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August 15, 2009

Pentax W80 Is Waterproof And Has A Ruggedized Exterior

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Pentax W80 Camera Review: Waterproof and Now Slightly Ruggedized

Pentax came out with a new line of digital cameras starting with the Pentax W80. This line of cameras can all take decent shots, and is comfortable encased in compact designs and sizes. Although the Pentax W80 is a little bigger than most Pentax cameras, it does makes up for its design and other features.

The 12-megapixel Pentax W80 has an internal 5x zoom lens that can take photos with a lot of color and edge even underwater. Although the camera takes a bit more time to shoot underwater, still you can’t complain with its capability to do just that. It can also record video up to 720p.

It is one of the most compact camera that has a rugged exterior. It ruggedness, however, can only take a drop from up to 3.3 feet. The Pentax W80 is good to use for winter sports, and can work under the weather (14 degrees). It also has an optional floating wrist strap.

But the best thing about this camera lies in its ability to take shots underwater down to 16 feet. It is considerably higher than the last version of Pentax underwater camera that can take pictures down to 3 feet only.

The Pentax W80 will cost photography and water buffs like me a mere $300, which a pretty cheap price compared to other waterproof digital cameras.


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