Pentax Optio WP – Waterproof Digital Camera - Test Shots – Exposure Evaluation



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”This page consists of resized images (to Adobe ImageReady jpg quality 50) in order for you to evaluate the overall exposure and the power of the WP’s zoom.”

”’The first two shots give you can idea of the 3x optical range of the WP’s lens. In the last shot the 4x digital zoom has been applied. Although difficult to tell here, the digital zoom applies heavy interpolation in order to increase the size of the image, resulting in low detail.”’


”’This shot, taken with the flash on, reveals that subtle tonal differences have been metered well, and the output of the flash has been calculated accurately.”’

6.3mm (approx. 38mm equivalent), f3.3, 1/50sec, ISO 50, flash on)


”’Chromatic aberrations (coloured fringing) are minimal. The inset picture is a crop-out from the original full resolution image.”’

18.9mm (approx. 114mm equivalent), f8, 1/250sec, ISO 50.


”’Colours are true to life and highlights are not blown out. The darker background still retains detail despite the extremes in contrast between light and shadow.”’

6.3mm (approx. 38mm equivalent), f3.3, 1/100sec, ISO 50.


”’Again, the WP is quite at home outside of the water as this well exposed shot depicts. Whites in the flower are generally not washed out, and the background is pleasantly blurred. The AF has also ensured that the centre of the flower is sharp.”’

12mm (approx. 72mm equivalent), f3.8, 1/400sec, ISO 50.

Score in detail

  • Value 9
  • Image Quality 8


Camera type Digital Compact
Megapixels (Megapixel) 5.19 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 3x