Originally Posted by FISHN50
I picked the Pentax soley because it felt better in my hand. I have fairly large hands & the Pentax just felt a little more comfortable & easier for me to use one handed...... The Olympus has a shockproof feature & can go deeper than the Pentax if that matters to you. Both of the cameras were close in price & features so I don't think you can go wrong with either one
I think what he was asking is, is it the 30W? The "W" being Waterproof.
I have the old Optio 43 WR (water resistant) that I can put under water for short periods. I had the Optio Si which was not waterproof, but DANG! I loved that camera. It slid off the deck of my Navigator and sat in water for quite a while and I didn't know it....now it's gone :-(
I got the Olympus stylus 730 to replace it, but it is not water proof either. Shock proof and WEATHER proof, but not water. I am not liking it much however, I miss the view finder.
I think the Pentax/Optio cameras are the most user friendly camera out there. I should have bit the bullet and bought one, but the Olympus had good reviews and was at a fantastic price. I guess I should have listen to myself however...."You get what you pay for"
The only problem I am seeing is to get a waterproof camera, you sacrifice some other cool feature. Like my Pentax Si and the 43wr were basically the same camera but the Si took much better pictures, specially the Macro.
I am thinking the Waterproof is not that big of an advantage (unless you have an accident). I had the Si for 3 yrs before this accident, plus most of the waters around here have a lot of algie so underwater photos would not be any good and the gin clear waters, the fish are not going to be around.
I just want a nice small camera, WITH A VIEW FINDER, that takes great macro. And is user friendly.