Looks like a standard digicam, but you can take it into the water
30 November 2011
Summary: If you hang around wet places a lot - pool, lakes, or even the sea - the Pentax Optio W10 is a great choice. Its sealing comes in handy under any circumstances. You never have to worry about a bit of rain or sand, or have it getting splashed on. And the ability to take pictures underwater is just priceless. The W10 immediately becomes a conversation piece around water because it looks like any other camera, and so people's jaws drop when you take it under!
Pros: A camera you can take underwater!, Still looks and handles like a regular digital camera, Very simple to use, Costs less than a camera plus a dedicated waterproof case
Cons: Five feet underwater not enough for real diving, Somewhat sluggish performance, Manual safety latch (can lead to flooding if forgotten), ISO 800 mode too grainy
Excerpt: The new Optio W10 could be the perfect low-buck beach/pool/lawn sprinkler camera. Continuing its line of pocket-sized waterproof digicams, Pentax gives this 6.0-megapixel amphibian a 3x optical zoom (38-114mm 35mm equivalent) and Class 8 waterproofing, which means it's safe to submerge underneath 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
Conclusion: Pentax Optio W10 digital compact camera The Pentax Optio W10 is a typical example of a small camera aiming at the photographer looking for user convenience and an easy-to-operate camera. This type of user generally isn't keen on having to worry about all sorts of "unnecessary" actions; they just want to capture the fun moment by a simple, single push of the button.
Excerpt: Continue on to Features & Controls Pentax Optio W10 Specifications Camera Type: Compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure and auto flash, waterproof 1.5m 30 minutes Effective Pixels: 6.0 megapixels Image Capture Device Type: 1/2.5 inch interline transfer CCD with a primary color filter Total Pixels: 6.18 megapixels Color Depth: 10 bit x 3 colors Recorded Pixels: Still - 2816x2112, 2560x1920, 2304x1728, 2048x1536, 1600x1200,...
Excerpt: If you're looking for a camera that needs to be able to take a light dunking, the 6 megapixel Pentax Optio W10 is an excellent choice. The W10 is the third generation of waterproof Optio camera and Pentax just keeps tweaking minor things to make improvements each time. If you spend a lot of time on the beach or near the water, the Pentax Optio W10 can withstand a drop in the sand and can get the underwater movie of your trout swimming away to be caught again another day.
Conclusion: Bekijk ook onze met verschillende foto's geschoten met de Optio W10 camera. De sample foto's zijn genomen met een resolutie van 2816 x 2112 pixels op het zonnige Caribische eiland; Curacao.
Excerpt: A l'instar de l'Optio WP et de l'optio WPi, le pentax W10 mise sur son étanchéité. Plus de problèmes pour nettoyer son appareil photo, on le met sous le robinet et on astique. Plus de soucis à se faire lorsque l'on prend des photos à la neige. Plus de risque au bord de la piscine, on peut même plonger avec son appareil sans avoir peur de l'abîmer.