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Pentax Optio W10 review
Dennis Hissink : October 17th 2006 - 12:30 CET
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PentaxPentax Optio W10 digital camera review : It seems that Pentax have gotten a taste for photography on and around the water. The Pentax W-series of digital cameras made its debut with the Optio 33WR, which was introduced in 2003, followed by the Optio 43WR. Initially sporting a square design, the series evolved to the current measurements in January 2005, with the introduction of the Optio WP, the WPi, and now the W10 digital camera. As far as design is concerned, the Pentax Optio W10 resembles a standard digital compact camera. In fact, it fits this description in many different ways. However, there's more to it than that: the Pentax W10 offers you the chance to explore the underwater world, a reasonably unique additional feature.
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The camera's resolution remains virtually unchanged from that of its predecessor. With an image sensor of 6.18 Megapixels, 6.0 of which are effective Megapixels, the resolution is unaltered, and easily meets today's standards for average, daily photography. The Pentax Optio W10 is equipped with a 3x optical zoom, which features a range of 38 - 114mm, and a brightness of f/3.3 - f/4.0. Furthermore, the 4x digital zoom extends the total range up to a maximum of 12x. The small zoom lens is built into the camera and does thus not extend. This was one of the requirements to ensure the Pentax W10 is waterproof. The small lens is protected by a glass cover, which prevents dirt and water from entering.

Pentax W10 - Face recognition
The Pentax Optio W10 has been made more convenient and user-friendly with the addition of the new Face Recognition AF/AE function, which detects people's faces in the picture frame and adjusts the focus and exposure accordingly. The slim, flat body design of the Pentax W10 allows it to be easily retrieved from pockets, bags, and cases. The camera's grip is fashioned with a finger-rest in the shape of a water droplet for better portability. An aluminum alloy is employed for the front panel, producing a high-grade sensibility. The rounded form gives the Pentax Optio W10 a friendly impression.

Pentax Optio W10

Pentax Optio W10 - Waterproof performance
The Pentax W10 complies with JIS class 8 waterproof performance, enabling it to withstand up to 30 minutes of continuous operation at an underwater depth of 1.5 meters. Furthermore, the Optio W10 has also been proven to conform to Class 5 dustproof performance of category 2 (machines produced to prevent internal changes in atmospheric pressure). Such capabilities make it ideal for use when skiing, taking part in marine sports, going fishing or enjoying other outdoor events. Waterproof performance of this kind also means users can simply rinse the camera off any time it becomes dirty.

Pentax Optio W10 review
Pentax have equipped their latest model, and the model currently available on the market, with new, innovative features; such as the automatic Face Recognition auto focus and improvements to the LCD monitor. All in all, this gives us more than enough reasons to take a closer look at another W-series digital camera. We have submitted the Pentax Optio W10 to some extensive practice testing, both above and under water. Our experiences can be read in the following digital camera review about the Pentax Optio W10, including a Sample Gallery.

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