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Shoot Like a Pro: Cameras – Pentax Optio W80

This waterproof, freezeproof, crushproof camera produces vivid photos and video.
march 2010 shoot like a pro pentax optio 445x260Pentax Optio W80 (Courtesy Photo)

Testers declared this waterproof, freezeproof, crushproof, 12.1MP camera “a joy to use,” citing its deck-of-cards size, 24-140mm zoom range, excellent video, and saturated colors.

Menus are easy to navigate and features impressive: The panorama mode automatically stitches photos together, and face detection mode captures great portraits.

Downsides: long shutter lag; autofocus struggles in low light. $300; 4.4 oz.; pentaximaging.com

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