I had already seen most of the products on the Pentax stand, but there was one new camera that really stood out. The Optio WP is a slim, small and light digital camera with a 5megapixel CCD and a large 2in LCD display.
Thereâ€™s a 3x optical zoom and the usual Pentax complement of 10MB internal memory. But itâ€™s not the general camera specs that make the Optio WP special, itâ€™s the fact that this little camera is waterproof.
The batter/memory card compartment on the Optio WP has a double lock on it to help keep it tightly shut, while a thick rubber seal makes sure that thereâ€™s no water ingress. The Optio WP can shoot still images and video under water to a depth of 1m, with a maximum immersion time of 30 minutes.
I will be contacting Pentax to get hold of an Optio WP as soon as I get back to the UK, so check back for a full review.