Summary: AVOID THIS CAMARA! Despite being returned for repair the W80 is not capable of producing anything other than VERY POOR QUALITY images! Having talked at length to other owners who have reported exactly the same problems with the W80 I can only say that there are serious problems with this model!
Summary: I bought this product for my best friend who was moving to Australia for 5 months to study abroad. It was a Birthday present, which was specifically purchased for the under water use function. After my friend was gone for a week, she took her camera into the water for the first time.
Very Disappointed..Would have been excellent for this Hawaii weather!
Valerie R. Varner, Amazon
21 January 2010
Summary: After doing extensive research of waterproof/underwater cameras and reading just a handful of reviews that have said what I have experienced..I still went ahead and purchased the camera hoping it would work for me. I was so excited to receive it.
Summary: I bought this camera in Aug 09 because i wanted a durable quality camera that could withstand getting a little wet due to my last camera being ruined by an ocean wave catching me off gaurd last summer.
Summary: Tried two of these cameras and had the worst pictures every taken particularly indoors. We have Option W10 which still performs better than this camera. Pictures on W80 are extremely grainy/noisy and are generally not clear. Would suggest looking for another camera rather than this one.
Summary: We previously had a Sony W170 that took great pictures, unfortunately we got sand in it and it quit working. We then bought the Pentax Optio W80 looking for durability. It is durable but it doesn't matter, the picture quality is horrible.
Summary: I just purchased this camera for a vacation to Disney World, I tried it out for a few days before we left, I was a little surprised at how grainy the pictures looked, especially inside, they were dark, even with the flash and the video was dark and not very clear, not what I was expecting.
Summary: Bought this camera, and returned this camera. Its waterproof, but trust me, it takes horrible pictures everywhere. From grainy-ness, to softness, and washed out colors everywhere. Pentax makes decent cameras in general, but skip the W80 in my opinion.
Summary: Being that the camera is supposed to be 12.1MP very dissapointed I'm sending it back with all the stuff that came along with it. The pics were fuzzy on the LCD screen then they were fuzzy when they came out. I cannot get a crystal clear picture on this thing.