The Pentax’s most summer camera – underwater and dustproofed US$265 Optio W30 got a lot of attention as the holiday season began. TigerTV rolled out a short video mm… I’d rather say “commercial” than “review”… but it’s still pretty interesting:
If you prefer more thorough test, Megapixel.net has one: eight pages with a lot of samples and every feature described. Pentax W30 marked 8.6 (out of 10) for functionality and 8.4 for image quality. The negatives are “a bit too strong JPEG compression at the highest image quality” (a weak side of entire W series), stiff controls and underpowered flash. And the positives are 3 meters waterproof, “good to very good image quality“, “not too much noise up to 400 ISO“.
Update: Two new Pentax W30 reviews:
- Field Test: Jump Right In with the Pentax Optio W30! at PopPhoto
- Pentax Optio W30 Review at Photographyblog
Update #2: Pentax Optio W30 Review – Ready to get wet? by Doug Harman at Photographypress.co.uk