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Pentax Optio W60 Waterproof 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Zoom (Ocean Blue)

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  • 10.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 18 x 24-inch prints
  • Waterproof to 13 feet; coldproof to sub-zero temperatures
  • 5x optical zoom; 2.5-inch LCD screen
  • 720p HD movie capture (15fps)
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

Technical Details

Color: Ocean Blue
  • Brand Name: Pentax
  • Model: B0019V2CW8
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 10 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 5 x
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Color Ocean Blue Blue Black Pink
Optical Zoom 5 multiplier x 5 multiplier x 5 multiplier x 5 multiplier x
Viewfinder None None LCD None
Max Resolution 10 megapixels 12.1 megapixels 16.79 10 megapixels
Video Capture Resolution 1280 x 720, 15fps, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 30/15 fps 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720, 15fps, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 30/15 fps
Image Stabilization None Optical Electronic None
Battery Description Lithium-Ion (D-LI78) & charger NB-6LH lithium-ion battery and charger Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) Lithium-Ion (D-LI78) & charger
Display Size 2.5 inches 3 inches 3 inches 2.5 inches
Flash Memory SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC SD, SDHC, SDXC SD/SDHC card, Internal
Dimensions 2.2 inches x 3.86 inches x 0.98 inches 2.68 inches x 4.29 inches x 1.1 inches 3 inches x 4.8 inches x 3.1 inches 2.2 inches x 3.86 inches x 0.98 inches
Optical Sensor Resolution 10 megapixels 12 megapixels 16 megapixels 10 megapixels
Optical Sensor Technology CCD CMOS CMOS Information not Provided
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Product Details

Color: Ocean Blue
  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 1 x 2.2 inches ; 5.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0019V2CR8
  • Item model number: B0019V2CW8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,605 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 22, 2008

Product Description

Color: Ocean Blue

Product Description

Pentax Optio W60 Digital Camera, Ocean Blue The W60's 10.0 megapixels produce large, detailed images, which may be printed as 8 x 10 inch enlargements (and larger) in clear resolution with impressive image quality; The 5X internal optical zoom in a slim 1.0inch body is equivalent to 28-140mm, making it ideal for landscape, indoor, or group photos; The large, bright 2.5 inch IPS (In Plane Switching) LCD screen with Anti-Reflective coating is viewable at wide angles, even in bright sunlight. Features: * Waterproofing to 13 feet (4 meters) protects from rain and spills, as well as capturing underwater adventures in photo and video. * Continuing its adventurous spirit, the W60 is coldproof to sub-zero temperatures, ideal for winter activities such as skiing, sledding, and snowmobiling. * HD movie capture vividly captures moving memories in wide-screen 720p at 15 FPS. * With Advanced Face Recognition technology, the camera automatically recognizes and quickly captures up to 32 faces, so every face is bright and focused, even in backlit areas. * Smile Capture recognizes theprecise moment a subject smiles and releases the shutter automatically, and Blink Detection gives an alert to retake the pictures if anyone's eyes are closed. * Digital Shake Reduction mode reduces camera shake and blurring of the subject when photographing still images. At up to ISO 6400, trustthe W60 for accurate, blur-free photos. * Movie Shake Reduction also is available to steady yourvideo captures. * Close focusing, Super Macro mode brings out the details in even the smallest subjects as close as 1 cm. Specifications: Sensor: Type - 1/2.3 interline transfer CCD w/primary color filter; Effective pixels - 10.0 MP; Total pixels - 10.34 MP; Recorded resolutions - Still: 10M (3648x2736), 7.5M (3648x2056, 16:9), 7M (3072x2304), 5M (2592x1944), 3M (2048x1536), 1024 (1024x768), VGA (640x480); Movie: HD 720p (1280x720), VGA (640x480), QVGA (320x240); Type/constr

From the Manufacturer

Lightweight and fully waterproof, the Optio W60 features 10 megapixels and a 5x zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle capability. The enhanced design of the Optio W60 allows the camera to operate up to 13 feet underwater for two hours and at extreme temperatures well below freezing.

Perfect for photography in adventurous as well as everyday settings, the 5x optical zoom refraction lens never protrudes from the Optio W60, yet it covers focal lengths from 5mm to 25mm (approximately 28mm to 140mm in 35mm format). This range allows the camera to capture a wide variety of scenes including expansive landscapes, architecture, and group photos in confined spaces as well as close-up telephoto shots of subjects. A Digital Wide function merges two shots into one image for ultra-wide-angle image capture (equivalent to a focal length of 21mm in 35mm format).

The Optio W60 also accompanies users to new aquatic depths. With improved design and construction of the shutter button and controls, as well as reinforced, airtight joints, the Optio W60 allows underwater photography up to 30 percent deeper than previous Pentax waterproof models. In addition to the JIS Class 8 waterproofing standard, the camera is JIS Class 5 dustproof against dirt, sand and dust and operates in extreme temperatures as cold as 14 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 10 degrees Celsius).

