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Pentax Optio W80 Waterproof Digital Camera (Azure Blue)Outdoor Photo Editor's Choice

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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:

  • 12.1 Megapixels for detailed images that can be printed in large sizes.
  • 5X internal optical zoom in a slim 1 inch body is equivalent to 28-140mm.
  • Wide angle 28mm lens gives an expanded perspective to images, ideal for indoor, landscape, or group shots.
  • 2.5 inch LCD monitor features anti-reflective coating, making it easy to view, even in bright sunlight.
  • Waterproof design withstands depths up to 16 feet (5 meters) to protect from rain and spills, as well as allowing full underwater photos and video.
  • Rugged Shockproof design protects against drops of 3.3 feet, ensuring the camera is protected from hard use and the occasional ?spills? on dry land.
  • Coldproof design allows the camera to be used in sub-zero temperatures of -10? Celsius (14? Fahrenheit), ideal for cold weather activities such as skiing and snowmobiling.
  • Widescreen, HD movie capture records resolutions up to 1280x720 pixels at full-speed 30 frames per second.
  • Fast Face Detection technology sees up to 32 faces in 0.03 seconds, with Smile Capture and Blink Detection, for perfect portrait shots.
  • Pixel Track Shake Reduction (SR) ensures sharp images in any lighting condition, without adding high ISO noise. Digital SR and Movie SR are also available.
  • Close focusing, Super Macro mode brings out the details in even the smallest subjects as close as 1 cm.



Specifications:

SENSOR:
Type: 1/2.3" interline transfer CCD w/ primary color filter
Effective pixels: 12.1 MP
Total pixels: 12.39 MP
Recorded resolutions
Still: 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: 5X
Focal length (equiv.): 5-25mm (28-140mm)
Digital zoom: 6.25X
Combined zoom: 31.3X
Intelligent zoom: Non-interpolated, approx 6.5X at 7M to 31.3X at VGA
Aperture: F3.5-5.5

LCD/VIEWFINDER:
LCD screen: 2.5" TFT color LCD w/ anti-reflective coating and brightness adjustment
LCD resolution: 230,000 dots
Wide angle viewable: Yes, approx 170Deg horizontal/vertical
Viewfinder: n/a

FOCUS SYSTEM:
Type: TTL 9 point contrast detection autofocus with AF assist lamp
Focus modes: 9 point multi AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus
Manual focus: Yes
Macro focus: Yes, macro and super macro available
Focus lock: Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way

Focus range
Normal: 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 flash
Flash modes: Auto, flash on, flash off, redeye, soft
Effective range: 13' (wide, auto ISO), 8.2' (tele, auto ISO)

STORAGE MEDIA:
Internal memory: 33.7 MB
Removable memory: SD, SDHC

INTERFACES:
Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out
Video out: NTSC, PAL
Printer interfaces: n/a

POWER SUPPLY:
Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI78
Recordable images: Approx 170
Playback time: Approx 180 min
Movie recording time: Approx 65 min
Audio recording time: Approx 230 min
AC 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 oz
Loaded and ready: 5.3 oz
Construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate plastic with aluminum plating
Operating temperature: 14-104DegF
Weather Resistant: Yes, JIS Class 8 waterproof submersible to 16', JIS Class 6 dustproof
Shock Resistant: Yes, shockproof to 3.3'

TIMING:
Startup: Approx 1.0 sec
Release 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: TTL
Multi-segment: Yes
Center weighted: Yes
Spot: Yes
Exposure 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, Fluorescent
Manual mode(s): Yes

SHUTTER:
Type: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter with CCD electronic shutter
Shutter 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, Green
Green simplified mode available: Yes
Face detection available: Yes, AF and AE up to 32 faces in 0.03 sec, Smile Capture, Blink Detection
P/A/S/M/B: P
Date 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 Bracket
Continuous 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, Calendar
Mode 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 Zooming
Magnification: Up to 10X, scrollable
Digital filters (playback): B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color Filters (6), Color Extract (3), Color Enhancer (4), Soft, Fisheye, Brightness
Movie 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 III
Movie (compression): AVI (Motion JPG) with sound
Sound: WAV (PCM), monaural

COMPUTER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.
Windows: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, USB port
Mac: MacOS-X 10.1.2 to 10.5, USB port

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Pentax Optio W80 Waterproof Digital Camera (Azure Blue)Outdoor Photo Editor's Choice

