Waterproof Optio now shoots deeper and at colder temperatures
30 November 2011
Summary: The Optio W60 is a waterproof and dustproof 10-megapixel point & shoot camera that you can take and use practically anywhere. It has an internal 5X optical zoom lets you get close to the action while also offering 28mm wide shooting.
Pros: Waterproof to 13 feet, dustproof, can shoot in freezing weather, Excellent high-res 2.5-inch wide viewing-angle LCD, Internal 5X optical zoom, New 1280 x 720 movie mode, Plenty of fun and useful software features (face/smile/blink recognition), Digital shake reduction with ISO up to 6400
Cons: No sensor shift shake reduction, No illuminator lamp
Summary: The Pentax Optio W60 is a durable, flexible underwater camera. It’s a good point-and-shoot camera for certain uses. Learn what the Optio W60 has to offer, and what it doesn't, by reading this camera review.
Summary: What a ride it has been for PENTAX. After a partnership deal with Korea’s Samsung and a merger with Hoya Corporation, the brand is making up for ground lost to the competition. Now it looks like PENTAX is poised to regain its position as the go-to brand for cool photo stuff -- and is ready to snatch...
Summary: The Optio W60 is a return to form for Pentax and its range of underwater cameras. Rather than relying on the unique selling point of waterproofing alone, the W60 sensibly upgrades almost every aspect of its predecessor including the optical zoom range, sensor resolution and screen detail, while...
Pros: Fully waterproof to depths of 4m., Decent 5x optical range with 28mm wide., Contrast, sharpness and saturation controls., Interval timer shooting and smile detection.
Cons: No optical or sensor-shift anti-shake., Average video quality and HD at only 15fps., Low contrast images in some tests., Concerns over scratching lens cover.
Summary: The PENTAX Optio W60 compact digital camera is lightweight and fully waterproof. The Optio W60 features 10 megapixels and a 5X zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle capability. The enhanced design of the Optio W60 allows the camera to operate up to 13 feet underwater for two hours and at extreme...
Excerpt: Whether you’re maxin’ at a pool party, snorkeling a reef, hiking a dusty trail, or making a movie of your daughter’s toe-shoe recital, the Optio W60 has you covered. Super-rugged and waterproof to 13 feet, this easy-to-handle, 10-megapixel aqua-shooter with 5X optical zoom makes for a surprisingly...
Pros: Built for abuse, it’s nearly indestructible. Button layout easy to operate, even underwater. Image quality is very pleasing. Fine balance of feature set and price.
Cons: Menu icons a bit cartoonish. LCD could be brighter.