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.
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.
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.