Pentax Optio W20 review

Started Jan 26, 2007 | User reviews thread
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Runcis Junior Member • Posts: 34
Pentax Optio W20 review

Bought the W20 to complement by Canon 20D. It's a lot of FUN, in and out of the water, and the camera is always there (remember Photo Rule #1) because it fits in your pocket! I took it on vacation in Mexico, including snorkeling. We took everything from "self portraits" to underwater movies. Yesterday it came skiing with us. Ever lugged an SLR while skiing? It has lots of "modes" that remind me of how the SLR should be set for certain shots. 4x6 pictures are fine, even those extracted from videos. Monitor reviews indicate regular sholts have lots of room to enlarge. I took so many pictures I felt like a paparazzi!


It is slow to power-up, but I suspect can be left on like the 20D, as long as the viewer is powered off.

The ON/OFF button can be missed.

Clicking in video finally solved, put focus in PAN FOCUS mode (thanks to DPReview forum).

Pentax Optio W20
7 megapixels • 2.5 screen • 38 – 114 mm (3×)
Announced: Aug 7, 2006
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