Pentax Imaging have announced the new Pentax Optio W80 – it features: 12.1 megapixels, is Waterproof, Dustproof, Coldproof and Shockproof, has a Wide-angle 5X internal optical zoom, a 2.5″ screen, 720p HD video recording at 30fps. The camera is available in blue, red, or grey from July.
“The manufacturer that builds digital cameras to go boldly where none have gone before has announced the PENTAX Optio W80. More adventure-proof than ever, this latest PENTAX digital camera is waterproof, dustproof, coldproof, and now shockproof enough to withstand impact from a fall of more than three feet (one meter). With the most water and airtight external joints ever, PENTAX has improved the Optio W80’s underwater performance to more than 16 feet for up to two hours of continuous operation. Along with this outstanding JIS Class 8 waterproof rating, the Optio W80 provides JIS Class 6 dustproof and coldproof performance for reliable operation at temperatures as low as 14 degrees F (–10 degrees C).”