Pentax Optio 43WR review

Started Jul 30, 2004 | User reviews thread
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Pentax Optio 43WR review
Jul 30, 2004

Great outdoors camera. Not only is it water resistant (it can even be immersed or washed under a tap) but because it can run on AA batteries you can use it "off the beaten track" (eg. trekking in Nepal) where recharging batteries is not an option but AAs are always available.

With 4MP capability, useful optical zoom range, and superb 640x480 30 fps video it has got to be one of the best value "point and shoot" digital cameras available at the moment.

Problems:

No lens cap (although the lens protector is apparently hardened crystal).

Body finish scratches easily and the camera's odd shape makes it hard to find a case that fits.

Not compatible with the Pentax remote control that is available as an option for *istD, Optio S, S4, etc.

ndj's score
4.3
Average community score
4.4
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