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Pentax-optio-w60.960692
5.3 out of 10

Pentax Optio W60

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

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Overall 8
8.0

A fine compact waterproof camera

Snagly "Stumpvark", Amazon
5 August 2012
  • Summary: I bought this camera a couple years ago so I can report with confidence that it lasts, works as advertised (i.e., under water!) and more than meets my recreational fishing photographic needs. There are a couple of things to watch out for, however. One is that the camera On/ Off button needs to be "Off" when you've finished. Even with the screen blank, you're still draining the battery. That brings up the second point, namely the fairly short battery life.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Water Camera

sprucehen, Amazon
16 April 2011
  • Summary: This camera is a real workhorse. Tough. Absolutely waterproof. Takes good underwater pics and in downpour. Good pics in bright sunlight. Have taken everywhere with me...swimming, kayaking, hiking, biking, etc. Very reliable and easy to use. I attach a floating wrist band that I purchased on amazon and throw it in the boat/kayak/canoe with no problem and no fears of losing it. The size and shape work well...very easy to slip in a pocket or bag.
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Overall 8
8.0

Water lover

Robert Edwards "water lover", Amazon
20 November 2009
  • Summary: Worked very well on a holiday to the sand and surf. Rinsing in fresh water after a day of use helps. Was late rinsing once and battery door became sticky. Took a good cleaning with a toothbrush to remedy. Underwater pictures and videos were very good and battery life is good.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent camera for parents

P. Canniff "paul206", Amazon
17 August 2009
  • Summary: I bought the Pentax W60 six months ago on the way to an indoor waterpark. I wanted something that would be functionally equivalent to my existing Canon SD 870 IS: small and light, decent still shots, decent videos. Since then the Pentax has become my default camera. Pros: decent image quality some neat "smart" modes waterproof and dust resistant means no worries about child-play environments!
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax Optio W60 Waterproof Digital Camera

CivilEngineer1 001, Rate it all!
13 August 2009
  • Summary: I bought this camera for work. I've had it three weeks and have taken approximately 1000 photos / movies with it. I bought this particular camera because it was waterproof, shock resistant, and had the largest mechanical zoom (5x) I could find. I have used the camera underwater in both fresh and sea water. Overall the camera takes good photos, though sometimes the color balance is off (particularly under backlit conditions).
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax Optio W60 Waterproof Digital Camera

dimigold, Rate it all!
9 August 2009
  • Summary: I bought this camera last year (in blue). I was looking for something small I could take with me on my kayaking and skiing trips. After doing a great flip and overturning in a kayak last year, I realized I will never relax unless my camera is waterproof. At the same time, I am used to the quality of my Nikon SLR and Nikkor lenses -- I wasn't willing to go for a waterproof camera that makes poor images.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Underwater Camera

B, PhotoAlley.com
30 May 2009
  • Summary: This is one of the best underwater cameras out there as far as image quality goes. Every brand as the occasional quality control issue, that doesn't mean it's a bad camera.
  • Pros: Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Product

active photo guy, pcRUSH.com
1 May 2009
  • Summary: Comments about Pentax Optio W60 Digital Camera: This thing is perfect for those whom fish, hunt, ski, climb, backpack, etc. It's also great for just taking pictures of folks at the pool or beach without having to worry about the camera. While one could probably purchase a camera that takes slightly better photos, who cares if you're not taking that device into the evironments where you need them.
  • Pros: Bright LCD, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax Optio W60 Waterproof Digital Camera

MichaelA.Kirwi n, Rate it all!
2 November 2008
  • Summary: Nice little camera for skiing or kayaking. Takes great pictures and video. One draw back to waterproof cameras are they don't have a view finder. Glare can be an issue without one.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax Optio W60 Waterproof Digital Camera

ChadNason, Rate it all!
15 September 2008
  • Summary: Ok, I spend a lot of time fly-fishing, which generally entails a wet and often sandy camera. Having owned and loved an Optio Wpi (2-3 generations back), I immediately went for the new Pentax waterproof over the comparable Olympus. The main reason that I was told that Olympus' retracting lens cover is easily jammed by sand. So I was an easy sell on the w60, after finding out I couldn't buy another wpi - which could have used the 4 batteries I now own for a broken camera.
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