Pentax Optio W60 Review

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Pentax Optio W60


Record Screens & Menus



Pentax Optio W60

This is the "green" point-n-shoot mode. Here the camera controls all aspects of the exposure process. The Record and Mode menus are locked, you may only change the flash mode (Auto or Off), enable the Self-timer, or change between 9-point AF or Macro focus mode while in point-n-shoot.



Pentax Optio W60

Auto Picture mode is also fully automatic, however now the user has access to various menu options, like resolution, quality, ISO, etc.



Pentax Optio W60

Depress the 4-way controller "Down" to bring up this graphical menu of recording modes to choose from: Auto Picture, Program, Night Scene, Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Digital Wide, Surf & Snow, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Half-Length Portrait, Sport,Fireworks, Voice Recording, Night Scene Portrait, Text, Food, Digital Panorama, Frame Composite and Report.



Pentax Optio W60

Program AE mode with the real time histogram display enabled. You will also get icons for image size, quality, white balance, and ISO speed. See the menu below for all available settings. Pressing the "OK" button changes the amount of on-screen information that you see.



Pentax Optio W60

With the shutter half-pressed the autofocus locks, the active AF point bracket will shrink, turn green, now you are ready to shoot.



Pentax Optio W60

Next to the "Menu" button on the back of the camera is a "Face Priority" button. This allows you to turn on or off the face priority as well as turning on the smile shutter feature, that allows the camera to capture images when the subject smiles without you pressing the shutter release.


Pentax Optio W60

Record menu options:

    Recorded Pixels - 10M, 7.5M, 7M, 5M, 3M, 1024x768 or 640x480
    Quality Level - Three (Best), Two (Better) or One (Good) "stars"
    White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Manual
    AF Setting - Focusing Area (9 point AF, Spot AF, Tracking AF), Focus Limiter (On/Off)
    AE Metering - Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
    Sensitivity - Auto or fixed at 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    EV Compensation - Override metering ±2.0EV in 1/3 steps
    Movie - Enters the Movie mode menu (shown below)
    Interval Shoot - Choose interval, number of shots, and start time
    Blink Detection - On or Off
    Digital Zoom - On or Off
    Instant Review - Off, 0.5, 1, 2, 3 or 5 seconds
    Memory - Memorize settings between power on and off
    Green Button - Choose the function of the Green Button
    Sharpness - Settings for minus, normal, plus
    Saturation - Settings for minus, normal, plus
    Contrast - Settings for minus, normal, plus
    Date Imprint - Off, Date, Date & Time, Time




Pentax Optio W60

Pressing left allows you to access the flash options, up gives you the drive and self timer options and right for manual and focus options.


Pentax Optio W60

You can record 640x480 or 320x240 motion video at 15 or 30 fps with audio. Movie clips are stored as QuickTime MOV format video files. Pentax has also added the ability to record in 1280x720 HD (equivalent to 720p) at 15 fps. The optical zoom may be used while recording your movie (when enabled via the menu), and the Shake Reduction setting will help you capture steady handheld clips. The length of these movies is limited only by available memory.



Pentax Optio W60

Movie Menu:

    Record Pixels - 1280 (15fps), 640 (15, 30fps), 320 (15, 30fps)
    Color Mode - Full Color, Black and White, Sepia
    Movie SR - On or Off
    Interval Shoot - Select Interval, Total Time and Start Delay
    AF with Recording - On or Off
    Optical Zoom - On or Off




Pentax Optio W60

Memory Options:
- Allows you to tell the camera to save these settings.

  • Face Priority
  • Flash Mode
  • Drive Mode
  • Focus Mode
  • Zoom Position
  • MF Position
  • White Balance
  • Sensitivity
  • EV Compensation
  • AE Metering
  • Digital Zoom
  • DISPLAY
  • File No.



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