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Best camera for what it is,
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This review is from: Pentax Optio WG-1 Adventure Series 14 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 5x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom (Black) (Camera)
Got this camera for my wife (who is a photographer with a high end camera) for her to have a tough point and shoot to play around with. I haven't tested it underwater or really given it any abuse yet, but it seems to be built very sturdy. Feels good in the hand too. Cool rugged looks as well. The only negatives I can see are that the caribiner that comes with the camera is cheap, cheap, cheap, and of course the picture quality is probably about what you would expect from a fair quailty regular point and shoot. Lots of not so sharp pictures, color is often not true as well. Ocassionally it will take a picture that is right on, but it is the exception. I wasn't expecting superb picture quality, but I hoped for a little more consistency. If you are not a "photographer" you should absolutely love this camera. If you have an eye for it, then just don't expect much out of the picture quality.
Overall I would recommend this as a great camera for those times you don't want to bring an SLR or a high end point and shoot, like at a beach, pool, lake, desert, etc. This certainly shouldn't be your only camera though.
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Initial post: Jun 4, 2013 1:18:05 PM PDT
Russ Mc says:
Just an update on my old post for those of you interested in long term satisfaction of this camera. This camera has definitely turned into the perfect beach/pool/camping shooter. We don't ever use it for indoor or casual shooting. I have used this submerged in pools many times, and finally had the opportunity to take it snorkeling in the Caribbean. I used it every day for 10 days, diving deep for both photos and videos of fish, plants, turtles, etc. I have to say I LOVE this thing for that purpose. Super tough, no issues, and it takes surprisingly better pics under water than above... Great video as well. Highly recommend for diving! I've had it a little over 2 years now with zero issues.
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