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Pentax-optio-w80.27618412
4.8 out of 10

Pentax Optio W80

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6.0

Pentax Optio W80

zakkum, CNET
24 May 2011
  • Summary: My first camera was a Pentax ME Super SLR and I have had a soft spot for Pentax products since. I bought this camera as a replacement for a similiar Panasonic product which failed a submersion test before going on holiday. I go to the Red Sea on holiday and like to take photos and video of the fish I see when snorkeling. I have a Canon with a housing, but wanted to go 16x9 for both formats. I found the Pentax to be totally reliable in very difficult conditions.
  • Pros: Waterproofness. Good colour rendition of underwater subjects.
  • Cons: Had to clear face recognition every time. Battery life.
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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 out of it. Set it wrong for what you're wanting to do, and your results will be poor.
  • 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 6
6.0

Pentax Optio W-series is falling

Tim - TDLphoto_com "TDLphoto.com", Amazon
15 January 2010
  • Summary: I have been using this Pentax series of camera since the very beginning with the Optio43WR and sometimes i think that is still the best one to use. Pentax is trying to cram too many options into one instead of focusing on a quick start and quick focus to shutter ratio. I find that the camera often is trying to think for me instead of just taking the picture.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax Optio W80 less than expected

Roger Drosd "RDD", Amazon
15 January 2010
  • Summary: I preordered this directly from Pentax, and I've had it for less than a week. I know someone with a W30 who is very happy with his, so I figured this would be much better. So far, I'm very disappointed. I'm comparing it to my Canon SD850 by shooting macro, interior and exterior scenes. I have left the settings in auto mode and set it to record highest quality. The W80 produces very noisy images. Flash results seem to be a bit erratic.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

zakkum, Cnet.co.uk
15 October 2009
  • Summary: My first camera was a Pentax ME Super SLR and I have had a soft spot for Pentax products since. I bought this camera as a replacement for a similiar Panasonic product which failed a submersion test before going on holiday. I go to the Red Sea on holiday and like to take photos and video of the fish I see when snorkeling. I have a Canon with a housing, but wanted to go 16x9 for both formats. I found the Pentax to be totally reliable in very difficult conditions.
  • Pros: Waterproofness. Good colour rendition of underwater subjects.
  • Cons: Had to clear face recognition every time. Battery life.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Fotosidan.se
2 December 2010
  • Conclusion: Batterilivslängd: 2 Bildkvalitet: 3 Hållbarhet: 3 Pentax Optio W80 levde upp till det jag skulle ha den till: en kamera för sol, bad och sand. Bilderna och filmerna blir helt ok för vardagsbruk, men inte mer.
  • Pros: Vattentät, stryktålig och smidig att ta med överallt.
  • Cons: Har svårt att hantera flera ljuskällor i bilden. Långsam när det mörknar. Batteritiden är ganska dålig.
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