Summary: Being the only current waterproof ultra-compact camera on the market, the Optio WP does not have any competition. Other than its waterproof body, it seems like a fairly typical ultra-compact camera. This camera does produce images with above average noise and shows below average battery life. On the other hand, it focuses better and is more full-featured than most cameras in its class.
Pros: Waterproof up to 1.5m for 30 minutes, Slim durable body with solid feel, Very low chromatic aberrations, Good focus speed and accuracy, Good exposure and metering, Excellent macro focusing, Nice and clear interface, Pan, infinity and manual focus modes
Cons: Above average noise levels, Slight corner softness, Some barrel distortion, Short flash range, Below average battery life, Poorly positioned tripod mount, Easy to dirty glass lens cover, LCD blanks during continuous shooting
Summary: Photographers who want shoot underwater, in wet or dusty conditions and want a fair amount of control over images they frame. Full auto-mode allows anyone who can press the shutter button to take photos as well.
Conclusion: Pentax Optio WP - Entry level model The Pentax Optio WP is a true 'point & shoot' digital camera. You can't adjust too much yourself, but most users certainly won't object to that. It is a straightforward digital camera, easy to use and operate. And that is what the user wants. The camera is well organized, even without a manual most users will get the hang of it. Very handy is the extra information that is offered with the icons.
Conclusion: Whether the Pentax Optio WP is the right camera for you depends on what you are looking for in a digital camera. This camera is waterproof and you can use it on the beach and around the pool without a problem. Picture quality is not as good as you are likely to find with more standard cameras, but you can have a lot of fun with this camera without worrying about it getting wet.
Pros: Fun camera, Waterproof, Ease of use
Cons: Picture quality, Shutter lag, Limited flash range
Summary: If you’re looking for the ideal camera for an adventure holiday, or just one that can survive a lively night down at the local, then the Optio WP fits the bill. It’s tough, compact, waterproof, looks slick, has some very useful features and, most importantly, takes excellent photos. What more could you want?
Conclusion: De Pentax Optio WP is een leuke camera met een aantal zinvolle eigenschappen. De Pentax WP is een snelle camera om mee te werken en is makkelijk mee te nemen. De beeldkwaliteit mag iets verbeterd worden en een iets grotere accu zou ook geen kwaad kunnen. Het allerleukste aan de Pentax Optio WP is echter dat hij waterdicht is. En dan ook echt waterdicht, je kunt er gerust mee gaan zwemmen of even kopje onder gaan. Onder de waterspiegel valt nog een hoop te ontdekken!