Pentax adds to Optio range with W20 waterproof digital camera

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Like the style of the Pentax Optio S7 (announced last month) but need some waterproofing too? Then the Optio W20 may be the camera for you.

It looks as if it features much the same specs as its land-loving cousin, such as 7 megapixels, Blur Reduction, face recognition, 3x optical zoom, 2.5 inch LCD monitor, video capture, and over 21Mb of built-in memory, but with this baby you’ll be shooting coral reefs and dolphins…

Well, so long as they’re not 5 feet below the surface, and no more than 30 minutes at a time. OK so it’s not a deep-sea diving companion, but it’s still good. Available September, there are no fixed prices yet, but probably will come in at under US$300.

Pentax website

Andy Merrett