Pentax Optio W60

Announced May 23, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 28 – 140 mm (5×)

Image quality wa sbetter than my Panasonic FX01 downsampled to 6MP. This camera also has a myriad of features, options and customisation usually found on $500 compacts, it really is way more than a "point and shoot" if you want it to be. Sadly the movie quality is atrocious. The video is washed out and lifeless with ultra dull colours, highlights blown to smitherines ...... just awful. I use my compact as a glorified video camera to record vacations and the like, something my FX01 does a ...

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Wm. L.

I support technology and a photo studio so my review is influenced by using and setup of many cameras. This camera is great for its intended purposes sitting with some Olympus model as water and freeze resistant, but having the edge if you value form factor, video and price. Users may be disappointed if they judge image quality against models at same price without the water resistant design. It's a shut up and buy it camera if wide angle, zoom, small, light and resistance to the elements are ...

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I had been using the W10 originally bought for my son. Being quite impressed with this carry-everywhere, rain-proof, pool-proof camera, it was a natural choice to get the W60. A ton of features have been added or extended, mostly for good. As a camera that can live in my pocket everywhere I go 24/7, its passable. As with the W10, the macro on the W60 is impressive and they've added a 1cm mode for extreme close-ups. My first impression has been, after some pixel peeping, that the image quality ...

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Great for kayaking! Slim, easy to use, fits in a pocket, excellent image quality. Just what I was looking for! Allowed me to create wonderful images at a sea kayaking workshop that I would not have otherwise been able to do - see my image gallery at Have also found the true macro feature very helpful on other assignments, as well. Love being able to turn off the flash and have the setting "stick" so it never comes on. Problems: Battery life could be better - ...

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W60 is a fine little camera with convenient zoom range and satisfactory image quality. Images are better than with other P&S cameras at elevated sensitivity. Macro is just short of excellent and after using it for more than 3-4 hours underwater it has shown no stress at all. Mind you that although optical zooming can be used during movie taking it’s very noisy. In addition with the choice of continuous focusing on, a rattling noise is also recorded. There is also a minor issue of noise even ...

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Good for underwater. Use something else for normal shots. I had this camera for a test drive. For an underwater compact camera this one is fine. Not great but fine. Image quality does not stand a chance compared with any of the Canon Ixus. However, I don't like the clumsy underwater housing for Ixus, so I've been looking for a camera like this to have with my fishing gear. Olympus has a few cameras in this category, but I don't like xD memory card format. IQ of Oly and W60 is similar. ISO 50 ...

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Upgraded from the W30. It is a brand new looking camera with 5x optical zoom, all packed in a little water proof body. I really like the smile shutter, the very responsive face detection functions. There is also a dedicated button for them. Screen is still of the same size, but much higher in pixel count. I was amazed by how light and little it is. The 28mm wide angle is certainly a bonus and one of the many reasons why I could not wait to own one. Over, I think the overall ...

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