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4 out of 5 stars   Terrific portable cam, great underwater!
By Cal in Maine (Brunswick, Maine) November 17, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax Optio W80 Waterproof Digital Camera (Azure Blue)Outdoor Photo Editor's Choice (PKOPTW80BE)
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Pros: Short Lag Time, Great underwater, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact, Rugged, Large Clear LCD, Easy To Use, Excellent for wide angle
Cons: Poor in Low Light, Unreliable Focus
Other Comments: 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.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   great camera
By marcos-loves to travel (bronx,ny) August 10, 2010
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Pros: Great Zoom, Good Image Stabilization, Nice Body Color, Good in Low Light, Short Lag Time
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Other Comments: great service
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3 out of 5 stars   good pics a little akward to use
By galleycat (ft lauderdale,fl) August 09, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax Optio W80 Waterproof Digital Camera (Azure Blue)Outdoor Photo Editor's Choice (PKOPTW80BE)
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Pros: Fun under water
Cons: Short Battery Life, Poor Image Stabilization, Difficult to Use
Other Comments: 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.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Excelent outdoor camera
By RachaelMomma (Georgia) August 08, 2010
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Pros: Great Zoom, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time, Good in Low Light
Cons:
Other Comments: 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!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   love this little camera
By toner (anna maria island fl) July 27, 2010
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Pros: Short Lag Time, Nice Body Color, Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Good in Low Light
Cons:
Other Comments: 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.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Digital Famera
By Peter (Fargo, ND) July 23, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax Optio W80 Waterproof Digital Camera (Azure Blue)Outdoor Photo Editor's Choice (PKOPTW80BE)
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Pros: Short Lag Time
Cons: Short Battery Life
Other Comments: Still exploring the possibilities, but it looks to be a nice little camera.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Awesome Camera!
By Girlgeekinfl (Venice, FL) July 20, 2010
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Pros: Great Zoom, Good in Low Light, Good Image Stabilization, Great underwater clarity
Cons:
Other Comments: 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.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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2 out of 5 stars   Not satisfied with picture clarity at al
By Scuba Steve (Kerrville, Tx) July 19, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax Optio W80 Waterproof Digital Camera (Azure Blue)Outdoor Photo Editor's Choice (PKOPTW80BE)
Pros: Short Lag Time, Nice Body Color
Cons: Short Battery Life, Poor Image Quality
Other Comments: 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.
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Camera
By Joe the Plumber (Oak Lawn, IL) July 18, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax Optio W80 Waterproof Digital Camera (Azure Blue)Outdoor Photo Editor's Choice (PKOPTW80BE)
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Pros: Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Nice Body Color, Good Image Stabilization, Short Lag Time
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Other Comments: Great purchase, great price.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   I would buy this product again
By minotbartman (Greenville PA) July 15, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax Optio W80 Waterproof Digital Camera (Azure Blue)Outdoor Photo Editor's Choice (PKOPTW80BE)
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Pros: Short Lag Time, Nice Body Color, Good Image Stabilization
Cons: Short Battery Life
Other Comments: Mainly use it on ATV trips, good pics/videos. Waterproof and rugged, I dropped it twice already and still working great. Battery life is ok, seems alittle short to me.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Love My Little Optio W80
By toby8myshoe (Kansas City) July 15, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax Optio W80 Waterproof Digital Camera (Azure Blue)Outdoor Photo Editor's Choice (PKOPTW80BE)
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Pros: Great Battery Life, Very rugged, Short Lag Time, Good Image Stabilization
Cons: Poor Flash
Other Comments: 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.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Optio W80 Waterproof Digital Camera
By Mike (Melbourne, Florida) July 11, 2010
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Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom, Short Lag Time
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5 out of 5 stars   excellent item!
By dani (delray beach Fl) July 06, 2010
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Pros: Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time, Excellent price, Great Zoom, Good in Low Light, Good Image Stabilization
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Other Comments: hours of enjoyment.. best price for this item anywhere!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Pentax Option W80
By Crulex (Kiev, UA) June 27, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax Optio W80 Waterproof Digital Camera (Azure Blue)Outdoor Photo Editor's Choice (PKOPTW80BE)
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Pros: Good Image Stabilization
Cons:
Other Comments: I've purchased 3 of such cameras - for myself and 2 other family members. The most important factor for Pentax was its water resistance. This one is really easy to use, and the included modes such as panorama photos with making one image out of 2 just after the shot are really useful. The HD video quality is really good enough for my non-professional usage to omit buying a separate video cam.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Excellent buy
By Litepacker (Seattle, WA) June 22, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax Optio W80 Waterproof Digital Camera (Azure Blue)Outdoor Photo Editor's Choice (PKOPTW80BE)
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Pros: Sturdy, Great Zoom
Cons: Just OK pic quality
Other Comments: Super compact, takes a licking. The basic point-and-shoot settings can give grainy pictures. It's worth it to tweak the settings (ISO,WB,f-Stop etc) to get great shots.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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3 out of 5 stars   So far, so good.
By San (Fort Laudedale Florida) June 18, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax Optio W80 Waterproof Digital Camera (Azure Blue)Outdoor Photo Editor's Choice (PKOPTW80BE)
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Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom
Cons: Short Battery Life
Other Comments: We got the camera, 4 days before we left for Banff Canada where amazing scenery is everywhere as well as wildlife. It was easy to carry around and not too heavy. The first day my battery died which I thought was odd since that has never happened before to me (being I only used it for one day only) but the rest of the trip I charged it at night and had no problems.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   *They're not the best looking good BUT.*
By JR (PORT ST LUCIE, FL) June 03, 2010
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Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light
Cons:
Other Comments: I did my homework before buying this camera, and it pay off. This camera takes beatifull pictures outside and inside the water as well, and the video quality its just amazing. the actual camera itself is no the best looking good camera outhere but [*], and the speed its also noticeable.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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3 out of 5 stars   All around good
By Paul (Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica) May 25, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax Optio W80 Waterproof Digital Camera (Azure Blue)Outdoor Photo Editor's Choice (PKOPTW80BE)
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Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Great Zoom
Cons: Poor Flash
Other Comments: The biggest con to this camera is you have to remove the battery to charge it. All my other cameras have charged with the USB cable. It is quite user friendly.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Optio W80
By keith (seattle) May 25, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax Optio W80 Waterproof Digital Camera (Azure Blue)Outdoor Photo Editor's Choice (PKOPTW80BE)
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Pros: Nice Body Color, Great Zoom
Cons: Short Battery Life
Other Comments: I read reviews complaining about the menu but I like it. In fact I've been using it without reading the manual. The camera is small so the buttons are close and it's kind of hard to hold sometimes. The battery is small so that effects the on time. I'm very happy with it for the price.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   Very Good Pictures
By nobendover (NY, NY) May 19, 2010
Review submitted for Pentax Optio W80 Waterproof Digital Camera (Azure Blue)Outdoor Photo Editor's Choice (PKOPTW80BE)
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Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Short Lag Time, Good in Low Light
Cons: Limited Zoom
Other Comments: Nice camera - easy to use and good picture quality.
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