Pentax Optio W20: Party Proof

Posted on September 21, 2006 Under Gadgetry

There aren't a lot of waterproof digital cameras among the point and click crowd, but the Pentax Optio W20, which boasts 7.0 megapixels, is sure to save you from puddles, tubs, and rain, because it is fully waterproof up to 5 feet. The slim, flat body design fits nicely in your hand above and underwater and can withstand being submerged for up to 30 minutes of continuous operation. It has everything you've come to expect in a digital including a new high ISO mode that selects ISO up to 1600 and 2.5 inch LCD which is easily visible underwater. Also, at about $300, it's quite a good deal. Using ours at ACL really saved us from spilled beverages from our excited friends and unpredictable rainy weather. So while others put away their environment sensitive digital cameras, we snapped away without worry!