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Pentax Optio W60
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Pentax Optio W60

With 10 megapixels and a 5X internal zoom, this waterproof Optio Read more

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Waterproof Optio now shoots deeper and at colder temperatures

digitalcameraroundup.com
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
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0

Pentax Optio W60 Waterproof Digital Camera Review

Bright Hub
24 February 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.1

PENTAX Optio W60

AskMen.com
5 June 2009
  • 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...
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Overall 9
8.5

Pentax W60

Camera Labs
1 December 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 9
8.5
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 8
8.0

Pentax Optio W60 Review

What Digital Camera
7 October 2008
  • Excerpt: A major selling point of the Pentax W60 is that it's waterproof to four metres, yet, optically, it also competes well with unsealed compacts
  • Pros: Waterproofing, Design, Handling
  • Cons: Slight image quality issues, Lacks shockproofing
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
28 July 2008
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Pentax Optio W60

Wired
29 May 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 9
9.0

Pentax Optio W60

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
Overall 8
7.5

A compact sports camera that is rugged, waterproof and easy to use.

Good Gear Guide.au
6 October 2009
  • Summary: Pentax’s Optio W60 offers similar performance levels to entry-level cameras with budget price tags but in a casing that can stand up to some serious punishment.
  • Pros: Waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, scratchproof, smashproof
  • Cons: Soft images, no optical image stabilisation, bad barrel distortion at high zoom
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Picture quality 6
6.0
Overall quality 10
10
Photo quality - landscapes 10
10
Photo quality - macro 8
8.0
Photo quality - portraits 6
6.0
Photo quality - low light 8
8.0
Photo quality - sports 8
8.0

Pentax Optio W60

digicambuyer.co.uk
14 July 2009
  • Conclusion: The W60 is a decent camera as well as, not in spite of, the waterproof element, making it an excellent choice
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