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Pentax Optio 43WR

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Pentax Optio 43WR. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and performance. The price and portability also get good views, but some have doubts about the design and shutter.

usability, portability, price, performance, size

lens, shutter, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio 43WR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Pentax Optio 43WR


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Pentax Optio 43WR from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers really like the performance. The portability also gets good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the shutter.

portability, performance


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

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Charlie Brewer (

Pentax Optio 43WR


Most digital cameras are about as likely comfortable around dust and moisture as the England football squad at a victory ticker-tape parade, but stranger things have happened. The 16th and penultimate addition to the Pentax's Optio range, not only...

Sealed body, numerous features, loads of preset modes, tones of extras.

No lens cap, doors could lock shut rather than just click into place.

Overall the 43WR is perfect for taking away. It's small, light and easy to use. The power source is universal; the design is tough and holiday-proof to the extreme. It doubles up as a Dictaphone and a travel alarm clock and is speedy enough to capture...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Aimee Baldridge (

Pentax Optio 43WR


Pentax Optio 43WR

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Pentax Optio 43WR


Continue on to Features & Controls Pentax Optio 43WR Specifications Camera Type: Compact-type digital still camera with built-in zoom lens, autofocus, auto exposure, auto flash and water resistant design (JIS class 7) Effective Pixels: 4.0 megapixels...

Jun, 2004

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Pentax Optio 43WR


The Optio 43WR has a 2.8x, 5.7-16mm lens, equivalent to a 37-104mm lens on a 35mm camera. A clear, plastic shield protects the lens at all times, so you don't have to worry about losing the lens cap, but the shield itself is exposed to fingerprints and...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Pentax Optio 43WR


The Pentax Optio 43WR is a full immersable digital camera that Pentax claims can be fully immersed in up to three feet of water for less than 30 minutes (but not operated underwater). It has a 4.0 megapixel sensor with a 2.8x Optical zoom lens....

They give it a rating of 9 out of 10

Mar, 2004

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Great for what it is


Overall this is great little camera. I have had the camera for about eight months and under most conditions it takes very good pictures. If you are anywhere near water it is a wonderful camera to have. I am a point and shoot type person. I gave up on ...

Size, price, start-up time, no lens cover, very water resistant, durable

No lens cover, square shape, wash out, functions

Feb, 2005

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Near perfect if you're into outdoors, still great on any other occasion


I purchased this camera out of experimentation. I made a biking trip using my very compact and affordable 3 Mpix Toshiba 3320 and realized that you can take more valuable pictures when using a digital camera since there are no costs attached to ...

Small, truly waterproof, good overall quality.

Difficult to manipulate, but if you want it small...

Sep, 2004

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Excellent Camera, Excellent Value


I have owned this camera for 3 months now & it has performed in every situation I have thrown at it. The quality of the pictures is very good on the various quality & size settings. The MPEG movie feature has been upgraded from the previous model from ...

Excellent Quality, Value & Performance.

Can a camera be too perfect?

Jul, 2004

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