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Pentax Optio W10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews of Pentax Optio W10. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The portability and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the low light performance and shutter. Views about the reliability and price are mixed.

usability, performance, portability, screen, size

lens, flash, viewfinder, shutter, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio W10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax Optio W10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Pentax Optio W10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the battery and image quality. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the price. There are some mixed reviews about the lens and shutter.

performance, screen, portability, image quality, battery

price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax Optio W10 Digital Compact Camera [6MP, 3x Optical]Pentax Optio W10 Digital Compact Camera [6MP, 3x Optical]

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio W10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Pentax Optio W10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and price are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the flash and water proof. Many are less positive about the shutter and viewfinder.

portability, performance, usability, price, size

image quality, low-light, lens, viewfinder, shutter

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax Optio W10 6MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical ZoomPentax Optio W10 6MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Pentax Optio W10 waterproof digicam reviewed

 

The Pentax Optio W10, announced in February, may look like a fairly straightforward point-and-shoot, but if you're familiar with the company's product line, yo...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax Optio W10

 

Continue on to Features & Controls Pentax Optio W10 Specifications Camera Type: Compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure and auto flash, waterproof 1.5m 30 minutes Effective Pixels: 6.0 megapixels Image...

May, 2006

Recommended!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Pentax Optio W10 review

 

It seems that Pentax have gotten a taste for photography on and around the water. The Pentax W-series of digital cameras made its debut with the Optio 33WR, which was introduced in 2003, followed by the Optio 43WR. Initially sporting a square design,...

The Pentax Optio W10 is a typical example of a small camera aiming at the photographer looking for user convenience and an easy-to-operate camera. This type of user generally isn't keen on having to worry about all sorts of "unnecessary" actions; they...

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (imaging-resource.com)

Pentax Optio W10 Digital Camera - Review

 

Like a lot of compact cameras from Pentax though, the W10 is full of surprises, both good and bad. It offers unexpected picture-taking quality underwater and on land in daylight settings, but it suffers from some serious deficiencies in low-light. Read...

Punchy, appealing color, Healthy-looking, vibrant skin tones, Waterproof body lets you explore fun new photo options. Suitable for taking pictures up of up to five feet underwater at the pool, lake, or beach. Not suitable for snorkeling or scuba...

Soft images at 8x10 size regardless of ISO ; camera really only useful for 5x7 prints or smaller., ISO 800 is almost unusable, Large LCD but mediocre resolution ; much aliasing of lines, lights looked hazy and darks muddy, Sluggish all-around...

Considering that the camera is also certified as JIS Class 5 dustproof, which is the second highest-possible rating, the Pentax Optio W10's relatively svelte construction and smooth, rounded contours are doubly impressive. A Class 5 dustproof rating...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : digitalcameraroundup.com (digitalcameraroundup.com)

Looks like a standard digicam, but you can take it into the water

 

If you hang around wet places a lot - pool, lakes, or even the sea - the Pentax Optio W10 is a great choice. Its sealing comes in handy under any circumstances. You never have to worry about a bit of rain or sand, or have it getting splashed on. And...

A camera you can take underwater!, Still looks and handles like a regular digital camera, Very simple to use, Costs less than a camera plus a dedicated waterproof case

Five feet underwater not enough for real diving, Somewhat sluggish performance, Manual safety latch (can lead to flooding if forgotten), ISO 800 mode too grainy

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Pop Photo (popphoto.com)

Camera Test: Pentax Optio W10

 

The new Optio W10 could be the perfect low-buck beach/pool/lawn sprinkler camera. Continuing its line of pocket-sized waterproof digicams, Pentax gives this 6.0-megapixel amphibian a 3x optical zoom (38-114mm 35mm equivalent) and Class 8 waterproofing,...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Patrick Singleton (reviewed.com)

Pentax Optio W10

 

The Optio W10's Green Mode controls everything except the zoom setting: flash mode, focus mode, drive mode, ISO exposure – everything. Not all cameras are this thorough in automating their manual controls, and we can't think of any that are more...

The Optio W10's unique benefits are its waterproofing, its simplicity and its styling. Its image quality is by no means outstanding. Still, there will be plenty of people who want a convenient, moderately-priced beach camera or even a snorkeling...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Conrad H. Blickenstorfer (digicamera.com)

Digital Camera Magazine: Your Guide to Digital Imaging and Photography

 

Now for something special: a waterproof camera that does not need a special underwater case. By "waterproof" I do not mean just "splashproof" or "weatherproof," but truly waterproof. You can take this camera underwater. And not just dunking it a...

Use it up to an hour in 10 feet of water, Inherent waterproofing provides peace of mind when handling in/around water, Can survive 5-foot drops, Optional PT-033 underwater case good for 133 feet diving, Sleek and elegant just like a regular digital...

Point & shoot with little manual control, Use of underwater wide-angle modes requires practice, Not many special features, Uses xD-Picture Card that can be hard to find and higher priced, Five feet underwater not enough for real diving, Somewhat...

If you hang around wet places a lot - pool, lakes, or even the sea - the Pentax Optio W10 is a great choice. Its sealing comes in handy under any circumstances. You never have to worry about a bit of rain or sand, or have it getting splashed on. And...

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax Optio W10

 

The Optio W10 is the follow up to Pentax's waterproof Optio WPi. Cliff Smith sees how it has been improved.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax Optio W10 digital camera

 

Pentax's WP series of waterproofed cameras has received a boost with the fully waterproof W10; a 3x optical zoom compact boasting 6-megapixel resolution and a hat full of scene modes. The Pentax Optio W10 provides a tough package ideal for the more...

Excellent metering, great colour, good (but plastic) build, great underwater and dust proofing; can dive to down to around 5 feet (1.5m)

The bad: lens softness at the full zoom, limited manual control, no optical viewfinder

The Pentax Optio W10 provides a tough package ideal for the more active among you, though the plastic body may not live up to the rough and tumble of a drop from a great height when mountain climbing or the impact of a rugby scrum.

May, 2006

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Shooting modes:movie, Program

Design

Color of product:Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5
Display resolution (numeric):15000

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Optical Zoom:3

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:64, 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD

Other Features

Color Depth:12
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.19 x 0.906 x 2.15

Picture Quality

Image sensor size:1/2.5
Megapixel:6
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

PictBridge: Yes

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes

Video

Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.906
Height:2.15
Weight:5.47
Width:4.21