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Pentax Optio W60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 245 reviews of Pentax Optio W60. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the water proof and performance. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas views about the contrast and low light performance are different. Many are critical about the image stabilizer and shutter.

image quality, portability, usability, performance, water proof

sensor, focus, flash, shutter, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio W60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax Optio W60

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Pentax Optio W60 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and water proof. The battery and performance are also appreciated. The screen and size get negative comments. Views are divided on the portability.

image quality, performance, battery, water proof, reliability

price, size, screen

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio W60

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Pentax Optio W60 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and size. The performance and portability also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the water proof, while many are negative about the sensor and focus.

usability, portability, performance, size, price

image quality, reliability, focus, sensor

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Don Wan (dpreview.com)

'Waterproof' Camera Group Test (Q2 2009)

 

It's summer in the northern hemisphere, and as the weather heats up, many readers will be heading to the nearest beach or river bank to cool down and relax. In these situations it's nice to have a camera that you don't have to worry about getting wet,...

When we started this group test, we were trying to find out how good the current generation of waterproof cameras are, and which would be best (if any) should you decide to only take one camera with you to the beach or on a holiday involving some water...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Jackson Lynch (wired.com)

Review: Pentax Optio W60

 

Pentax Optio W60 8/10 Learn How We Rate Wired Built for abuse, it's nearly indestructible. Button layout easy to operate, even underwater. Image quality is...

Built for abuse, it’s nearly indestructible. Button layout easy to operate, even underwater. Image quality is very pleasing. Fine balance of feature set and price

Menu icons a bit cartoonish. LCD could be brighter

May, 2008

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

Pentax Optio W60

 

In The United States? Check out these stores: In Europe? Check out these stores: Physical Views Pentax Optio W60 and a standard CD for size comparison Continue on to Features & Controls Pentax Optio W60 Specifications Type: Compact Digital Waterproof...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Pentax Optio W60 Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Pentax Optio W60 digital camera combines a ten megapixel CCD image sensor with a 5x optical zoom lens in a compact, pocket-friendly body designed to take whatever the elements deliver. Capable of being used underwater at depths of up to 13 feet for...

As with the W30, the Pentax Optio W60 forgoes any form of optical viewfinder in favor of solely a 2.5" LCD display. This is the same size as that used on the previous camera (and pretty much the bottom end of LCD sizes seen on competing cameras), but...

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

Waterproof Optio now shoots deeper and at colder temperatures

 

The Optio W60 is a waterproof and dustproof 10-megapixel point & shoot camera that you can take and use practically anywhere. It has an internal 5X optical zoom lets you get close to the action while also offering 28mm wide shooting. The high...

Waterproof to 13 feet, dustproof, can shoot in freezing weather, Excellent high-res 2.5-inch wide viewing-angle LCD, Internal 5X optical zoom, New 1280 x 720 movie mode, Plenty of fun and useful software features (face/smile/blink recognition), Digital...

No sensor shift shake reduction, No illuminator lamp

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Steve Graham (brighthub.com)

Pentax Optio W60 Waterproof Digital Camera Review

 

The Pentax Optio W60 waterproof digital camera is a good choice for kayakers or others in rough, cold water. It may be overpriced for some buyers, though. Learn more about the Pentax Optio W60 by reading this digital camera review.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : dcworld (digitalcameraworld.com)

Pentax Optio W60 Review

 

The Pentax W60 may look and feel cheaper than many other rugged cameras, but it can go to a fairly impressive 4m underwater, albeit for only two hours.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Alfredo Padilla (washingtonpost.com)

Pentax Optio W60

 

The Pentax Optio W60 is a ruggedized, waterproof model meant for the ski slopes, the pool and other spots where digital cameras ordinarily fear to tread. The W60 is small and attractive, available with a silver finish or a distinctive turquoise front...

The W60 is easy to hold with one or both hands. The shutter button sits on the top but, unlike most cameras, there's no zoom control nearby. Instead, the zoom controls are found on the camera back and are a bit fiddly to use, consisting of two small...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Pop Photo Staff (popphoto.com)

Pentax Optio W60: Underwater Field Test

 

The Pentax Optio W60 (street: $299) is the newest waterproof compact digital camera in the W series. This one packs 10 megapixels, a 5x 28-140mm (equivalent) internal zoom lens, and 720p HD video. We'll get this one on the test bench soon enough, but...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Pentax W60

 

The Pentax Optio W60 is a 10 Megapixel compact with a 5x optical zoom, 2.5in screen and a waterproof body which allows it to be fully submerged underwater without the need for an additional housing. Announced in May 2008, it's the successor to the...

Fully waterproof to depths of 4m ; Decent 5x optical range with 28mm wide ; Contrast, sharpness and saturation controls ; Interval timer shooting and smile detection

No optical or sensor-shift anti-shake ; Average video quality and HD at only 15fps ; Low contrast images in some tests ; Concerns over scratching lens cover

There was a time if you wanted a waterproof compact, Pentax was the only name to consider. Over recent generations though, Olympus has grabbed much of the attention with its SW range, but now with the Optio W60, Pentax is back with one of the most...

Dec, 2008

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