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Pentax Optio W80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 429 reviews of Pentax Optio W80. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and performance. The durability and portability are also mentioned favorably. The sensor and flash get critical reviews. The low light performance and lens get mixed comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio W80 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 W80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Pentax Optio W80 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and durability. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the lens and battery get critical reviews.

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89% 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 W80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 292 user reviews of Pentax Optio W80 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the performance and price. The durability and portability are also mentioned favorably. The screen and reliability get mixed views, while some have doubts about the sensor and flash.

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72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Pentax Optio W80

 

The compact Pentax Optio W80 is waterproof, ruggedized, packs a 5x wide-angle lens, and can capture HD video.

Compact. 5x optical zoom. 28mm wide-angle lens. 720p30 HD-video capture. Fast startup and minimal shutter lag. Waterproof to 16 feet. Freeze-proof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Shock-proof to 3.3 feet.

Noisy images at ISO 200 and up. Visibly noisy video capture. Sluggish recycle time. Lens window protects against water and dings, but not fingerprints.

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Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax Optio W80 Review

 

Great features and excellent performance, but there was noise in ALL of our sample images. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Water, Dust, Shock and Freeze Proof; 720p HD movies; Ability to Travel and Shoot where most cameras can't

Weak Flash; No HD output for HD videos; Noise in images at ALL ISO settings; Very Short Battery Life

Great features and excellent performance, but there was noise in ALL of our sample images. Read more in our

Oct, 2009

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Pentax Optio W80

 

If you need a point-and-shoot digital camera that's durable above all else, then the Optio W80 definitely deserves a look. The durability specs are better than most of the competition. But if image quality is more important to you than ruggedness,...

12.1MP resolution5x (28-140mm) zoom lensWaterproof, dustproof, shockproof, coldproofOptical image stabilizationFace detect autofocus

The Pentax Optio W80 is a compact 12.1MP, 5X zoom digital point-and...

Oct, 2009

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Pentax Optio W80 Review

 

The Pentax Optio W80 is a new do-it-all, take-everywhere compact camera that can be submerged in up to 5 meters of water, dropped from a height of 1 meter, and used in temperatures as cold as -10°C. Pentax's most water-, shock-, dust- and cold-proof...

The Pentax Optio W80 is an easy-to-use, tough as old boots camera for all the family. Built to withstand virtually anything that you can throw at in (within reason of course), only so-so image quality lets the W80 down. The 5x wide-angle zoom is a real...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (reviewed.com)

Pentax Optio W80

 

Well priced and very tough, but the images it takes are merely average

Good image stabilization; Low image noise

Detail suffers at high ISOs; Not a fast shooter

The W80 is a decent camera, with a good set of features. But it’s not a great camera: we found that the images were somewhat distorted, and had only moderate sharpness. The colors of the captured images were decent, but the images had a significant...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Paul Ridden (gizmag.com)

Pentax announces tough new compact - the Optio W80

 

Whether you're the rugged outdoor type or just accident prone, Pentax is aiming to make your life a little easier with the release of the Optio W80 compact digital camera. The Optio W80 is dustproof, waterproof to 16 feet, has an operational...

It's not just a tough cookie though, starting from cold in only a second, you get 12.1 effective megapixels (4000by3000), a 5x optical zoom (plus a 6.25x digital zoom for a total of 31.3x), the 35mm equivalent of a 28mm wide angle to 140mm telephoto...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Brian Lam (gizmodo.com)

Pentax W80 Camera Review: Waterproof and Now Slightly Ruggedized

 

The Pentax W80 is their latest in a long line of waterproof cams that take decent shots, but have always been my favorite because of their compact size. This one is a bit bigger, but gains ruggedization and depth.

But I noticed the lens was a little too slow to capture sharp motion underwater where light is rarer than on the surface. (The first sample shot I took in dim light triggered the flash where other models didn't need one.) Colors and exposure was fine,...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Darren Rowse (digital-photography-school.com)

Pentax Optio W80

 

The 12.1 megapixel Pentax Optio W80 is being promoted by Pentax as their ‘most shock and waterproof digital camera ever'.

Expert review by : D-Photo and The Photographer's Mail (dphoto.co.nz)

Pentax Optio W80 – Review – 32

 

Design At a glance, the Optio W80 really doesn't look waterproof. It doesn't look particularly shockproof, either. But having left the thing in the sink (intentionally), it is quite clearly fine when dipped in water. It's also far sturdier than it...

Waterproof, shockproof ¨and coldproof

Some problems with image noise

Jan, 2010

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Pentax - Optio W80

 

Cameras, like many current gizmos, are bought as much on the grounds of style and fashion as features and performance. Thus one of the popular trends at the moment is to include a waterproof model in ...

If you need a tough little compact digital for that scuba holiday or a bit of snowboarding, then this upgrade from Pentax is certainly rugged enough, but for the price the overall quality of the images - except those taken underwater - is unexpectedly...

Oct, 2009

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