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Pentax Optio WP


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Category: Point-and-Shoot

If you have ever wondered if it was safe to take your digital camera to the beach, on the boat, or anywhere there's a good chance it will get wet, the answer is probably it's not safe unless you take much precaution. The Pentax Optio WP (for Water Proof) is the take-anywhere digital camera that removes that worry.

Compact, lightweight and elegant, the Pentax WP boasts an aluminum alloy body that is less than one inch thin, is rust resistant, has rubber sealants at all the important points, and offers lens protection -- in rain, in snow, in the pool, or on the beach. The JIS Class 8 waterproof rating confirms the Optio WP will remain watertight even when the camera is used in water.*

*The Optio WP may be submerged and operated up to three feet underwater for up to 30 minutes. (1 meter = 3.28 feet)

The Pentax WP has 5MP resolution, 3x optical zoom and macro as close as 1 cm (0.4 in.). It is also fast with a 0.6 sec. startup and 0.05 sec. shutter release time lag. A large 2 in. LCD monitor incorporates low reflection technology and a backlighting system for easier viewing in sunny, outdoor conditions

If you are looking for a really care-free digital camera in a slim, stylish and compact body, the Pentax Optio WP might just be what you need. The Pentax WP is JeansPocket™ Certified and obtains our OriGenial™ Seal of Approval.

Pentax Optio WP
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Image Sensor 5.0 effective megapixels (2560x1920)
1/2.5 in. CCD
  Lens Pentax  
  Focal Length 6.3–18.9mm (38-114mm, 35mm equivalent)  
  Aperture Range F3.3(W)– F4.0 (T)  
  Optical Zoom 3x  
  Macro 1 cm / 0.4 in.  
  Auto Focus
TTL contrast detection autofocus system
9 point AF, Spot AF, Manual Focusing Range
  Shutter Speed approx. 1/2000 - 4 sec  
  Exposure Control Program AE  
  Shooting Modes Green, Program, Picture (Program, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Night scene, Panorama assist, Surf & snow, Self-portrait, Food, Museum, Sport, Underwater, Pet, Candle, Soft, Natural skin tone), Movie, Voice recording, Synchronous sound recording;
Movie clips: 640 x 480, approx. 30fps/15fps with sound (shooting time from approx. 1 sec. to memory card capacity);
Continuous shooting:3 fps Standard, High speed (high speed mode, max 3 pictures);
Self-timer: 2 and 10 sec.
  Exposure Compensation +/-2 EV (1/3 steps)  
  Light Metering TTL Multi-segment metering  
  White Balance Auto, Pre-set, Manual white balance; Available Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual Flash  
  Viewfinder Not available  
  LCD 2.0 inch, low reflection TFT color LCD (85,000 pixels) with Histogram display  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto, or User select ISO 50, 100, 200, 400  
  Storage Media Built-in memory (approx. 10.5MB);
SD memory card
  Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion D-LI8 battery, Optional AC adapter available  
  Included Accessories
No memory card
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery, Battery Charger
AV Cable, USB Interface Cable
Software CD-ROM (ACDSee for PENTAX)
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 102 x 51 x 22 mm /
4.0 x 2.0 x 0.9 in. (excluding protrusions)
  Weight (Camera body only) 120g / 4.2 oz.  
  MSRP US$399.95  

Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.

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