Pentax Optio W30 - Test Shots – Exposure Evaluation

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”A range of test shots are shown over the next two pages. Here, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and in some case a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it in order for you to gain an appreciation of the overall quality.”


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Amazingly, the RNLI crew let a bunch of photography hacks take turns driving their brand-new £2.5million super-boat. Mind you, I doubt we could have damaged it, the thing is built like a tank.


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I bet you wish you’d worn that waterproof they offered you now, don’t you? Hehehe.


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The boat we were on was travelling at about the same speed as this one, pitching up and down on the waves, and throwing up just as much spray. I managed to get this shot and many more one-handed, while hanging on for dear life with my other hand. Any camera that can produce a shot this good under those circumstances is clearly doing something right.


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Finally, many thanks to the staff of the RNLI Training College, Poole, for a memorable day out. The RNLI has saved over 137,000 lives since 1824, is staffed largely by volunteers, and is funded entirely by charity. Support your local lifeboat, and make a donation today!


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Score in detail

  • Value 8
  • Image Quality 7

Features

Camera type Digital Compact
Megapixels (Megapixel) 7.1 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 3x
Image Sensor CCD
Image Stabilisation Electronic
LCD Monitor 2.5 in
Flash modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash ON, Flash OFF
Video (max res/format) 640 x 480
Memory card slot Secure Digital (SD) Card
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