern. Auch bei den Video`s verwackelt sie sehr schnell. Ich behalte sie aber trotzdem, da die anderen Kameras in dem Preisssegment die gleichen Probleme haben.