Pentax Optio WPi - Digital Cameras: Reviews
(Mark Wiens)

Pentax Optio WPi – Digital Cameras: Reviews

Pentax Optio WPi - Digital Cameras: Reviews
Kevin Arnold

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At first glance, the six-megapixel Optio WPi looks no different than any other point-and-shoot. But hidden within the metal exterior are a series of rubber gaskets that seal out water (and dust), rendering this pocket cam completely submersible. Swimming in up to five feet of water and shooting in a downpour are both fair game—the flash even fires underwater, which enabled me to capture some cool below-deck shots at the local swimming hole.

Bonus: A unique soft-flash setting—absent from most point-and-shoots—lets you dial down the flash for more natural-looking indoor portraits.

Bummer: Don’t expect pro-quality optics at this price.

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021 Lead Photo: Mark Wiens