Pentax Optio W20, another waterproof digital camera

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

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  1. Eliboat says:

    After two years of constant use and abuse, my Optio WP is still taking great pictures for me. I am pretty sure that if I had had any other camera during this time period I would have destroyed it many times over. The waterproofing is the obvious durability enhancement, but the camera is very solid on its own. I have taken it out racing with me on high performance boats where it is getting slammed around, and it still works perfectly despite some serious battle scars. So far four of my friends have purchased the camera, and they have all really been happy as well. Two more notes… One friend of mine took his out to Yellowstone with him and left it in his pocket while enjoying the warm waters of a hot spring. This fried the camera. Now, I think that this sort of use is probably not covered on their warrantee, but they replaced it anyway. Another friend of mine got a sleek silicone cover for his, very similar to the ipod sleeve that many protect their ipods with. Here is the link:
    There are some bad reviews of the sleeve actually, but I agree with the first reviewer there, in that it really is not nearly as bad as some people describe.

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