Other important features and modes of the Pentax Optio W60 include a High-Quality Movie mode with HD resolution up to 1280 x 720 pixels (comparable to a 720p HDTV) as well as Auto Picture mode, fast Face Recognition, Smile Capture, Blink Detection, an Underwater Movie mode, High Sensitivity Digital SR mode that automatically adjusts the sensitivity up to ISO 6400, and an LCD monitor with a 170 degree wide-angle view and Anti-Reflection coating to reduce glare.

A perfect companion for indoor and outdoor enthusiasts, the Pentax Optio W60 performs well during winter and summer activities as well as in and around water and sand.

Optio W60 Highlights

10-megapixel resolution With 10 effective megapixels, the Pentax Optio W60 delivers highly-detailed photos.

5x zoom lens The Pentax Optio W60 features an internal 5x zoom lens that covers focal lengths from 5mm to 25mm (approximately 28mm to 140mm in 35mm format) and a refraction lens that never protrudes from the camera while zooming. This system allows the camera to capture a variety of scenes including expansive landscapes, architecture, and group photos in confined spaces as well as close-up telephoto shots of subjects. When combined with the intelligent digital zoom function (up to 5.7x) zoom magnification may be increased to 28.5x.

Enhanced waterproof and extreme weather performance The Optio W60 operates underwater up to 13 feet (four meters) for up to two hours, which is an increase of 30 percent over the performance of previous Pentax models that were limited to 10 feet. This performance is the result of improved construction of the shutter button and other controls and reinforced, airtight external joints. Waterproofed to the JIS Class 8 standard, the camera is dustproof to JIS Class 5 against sand and dust and operates in temperatures as cold as 14 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 10 degrees Celsius). This makes it a perfect choice for outdoor winter activities such as skiing as well as for water sports including boating, fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, etc.

Bright, wide-angle LCD monitor The 2.5 inch high-resolution (approximately 230,000 dots) LCD monitor features an Anti-Reflection coating to reduce reflective glare and be easily viewed even in bright sunlight. The monitor’s wide viewing angle (about 170 degrees both horizontally and vertically) allows users to view images from nearly any angle.

High-quality movies with Shake Reduction And HD resolution The Optio W60 captures movies at resolutions as high as 1280 x 720 pixels, which is comparable to HDTV resolution at 720p. The camera also features Movie Shake Reduction to automatically correct camera shake and an Underwater Movie mode that optimizes color settings for recording underwater.

Auto Picture mode Featuring scene-recognition technology, the camera’s Auto Picture mode determines the subject’s shooting conditions and automatically selects the optimal scene mode. Optio W60 photographers also may select from seven capture modes including Flower, Sport, Night Scene Portrait, Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, and Standard modes.

Face Recognition function Face Recognition AF & AE function on the Optio W60 delivers beautiful portrait shots with a single setting. This convenient function automatically sets the focus and exposure detecting up to 32 faces at one time in 0.03 seconds. The camera also features Smile Capture mode that automatically captures images when subjects smile and Blink Detection, which warns the photographer if any subject’s eyes are closed during exposure.

High Sensitivity Digital Shake Reduction The Optio W60 features Digital Shake Reduction, which compensates for camera shake and subject blurring during still-image photography. This mode automatically adjusts sensitivity up to a maximum of ISO 6400 based on ambient lighting, which permits a faster shutter speed to capture sharp, clear images. In addition, Digital Shake Reduction for playback corrects blurring in images post-capture.

Additional Features

  • Macro focusing can focus on subjects as close as a centimeter (less than one inch) for stunning close-up shots
  • Pentax proprietary SP (Super Protect) coating adds superior water repellency and scratch resistance to the lens’s front protective glass to prevent water droplets from forming
  • Panorama mode stitches a series of up to three shots into one wide photo
  • Intelligent zoom function extends the zoom range without compromising the optical zoom’s image quality
  • Supports SD memory cards and SDHC memory cards
  • Approximately 36.4 MB of built-in memory
  • Frame composite function allows photographers to shoot and create images with decorative frames; 80 styles to choose from
  • Date and Time imprint function for easy image categorizing
  • Includes the ACDSee for Pentax 3.0 image viewer/image management software, that supports Windows VistaTM
  • Supports PictBridge, DPOF printing, Exif Print, and PRINT Image Matching

Customer Reviews

I find this camera very easy to use.
Dmitriy Holsten
I have been very disastisfied with this camera when taking pictures indoors even with sufficient lighting and using the flash from any distance further than 4 feet.
Alex Nagygeller
A great value and I would recommend it to anyone with an active lifestyle that needs a small waterproof camera.
R. L. Overby

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

234 of 236 people found the following review helpful By surfbum on August 16, 2008
Color Name: Ocean Blue Verified Purchase
UPDATE: This review was updated on 9/1/08 to reflect the announcement of the Olympus 1050SW.

