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7.6 out of 10

Pentax Optio WG-2

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Overall 6

Decent Camera - but didn't last so long.

Michael G. Burke, Amazon
12 August 2014
  • Summary: I bought this camera two years ago to replace a Canon Powershot D10 that was lost in a river. It takes decent quality photos and video - video gets mushy if there is anything resembling fast motion however. I've spent a lot of time with it underwater, never leaked, would fog up sometimes, but only for a few minutes. After two years, the LCD screen went dead. For the price I paid, I would have expected it to last longer than this.
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Overall 10

easy to use system to change camera modes

gator959, Amazon
8 July 2014
  • Summary: Shock proof, waterproof, easy to use system to change camera modes...I love it. This is my second Pentax Optio, I had the original for almost 8 years!
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Overall 10

Rugged, Cool Looking Camera

M. McCauley, Amazon
30 March 2014
  • Summary: I bought this camera so I can take it pretty much anywhere and not worry about it getting damaged. I take it bike riding and hiking and lots of other activities. This camera is pretty tough and it's great that I don't have to worry about it getting wet or falling into the water. I like it's looks and all the features. It has a good flash for dark and when you need. It also works great in low light without the flash too.
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Overall 10

Great camera

SignalChick, Amazon
27 March 2014
  • Summary: This camera has been all over the world with me: ice hiking in New Hampshire, snorkeling in St Croix, site-seeing in Israel. It has been great at taking photos and videos of my niece at gymnastics, taking pics of my craft projects, and catching my pets during their various antics. I love the clip and the ruggedness. Its been dropped many times, subjected to salt spray while boating and extreme dust while overseas.
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Overall 2

Sent me a used camera that was broken & still had images of the previous user on it!!

kenny milne, Amazon
25 February 2014
  • Summary: I ordered this camera thinking it was new. It was used though, the screen has scratches all over it and was def not new. I tried to get the battery to work in the camera but the camera itself was defective. It would power on sometimes and other times it would not. When I did mange to get it powered on it had images of the previous user on it, some very nude images of a man and a woman that were not pleasing to look at. I would never order from this seller again.
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Overall 4

Worked for 4 days and then stopped. Replacement stopped working after 1 day.

Ali, Amazon
23 February 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this camera for a trip to Hawaii. My wife and I used it both in an out of the water, taking great care to keep it safe. We got some great shots while snorkeling and during a hike to the volcano. On the 4th day of our vacation while we were taking pictures on the beach, the camera LED display went black and stopped working. The camera itself was able to take a couple more shots and then it stopped too.
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Overall 10

Tough camera. Great pictures.

L. Sensintaffar "AF DOC", Amazon
16 February 2014
  • Summary: Took this camera on an adventure trip to Costa Rica. Water, mud, dropped, banged, and it still took great pictures.
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Overall 10

Great camera!

C R, Amazon
7 February 2014
  • Summary: For a point and shoot, this thing is great. I've had it clipped to my backpack and have gotten many shots I otherwise wouldn't have due to its indestructible nature.
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Overall 10

Definitely lives up to the hype.

Isaiah Ratey, Amazon
6 February 2014
  • Summary: Awesome point and shoot camera, especially for those who like to be outdoors. I bought it shortly after I deployed and it's endured multiple missions and the varied temperature and terrain well. I've tested this camera and have done everything with the exception of immersing it in water and it hasn't failed me yet. If you love being outdoors are looking for a small camera to take with you then Pentax Optio WG-2 Digital Camera is a definite must.
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Overall 8

Fun Camera

John McQuitty, Amazon
5 February 2014
  • Summary: I got this camera because I frequently walk the dog in the rain and snow (in winter), and didn't want to risk my more expensive cameras. I have been very pleasantly surprised! This little camera has an amazing array of fun features. it is not the fastest either to focus or to write to the card. It takes adequate, but not outstanding pictures - BUT it has so many features hidden away in the menus - in addition to being waterproof and incredibly tough.
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