Pentax Optio WS80 specs

By Cliff Smith

Reviewed:

specs
Quick Glance
Camera type Ultra Compact
Optical Zoom 5
Megapixels 10
Features
Camera type Ultra Compact
Optical Zoom 5
Megapixels 10
Video (max res/format) 1280 x 720
LCD Monitor 2.7 in
Flash modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
Memory card slot Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card

Marcel

October 29, 2009, 8:23 pm

I've read through this several times but am unable to find one of the most important specs of a waterproof camera - waterproof to what level of depth?

SpiderJacek

October 30, 2009, 2:22 am

This information is written on the first page of the review:





It is waterproof to a depth of 1.5 metres for up to two hours

Xrissio

October 30, 2009, 1:12 pm

I have bought one of these, and whilst the outdoor photos are acceptable, the indoor photos are very poor. Any artificial light induces unacceptable levels of noise, and the flash does nothing to help.


I have returned mine!

Marcel

October 30, 2009, 5:45 pm

D'oh! Sorry about that. Although I must say, 1.5m isn't particularly good compared to the likes of Canon D10 etc. One should almost call it "splash proof"...

betterlatethannever

November 18, 2009, 10:42 pm

I'm really pleased with my Ws80. Its 1.5m waterproofing is plenty enough for my holiday needs (kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling etc). Its great on the beach because you can't get sand in the zoom mechanism. When it does get sandy/dirty just give it a rinse. I'm no expert photographer but I found the picture quality fine for my needs. What's annoying though is the price is now down at about £140 a real bargain but annoying if you paid £35 more than this! Definately worth the money for recording your family holidays.

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