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The Pentax Optio WS80 is a compact 10 megapixel waterproof camera offered by Pentax.

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Pros

waterproof design

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face, smile and blink detection

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uses affordable, capacious and easy to find SD/SDHC memory cards

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captures video in 720p high definition

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slim and attractive enclosure

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Great pocket sized indestructible little camera

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Cons

is only waterproof up to 5 feet (compared to up to 33 foot options from competitors) - useless for divers or motivated snorkelers

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only available in cringeworthy colour combinations

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The Pentax Optio WS80 is a compact 10 megapixel waterproof camera offered by Pentax. This stylish, palm sized camera is capable of capturing images up to five feet underwater and features a 5x optical zoom containted within a slim body less than an inch thick. It is capable of capturing HD video with up to 720p resolution and has a large 2.7" LCD screen perfect for picture and video composition and playback. For quick and easy portraits there are features such as fast face detection, capable of almost instantly recognizing up to 32 faces, smile capture which automatically takes a picture when your subject smiles, and blink detection which alerts you if your subject blinked during exposure. Other features include Pentax Shake Reduction (SR) for blur-free photos and Pentax Auto Picture mode which automatically chooses from 8 shooting modes for great images in any situation. The Pentax Optio WS80 is available in black with orange or white with purple.

Specifications
  • Type:Ultra Compact Digital Camera
  • Colors Available: Black + Orange and White + Purple
  • Sensor:
    • Type: 1/2.3” interline transfer CCD w primary color filter
    • Effective pixels: 10.0
    • Total pixels: 10.34
    • Recorded resolutions
      • Still: 10M (3648x2736), 7M (3072x2304), 5M (2592x1944), 3M (2048x1536), 2.1M (16:9, 1920x1080), 1024 (1024x768), VGA (640x480)
      • Movie: 1280x720p30/15, 640x480p30/15, 320x240p30/15
    • Quality levels: Fixed, 10M (H)
  • Lens:
    • Type/construction: PENTAX zoom lens, 10 elements, 8 groups (4 aspheric elements)
    • Optical zoom: 5X
    • Focal length (equiv.): 6.2-31.0mm (35-175mm)
    • Digital zoom: 5.7X
    • Combined zoom: 28.5X
    • Intelligent zoom: Approx 5.9X at 7M to 28.5X at VGA
  • LCD/Viewfinder:
    • LCD screen: 2.7” TFT color LCD
    • LCD resolution: 230,000 dots
    • Wide angle viewable: n/a
    • Viewfinder: n/a
  • Focus System:
    • Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus
    • Focus modes: 9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus
    • Manual focus: Yes
    • Macro focus: Yes
    • Focus lock: Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way
    • Focus range
      • Normal: 1.31’ to infinity
      • Macro: 0.33-1.64’ (wide to mid zoom)
  • Flash:
    • Type: Built-in series control auto flash
    • Flash modes: Auto, flash on, flash off, redeye
    • Effective range: TBD’ (auto ISO)
  • Storage Media:
    • Internal memory: 33.6 MB
    • Removable memory: SD, SDHC
  • Interfaces:
    • Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out
    • Video out: NTSC, PAL
    • Printer interfaces: n/a Power Supply:
  • Power source: 
    • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI88
    • Recordable images: Approx 200
    • Playback time: Approx 240 min
    • Movie recording time: Approx 70 min
    • Audio recording time: Approx 270 min
    • AC adapter available: Yes (optional)
  • Physical Specifications:
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 3.6 x 2.3 x 0.9”
    • Weight:
      • Without battery or removable memory: 3.7 oz
      • Loaded and ready: 4.4 oz
    • Construction material(s): Polycarbonate
    • Operating temperature: 32-104°F
    • Weather Resistant: Yes, JIS Class 8 waterproof submersible to 5’, JIS Class 6 dustproof
    • Shock Resistant: n/a
  • Timing:
    • Startup: Approx 1.1 sec
    • Release lag: Approx 0.032 sec
  • Language Support: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified/Traditional Chinese
  • Image Stabilization:
    • Still: Pixel Track SR, Digital SR (5M)
    • Movie: Movie SR
  • ISO Sensitivity:
    • Auto: 64-6400 (ISO 3200-6400, 5M)
    • Manual: 64-6400
  • White Balance: Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent
    • Manual mode(s): Yes
  • Shutter:
  • Type: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter w CCD electronic shutter
  • Shutter speed: 1/1500 to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode)
  • Capture Modes:
    • Mode selection: Auto Picture (Standard, Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Sport, Flower, Candlelight), Program, Night Scene, Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Digital Wide (5M), Surf & Snow, Digital SR (5M), Kids, Pet, Half-length Portrait (3M), Sport, Fireworks, Candlelight, Night Scene Portrait, Natural Skin Tone, Food, Digital Panorama (2M per frame), Frame Composite (3M), Party, Green
    • Green simplified mode available: Yes
    • Face detection available: Yes, up to 32 faces in 0.03s, Smile Capture, Blink Detection
    • P/A/S/M/B: P
    • Date stamp: Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode)
    • Digital filters (capture): n/a
    • Dynamic Range Adjustment: Yes, highlight and shadow correction
  • Drive Modes:
    • Mode selection: One shot, Self Timer, Continuous, High Speed Continuous (5M), Interval
    • Continuous FPS: Approx 1.11 FPS, High Speed Continuous 3.3 FPS for up to 7 frames (5M), 5.6 FPS for 7 frames at ISO 3200-6400 (5M)
    • Self-timer: Yes (10s, 2s)
    • Remote control: n/a
  • Playback Modes:
    • Mode selection: One Shot, Index (4 or 9 thumb nails), Magnification, Movie Playback, Sound Playback, Histogram, Folder, Select & Delete, Calendar
    • Mode pallet: Small Face Filter, Slideshow, Resize, Cropping, Image & Sound Copy, Image Rotation, Digital Filter, Movie Edit, Frame Composite (3M), Red-eye Edit, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Image Recovery, Startup Screen, Face Zooming
    • Magnification: Yes, up to 10X, scrollable
    • Digital filters (playback): B&W, Sepia, Color Filters (6), Color Extract (3), Soft, Brightness, Color Enhancer, Toy Camera, Retro
    • Movie edit: Save As Still Image, Movie Divide
  • File Formats:
    • Still: JPG (EXIF 2.2), DCF 2.0, DPOF, Print Image Matching III
    • Movie (compression): AVI (Motion JPG) with sound
    • Sound: n/a
  • Computer System Requirements:
    • Windows: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, USB port
    • Mac: MacOS-X 10.1.2-10.5, USB port
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