Pentax Optio W80

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

Very nica P&S with no manual or priority exposition but a lot of programs and manual control over a lot of parameters instead. Slim and light but very sturdy. Lens is protected by a fixed glass that is slightly arretrated to protect it from scratches. Lens is sharp and versatile and resolution is fine. Some evident barrel distortion at wide end of the lens. There is a high amount of noise in pictures, even at 400 ISO, easy to filter in PS anyway. Not a real problem if you do even a minimal ...

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I used this camera for a race/challenge that involved mud, dirty water, fire, snow and a lot of climbing. It got knocked around quite a bit and not only survived but my pictures are beautiful. The need to make sure your setting is correct for your current lighting conditions but it is not only easy to do, it's great that the settings don't automatically reset when you turn it off. I've used it a lot on the beach, in the water and for regular photos and every photo is sharp with great ...

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Patrick Watson

For the price at $180.00 from adorama it is a great camera. Very clear images at low ISO, video is OK but not great but when you factor you can use it in any weather condition it is a very good value. Has intervalometer built in for both still and video worth the price of camera alone. Size is great. Also Pentax gives you a great printed manual that details ALL the great features. Problems: Read manual. Keep ISO low.

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Jared Baker

Camera jam packed with lots of features I wanted in a take everywhere / do everything camera for my active lifestyle of canoeing, camping, skiing, hiking, etc. All-weather, High resolution, 5x optical, IS, 720p video, 3:2 aspect, interval shooting, etc... It's a great camera when my activities can't afford the weight of my DSLR gear, but it is by no means any kind of replacement. Problems: - 720p video is shot in motion jpeg instead of avc/h.264 which is a bummer - grain visible even at iso 64 ...

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