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Optio S12 2.5` LCD Monitor, 12 MP Digital Camera (Silver)
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Pentax Optio S12 2.5" LCD Monitor, 12 MP Digital Camera (Silver)

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
The tiny, pocket-sized, 12 megapixel Optio S12 features Face Recognition and Dynamic Range Adjustment that's ideal for portraits.

The tiny, pocket-sized, 12 megapixel Optio S12 features Face Recognition and Dynamic Range Adjustment that's ideal for portraits. For easy composition and review of images, the S12 offers a generous 2.5 inch LCD monitor with an Anti-reflective coating and Bright mode. Digital Shake Reduction automatically selects a higher ISO, up to 3200, for blur-free images. This digital beauty is available in silver or black.


  • Stylish, ultra-compact design fits easily in a pocket
  • The 12.0 megapixel CCD and 3x optical zoom assure high resolution images
  • Dynamic Range Adjustment and Face Recognition features are ideal for portraits
  • Face Recognition can be activated and faces selected in any mode with dedicated button
  • Digital Shake Reduction automatically selects higher ISO, up to 3200, for blur free images
  • Auto Picture mode selects the best capture mode for the scene
  • 2.5 inch LCD monitor with an Anti-reflective coating and Bright mode allows for easy composition and review of images
  • High-quality extended movie mode captures MPEG-4 DivX (640 x 480) at 30fps with anti-shake and editing functions


  • Type:     Ultra-compact digital camera
  • Sensor:   Type - 1/1.7" interline transfer CCD w/ primary color filter; Effective pixels - 12.0 MP; Total pixels - 12.4 MP; Recorded resolutions - Still: 4000x3000 (12M), 3648x2736 (10M), 3072x2304 (7M), 2592x1944 (5M), 2048x1536 (3M), 1024x768 (1024), 640x480 (VGA); Movie: 640x480 (VGA), 320x240 (QVGA); Quality levels - *** Best, ** Better, * Good
  • Lens:   Type/construction - smc PENTAX zoom lens, 7 elements, 5 groups (2 dual sided aspherical elements, 1 single sided aspherical element); Optical zoom - 3X; Focal length (equiv.) - 7.9-23.7mm (37-111mm); Digital zoom: 6X; Combined zoom - 18X; Intelligent zoom - Approx 3.3X at 10M, 3.9X at 7M, 4.6X at 5M, 5.7X at 3M, 11.4X at 1024, 17.9X at VGA; Aperture - f/2.8-5.4
  • LCD/Viewfinder:   LCD screen - 2.5" TFT color LCD with LCD Bright Mode and anti-reflective coating; LCD coverage - TBA; LCD resolution - 232,000 dots; Wide angle viewable - YES; Optical viewfinder - n/a
  • Focus System:   Type - TTL contrast detection autofocus w/ AF assist lamp; Autofocus - 5 point autofocus, spot/tracking autofocus available; Manual focus - YES; Macro focus - YES, macro and super macro available; Focus lock - YES, by pressing the shutter release button half way; Focus range - Normal: 1.15' to infinity; Macro: 0.39-1.31' (wide); Super Macro: 0.20-0.49' (wide); Manual: TBA
  • Flash:   Type - Built-in series-control auto flash; Flash modes - Auto, flash on, flash off, redeye, soft; Effective range - Approx 22' (wide, auto ISO), 11' (tele, auto ISO)
  • Storage Media: Internal memory - 21 MB; Removable memory - SD, SDHC
  • Interfaces:   Ports - USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, DC in; Video out - NTSC, PAL; Printer interfaces - PictBridge
  • Power Supply: Power source - Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI68; Recordable images - Approx 270; Playback time - Approx 270 min; Movie recording time - Approx 80 min; Audio recording time - Approx 220 min; AC adapter available - YES (optional)
  • Physical Specifications: Dimensions (W x H x D) - 3.6 x 2.2 x 0.9"; Weight (without battery or removable memory) - 4.6 oz; Loaded and ready - 5.3 oz; Construction material(s) - TBA; Operating temperature - 32-104 degrees F
  • Timing:   Startup - Approx 2.1s; Release lag - Approx 0.006s
  • Language Support: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Russian, Thai, Korean, Traditional/Simplified Chinese, Japanese
  • Image Stabilization: Still - Digital SR Mode (auto up to 3200 ISO); Movie - Movie SR Mode
    Metering System: Type - TTL; Multi-segment - YES; Center weighted - YES; Spot - YES; Exposure compensation - +/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)
  • ISO Sensitivity:   Auto - 64-3200 (3200 in Digital SR mode), auto range adjustable; Manual - 64-3200 (3200 in Digital SR mode)
  • White Balance:   Auto preset modes - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent; Manual mode(s) - YES
  • Shutter:   Type - TBA; Shutter speed - 1/2000 to 1/4 sec (4 sec available in Night Scene mode)
  • Capture Modes:   Mode selection - Auto Picture (xxxx, xxxx, xxxx, xxxx), Program, Shutter Priority, Manual, Night Scene, Movie, Voice Recording, 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); Green simplified mode available - YES; Face recognition available - YES, up to 15 faces in all modes, face selector available; P/A/S/M/B - P, S, M; Date stamp - YES (not available in Green Mode); Digital filters (capture) - n/a
  • Drive Modes:   Mode selection - One shot, self timer (10s, 2s), continuous, remote control (3s, 0s), multi-exposure (5M); Continuous FPS - Approx 1.47 FPS; Self-timer - YES (10s, 2s); Remote control - YES, infrared (3s, 0s), remote optional
  • Playback Modes:   Mode selection - One shot, index (9 thumbnails), magnification, movie playback, sound playback, histogram, select & delete, calendar; Mode pallet - Slideshow, resize, trimming, image & sound copy, image rotation, color filter, digital filter, brightness filter, movie edit, redeye edit, voice memo, protect, DPOF, startup image, frame composite (3M); Magnification - Up to 8x, scrollable; Digital filters (playback) - Color filters (13), digital filters (5), brightness; Movie edit - Save as still image, movie divide, movie extract
  • File Formats:   Still - JPG (EXIF 2.2), DCF 2.0 (design rule for camera file system), DPOF, Print Image Matching III; Movie - AVI (DivX with MPG-4), 30 FPS w/ sound, Movie SR; Sound - WAV (PCM), monaural
  • Colors:   Silver or Black

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