My Optio 30 failed too and so did pentax repair department. Problems: The camera had many problems, some intermittently, behaving like it was in night shot when it wasn't (images even detecting night shot setting, although it was not), taking 12 seconds or more to focus in good lighting conditions, grainy images, inability to focus underwater except the first time. I returned it at my expense twice, after extensive attempts to get any response via email, and it was returned with ...View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
Pentax Optio W30
It failed and pentax customer services failed. Problems: Pentax claims it is waterproof. I followed the manual instructions and it failed. I never took it deeper than six feet and it was in the water for less than 45 minutes. The manual says it can be submerged up to 3 Meters for up to two hours. I shipped it to the warrenty center. They shipped it back to me and said it passed the pressure test. I called and wrote to them. They said send it back and they would test it again... i said ...View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
i consider myself a reasonably good prosumer digital photographer. bought a pentax w30 off ebay. paid with paypal. took it underwater in thigh deep water--camera was submerged at about 6-8 inches or so. the camera filled up with water and stopped working after a couple of clicks. like several other consumers, very disappointed. contacted seller who told me contact pentax. have done so with no response from pentax. have also have disputed payment with paypal and intend to pursue this in a ...View review in forums Leave a comment on this review
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