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Pentax-optio-w30.2964931
4.8 out of 10

Pentax Optio W30

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Overall 4
4.0

Marginal Waterproof snapshot camera

sbfilmguy, epinions.com
12 August 2008
  • Summary: Okay for snapshots, but if image quality is important to you, keep looking, this won't do the trick.
  • Pros: Waterproof, compact, large LCD screen
  • Cons: Image quality is poor under almost all circumstances
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing Image Quality

dilloshooter, epinions.com
14 July 2008
  • Excerpt: This camera was purchased to take snapshots at the beach and the pool, and fortunately seems to live
  • Pros: Waterproof
  • Cons: Slow and inaccurate focus, poor exposure, poor low light performance.
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Overall 4
4.0

So-So, I own it, cant recommend it

YeahSoMaybe? "computersandmusicperson", Amazon
19 November 2007
  • Summary: PREFACE/BACKGROUND: I previous owned an early predecessor to this camera (the WR33). I * LOVED * it. It took wonderful pictures - quickly. I was very happy with it even though it was sort of homely and had a tiny LCD. After a few years, the WR33 stopped working. I decide to get another newer water resistant Pentax that would be similar. NOW (2007) - THE W30 I bought the W30 a few months ago. Pros: * Big high quality LCD view screen.
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Overall 4
4.0

It's Ok, but it doesn't take great pictures

beachlover, Amazon
22 October 2007
  • Summary: I've had this camera for 6 months now. I like the waterproof aspect since I can take it boating or to the beach and not have to worry. My first battery failed within a week of getting the camera and it was a hassle getting a replacement battery from the company. But, I think it just doesn't take very good pictures. At least 25% of the pictures I took on vacation this summer turned out blurry or out of focus, no matter what setting I put it on.
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Overall 4
4.0

OK Camera: Good Features but Non-Perfect Waterproof Design/Workmanship : Water enters LCD

Tanay P. Shaha, Amazon
12 July 2007
  • Summary: Somebody else has also experienced this problem, i read that in review. But i ignored and bought it. When I tested in merely 1 or 2 feet of water.. that's it .. Water was there in between Camera LCD and the transparent hard plastic over that LCD. I thought it would evaporate or drain out but after 2 days it was still like that!! Otherwise camera is good with pretty good features & pictures. Bad quality with low light/ night pictures.
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Overall 4
4.0

Screen retains water - can't see what picture you are taking

Maison Bienvenue, Amazon
12 June 2007
  • Summary: I just got the camera 5 days ago and have used it on 2 different water occasions. Water gets behind the protection around the LCD screen so that you can't see what you are taking pictures of and view the pictures already taken. My camera has been out of the water for 12 hours now and water is still "behind" the screen. I don't know if mine is defective. I'm going to contact Pentax.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

skärgård, Fotosidan.se
30 March 2009
  • Conclusion: Batterilivslängd: 2 Bildkvalitet: 2 Hållbarhet: 3 Det är ingen kamera jag skulle rekommendera att köpa.Endast praktiskt att den är vattentät vilket gör den lämpad att ha med på jobbet som är en båt. Har en Olympus Mju 700 som tar otroligt mycket bättre bilder.
  • Pros: Vattentät och smidig
  • Cons: Tar rätt dåliga bilder. Suddiga och tråkiga färger.Jobbiga menyer
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