I am a self confessed camera freak. I have owned the Pentax WPi, W10, W30, and now, the W60. My other primary cameras are the Canon SD 870 (with waterproof housing for diving) and a Canon SLR system with L series lenses, etc. I live in Hawaii and I travel for a living and I can say that without a doubt, the Pentax W series of cameras have been my "go to" cameras for any activities that involve water, snow, sand, or dirt. They take A LOT of abuse even if they don't advertise that fact like Olympus. For optical quality in a "friendly" environment when I don't want to lug my SLR, I prefer my Canon SD 870 which has noticeably better optics.

Like many people who somehow trashed their previous W series camera, I have been waiting over a year for the W30 upgrade and I can report that all in all, the W60 is a worthy upgrade to the W30 if only for the 28mm lens. In addition, it's lighter, the screen is brighter, and it's got a couple of useful software upgrades. I've been using the camera for a month now.

Make no mistake, this is a "fun" outdoors camera. If you're not going to take your camera in the water, to the beach, or mountain biking stop reading now and find a camera with better optics. The W60 is just o.k. and certainly no worse than the W30. As for the barrel distortion at 28mm, it's probably just slightly worse than my Canon SD 870 which means that the distortion is there and is noticeable, but for a group shot at the beach or trying to get the full length of a kayak AND an isle in the background, I'll live with the ever so slight distortion. You can always just click the lens down to 37mm and eliminate the distortion just like any other compact.
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By surfbum on August 16, 2008
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
UPDATE: This review was updated on 9/1/08 to reflect the announcement of the Olympus 1050SW.

I am a self confessed camera freak. I have owned the Pentax WPi, W10, W30, and now, the W60. My other primary cameras are the Canon SD 870 (with waterproof housing for diving) and a Canon SLR system with L series lenses, etc. I live in Hawaii and I travel for a living and I can say that without a doubt, the Pentax W series of cameras have been my "go to" cameras for any activities that involve water, snow, sand, or dirt. They take A LOT of abuse even if they don't advertise that fact like Olympus. For optical quality in a "friendly" environment when I don't want to lug my SLR, I prefer my Canon SD 870 which has noticeably better optics.

Like many people who somehow trashed their previous W series camera, I have been waiting over a year for the W30 upgrade and I can report that all in all, the W60 is a worthy upgrade to the W30 if only for the 28mm lens. In addition, it's lighter, the screen is brighter, and it's got a couple of useful software upgrades. I've been using the camera for a month now.

Make no mistake, this is a "fun" outdoors camera. If you're not going to take your camera in the water, to the beach, or mountain biking stop reading now and find a camera with better optics. The W60 is just o.k. and certainly no worse than the W30. As for the barrel distortion at 28mm, it's probably just slightly worse than my Canon SD 870 which means that the distortion is there and is noticeable, but for a group shot at the beach or trying to get the full length of a kayak AND an isle in the background, I'll live with the ever so slight distortion. You can always just click the lens down to 37mm and eliminate the distortion just like any other compact.
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 28, 2008
Color Name: Ocean Blue Verified Purchase
Clearly, this is not a camera for everybody. It's designed for those outdoor enthusiasts who's willing to trade the picture quality for the taking anywhere feature. I wish I could have a compact camera that can be used anywhere but still has DSLR picture quality -- but that camera doesn't exist!

If the underwater capability is important to you, then there are not so many choices out there -- and the only two get head to head are Olympus 1030 and the Pentax W60. Both are 10M pixels which I don't think it's really needed -- you can't fully use the 10M capability because of the lens quality. Some important difference:
- Olympus can go 30 ft deep, Pentax 10 ft.
- Olympus is crash proof, Pentax is not
- Olympus's lens is 28-105, Pentax is 28-140
- Both can take video of 640x480, up to the size of the flash card (Olympus may need a firmware upgrade), but Pentax can take 1280x720 in 15 fps.
- Olympus can't use zoom during video taking, Pentax can, but records the zoom sound as well.
- Pentax has slightly better picture quality, but little noisier.
- Pentax uses SD/SDHC card, Olympus uses xdpicture card, which is more expensive.

Finally I decided to go with the Pentax.

Things I like besides the under water capability:
- Feature rich. There are 24 different scene mode, a good fit to novice users, and there are also face detection, blink detection, smile detection and some on-camera editing capability. You can also do the slide-show on camera.
- Easy to follow interface. I learned to use more than 90% of the functions without even reading the manual.
- Macro that closes up to 1cm, not so many cameras are capable of that.
- Picture color is normally good.
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