Pentax Optio S12

Announced Jan 23, 2008 •
12 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 38 – 114 mm (3×)
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Product description
Announced Jan 23, 2008

The Pentax S12 is the latest in a line of slim metal-bodied cameras that stretches back to the Optio S, launched in January 2003.The S12 may boast a 12 megapixel sensor, but the 37-111mm zoom lacks a real wide angle, the design is dull and the user interface isn't a patch on the best cameras in this class. In good light it produces pleasant natural results and feels fairly speedy - though both output quality and focus speed go rapidly downhill in low light and at higher ISO settings. (April 2009)

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Quick specs
Body type Ultracompact
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Focal length (equiv.) 38–114 mm
Optical zoom 3×
Screen size 2.5
Screen dots 230,000
Min shutter speed 4 sec
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Storage types SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 140 g (0.31 lb / 4.94 oz)
Dimensions 87 x 54 x 21 mm (3.43 x 2.13 x 0.83)

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