Pentax Optio WP Digital Camera (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Lightweight, waterproof, 5MP, good battery life, and very pocketable gives the Pentax Optio WP a significant edge among backpacking cameras - and makes it an honorable mention for a 2005 Lightitude Award.

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by Carol Crooker | 2005-08-12 03:00:00-06

Pentax Optio WP Digital Camera (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

2005 LIGHTITUDE AWARD HONORABLE MENTION

The Pentax Optio WP is a fully waterproof digital camera that, at just under 5 ounces, may become the go to camera for ultralight backpackers.

The photo with this article was taken using an Optio WP, and all photos under my byline during this OR show will be snapped with the same Optio WP.

  • Weight: 4.9 oz with Li-ion rechargeable battery, BPL verified
  • 5.0 effective megapixels
  • Pentax 3X internal optical zoom lens
  • JIS-Class 8 waterproof - underwater photography 1.5 m below surface
  • 2.0 inch LCD with low-reflection glare control
  • Easy shot green button


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"Pentax Optio WP Digital Camera (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)," by Carol Crooker. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
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