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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. Opinions about the size and screen are overall positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the reliability and image quality are different. There are some negative reviews about the low light performance and shutter.

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 86/100 = 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. Comments about the battery and image quality are overall positive. The portability and screen are also appreciated. The lens and shutter get mixed opinions. Many are negative about the price.

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

Oct, 2019

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. Reviewers really like the size and price. The usability and performance also get good opinions. Comments about the flash and water proof are different. There are some less positive comments 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.

Oct, 2019

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

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Pentax Optio W10

 

Can Pentax's W series waterproof camera make a splash with it's images?

Jul, 2007

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

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (cnet.com.au)

Pentax Optio W10

 

This easy-to-use waterproof snapshot camera goes where others fear to tread.

Waterproof; compact.

Sluggish performance; photos look soft when viewed at actual size.

If you can get past its poor performance, the waterproof Pentax Optio W10 can take some pretty good shots where others can't even go.

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

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