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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. Views about the price and performance are generally positive. The durability and portability are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the sensor and flash, while views about the low light performance and lens are different.

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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 86/100 = 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. Opinions about the price and durability are generally positive. The performance and portability also get good opinions, but the lens and battery get critical opinions.

usability, portability, performance, durability, price

image quality, sensor, screen, battery, lens

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 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 really like the performance and price. The durability and portability also get good feedback, whereas reviews about the screen and reliability are different. Many are less positive about the sensor and flash.

usability, portability, durability, price, performance

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

Jul, 2019

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

Expert review by : George Cole (reghardware.co.uk)

Pentax Optio W80

 

Shockproof, dustproof and waterproof – ideal for the outdoors, pity the image quality lets it down.

So there you have it: if you’re looking for a camera to use in the great outdoors and, in particular, underwater then the Optio W80 is a good choice when it comes to standing up against the elements. You can use this camera on a beach, up a mountain or...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Steve Litton (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Pentax Optio W80

 

We take Pentax's new W80 compact to extremes

Beautiful and intelligently constructed compact camera boasting plenty of features. The water and dust proofing make it a cut above the rest as an amateur to intermediate travel camera.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (photographymonthly.com)

Pentax releases Optio W80 waterproof compact

 

Camera for the sports and outdoor enthusiast

Featuring an optical 5x zoom lens and 2.5in screen, the Optio W80 will cover focal lengths from 5mm to 25mm (equivalent in the 35mm format to approximately 28mm wide angle to 140mm telephoto)

Jun, 2009

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 : 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 : 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

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