Tag: Cameras

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1 camera

I got a very nice email yesterday, from a PR represetative of Panasonic Nordic, with an offer of lending me a Lumix DMC-FT1 (TS1 in the USA) camera as soon as they get the first test cameras to the country in late March. The deal […]

Pentax Optio W30

When my Pentax Optio W10 died last November, I bought the newer model Optio W30, expecting it to be at least as good as the W10 if not better. I was wrong. it is not a better camera for several reasons. The Optio W10 was […]

Pentax Optio W30

I have bought a new camera, a Pentax Optio W30. I’ve been very happy with my W10, and frankly, I’m amazed it has survived the abuse I’ve put it through for as long as it did, so I have no problem getting another Pentax Optio.

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Compared to the Optio W10, the Optio W30 has a slightly better resolution, its more waterproof (down to 3 m for 2 hours) and more dustproof. I’m a bit annoyed that it uses different batteries and different chargers, so my old spare batteries and chargers won’t work with it.

My Pentax Optio W10 is no more

My camera is dead. It’s been a bit flaky for a while, the flash stopped working a while ago, and after my paddle with Francesco Ravasio on Friday it wouldn’t turn on anymore. I’ve tried everything, but no go. It’s been a good friend from […]

Suction Cup Camera Mounts

It can be a bit difficult shooting pictures when you’re sitting in your kayak, especially if there’s a bit of action around you, and it can be impractical having the camera dangling around your wrist when paddling or manoeuvring. Fortunately, there are other ways to […]

Waterproff cameras

If you want to take photos from your kayak, you’ll want a waterproof camera that’s easy to operate. I certainly wouldn’t recommend taking you expensive SLR 🙂

I have search a bit on the net, and apparently there are only two producers of simple waterproof digital cameras: Pentax and Olympus.

Pentax Optio W10Pentax Optio W10

A 6 Mpixel camera, image size is 2816×2112 pixels. It has 3x optical zoom.

Waterproof until a depth of 1,5m for up to 30 minutes.

It can also record video in 640×480 pixels at 30 fps, e.g., almost TV quality.This is the camera I have.

Pentax Option W20

Pentax Optio W20

A newer version of the Option W10, now 7 Mpixel, image size is up to 3072×2304 pixels. It has 3x optical zoom.

It is waterproof up to a depth of 1,5m for up to 30 minutes.

It can also record video in 640×480 pixels at 30 fps, e.g., almost TV quality.

Olympus µ 720SW

Olympus µ 720SW

This is a 7 Mpixel camera, image size up to 3072 x 2304 pixels. It has 3x optical zoom.

It is waterproof up to a depth of 3m and can withstand a fall from a height of up to 1.5m.

It records video in 640×480 pixels at 15 fps.

Olympus µ 725 SW

Olympus µ 725 SW

A newver version of the Olympus µ 720SW. It is a 7 Mpixel camera with 3x optical zoom.

It is waterproof up to a depth of 5m, can withstand a fall from a height of up to 1.5m.

It records video in 640×480 pixels at 15 fps.