Pentax Optio W80 – The Ultimate Rugged Digital Camera

pentax-optio-w80 Are you afraid of damaging your digital camera while on an adventurous trip? Or are you someone who is always a bundle of nerves, dropping everything from your hand? Pentax has unveiled a digital camera for people like you. Optio W80 is the latest Pentax digital camera designed to withstand shock.

Ultimate rugged digital camera
Since 2003, Pentax has been developing cameras suitable for outdoor sports enthusiasts. Optio W80, its latest offering, can be dubbed as the ultimate rugged camera from Pentax. Whatever quality you expect to be incorporated in a rugged camera can be found in Optio W80. Pentax Optio W80 is a waterproof, cold proof, dustproof and shockproof camera. Optio W80 is not only resistant to water spills and rain, but this digital camera can be safely taken on your underwater diving or snorkeling trips. Optio W80 is designed to withstand water pressure up to a depth of five meters or sixteen feet. You can shoot videos for up to two hours, at this depth below sea level.

Optio W80 can also tolerate drops up to 3.3 feet on dry ground. To protect from water, dirt and finger marks, the internal zoom lens of the camera is protected by a mineral crystal cover with a Super Protect coating. Pentax Optio W80 could also safely accompany your on your skiing trips. Optio W80 is designed to withstand sub-freezing temperature up to -10 degree Celsius or 14 degrees Fahrenheit.

Other features
Besides its ruggedness, other features of Optio W80 are similar to the ones you find in most high-end digital cameras. Pentax Optio W80 is a 12.1 megapixel camera with 5x internal optical lens and 28mm wide-angle lens.

The zoom lens and imaging engine designed by Pentax will enable users to take high quality images. The Fast Face Detection feature is capable of identifying thirty-two different facial expressions within 0.03 seconds. The Blink Detection and Smile Detection feature ensures that even novice photographers can snap perfect images. You can get stunning close-ups with the Super Macro mode of Optio W80. With Super Macro mode, you can capture the minutest details even when an object is only one inch away from you. Pixel Track Shake Reduction allows snapping sharp images in all light conditions.

Optio W80 costs $299.95.