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Pentax W80
Pentax W80

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Pentax W80

We've given the W80 a grade of B-.

Editor's Review

The Pentax W80 holds up the bottom end of the all-weather, waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof marketplace. It's certainly tough, but the image quality just doesn't stack up to that of its outdoorsy competitors like the Olympus TOUGH 8000. You'll be better off skipping this camera.


  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 5x optical zoom, 28mm wide-angle lens
  • HD movie mode (1280 x 720, 30fps)
  • Waterproof to 16 feet
  • Shockproof to 3.3 feet
  • Can endure temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 2.5-inch LCD display
  • Secure Digital memory storage
  • Part Number: CNETOPTIOW80RED
  • UPC: 0027075154780
  • Release Date: Jul 01, 2009

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Pentax W80 Reviews

Pentax W80 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 1.0 out of 5
DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA (Extreme — 12/07/2010)
This camera is junk. Horrible indoor pictures and the first time I took it into the water, it filled up with water. Customer service is impossible to get a hold of and when you actually do, they are rude. Stay away from the camera and this company in general!!!
  • 1.0 out of 5
WORST CAMERA I HAVE EVER OWNED (Amy Manning — 11/10/2010)
The Pentax w80 is a complete WASTE OF MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have had this camera for six months, and I have been dealing with problems since day one. A word to the wise; DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA!!!!!!!!! Advertisements may say that this is a top notch camera, but believe me, it is not. The picture quality is horrible. 95% of the images I snap are distorted, fuzzy and have horrible lighting. I thought that this camera was 12.1 megapixels....I think not! The shutter speed is less than average no matter what setting I have the camera on. I have continuously tried to relay my frustrations with the w80 to Pentax, and they have been an even bigger pain. They just keep telling me to send in my camera or troubleshoot with them over the phone (I have done both of these) and even though neither of them help, they have no other suggestions. I hope that you take my experience into consideration before buying this product. This camera has ruined countless numbers of memories for me, my family, and my friends...don't let it happen to you. DO NOT BUY THE PENTAX W80!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!