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. The high resolution 2.5-inch LCD display with anti-reflective coating means you can see if a picture is really sharp, and you can enjoy playback.
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
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: The Pentax W60 may look and feel cheaper than many other rugged cameras, but it can go to a fairly impressive 4m underwater, albeit for only two hours. It's not shockproof, though, and while it will work at -10 degrees, the battery indicator goes down to empty. Our W60 did carry on working, mind, so that's not to say the battery was about to give up.
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 the waterproof crown back from Olympus.
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 throwing in features like smile detection and actually improving the underwater specification.
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.
Excerpt: In The United States? Check out these stores: In Europe? Check out these stores: Physical Views Pentax Optio W60 and a standard CD for size comparison Continue on to Features & Controls Pentax Optio W60 Specifications Type: Compact Digital Waterproof Camera Colors Available: Silver and Ocean Blue Sensor: Type - 1/2.3" interline transfer CCD w/primary color filter; Effective pixels - 10.0 MP; Total pixels - 10.34 MP; Recorded resolutions - Still: 10M (3648x2736), 7.5M...