Pentax Optio WP

The Good Waterproof; take-anywhere size and design; broad range of user-friendly features; built-in help system; solid image quality.

The Bad Waterproof to only five feet and for only 30 minutes; doesn't float; mediocre autofocus and speed; well built but not rugged for heavy outdoor use.

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

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Image quality 6.0
7.0 Overall

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Review

Pentax Optio WP

Review summary

Waterproof to a depth of five feet, this compact, 5-megapixel point-and-shoot camera is ideal for snorkeling, poolside parties, boating, and other water-related activities. A few performance issues aside, the slim Pentax Optio WP delivers plenty of user-friendly features and image quality that will satisfy most snapshot photographers. About the size and shape of a cell phone, the ultraportable Pentax Optio WP slides easily into just about any pocket or purse. Its mostly plastic yet solidly constructed, two-tone silver body weighs in at only 4.9 ounces with battery and media card installed, making it ideal to wear on a lanyard for spontaneous picture-taking.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $300
  • Brand Ricoh
  • Digital Camera Type compact
  • Weight 4.2 oz
  • Sensor Resolution 5 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric) 10.2 mm (1/2.5")
  • Optical Sensor Type CCD
  • Digital camera type Ultracompact
  • Sensor Resolution 5.0 Megapixel
  • Optical Zoom 3 x
  • Lens Aperture f/3.3-4
  • Focus Adjustment automatic, manual
  • Min Focus Distance 15.7 in
  • Digital Zoom 4 x
  • Optical Sensor Size 1/2.5"
  • Shooting Modes frame movie mode
  • Red-Eye Reduction Yes
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