Summary: Great camera, and easy to use. Used is sailing, surfing (overhead and pretty heavy in indo), snorkelling, mountain biking, rock climbing. Image quality not as good as in other standard point and shoots but plenty good enough, except without flash in low light.
Pros: waterproof, tough, wide angle lens (28mm equivalent), compact, easy to use., A nice touch is the programmable quick access button so you can easily access the menu functions you most use. eg E.V.A compensation., Simple video editing in camera - shorten a film down to the bit with the action rathe...
Cons: grainy photos in really low light. (eg late evening landscapes), no lens cover - just clear plastic, i still haven't managed to scratch mine and didn't have a case for a long time so has never been a problem, just a worry.
Summary: After doing much research of weather-proof cameras, I arrived at this one. I was very discouraged by the reviews complaining of poor image quality, and so I almost did not buy it. I ended up risking it because it had features I was looking for. I am so glad I did.
Summary: This camera does just what it says it will. We took it to Mexico on vacation and had it in the sand, out snorkeling, in the waves... it was great. We didn't have to worry about sand getting in the lense and making it stick or keeping it dry while we were at the beach.
Compact, super rugged, nice to not have to think about
Amazon Customer "nickhexxum", Amazon
12 April 2010
Summary: I've dropped this camera, stepped on it, rinsed it, swam with it, rafted in Nepal with it. It has no equal as an easily portable waterproof, shock resistant camera. It's pictures are excellent considering what it is designed for, and just a few tweaks of the options easily avoid the noise problems...
Summary: This is a very good camera for those who are looking for a practical and resistat camera. it is very good for sports and off course for some pictures under water. the quality of the pictures is normal, neither very good nor very bad.
Summary: I wanted a care-free camera for outdoor purposes. Easy to carry, waterproof, cold and hot resistant, shock resistant, with a menu that discribe each fonction you choose. To bring back good souvenirs, it is perfect. Because the W-80 runs with a specific battery, I suggest to have one in spare.
Summary: I got this camera for my daughter for Christmas and I was amazed out how much they could put into such a small package. I really liked that they internalized the (5x!) optical zoom on this camera to keep it from getting damaged in a bump or a drop.
Summary: While researching waterproof and underwater cameras for our cruise, I was not very impressed by any of the options available. All the options in my price range had issues. I selected the Pentax Optio W80 because of the feature set, including using standard SD and SDHC cards and the overall reviews I...
Summary: This is the third Pentax waterproof camera I have owned, and the best by far. I pre-ordered and have taken thousands of pictures with it since purchase and literally take it everywhere. It fits in the change pocket of my jeans.