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Pentax Optio WP

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 reviews of Pentax Optio WP. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The performance and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the focus and color. There are some less positive opinions about the flash and low light performance.

usability, portability, performance, image quality, size

reliability, lens, viewfinder, low-light, flash

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Pentax Optio WP from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the screen and image quality are overall positive. The usability and size also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the durability, and there are some less positive comments about the lens.

design, size, usability, image quality, screen

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100% 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 WP

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Pentax Optio WP from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and size. The portability and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed views on the water proof and image quality. There are some critical opinions about the zoom and battery.

usability, performance, portability, size, durability

reliability, lens, viewfinder, battery, zoom

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Jay Werfalli (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax Optio WP - Waterproof Digital Camera

 

Surely it's not? It doesn't look like it is? That's the response Jay Werfalli got when he dropped this five megapixel camera into his friend's fish tank.

Quite simply the Optio WP is one of only a handful of fully waterproof digital cameras currently on the market. It spares you the added expense of a separate waterproof housing and in terms of image quality it gives many “normal” compacts a run for...

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Charlie Brewer (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax Optio WP

 

The new WP's pretty and compact design makes it a camera designed to live in a handbag, engineered to operated underwater and contains enough digital wizardry to challenge the most creative of minds, but does it take good pictures? Our man Charlie...

Looks, waterproof, advanced functions, ‘geen mode’

Low light focus, lack of lens cover, battery shape

Gripes, well a few. For such a well-designed camera it really could do with an AF-assist system in low light conditions. Shoot in close quarters and the macro will go down to 1cm. In these conditions with a group of friends the camera simply refused to...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Pentax Optio WP review

 

Fancy some underwater antics? Then take the plunge

The Optio WP is the perfect choice if you want to take photos underwater

Dec, 2006

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Pentax Optio WP

 

Pentax Optio WP Review. This is one of the very few digital camera that can be used in the swimming pool. Its special waterproof body also means it can be used in the rain, no matter how heavy it gets.

Fun camera ; Waterproof ; Ease of use

Picture quality ; Shutter lag ; Limited flash range

The Pentax Optio WP is a fun digital camera. The fact that it is waterproof means you can take it just about anywhere and not worry about water getting in. Picture quality is not great out of the water so this really is a camera for fun at the beach...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : CRN Staff (crn)

Pentax Optio WP

 
Jun, 2005

Expert review by (dcmag.co.uk)

Pentax Optio WP

 

If youre looking for the ideal camera for an adventure holiday, or just one that can survive a lively night down at the local, then the Optio WP fits the bill. Its tough, compact, waterproof, looks slick, has some v

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

Review of the Pentax Optio WP - Digital SLR Reviews

 

Pentax has carved a little niche for itself with the underwater camera.

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Pentax OptioWP

 

This fun addition to the Optio line lets you shoot underwater digital photos and video clips without a clunky, expensive underwater housing.

No housing required for underwater shooting. Quality of underwater footage is quite good for an inexpensive camera.

Limited in manual settings. Slightly washed out colors. Slight distortion in lens.

See the benchmark test results: Pentax OptioWP

Sep, 2005

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax Optio WP

 

The amphibious OptioWP digital camera features 5.0 megapixels of resolution and a 3X optical zoom lens and captures high quality images both on land and up to three feet underwater without an additional waterproof housing. The OptioWP is the perfect digit

Sep, 2005

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

Pentax Optio WP

 

This waterproof camera will deliver hours of summer and vacation fun, with some decent pictures too.

Waterproof ; Take-anywhere size and design ; Broad range of user-friendly features ; Built-in help system ; Solid image quality

Waterproof to only 1.5m and for only 30 mins ; Doesn't float ; Mediocre autofocus and speed ; Well built but not rugged for heavy outdoor use

Overall, the Pentax Optio WP did a decent job capturing sharp, well-exposed images with accurate colour reproduction and a fair amount of detail. There were some exceptions due to poor autofocus and an auto white balance gone awry, but in general, we...

Jul, 2005

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