The PENTAX Optio W80's waterproof design withstands depths of up to 16 feet (5 meters) to protect from rain and spills, as well as allowing full underwater photos and video for up to two hours. On dry land, the rugged, shockproof design protects against drops of up to 3.3 feet to protect the camera from hard use and occasional spills. Also featuring 12.1 megapixels, a 5X internal optical zoom (equivalent to 28-140mm), a slim one inch body, and a wide angle 28mm lens, the Optio W80 offers an expanded perspective that is ideal for landscape, group and more confined shots. With a PENTAX-developed imaging engine and a high-performance PENTAX zoom lens, the Optio W80 delivers brilliant, high-quality images with well-defined details. A Super Protect (SP) coating applied to the mineral crystal cover of the internal zoom lens helps repel water, grime and finger marks. Features:
SENSOR:Type: 1/2.3" interline transfer CCD w/ primary color filterEffective pixels: 12.1 MPTotal pixels: 12.39 MPRecorded resolutionsStill: 12M (4:3 4000x3000, 3:2 4000x2672, 16:9 4000x2256), 7M (3072x2304), 5M (2592x1944), 3M (2048x1536), 1024 (1024x768), VGA (640x480)Movie: 720p15/30 (1280x720), VGA15/30 (640x480), QVGA15/30 (320x240)
LENSP: Type/construction: PENTAX zoom lens, 11 elements, 9 groups (5 aspherical elements)Optical zoom: 5XFocal length (equiv.): 5-25mm (28-140mm)Digital zoom: 6.25XCombined zoom: 31.3XIntelligent zoom: Non-interpolated, approx 6.5X at 7M to 31.3X at VGAAperture: F3.5-5.5
LCD/VIEWFINDER:LCD screen: 2.5" TFT color LCD w/ anti-reflective coating and brightness adjustmentLCD resolution: 230,000 dotsWide angle viewable: Yes, approx 170Deg horizontal/verticalViewfinder: n/a
FOCUS SYSTEM:Type: TTL 9 point contrast detection autofocus with AF assist lampFocus modes: 9 point multi AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus, Manual FocusManual focus: YesMacro focus: Yes, macro and super macro availableFocus lock: Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half wayFocus rangeNormal: 1.64' to infinity (over entire zoom range)Macro: 0.33-1.97' (over entire zoom range)Super Macro: 0.03-0.98' (1cm, at mid-zoom, set automatically)
FLASH:Type: Built-in series-control auto flashFlash modes: Auto, flash on, flash off, redeye, softEffective range: 13' (wide, auto ISO), 8.2' (tele, auto ISO)
STORAGE MEDIA:Internal memory: 33.7 MBRemovable memory: SD, SDHC
INTERFACES:Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV outVideo out: NTSC, PALPrinter interfaces: n/a
POWER SUPPLY:Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI78Recordable images: Approx 170Playback time: Approx 180 minMovie recording time: Approx 65 minAudio recording time: Approx 230 minAC adapter available: Yes (optional)
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS:Dimensions (W x H x D): 3.9 x 2.2 x 1.0?Weight Without battery or removable memory: 4.8 ozLoaded and ready: 5.3 ozConstruction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate plastic with aluminum platingOperating temperature: 14-104DegFWeather Resistant: Yes, JIS Class 8 waterproof submersible to 16', JIS Class 6 dustproofShock Resistant: Yes, shockproof to 3.3'
TIMING:Startup: Approx 1.0 secRelease lag: Approx 0.03 sec
LANGUAGE SUPPORT:English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified/Traditional Chinese
KIT COMPONENTS:Optio W80, USB Cable I-USB7, AV Cable I-AVC7, Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI78, Battery Charge Cradle D-BC78, AC Plug Cord, Strap O-ST20, Software CD-ROM S-SW87
IMAGE STABILIZATION:Still: Pixel Track SR, Digital SR (5M)Movie: Movie SR
METERING SYSTEM:Type: TTLMulti-segment: YesCenter weighted: YesSpot: YesExposure compensation: +/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)
ISO SENSITIVITY:Auto: 64-1600, auto range adjustable, 64-6400 in Digital SR mode (5M)Manual: 64-6400, ISO 3200-6400 fixed at 5M
WHITE BALANCE:Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, FluorescentManual mode(s): Yes
SHUTTER:Type: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter with CCD electronic shutterShutter speed: 1/1500 to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode)
CAPTURE MODES:Mode selection: Auto Picture (Standard, Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Sport, Flower, Candlelight), Program, Night Scene, Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Digital Wide, Surf & Snow, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Half Length Portrait, Sport, Fireworks, Candlelight, Night Scene Portrait, Text, Food, Digital Panorama, Frame Composite, Report, GreenGreen simplified mode available: YesFace detection available: Yes, AF and AE up to 32 faces in 0.03 sec, Smile Capture, Blink DetectionP/A/S/M/B: PDate stamp: Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode)Digital filters (capture): Image tone (Bright, Natural, Monochrome)Dynamic Range Adjustment: Yes, highlight and shadow correction
