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Pentax Optio WS80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 reviews of Pentax Optio WS80. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and water proof are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are mixed comments on the focus and durability. There are some less positive reviews about the storage and sensor.

usability, portability, price, water proof, battery

viewfinder, reliability, low-light, sensor, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio WS80 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 WS80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Pentax Optio WS80 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative reviews about the durability and low light performance.

usability, size, portability, image quality, design

lens, low-light, durability

59% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio WS80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Pentax Optio WS80 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the performance and water proof are overall positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the focus and sensor. There are some mixed reviews about the image quality.

portability, price, usability, water proof, performance

viewfinder, reliability, sensor, focus

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax Optio WS80

 

A waterproof ultra-compact camera with HD video for under £180

Dec, 2011

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Pentax Optio WS80

 

Cheep and cheerful is the best description I can come up with for this waterproof camera. I found it struggled with picture quality in a number of areas. Plus points are easy of use and a bright looking design.

Very good. You should have no problems finding your way around the Optio WS80

Ease of use

A much better all round waterproof digital camera is the Canon Powershot D10.

May, 2010

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

Pentax Optio WS80

 

Will Pentax's waterproof compact sink or swim?

Stylish and pocketable waterproof compact, which is perfect for the young adventurer or family wanting a rugged and easy-to-use holiday camera

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (talktalk.co.uk)

Pentax Optio WS80

 

A low-end but waterproof and dust-proof snapper Generally speaking, dirt, moisture are best kept away from digital cameras. The Pentax Optio WS80 is one attempt to improve the relationship ...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Pentax Optio WS80 review

 

For a long time, only Pentax and Olympus made waterproof compact cameras, but the growth in popularity of outdoor sports and activity holidays has opened up the market for 'ruggedised' cameras, and now most of the main manufacturers have models in this...

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Pentax Optio WS80

 

Overall, the Optio WS80 is an excellent camera. At this price, and with its features, even if you don't need a camera for underwater use, it makes an excellent choice in a general purpose point-and-shoot camera. You won't have to worry about the...

10 megapixel resolution2.7 inch LCD display5X (35-175mm) zoom lensWaterproof and dustproof

HD movie mode, but lacks HDMI port

The Pentax Optio WS80 is a new 10 megapixel waterproof point-and-shoot...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Pentax Optio WS80 Review

 

The Pentax Optio WS80 is a new water- and dust -proof compact camera that can be submerged in up to 1.5 meters of water and be rinsed clean if it becomes covered with dirt or sand. As well as being a rugged performer, the 10 megapixel WS80 also...

The Pentax Optio WS80 is essentially a cut-down version of the more expensive W80 model, losing the freeze and drop proof capabilities of the latter and also its wide-angle lens in order to hit a more aggressive price-point. The WS80's 5x zoom with a...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Pentax Optio WS80

 

Perfect gift for my 8 yr old son. He uses loads of the functions without ever having looked at the manual. Robust. I can't really judge image quality at a fine level - totally fit for son's purpose. A lot of fun.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Pentax Optio WS80

 

This product is great value for money - stuffed with features its all you could wish for at the price.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Pentax Optio WS80

 

This camera is very good value for money. took some really good underwater photos whilst snorkelling. Very pleased with them.

Hard to see screen when underwater

Apr, 2010
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