Summary: This a great point and shoot, but I was very disappointed in photo quality in low light, and ESP. When I cropped in iPhoto, I lost clarity. The light metering was very poor, for what needed in getting really good photos of jewelry. I am selling it and have bought the cannon ps. g12,which I LOVE!!!
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.
Summary: It's rare that you would be unhappy with something so small. In fact, this camera is super slim. I carried it in a soft case in my pocket and would find it ON when I went to use it with almost all the battery life drained.
Summary: I had the S10 that I was very happy with but gave to a friend. I was looking for another S10 but the S12 was the same price. It is a nice camera BUT slow to start up, about 3-4 seconds. Also after taking photo another 3-4 secs......busy please wait!!!
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.
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:...
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.
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.
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...