Summary: I have had this camera for years. This is a solid workhorse camera that is still working. It has been underwater, in pools, slammed into ocean shore rocks, and dropped by a toddler. It still works and takes great pictures. Awesome!
Summary: I love this camera!! This is actually my second one that I am purchasing. I have taken it snorkeling and white water rafting. It takes wonderful pictures (both above and below the water!). It is a convenient small size - perfect for keeping in your packet during hikes and adventures!
Excerpt: We got this to replace another digital camera that broke. I knew that Pentax was a good company when a family member accidentally dropped his off of a 300 foot cliff. We also knew from this family member that it was waterproof. We do lots of adventures and needed something that would be great for those adventures. The image quality is great. From the close ups to far away. The pictures are hardly blurry.
Excerpt: I've used this for several years and love it. We are active outdoors enthusiasts doing a lot of rugged sports like slot canyoneering, caving, ice climbing etc. We needed a camera that was dust proof and water proof and durable enough to keep up with our lifestyle. My dad had owned a Pentax that survived a 200 foot fall off a cliff, and still functioned great to that convinced me to try the Pentax W10. I've been very happy with the purchase!
Excerpt: Easy intutitive functions. Lots of picture modes to choose from. Only takes special battery. Picture quality is lacking, but it's so cool to have a waterproof camera that will take pictures under water. Easy to upload and manage pictures. Nice small size that fits in your pocket. I am sure other brands will jump on this market soon enough.
Excerpt: I love our new Optio W10 camera. We do a lot of off-roading and get very dusty. When our old Olympus gave out because of the dust, we went looking for a waterproof (dustproof) camera. I like the camera's size and easy to use features, but I miss the viewfinder that the Olympus had.
Excerpt: This camera is my newest toy. It takes very high quality pictures. it is capable of both hard and soft flash. zoom even brings in pics of full moons. It takes special batteries but these last much longer than most. For people like me with large hands and fingers yes you can work the controls easy. It has so many features i thought i was at first going to get lost. This ones really fun!!! to use.
Excerpt: I have the Olympus Stylus 800 weather proof camera but wanted something for snorkelling on our cruise. I purchased the Pentax Optio W10 and found the color quality better than the Olympus. Brighter truer colors, smaller case size and waterproof... winning combo for a pocket camera. Not all the features or quality of the big boys but great for what it is intended.
Summary: Very durable and easy to use. Good pictures with a minimum of fuss. Quick transfer to my computer. Underwater pictures can be very striking. Would recommend putting a floating harness on it however.
Summary: I bought this camera for my many snorkeling trips worldwide. The first trip I took it on was the Maldives and I was really excited to get some great underwater shots. I took it out on the reef in fairly calm conditions and the camera failed and never would turn back on. I was really upset at this but figured that the company would replace it, however when I sent it to them they said the seals were fine so they would not replace it. WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!!!!