Pentax Optio S12 - Test shots – Exposure evaluation



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”Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera’s overall image quality, including the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image.”


The wide angle is equivalent to 37mm, slightly different to the S10.


The telephoto end is equivalent to 111mm.


Colour rendition is very natural, with good detail in bright saturated areas.


The new Dynamic Range Adjustment feature make a good job of preserving shadow and highlight detail.


Score in detail

  • Value 9
  • Image Quality 8
  • Build Quality 9


Camera type Ultra Compact
Megapixels (Megapixel) 12 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 3x
Image Stabilisation Electronic
LCD Monitor 2.5 in
Flash modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash ON, Flash OFF
Video (max res/format) 640 x 480
Memory card slot Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card