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Pentax Optio WP Waterproof Digital Camera

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the performance and image quality. The portability and screen also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the focus and low light performance, while there are mixed opinions on the build quality and color.

usability, screen, portability, image quality, performance

viewfinder, lens, flash, low-light, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio WP Waterproof Digital Camera is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 26 reviews)

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Easy to use


I have really enjoyed this camera.

Light weight, easy to use, good battery life

only one I can think of is that you have to reset the time after charging battery and not so good in low light levels

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Pros and Cons-Pentax Optio WP


Bought this new in Sept.

Small, sleek profile allows it to be carried easily at all times. *Large LCD viewing screen. *Waterproof design allows use during rain, snow, etc. *Uses SD media.

Glass lens cover cracks easily-comments below. *No optical viewfinder-hard to see image in sunlight. *Only 2 aperatures-limited depth of field. *Long delay at start-up/between shots. *Flash weak.

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Arik's Easyshare Review


This camera is good for very general picture taking and I like the fact that it has so many diffrent formats, It is good for videos when its around bright light, I reccomend this camera for people who are just getting used to digital photography.

Very good zoom, Quality is excellent, It is really easy to view pictures and battery last long, it's amazing

the toggle button is the only really bad thing about this camera, its a little bulky though


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Pentax WP 5MP


Okay, so this camera is HOT.

Small, slick, sexy, waterproof! Panorma mode

Can't go deeper than 1.5 meters, screen resolution not terrific (but not horrible)

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quality , 5mp , and video

no lens protection

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Great sport camera for the money


It's hard to see the LCD when you want to use this camera most, which is at the beach, pool, or other bright outdoor areas, and there is no viewfinder past that.

Price, waterproof, SD, fast boot up, lots of adjustments, long battery life

No lens protection possible, LCD viewfinder only

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Good all-weather digital camera


Got this to replace my existing Optio S4 camera, this is a bit bigger and has plastic casing while the S4 was all metal.

Waterproof, 5MP, SD media

No view finder, No remote support, Plastic construction, no lens protection

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Pentax Optio WP Waterproof Digital Camera


Water sports participants will rejoice in a 5 mp cam that you can use up to 1.

compact, full of features. It's waterproof! small size, internal zoom

It lacks an optical view finder, which can make you strain to shoot in bright sunlight, but viewfinders in many cams show 70% of the actual image, anyway.

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Pentax Optio WP Waterproof Digital Camera


i think this 's the best model after the proffesional Pentax *ist D it combinates all weather features and pic quality.

the best all weather camera of the world,the features are countless

it's bigger than my previous pentax optios4 but more stable

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Pentax Optio WP Waterproof Digital Camera


Excellent camera! The buttons are well laid out and easy to use.

Easy to use, very quick, excellent clarity and color in picutures.

Kodak should really include the higher capacity battery they make for the DX7440 in the box.