Pentax Optio WP

Announced Jan 5, 2005 •
5 megapixels | 2 screen | 38 – 114 mm (3×)
tstrauss
 
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Really a camera to have always with you. You don't bother about the enviroment where you are. I have also taken some underwater shots which are of perfect quality

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Bryanmsi
 
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Nice camera, waterproof...and aweful. It is a good design, it is attractive, it is easy to use, it has decent battery life, and it really is waterproof. It just doesn't take good pictures. I would guess that 50% of the time its results are sub-standard, and 25% of the time the pictures are so bad they wouldn't be useable. Between underexposing, poor autofocus, and aggressive noise reduction erasing detail, you'll wonder if the camera is really 1 MP instead of 5 MP. Honestly, I've seen ...

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Julesagogo
 
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Biggest problem: fogging. I purchased the Pentax Optio WP in Sept. 2005 and have been using it consistently since that time. I'll try to keep this review simple; I was prompted to make it due to what I consider a large flaw. I kayak and wanted a camera I could put in my lifejacket pocket and not worry about. Pros: Easy-to-use controls (intuitive), short shutter lag, nice footprint (small), silicone skin, loooong battery life (compared to my old Canon that used AAs), WATERPROOF Cons: No ...

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rchalfan
 
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I live in the US Virgin Islands and frequently snorkel. I bought the camera because it looked like a combination of features that would work for me. With reasonable expectations on the part of the user, I would recommend it. It is capable of good underwater photos if.... Mmmm, if. If you can get close to the object (it goes without saying that the water needs to be as clear as possible). If the object is not moving or you get lucky. If it is bright daylight. If you can focus on the small ...

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tarifa
 
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I have a 20D and a G5. Compared to those beasts, the image quality is very poor. at iso 400, the noise is the worst ive seen outside of the camera on a phone. At iso 100 its like iso 400 on the 20D. Only at iso 50 is the noise and sharpness acceptable, but then you need a lot of light. I did like the "green button". you can assign this to 4 functions. I assigned 1.Ev comp, 2.ISO level. 3.Focus area. The user interface is quite good - you dont need a manual. There are no manual controls ...

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Muffinhead
 
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Bought this camera becasue I wanted a small pocketable camera - waterproof feature was a nice bonus. Image quality is good, but no better than (slight inferior, actually) than my 3MP Canon A310. Images were slightly noisier and colors (in default saturation) more washed out than the Canon. Saturation is adjustable, but only in large increments - pictures were either too saturated (@ + 1 saturation) or too washed out (@ default). Movie mode is also inferior to the Canon A310; the Pentax has ...

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Flyfisher48
 
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I have tried many types of photos with this camera and have acheived good results. Macro performance is very good. Lens sharpness is good though photos at 100% appear a little soft. The best feature is the waterproof body. I can take this camera on my fishing trips and not worry about it getting wet. Overall I like the camera and will use when I do not want to risk an expensive pro camera. I tried a shot underwater and it worked. For outdoorsmen this camera is ideal with many features ...

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