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Pentax Optio W80
4.3 out of 10

Pentax Optio W80

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Overall 3
3.0

User Review

Sankon, pentaxforums.com
18 October 2012
  • Excerpt: The main problem is quite simply, the image quality is among the worst I have seen of any digital camera, ever. I've been using digicams since 640x480 resolution ( not the
  • Pros: It is waterproof, it is tough, the lens resists dirt and scratches
  • Cons: Image quality is poor, it is not cold proof, battery life is poor, rear screen is dim, shutter lag
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Photography Review
22 October 2010
Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Photography Review
22 October 2010
  • Summary: Great camera, and easy to use. Used is sailing, surfing (overhead and pretty heavy in indo), snorkelling, mountain biking, rock climbing. Image quality not as good as in other standard point and shoots but plenty good enough, except without flash in low light.
  • Pros: waterproof, tough, wide angle lens (28mm equivalent), compact, easy to use., A nice touch is the programmable quick access button so you can easily access the menu functions you most use. eg E.V.A compensation., Simple video editing in camera - shorten a film down to the bit with the action rathe...
  • Cons: grainy photos in really low light. (eg late evening landscapes), no lens cover - just clear plastic, i still haven't managed to scratch mine and didn't have a case for a long time so has never been a problem, just a worry.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great!...and Not So Great!...

flaMtneer, Amazon
10 July 2010
  • Summary: I've had this camera 2 weeks now and am not really sure how to review it. It seems to really struggle taking basic photos - I'm talking about kids-sitting-on-couch type stuff. The photos are out of focus, poorly colored, noisey and frankly often unacceptable.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Photography Review
2 July 2010
Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Ron Kruger, Photography Review
2 July 2010
  • Summary: I don't usually do this, but based on the negative reviews I've seen about the Optio W80, some balance is in order. I think the problem is the W80 is not a simple P&S. It contains a great many options for such a simple thing, and it is necessary to know something about photography to get the most...
  • Pros: 12+ MP. Pocket size. Waterproof. Rugged. Good IQ after processing in ACDsee.
  • Cons: LCD is a little hard to see, especially under water, and impossible unless flat in front of you. Tilt it just a little, and you're just guessing at composition. Do not like the delay between shutter depression and shutter release.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good camera for the price

ALF, Amazon
1 July 2010
  • Summary: I liked most of the features of the W80. Like others, I noticed short battery life is the worst thing. Pretty easy to fix, just buy a couple of extra batterys and keep one on the charger. Fits in a shirt pocket (or those shoulder pockets of an ACU, hua!
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Overall 8
8.0

Great camera for wet or rough activities

Mark Whitesell, Amazon
27 June 2010
  • Summary: I'm a bit of a camera junkie - I've owned at least a dozen cameras including SLRs as well as point-and-shoot (P+S). My biggest gripe with P+S is that eventually dust or moisture will get inside the camera resulting in total failure or at the very least, dust will land on the image sensor rendering...
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Overall 6
6.0

Takes too much effort

Ronald K. Goodenow, Amazon
23 June 2010
  • Summary: By way of background I do semi-pro photography (with Olympus dslr equipment)and because I travel and also do a lot of canoeing am always fiddling with small cameras going back through generations of Olympus point and shoots and now a little Canon A550, a superb Panasonic Lumix ZS1 and the latest,...
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Overall 10
10

Hesitant to buy, but glad I did!

William, Amazon
7 May 2010
  • Summary: After doing much research of weather-proof cameras, I arrived at this one. I was very discouraged by the reviews complaining of poor image quality, and so I almost did not buy it. I ended up risking it because it had features I was looking for. I am so glad I did.
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