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Pentax Optio W80
4.8 out of 10

Pentax Optio W80

Pentax Optio W80 The Pentax Optio W80 is a digital camera w Read more

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Overall 10
10

Love it!

dunlap16417, Ebay
2 February 2012
  • Summary: Great features, have one for me, got another for my daughter. Fantastic software to go with it. Two con's are short battery life in cold weather (under 40 degrees), and I can only get 15 seconds of video.
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Overall 10
10

Worth the price and better than most in this catergory.

cchab, Ebay
5 July 2011
  • Summary: This camera is my everyday go to camera when I dont want to pull out the SLR, really great camera to have and not worry about. Very rugged and takes better than average photos, perfect for a hike or to take pics in the surf. The panorama photo feature is really cool.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not so great pictures.

ffk_pennywise, Ebay
11 March 2011
  • Summary: I bought this camera as a purse camera for my wife. She wanted a rugged waterproof camera to use at the pool for the kids. I'm obviously spoiled from taking pics with my regular camera, a Nikon D90, but the Optio W80 really fails to impress.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not so great pictures.

ffk_pennywise, Ebay
11 March 2011
  • Summary: I bought this camera as a purse camera for my wife. She wanted a rugged waterproof camera to use at the pool for the kids. I'm obviously spoiled from taking pics with my regular camera, a Nikon D90, but the Optio W80 really fails to impress.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not so great pictures.

ffk_pennywise, Ebay
11 March 2011
  • Summary: I bought this camera as a purse camera for my wife. She wanted a rugged waterproof camera to use at the pool for the kids. I'm obviously spoiled from taking pics with my regular camera, a Nikon D90, but the Optio W80 really fails to impress.
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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 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Photography Review
22 October 2010
Overall 10
10

Super great camera

12sunshine, Ebay
3 September 2010
  • Summary: Love the quality of this camera! It is packed with cool features, too many to list, have not tried it under water yet, but the above water picture have come out stunning!! What can you say more than the name Pentax says for itself.
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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

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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