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Cute Little Snapper - Not a Night Bird
on 8 July 2009
Bought to replace my Cannon IXUS 40 that developed the usual "E18" 'jammed zoom problem' common to that breed. The Optio S12 is tiny and light - even feels a bit too delicate/cheap, but...It's oozing with features and the daylight pictures are crisp and rich in colour. My only gripe is that (as other reviewers have mentioned) it doesn't like to take decent pictures in low ambient light conditions, especially outdoors, where the flash is not up to the job of illuminating much. Use of the specific 'nightime' setting really requires a tripod to deliver focused images. Conclusion: 6 month's down track, it's good value for money but needs patience in the dark.