Summary: I bought this camera to take on our honeymoon to the Bahamas. I didn't have it in the water more than 10 minutes before it stopped working. The screen turned black and it wouldn't turn off. I took the battery out dried it etc and it wouldn't work. I'm so incredibly disappointed. I now don't have a working camera, besides my cell phone. The sales guy at target is going to get an earful when I get home.
Summary: Bought this for a snorkel trip to Bali. All it took to ruin this camera was to place it in water. I mean the very instant we hit the water the camera screen was shot and water could be seen between the viewfinder and the camera interior. Very poor design for keeping water out as the door mechanism for the batteries and SD card still moves after locking down. Stay away from this product at all costs until (and if)they fix the leaking issue.
Excerpt: I bought this camera from Target 5/21/13. I'm not sure why, but Pentax has chosen them to be the only retailer for this model. I used the camera for kayaking and to carry on my motorcycle. I thought the label 'adventure -proof' would be appropriate. The camera took decent pics, but I'm disappointed that I've had to send it back to Pentax already to be repaired. The back screen has cracked and eliminates some of the info on the left side.
LEAKED THE FIRST TIME I USED IT- RUINED MY VACATION!
Lost Boys, Amazon
29 May 2013
Summary: This camera leaked the very first time I used it and the few photos I managed to take before the lense completely fogged over were of very poor quality. This camera ruined all chances for underwater water photos on my vacation to Mexico, including those of the turtle that swam next to me. BUMMER! A cheap over the counter underwater camera would have worked much better in this case.
Summary: I bought this to take on vacation, and expected to get some good shots while snorkeling in the ocean. I had it in the water for 15 seconds before it went dead. I beg you to avoid this camera at all costs, spend a few more dollars and get a better camera from a better manufacturer.
Summary: I bought this as I liked the reviews. I actually read the instructions and felt confident that they would do the job on my holiday. Unfortunately the moment I took my 1st photo the camera went phut. I operated this item to instructions and ended up with no photos of my holiday. Dissapointed.