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.
Summary: I liked most of the features of the W80. Like others, I noticed short battery life is the worst thing. Pretty easy to fix, just buy a couple of extra batterys and keep one on the charger. Fits in a shirt pocket (or those shoulder pockets of an ACU, hua!
Summary: I'm a bit of a camera junkie - I've owned at least a dozen cameras including SLRs as well as point-and-shoot (P+S). My biggest gripe with P+S is that eventually dust or moisture will get inside the camera resulting in total failure or at the very least, dust will land on the image sensor rendering...
Great camera, indestructible, but not easy to use right
R. Garretson, Amazon
18 January 2010
Summary: I have now had the camera for five months and really like it. Here are the best things about it: 1. Durability: I destroyed my previous sony digital at my cousins wedding and have done far worse to this Pentax with no damage.
Summary: I would have given it 5 stars, but I have to agree that there is some noise in average, everyday shots on this camera when taken with the automatic default settings. The camera feels small and tough, and I haven't had the short battery life that others have commented on (seems like I get about 15...
Chris Reich "Business Physicist and Astronomer", Amazon
15 January 2010
Summary: I really struggled with my purchase of this camera because I needed it for a specific purpose. All the reviews for low light imaging were bad. But I needed a camera with the ability to take shots at a specified time interval (a great, rare feature) and to do so in low light.
Summary: The camera seems to be very sturdy. The book of instructions is very thick and to take the time to learn about it calls for you to set aside time to do that. I've always been a Kodak Easy Share digital camera owner so for me, getting to know this camera has been hard.
Summary: I bought this camera as a second one to compliment me DSLR, and it has proved to be very useful. It is very small and compact and can go anywhere you want. I took it down a water park slide, into the pool, on a roller coaster and it was great.
Summary: I was looking for a camera that would withstand the tropical weather and some hits/drops once in a while. Also, a camera I could use anytime (I play ultimate frisbee, go outdoors for trails and geocaching and like hanging around the city).