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01-27-2010, 12:19 AM   #91
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Wait, what are we pissed about?

That a consumer P&S camera looks like the old 110, is called the I-10, and isn't their idea of what a digital 110 should be?

What if it had been called the Pentax ASDFHU? The Pentax CCMIUHB? The Pentax It's Just A F*cking Point And Shoot, Get Over It?

Then again, maybe it was named after the IJN submarine I-10, which was sunk off Saipan by the destroyer USS David W. Taylor and destroyer escort USS Riddle on the 4 of July, 1944.

You might have some genuine complaints about depth rating and durability, then, come to think of it.

01-27-2010, 08:58 AM   #92
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QuoteOriginally posted by dnaseigel Quote
How on earth did you get the $149 price? I just went through the W80s and added them to the cart to get the price and the lowest I saw was $192 and change. That's a price I can reconcile, but $149?
Here, Adorama is selling it on ebay: Pentax Optio W80 12.1 MP Digtal Camera, Black / Gold - eBay (item 330396429667 end time Feb-16-10 14:09:58 PST)
They still have a couple left.
I was actually trying to get an Olympus Stylus 720, 770, 850 SW but the used ones are going over a hundred so, I went and thought about Pentax which I saw they were selling for $149.95, and that is brand new complete with accessories!
I was going to buy one when their supply would reach 20+ but when I saw that they where selling fast, I just went for it and bought one before they ran out!
It is the black & gold one too and not the ordinary red or blue one!
Sorry to the OP 'bout this one but somebody mentioned the W80 too so I guess this is ok..I hope.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Urkeldaedalus Quote
That thought crossed my mind when I saw the styling as well. I wish there was a little more substance to go with the style, though. If you market stylish products to women and then don't back that up with performance, it's almost like you're saying you don't quite respect them as a consumer group. On the other hand, I'm sure they have marketing data that persuaded them that this camera might sell well, so we'll see what happens.

Anyway, I think it is a step forward in the sense that the style is really eye grabbing. I'll hold out hope that eventually they'll come out with a P&S that can rival models from Panasonic, Canon and Ricoh.
It is real stylish though and I bet very attention grabbing to a lady who is looking for a P&S camera!
This would actually sell great to that target market.

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