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Pentax-optio-w60.960692
5.8 out of 10

Pentax Optio W60

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

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax Optio W60

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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

dls619, Photography Review
28 August 2009
  • Summary: I liked the camera at first. No problem with light water contact. Took the camera on a river rafting trip and it stopped working after the first day rafting. Let it dry out (saw signs of water on the batter) and it started working again. So I took it on the river again and it stopped working as soon as we hit the water. Let it dry out that night and it started working again.
  • Pros: Takes good quality pictures, Small size, Long battery life, Nice screen size, Decent price
  • Cons: Not waterproof! Need I say more?
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Overall 2
2.0

Pentax Optio W60 Waterproof Digital Camera

RickHudson, Rate it all!
13 August 2009
  • Summary: Camera erratically fails to turn on. The only cure I have found is to remove the battery and put it back in. Then it will usually turn on but when it goes off again or is turned off it may or may not turn on thereafter. This is a little awkward to deal with while snorkeling. By carefully treading water and holding the camera up I can do it without getting the inside of the camera wet.
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Overall 2
2.0

Already broken

Nicki, Ritz Camera
27 May 2009
  • Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
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Overall 2
2.0

Already broken

Nicki, PhotoAlley.com
27 May 2009
  • Summary: I only had the camera for 12 days until it stopped working. It takes a tremendous amount of force to push the button to turn the camera on. If it turns on it will take a picture - if you try to use the zoom, it powers off. It is almost like the battery is dead, however, it is fully charged. I am not sure where the power is going. Photoalley would not help because I had it more than ten days and I can not get anyone to help from Pentax. Wasted [$]!
  • Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
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Overall 2
2.0

Not so happy!

Nicki, Ritz Camera
21 May 2009
  • Conclusion: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
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Overall 2
2.0

Not so happy!

Nicki, PhotoAlley.com
21 May 2009
  • Summary: I have only had the optio w60 for 12 days. It had not been used much at all- less than 100 shots were taken before trouble started. After I charged the battery the 2nd time, the camera comes on (only after you use a tremendous amount of force) and will power off when you use the zoom. I am not sure what the problem could be - photoalley was not helpful in this situation- I have to call Pentax to get something done about the camera. Not worth the [$].
  • Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
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Overall 2
2.0

Much Inferior to Canon

Mike, B&H Photo
2 January 2009
  • Summary: I previously had a Canon Sd800is which got ruined on a river rafting trip, so I got this waterproof Pentax. It is a much inferior camera to the Canon in every way. The camera operation is slow. Shutter lag is much worse than the Canon. Low light performance is poor (very grainy images). The flash is too weak. The white balance doesn't work very well (especially in the snow and shade). Focus is spotty - sometimes in bright sunlight the subject is still out of focus.
  • Pros: Bright LCD
  • Cons: Long Lag Time, Poor ergonomics, Poor focus, Poor Operation in Low Light, Poor White Balance, Slow operation, Weak Flash, Zoom noise during movies
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Overall 2
2.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

Schlechter Kundendienst bei Pentax

expertmember2010, Ciao
7 May 2010
  • Summary: Bei meiner Pentax Optio W60 gab es bei den Filmaufnahmen sehr laute Störegeräusche, die von der AF-Funktion her rührten. Ich bemängelte diesen Fehler bei meinem Vertragshändler und bat um eine Reparatur auf Garantie. Als ich das Gerät zurückerhielt tauchte der Feher sehr bald schon wieder auf. Beim nächsten Versuch, erhielt ich das Gerät ohne Reparatur zurück, mit der Begründung, der Fehler sei dort nicht aufgetaucht.
  • Pros: Ich habe das Produkt nach 3x einsenden jedesmal retour erhalten  -  allerdings ohne Reparatur  :  - (
  • Cons: Schlechter Kundendienst !  Keine Reparatur des Schadens !  Keine Übernahme der Garantieleistung !
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Overall 2
2.0
Battery performance 2
2.0

Rückschritt im Pixelwahn

6bft, Ciao
5 January 2009
  • Summary: Wir haben uns die W60 als Ersatz für die leider verlorene W10 gekauft. Äußerlich ist das edle, hochwertige und sauber verarbeitetet Gehäuse der W10 ist rauem Plastik in Billig-Anmutung gewichen. Dafür liegt sie aber rutschfester in der Hand. Das wirkliche Manko dieser Kamera ist aber die Bildqualität, die wirklich ordentliche Bildqualität der W 10 ist völlig verschwunden.
  • Pros: Tiefer tauchte sie noch nie
  • Cons: Unakzeptable Bildqualität, kleiner Akku
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Golden_Angel, Fotosidan.se
26 December 2008
  • Conclusion: Batterilivslängd: 3 Bildkvalitet: 1 Hållbarhet: 4 Jag ville ha en vattentålig kamera som man kan ta med sig ut i regn och rusk. Var medveten om att denna typ av kamera inte ger samma bildkvalité som hos kompaktkameror som inte är vattentäta men hade ändå räknat med att den ungefär skulle motsvara min gamla Canon Ixus 40. Det var ju dock bara att glömma! Bildkvalitén påminde mer om den jag får när jag fotar med min mobilkamera som har 2 megapixlar.
  • Pros: Acceptabelt macroläge. Troligen robust.
  • Cons: Urusel bildkvalité. Extremt ljuskrävande (valde ISO 6400 i ett fullt upplyst rum).
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