DRIVE MODES:Mode selection: One Shot, Self Timer (10s, 2s), Continuous, High Speed Continuous, Interval, Auto BracketContinuous FPS: Approx 1.27 FPS, High Speed Continuous 2.9 FPS for up to 8 frames (5M), 5.9 FPS for 8 frames at ISO 3200/6400 (5M)Self-timer: Yes (10s, 2s)Remote control: n/a
PLAYBACK MODES:Mode selection: One Shot, Index (4 or 9 thumbnails), Magnification, Movie Playback, Sound Playback, Histogram, Bright/Dark Indication, Folder Display, Select & Delete, CalendarMode pallet: Slideshow, Digital Filter, Frame Composite, Resize, Cropping, Image/Sound Copy, Image Rotation, Movie Edit, Redeye Edit, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Image Recovery, Startup Screen, Face ZoomingMagnification: Up to 10X, scrollableDigital filters (playback): B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color Filters (6), Color Extract (3), Color Enhancer (4), Soft, Fisheye, BrightnessMovie edit: Save as still image, movie divide
FILE FORMATS:Still: JPG (EXIF 2.2), DCF 2.0 (design rule for camera file system), DPOF, PIM IIIMovie (compression): AVI (Motion JPG) with soundSound: WAV (PCM), monaural
COMPUTER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.Windows: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, USB portMac: MacOS-X 10.1.2 to 10.5, USB port
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Terrific portable cam, great underwater!
By Cal in Maine
from Brunswick, Maine
About Me Semi-pro Photographer
Comments about Pentax Optio W80 Waterproof Digital Camera (Azure Blue)Outdoor Photo Editor's Choice:
I have been shopping for a small, rugged portable camera for "everyday use" - and since I snorkel too, I wanted an underwater digital camera. This item was the solution, and I am delighted with it. While it's high resolution, the lens is small, so the images aren't as super crisp as you'd get from a digital SLR, it's perfectly suitable for many day-to-day tasks, including travel photography. I love the super wide angle lens, the small size, and the rugged feel to this camera. I was nervous taking it into the water for the first time, but it performed like a champ, both with still pictures and video. It isn't great under low light situations (highly pixelated images) and I'm not a big fan of the zoom (more digital than optical), but it's still very useful most of the time. This is the "knock around" camera I was looking for, and I highly recommend it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By marcos-loves to travel
About Me Casual Photographer
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underwater at the waterpark
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with the missus
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good pics a little akward to use
from ft lauderdale,fl
About Me Photo Enthusiast
This camera does not take quality moving photos. It is terrible in low light situations.The kids love it. I just gave it to my kids and they were occupied until the battery died. They love it, the pool photos were really funny and clear. It is good for anyone living by the ocean or with a pool.
Excelent outdoor camera
This is the 2nd Pentax Optio Waterproof camera that I have purchased and I am very happy with this camera. It is watertight and dust proof which is purfect for everyday use and abuse. Highly recommended!
love this little camera
from anna maria island fl
i can give it to my 11.5 yo step daughter and not worry...we live on the beach and the pictures she comes back with are amazing.
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under water...scalloping in steinhatchee
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from Fargo, ND
Still exploring the possibilities, but it looks to be a nice little camera.
from Venice, FL
Great underwater camera. Produces high quality images and does not blur with movement. The camera also did well with pictures of fireworks on the 4th of July.
Not satisfied with picture clarity at al
By Scuba Steve
from Kerrville, Tx
Could not get a clear picture under any setting. Just because something has a high pixel count doesn't mean the images will be crisp. LCD is very grainy as well. Extremely disapointed with this one. Goint to have to give it to the 5 year old. Kind of pricey for a kids camera.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
By Joe the Plumber
from Oak Lawn, IL
Great purchase, great price.
Love My Little Optio W80
from Kansas City
I love this little camera!! It fits in my pocket, has great battery life and doesn't mind getting wet. I take it with me when I'm trout fishing in streams, going sailing or backpacking.I tend to leave the flash mode in auto and this works great except for extreme low light. I've found it best to turn the flash to on and avoid the red eye correction. I've used this camera to take photos underwater as I release trout (very cool). The video works great and so does the zoom. This isn't an SLR but I've started carrying this camera everywhere in my pocket. It is extremely handy and very quick between photos and on startup. I would recommend this camera to anyone who is looking for a reliable, small, waterproof camera.