Pentax Optio W60 Extreme Weather Cam Good for Dips, Not Dives

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The Optio W60 is the most waterproof Pentax cam yet. A step up from the W30, it's a 10MP point-and-shoot that will survive at depths up to 13 feet for two hours, good enough for the pool, beach and most non-competitive snorkeling. It also handles freezing temps (14°F) and is certified dustproof against dirt, sand and dust. The Optio features 5x optical zoom, 28mm wide-angle shooting, and HD video recording. It comes in silver and blue and will be out in July for $330. Maybe this summer I'll test it against the Olympus 1030SW and others in a Bathtub Battlemodo. Additional picture after the jump. [Pentax]

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DISCUSSION

make it a 10x zoom and have it actually take decent pictures... then we might be talking. Also it should have the ability to take decent vid at HD, watchable at least without too much motion blur.

I think I might buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5A. I am really about to take the dive (but obviously not into water) and can be bought for about $219.

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Anyone else have a better idea on a 10x zoom camera? This seems to have the best reviews on the market and can HD vid and actually takes nice pics.