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03-21-2009, 09:02 AM   #1
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Hi - from camera newby, Beta - Pentax Optio W60 waterproof camera review

Hello. I hope to learn from this Pentax forum - just discovered it in a google search. I am new to Pentax cameras and very unsophisticated in photography and in camera choices. I am just a "point and shooter" (still learning the proper terminology).

I recently did a video review of a Pentax waterproof camera, the Pentax Optio W60 - used while rafting the Salt River in Arizona. You will see tiny video footage on the water taken with the Pentax, plus some example pictures as I review the product. Basically, I liked using a waterproof camera as I didn't have to worry so much about it getting splashed.

I hope it is ok to add the link - haven't read all the FAQs.

Last I checked, the search at, for my Pentax Optio W60 review did not work though they hope to update it. If interested, you may want to take a look at the review (username there is "beta"). It is at:

Pentax Optio W60 Waterproof 5x review by beta, consumer reports & videos

It is the 4th video review ever-- as someone at my work said, "don't quit your day job"... but I hope to learn video editing and so forth by doing these reviews. (Currently use Corel VideoStudio 12 but am hoping to get another product that allows 99 tracks).

Comments are most welcome. If you are interested in rating the review or even adding your own camera reviews, you are welcome to use my referral link:

Register | Expo | Consumer Product Reviews in Video

Anyone else with a Pentax waterproof camera?

Thank you.

03-23-2009, 07:18 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

I have not had a need for a waterproof camera, but will take a look at your link!
03-24-2009, 09:44 PM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by krs Quote
Welcome to the forum!

I have not had a need for a waterproof camera, but will take a look at your link!
Thank you for checking out my link.

I have written three times to to complain as my Pentax Optio W60 Waterproof camera review (43 plays) never comes up in their search engine yet my other reviews are included. Unfortunately, I believe they favor Canon. You will find 11 other Pentax models (mostly older reviews). I wonder how many other Pentax reviews are "lost" by their search engine?

My latest reply by their support:

"re: Pentax Optio W60 Waterproof 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Zoom Review"

I]If changing of the product information did not change the search results then it a search engine issue. At this time we can only go with the results the search engine brings up until a new one is created to improve results. I'm sorry that it is not bringing up your product.
3 days earlier:


I tried changing the product information internally to try and fix the problem. I see what you are saying and am sorry for the inconvenience. Give the system a day to refresh the cache and the search results might change.

Once again, I apologize. Our search system is not perfect and sometimes it takes some filtering to find your results such as using the item categories on the left or changing the search terms. Hoepfully by changing the product information I have solved the issue.
Perhaps, if Pentax forum folks view my review ( Pentax Optio W60 Waterproof 5x review by beta, consumer reports & videos ) and other Pentax camera reviews there, will see the Pentax popularity and fix their search engine to spotlight Pentax cameras - if that is the problem.

Or, as a test, if someone from this forum did a Pentax video review, I wonder if their review would immediately show up in the search engine? Thus, truly a bug with my description (and/or lack of interest in showing my review). To sign up: Register | Expo | Consumer Product Reviews in Video

Again, my review is not that good but it is unique. The included videos and picture examples are way too small - and, although it was a waterproof camera, I was afraid to really put it in the water, as it is so new. But, it did get splashes and no problem with the seal. has some underwater camera tests.

Thank you again for going to the link.

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