Pentax Optio WS80 Review

November 20, 2009 | Mark Goldstein | |


Camera Type Waterproof digital zoom compact
Type 1/2.3" CCD
Effective Pixels approx. 10.0 megapixels
Still 10M, 7M, 5M, 3M, 2.1M, 1024, 640
Movie 1280, 640, 320
Sensitivity Auto, Fixed (ISO 64 - 6400)
Shake Reduction Pixel Track SR Hi-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR) Movie shake reduction mode (Movie SR)
Focal Length 6.2 - 31mm f/3.8(W) - F4.7(T) Equivalent to approx. 35 - 175mm in 35mm format
Digital Zoom Digital zoom: approx. 5.7x
Intelligent zoom: approx. 5.9X at 7M,  approx. 28.5X at 640 (including optical zoom)
Construction PENTAX zoom lens, 10 elements in 8 groups (4 aspherical elements)
Focusing System
Functions 9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF
Focus Range (automatic) Standard: 0.4m - infinity (whole zoom area) Macro: 0.1 - 0.5m (from wide to the middle zoom position) Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus: available
Type 2.7"LCD,  approx. 230K dots
Speed 1/1500  - 1/4sec.  4sec at most. (Night Scene mode setting)
Exposure system
Metering Multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Auto Picture, Program, Night Scene, Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie,
Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Digital Wide, Surf & Snow, Digital SR, Kids, Pet,
Half-length Portrait, Sport, Fireworks, Candlelight, Night Scene Portrait,
Natural Skin Tone, Food, Digital Panorama, Frame Composite, Party, Green
Compensation ±2EV(1/3EV steps)
Modes Flash-on and Flash-off modes. 
"Red-eye" reduction function employs a pre-discharge.  Soft Flash
Effective Range Wide: approx. 0.4 - 3.4m (ISO Auto) Tele: approx. 0.4 - 2.8m (ISO Auto)
Exposure Parameters
Modes One shot, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting,
High Speed Continuous Shooting,  Interval Shooting
Face Recognition Face recognition AF&AE is available for all modes up to 32 faces.
Smile Capture. Blink Detection.
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual setting
Options Small Face Filter, Slideshow,  Resize, Cropping, Image/Sound Copy,
Image Rotation, Digital Filter( Color Filter(15 kinds), Toy Camera Filter,
Retro Filter, Soft Filter,  Brightness Filter), Movie Edit, Frame Composite,
Red-eye Compensation, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF,  Image Recovery,
Start-up Screen, Face close-up playback
Internal Built-in Memory (approx. 33.6MB)
External SD/SDHC Memory Card
Interface USB2.0 (Hi-Speed)NTSC/PAL
Source Rechargeable D-LI88 lithium-ion battery, Optional AC adapter kit is also available
Performance Still*: approx. 200 shots (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery) Playback**: approx. 240 min.  (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery) * Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing.  Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions. ** According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing.
Height 55.5mm
Width 91.5mm
Depth 22mm
Weight approx. 105g (without battery and SD memory card) approx. 125g (loaded and ready)