Pentax S12 Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax Optio S12 
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Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: S12 
Camera Format: Ultra Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $279.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2008-04-30
Tripod Mount:  
Weight: 4.6 oz (130 g)
Weight With Batteries? No
Size: 3.6 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.
(91 x 56 x 23 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second:  
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30, 30
Movie Audio: Yes 
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 12.40
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.7" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 
Sensor Type: CCD 
Effective Megapixels: 12.00 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 37 - 111 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 6x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Normal Focus Range: 35 cm to Infinity
13.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 6 - 40 cm
2.4 - 15.7 in
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/5.4 (tele) - f/??? 
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 232,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 8.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600; 3200 available in Digital SR mode
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Manual 
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: TTL Multi-segment, Center-weighted & Spot meter 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Night Scene, Landscape, Flower, Natural Skin Tone, Portrait, Half Length Portrait (3M), Kids, Digital SR (5M), Sport, Surf & Snow, Pet, Text, Food, Frame Composite (3M), Dynamic Range Adjustment (auto and manual adjustments) 
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: On, Off, Auto, Red-eye, Soft flash 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: Approx 22 (wide, auto ISO), 11 (tele, auto ISO) 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC 
Memory Included (MB): 21.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Movie File Format: AVI (DivX MPEG-4) 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: DC Input 
Included Software: TBA 
OS Compatibility: TBA 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI68 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI68 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 270
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