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Pentax Optio WPi

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Pentax Optio WPi

Pentax Optio WPi
Pentax Optio WPi

The 6 MP Optio WPi was introduced in 2005 and is waterproof to a depth of 1.5 m (5 ft), and only up to 30 minutes. This is much less than recent waterproof Optios.

It focuses as close at 10 cm (approx. 4 inches) in macro mode.

Camera nameOptio WPi
Sensor6 MP (2812 x 2112) 1/2.5 inch CCD
ISO rangeAuto, manual 80 - 400 (800 in candlelight mode)
Aspect ratio4:3
Shake reductionNo
Exposure modesProgram, Green mode, 17 scene modes
Exposure compensation+/- 2 EV (1/3EV steps)
Light meterMulti-segment
Shutter speeds4s to 1/2000s
Drive modesSingle, continuous (normal, high), self timer (2 and 10 s), frame composite
Lens3x zoom 6.3 - 18.9 mm (38 - 114 mm eqv.), F3.3 - F4
Optics11 elements in 9 groups (3 aspherical elements)
Digital zoom4x
Auto focus9 point contrast detect AF, macro
Manual focusInfinity, pan focus, manual focus
Closest focus distance10 cm (macro), 40 cm (normal)
Live ViewYes
Digital filters10
FlashBuilt-in: 0.2 to 3.1 m (wide angle), 0.5 - 2.5 m (telephoto)
MovieQVGA (320 x 240), 160 x 120, both at 15 and 30 fps.
LCD monitor2 inch, 115000 dots, swivel mechanism
Storage mediaSD, built-in 10.5 MB
ConnectivityPC/AV, DC in
BatteryD-LI108 rechargeable
Battery life200 pictures
Size (W x H x D)102 x 51 x 22 mm
Weight135 g with battery and SD card
NotesVoice recording. Water proof and dust proof. Clcok and alarm mode.
Megapixels: 6 MP
ISO Range: 320 x 240 and 160 x 120 pixels, 15 and 30 fps
Weight: 135 g with battery
FPS: 3x optical zoom (38 - 114 mm eqv.) and 4x digital zoom
LCD: 2 inch, 115,000 dots
In Production: No

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Senior Member

Registered: May, 2009
Location: Newbury, Ontario
Posts: 268
Review Date: December 19, 2013 I can recommend the Pentax Optio WPi: Yes | Price: $1.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Compact Design, Manual Focus, Weather proof design.
Cons: None
New or Used: Used   

Pentax Optio WPi Review

I had attained a used Pentax Optio WPi from a garage sale my girlfriend attended and it came in a lot of ten cameras for only tens dollars. This included camera cases to hold them. It took a number of months get a battery charger that could recharge the cameras battery. Once his was bought as an early Christmas present, I charged up the battery to see if this camera was working or not.

I was glad to see that it was in good working order! I started to try the camera on in its different modes of operating conditions. The first thing I liked was the good overall image quality. The pictures are sharp and offer good contrast in the stock default mode. The other item I like is the solid build quality of the camera itself. It is on the small side but I can get a good feel in holding it. The controls are on the stiff side but this is due to the waterproof body design.

The menu design was a bit of a challenge at first seeing that I am used to the menu set-up on my Fuji digital cameras but I got used to the Pentax menu in a short amount of time. It was nice to see the many different modes the camera can be used in. The area I did not like was the bundling of the self-timer in with the drive modes. My Pentax D-slr runs into the same problem.

After taking about 80 pictures, I am impressed with this little camera. It will make for a great travel anywhere camera. The only real problem will be the battery life of the older battery that came with the camera. I do not expect to last as long as a new battery. I am looking forward adding another Pentax in to my fleet of digital cameras. It will go well along side my Pentax K-m.

I would recommend this camera to others. Hey can be found on E-bay or at garage sales and thrift shops. Just try to see if it is good working order if possible first.
New Member

Registered: September, 2012
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posts: 23
Review Date: July 10, 2013 I can recommend the Pentax Optio WPi: Yes | Price: $99.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: IQ is excellent. I still am amazed at some of the shots I have from this little wonder
Cons: none
New or Used: New   

Bought this from Wolf camera as a cheap digital to take backpacking. After the first trip I realized the IQ was even better then the much more expensive fuji that I was using. This became my go to camera for anything I could shoot within its focal range. Still use it to this day to go to the beach, take to the pool and it always goes as a backup with my k-5 on all backpacking trips.
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