Pentax Optio WP Summary
Pentax Optio WP Assessment
Being the only current waterproof ultra-compact camera on the market, the Optio WP does not have any competition. Other than its waterproof body, it seems like a fairly typical ultra-compact camera. This camera does produce images with above average noise and shows below average battery life. On the other hand, it focuses better and is more full-featured than most cameras in its class.
For an in-depth look at the Pentax Optio WP, see our full-review which concentrates on handling and usability.Neocamera detailed review
|Waterproof up to 1.5m for 30 minutes
||Above average noise levels|
|Slim durable body with solid feel||Slight corner softness|
|Very low chromatic aberrations||Some barrel distortion|
|Good focus speed and accuracy||Short flash range|
|Good exposure and metering||Below average battery life|
|Excellent macro focusing||Poorly positioned tripod mount|
|Nice and clear interface||Easy to dirty glass lens cover|
|Pan, infinity and manual focus modes||LCD blanks during continuous shooting|
Pentax WP Highlights
Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|5 Megapixels Ultra Compact||ISO 50-400|
|3X Optical Zoom||Shutter 1/2000-1s|
|Waterproof to 2m for 30min||Custom white-balance|
|1 FPS Drive, Unlimited Images||Spot-Metering|
|320x240 @ 30 FPS Video Recording||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|2" LCD 85K Pixels||Secure Digital|
Mirrorless Digital Camera Buying Guide 2020
The Mirrorless Digital Camera Buying Guide was fully rewritten for 2020, including all new systems from Nikon, Canon and Leica joined by Panasonic and Sigma. This new extensive 2020 Edition shows in 5 simple steps how to choose a mirrorless camera.
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Review
This highly capable and compact mirrorless ranked as Best Beginner Mirrorless Digital Camera of 2019. Its 20 MP Four-Thirds CMOS sensor with Anti-Alias Filter is pared with 5-axis stabilization to maximize sharpness. Features a tilting 2.8 MP 0.39" EVF with large 0.7X view and Eye-Start sensor in a body with dual control-dials.
Best Digital Cameras of 2019
The Best Cameras of 2019 awarded by Neocamera: Best Travel-Zoom, Best Premium Compact, Best Ultra-Zoom, Best Mirrorless and Best DSLR.
10 Gifts Photographers Will Love
The 2019 gift guide for photographers showcases photography gear that amateur and enthusiasts will enjoy. It is divided into 3 price categories to suit different budgets from $50 to $200 USD.
Sony Alpha A7R IV In-Depth Review
The newest Sony high-resolution mirrorless packs a 61 MP Full-Frame BSI-CMOS sensor on 5-axis Sensor-Shift system. It shoots at 10 FPS, records 4K Ultra-HD video and focuses with a new 567-Point and 425-Area Hybrid AF system with Realtime tracking. This professional-grade camera features a 5.8 MP 0.5" EVF with 0.78X magnification, 100% coverage and an Eye-Start Sensor plus triple control-dials in a weatherproof body. This review shows exactly how the A7R IV performs and compares to top Full-Frame and Medium-Format digital cameras.
Olympus OM-D E-M1X Review
Professional Micro Four-Thirds mirrorless sporting an ultra-high speed 20 MP sensor with 121-Point Phase-Detect AF on a 5-axis image-stabilization system effective to 7-stops. 60 FPS drive with blackout free view on a huge 0.83X magnification 2.4 MP 0.5" EVF. Even a builtin GPS in a dual-grip double dual-control-dial IPX1-rated weatherproof and freezeproof body.
Nikon D3500 Review
The lightest DSLR packs a 24 MP APS-C sensor with ISO 100-25600 sensitivity-range, 5 FPS drive and Full HD video capture. Basic features with simple ergonomics.
Time-Lapse Photography for Beginners
Learn how to get started with time-lapse photography in 4 easy steps.
Fujifilm X-T30 Review
The newest 26 MP 4th-Generation X-Trans CMOS sensor and X-Process 4 from the flagship X-T3 in more compact body. ISO 80-51200, 1/32000-30s, 20 FPS Continuous drive, Cinema 4K video. Dual control-dials and 2.4 MP EVF with Eye-Start Sensor.
Nikon Z6 Review
Nikon Full-Frame Mirrorless with 24 MP and 5-Axis Built-In Image-Stabilization effective to 5-Stops. ISO 100-202400. 12 FPS Continuous Drive. 3.7 MP 0.5" EVF with 0.8X Magnification and 100% Coverage. 4K Ultra-HD video.