Pentax Optio W60 reviews and prices: Compact camera

24 customer reviews

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8.7 out of 10 based on 24 reviews.
Pentax Optio W60: 10.34 MP (Megapixels), 5x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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Most helpful reviews

mark, cheshire

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
easy to use, plenty of functions
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Jul 2009

masha, dublin Professional photographer

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
works even in -25
lightweight enough and simple looking
sturdy strap attachment loop
battery life is good
Bad points:
-no lens cover!! (its scratchproof enough, but always gets dirty!
-one drop and something goes loose inside
-i broke mine after i pressed a few buttons under the water (salt water)
-battery cover is a bit complicated (it just feels a bit loose even when shut!?)
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 4.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Feb 2009

Confirmed purchaser Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
If you want a waterproof camera then this one is fantastic although just replaced by the W90 which is also shockproof. Lots of features which will probably rarely get used by most people but the basic functions are excellent. Have just used it for the first time on holiday and can't fault it. It's funny seeing people's faces when you jump in to the swimming pool with it! I chose this make of waterproof camera because it has a 5x optical zoom, all other makes only have 3x or 3.6x. Also it starts at optical equivalent of 28mm (most others are 35mm) so you can get more in your picture.
Bad points:
Battery compartment slightly fiddly to open but it is a waterproof camera so you don't want it to open too easily. I would definitely get either a protective film for the screen or a case for the camera to stop scratches.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Jul 2009

Andrew, London

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent product. We bought this specifically for underwater photos, as we already have a good camera for more general uses.
It's light and small and seems to be extremely reliable underwater.
An experienced Optio 60 owner (and underwater user) gave me some very useful tips with the settings :
Ignore the camera's underwater settings - set on "P" (Program); set "White Balance" to "AWB"; set "EV Compensation" to (minus) -1.0; turn the Flash "Off".
The pictures on these settings were vastly improved
Bad points:
Not many :
The battery lasts about 2 hours when used constantly - this could be a little better
The display screen is a little difficult to see if you are setting them underwater.
If you don't do anything at all with the camera for a 2-3? minutes the camera turns itself off and most of the settings above have to be reset (the "P"rogram mode is retained)
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Aug 2009

Andrew, Norwich

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Packed full of features and it survived and performed well during a white water rafting and canyoning trip in the French Alps.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Aug 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
robust, compact, easy to use, wide angle lens, good quality images
Bad points:
getting the auto-focus to focus on selected objects
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Aug 2009

Jari, Espoo Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Waterproof
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Sep 2009

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This Pentax Optio W60 is reviewed on Expert Reviews

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3648x2736
Optical zoom ratio 5
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 6
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Silver
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 125
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1500
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4
Waterproof Yes
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 98x55.5x24.5
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.5-5.5
In-built memory (Megabytes) 21
Release date 2008/06/26
Height in mm 55.5
Width in mm 98
Depth in mm 24.5
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 140
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 28
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Manufacturer's Description

Featuring one of the lightest designs in a waterproof camera, the Optio W60 is equipped with a newly developed 28mm wide-angle optical 5x zoom lens, a 10 effective megapixels, and enhanced waterproofing performance more than 30 percent better than previous models allowing the camera to operate underwater at depths of four meters.

  • Wide angle 5x optical zoom lens
  • Waterproof to 4m for 2 hours
  • Coldproof to -10°C
  • HDTV resolution movie recording
  • Auto Picture mode automatically selects the best mode
  • Face Recognition function detects faces in only about 0.03 seconds
  • Smile capture mode
  • 10 effective megapixels
  • Digital SR (shake reduction) mode
  • Bright, easy-to-view, wide-angle 2.5" LCD monitor
  • Macro mode as close as 1cm
  • Pentax SP (Super Protect) coating adds superior water repellency to the lens’s front protective glass to prevent water droplets from forming
  • Panorama stitching mode
  • Intelligent zoom function
  • 36.4 MB of built-in memory
  • Date and Time imprint function for easy image categorizing
  • Includes the ACDSee for PENTAX 3.0 software

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