Pentax Optio WS80 Review

Overall Score

37

Main Features

  • 10 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 35-175 mm (5x) F3.8-4.7 Zoom Lens
  • 64 - 6400 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 92 x 60 x 22 mm, 125g.
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Pentax Optio WS80 Overview


First introduced in August, 2009, Pentax Optio WS80 is a 10 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Pentax WS80 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Pentax Optio WS80

Sensor resolution of Pentax WS80 ~ 3646 x 2742 pixels.

Pentax WS80 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,332 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Pentax WS80


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax Optio WS80 with competitors in waterproof cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Manual Focus
Environmental Sealing
9 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
3.8 Lens at Wide
125g Light Body
Timelapse Recording
35 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.8
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Image Stabilization
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.7
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Pentax Optio WS80 has an Overall Score of 37/100 and ranked #483 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #883 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Pentax WS80 Scores
Imaging score
19
Features score
33
Value for money score
55
Portability score
99
Overall score
37
Average Scores in Waterproof
Imaging Score
21
Features Score
44
Value For Money Score
60
Portability Score
95
Overall score
44

Physical Dimensions of Pentax WS80


Pentax Optio WS80 weighs 125g and has external dimensions of 92 x 60 x 22mm (3.62 x 2.36 x 0.87"). Considering that the average weight of Waterproof cameras is 196g, Pentax WS80 is 71 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Pentax WS80 is less by 17mm more than the average length in Waterproof.

Weight Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Pentax WS80
125g
Average weight
196g
Min weight
110g
Max weight
307g

Thickness Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Pentax WS80
22mm
Average Thickness
28mm
Min Thickness
19mm
Max Thickness
89mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax Optio WS80 with the dimensions:

Pentax Optio WS80

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Optio WS80 Dimensions Optio WS80
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 125 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 92 x 60 x 22 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Sony RX1 482 g 125 g 113 x 65 x 70 mm 92 x 60 x 22 mm
Casio Exilim EX-100 Casio EX-100 389 g 125 g 119x67x50 x x mm 92 x 60 x 22 mm
Casio Exilim EX-10 Casio EX-10 384 g 125 g 120 x 68 x 49 mm 92 x 60 x 22 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 125 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 92 x 60 x 22 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon P7800 399 g 125 g 119 x 78 x 50 mm 92 x 60 x 22 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 125 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 92 x 60 x 22 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 Sony WX350 164 g 125 g 96 x 55 x 26 mm 92 x 60 x 22 mm

Specifications of Pentax Optio WS80


General
Brand Pentax
Model Optio WS80
Announced August, 2009
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1500 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.40
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 64
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model D-LI68
Physical
Weight 125 g
Physical Dimensions 92 x 60 x 22 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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