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Optio W30 Waterproof Digital Camera image
 
(based on 4 ratings)
Brand: Pentax
Located in: Digital Cameras (All)
Take your underwater images to a new depth!

With an enhanced waterproof design, the compact Optio W30 performance capacity has more than doubled and now allows photographers to capture images underwater up to 10 feet for 2 hours. The generous 2.5 inch LCD monitor offers an LCD Bright Mode that can adjust the brightness of the screen as necessary for improved viewing in the sunlight. Ever the perfect camera for capturing adventure in the outdoors, the Optio W30 also features both Digital and Movie SR modes to reduce blur in both image and video capture. The Optio W30 also features the Face Recognition function and Macro Photography mode to allow image capture at under half an inch for stunning close-ups of photography subjects such as flowers, insects, jewelry and much more

  • 7.1 megapixel CCD, 3X optical zoom lens
  • JIS Class 8 Waterproof and JIS Class 5 Dustproof (IP58) performance allows underwater photography (3m below surface)
  • Full aluminum alloy outer body construction adds durability
  • High sensitivity of ISO 3200 helps prevent blurring
  • 2.5 inch LCD (approx. 115,000 pixels) with anti reflective coating
  • SP coating prevents water drops from sticking to the lens
  • Auto locking door mechanisms adds protection for sensitive internal electronics
  • LCD Bright Mode allows the screen to be seen in direct sunlight
  • Interval Movie Mode available for timelapse movies
Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
5 stars
(based on 4 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Easy to setup(3), Large clear LCD(3), Short lag time(3)
Best Uses:
Fun(3), Travel(4)

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great for active all weather lifestyles
By Letty the AdventuristVerified Reviewer from Grand Coulee, Washington on 6/30/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy Setup, Short Lag Time, Strong Construction
Cons:
Not Shatter Proof
Best Uses:
All weather sports, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Optio W30 Waterproof Digital Camera:

I like this camer a lot. I have taken it kayaking, skiing and camping many times. I have also taken underwater pictures that turned out great. I get possitive comments on the quality of pictures that I take with it all the time! It is perfect for all of the outdoor activities that fit my lifestyle.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome as a surf camera
By Surfer ShotVerified Reviewer from San Diego, CA on 12/30/2007
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Short Lag Time, User friendly
Best Uses:
Documentary, Fun, Surfing, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Optio W30 Waterproof Digital Camera:

When used with the Surf Camera case this product brings extra excitement to your surfing experience. Use it in the continuous shooting mode and capture amazing multiple shots of surfers from your surfboard instead of the beach.

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[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
"A perfect camera by Pentax."
By Kenneth (Ken)Verified Reviewer from Burlington, N C 27215 on 12/29/2007
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Short Lag Time, Strong Construction, Takes excellent pictures
Best Uses:
Documentary, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Optio W30 Waterproof Digital Camera:

I like this Pentax so much. I gave one to my Granddaughter on 06/09/2007 for a wedding present,and she loves it.

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Retirement Gift
By Retired/tired GrammyVerified Reviewer from Inkster, Mi. on 11/2/2007
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Best Uses:
Home, Outdoors, Portraits, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Optio W30 Waterproof Digital Camera:

We received this camera as a retirement gift for use when we travel. We really enjoy sharing the scenery shots with our kids and grandkids..

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