Pentax Optio W80

Announced Jun 25, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 28 – 140 mm (5×)

Bought it as a replacement to Pentax M20 that got damaged while skating. It has the same sensor as the w90 which as of now is about £100 more expensive. Got the camera for £130 which is good deal for a water proof camera. I did go through the camera review here and it didn't seem good. I'm using it as a secondary camera. its good for outdoor daytime. indoor is reasonable at ISO 400 without flash. if you've accidentally deleted pics, you can recover them as long as you haven't taken any new ...

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I bought this camera in duty-free outbound to the Maldives, and was willing to risk wasting £120 given the cost of going there in the first place. All in all it was a risk worth taking. I own DSLRs and use those for proper photos, but there's no way I was going to be spending the thousands required for DSLR cases and underwater lighting when all I wanted was some half-decent photo and video while snorkelling... and in that regard the Pentax came up trumps. Would I recommend it as a primary ...

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I bought this after I dropped my Canon TX1 thinking drop proof would be good. My Canon had 7.1 megapixels so I figured the 12.1 megapixel would at the very least take as good a pictures. I knew the zoom would be half of what I was used to, but it still video taped in HD 6:9 so it should at the very least have equal video quality. HOW VERY WRONG I WAS! My broken camera with serious focus issues took some amazing video at a concert where this camera took extraordinarily noisy video. I tested ...

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