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Pentax Optio W80
4.3 out of 10

Pentax Optio W80

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Value for money 6
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Photography Review
2 July 2010
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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 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 6
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shadabaj, DP Review
14 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Bought it as a replacement to Pentax M20 that got damaged while skating. It has the same sensor as the w90 which as of now is about £100 more expensive. Got the camera for £130 which is good deal for a water proof camera. I did go through the camera review here and it didn't seem good.
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Overall 6
6.0

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unblue, DP Review
11 May 2010
  • Excerpt: I bought this camera in duty-free outbound to the Maldives, and was willing to risk wasting £120 given the cost of going there in the first place. All in all it was a risk worth taking.
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Overall 6
6.0

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ekimap, DP Review
9 April 2010
  • Excerpt: I bought this after I dropped my Canon TX1 thinking drop proof would be good. My Canon had 7.1 megapixels so I figured the 12.1 megapixel would at the very least take as good a pictures.
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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointed

lbjefferies, Amazon
6 March 2010
  • Summary: The W80 has a lot of nice features and one of the most attractive designs of the waterproof cameras, but I was hugely disappointed by the image quality. Testing it aside the Fuji FinePix ZW33 (a substantially cheaper waterproof point and shoot) and the Olympus Tough 6000, it was the worst.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax Optio W80

zakkum, CNET
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.
  • 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

Pentax Optio W-series is falling

Tim - TDLphoto_com "TDLphoto.com", Amazon
6 October 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax Optio W80 less than expected

Roger Drosd "RDD", Amazon
16 August 2009
  • 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.
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