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Pentax Optio W30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews of Pentax Optio W30. 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. People really like the price and performance. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the size and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, price

screen, focus, flash, viewfinder, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio W30 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 W30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Pentax Optio W30 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. Reviews about the usability and price are generally positive. The image quality and performance are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the lens and low light performance. Reviews are divided on the focus.

portability, performance, image quality, price, usability

flash, size, low-light, lens

73% 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 W30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Pentax Optio W30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price. The usability is also appreciated.

usability, price

55% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax Optio W30

 

The latest waterproof Pentax gets a day out at sea.

Feb, 2011

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

Pentax Optio W30 digital camera

 

Pentax are not the only manufacturer making robust, water and dust proofed cameras, Pentax seemingly vying with Olympus, the other notable maker building digital compacts that can be used in all weathers or underwater without a housing. Tough,...

Waterproof to 3 metres, excellent metering and colour balance, good build and feature set, image quality, low noise at low ISO, SP (anti-drip) lens coating

Slow tracking AF, anti-reflective screen (still) difficult to use in direct sunlight, no optical viewfinder, slow response, sharpness issues

Tough, versatile, and easy to use the Pentax Optio W30 offers a neat combination of rugged outdoorsiness along with scene modes comprehensive enough to provide shooting panache.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pentax Optio W30 review

 

It's not the prettiest camera, but the Optio W30 is slim, compact and waterproof to depths of three metres.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Pentax Optio W30

 
Jun, 2007

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Pentax Optio W30

 

Pentax Optio W30 is a waterproof digital camera that can take photographs underwater at down to 10 metres. It captures high quality movies at 640 x 480 pixel resolution and at 30 frames per second. Additional features include 7.1 megapixels and 3 x...

Sep, 2008

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

Pentax Optio W30

 

Pentax's W range welcomes a replacement to the W20 model, with its main feature being its waterproof and dustproof capabilities

May, 2008

Expert review by (thinkcamera.com)

Pentax Optio W30

 

New fully waterproof camera from Pentax...

May, 2007

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

Pentax Optio W30

 

Continue on to Features & Controls Pentax Optio W30 Specifications Type: Compact waterproof digital camera Sensor: Type - 1/2.5" interline transfer CCD; Effective pixels - 7.1MP; Total pixels - 7.41MP; Recorded resolutions - Still: 7M (3072x2304), 5M...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Pentax Optio W30

 

The Pentax Optio W30 takes great pictures in conditions that are optimal. The underwater capabilities are limited, but the camera is an excellent choice for those photographers who are often in wet or soggy conditions. The camera is sturdy and takes...

Excellent foul weather camera2.5 inch LCD display screen0.05 second shutter lag

No manual controlsDifficult to focus in dim light

The Pentax Optio W30 is a waterproof digital camera. This waterproof...

Apr, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Pentax Optio W30

 

The Pentax Optio W30 is a new waterproof camera that can be used at a depth of up to three metres for 2 hours. The W30 is also weather-sealed and immune to dust and sand, making it a great camera for ...

The Pentax Optio W30 is a fairly unremarkable camera that succeeds largely due to being water and dust proof, and very easy to use. This is truly a camera that you can take on your next beach ...

Jun, 2007

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