Excerpt: What do you get when you cram 12Mp and great battery life into a very tiny, very durable, and sublimely easy-to-use camera? You get the Pentax Optio S12, a solid competitor for the upper echelons of the point-and-shoot category.
Summary: The smart Pentax Optio S12 looks and feels as classy and assured as any of the Pentax S series from recent years. The venerable chassis, though, doesn't really suit such a high-resolution sensor — the previous 10-megapixel S10 gives just as much usable detail.
Pros: Small but solid, Effortless menus and buttons, Natural pictures
Cons: Minor build issues, Erratic focus, Soft on detail