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Pentax optio w60

Pentax Optio W60

The Pentax W60 may look and feel cheaper than many other rugged cameras, but it can go to a fairly impressive 4m underwater, albeit for only two hours. It's not shockproof, though, and while it will work at -10 degrees, the battery indicator goes down to empty.

Key points

  • Waterproof to an above average depth of 4m but only for 2 hours
  • Freezeproof down to -10 degrees, but not shockproof
  • 5x wide-angle zoom equivalent to 28-140mm
  • 1,280x720 HD Movie mode, but only at 15fps
  • Cramped controls difficult when using gloves
  • Value for money given the zoom range and overall picture quality

Read: full Pentax Optio W60 review

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