"I've been very happy with my L12, 4+ months since I bought it"4.0 starson by glitterfairy54
Pros: Long battery life compared to the Sony I tried for one day
Cons: None so far
Summary: I loved my previous Olympus digital, but wanted something a little more compact for travel convenience. I tried a high-rated Sony that ate its way through 2 sets of batteries in one day and returned it immediately. I shopped around a little more, got a good price on the L12 at WalMart in October, and have been completely happy with it for vacation and holiday photos. The flash recovery time IS slow, but nothing that has caused a problem or missed shot.