Pentax W60 summary
Pentax W60 is Pentax's Small Sensor Compact digital camera originally revealed on July of 2009. The camera includes a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The W60 places at #222 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over-all #1156 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our collection. You should check out our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your custom criteria.
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Pentax W60 history
The Pentax W60 is part of a family of products. You can view the full range below.
Pentax W60 Gallery
You can see the W60 from several angles in the gallery here.
Pentax W60 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of advantages and disadvantages of the Pentax W60 based on features that are typically considered necessary in a digital camera.
Pentax W60 Sensor info
The sensor specification in the Pentax W60 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 3648 x 2736 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor boasts 10 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 50 - 6400. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved therefore you have less margin for error.
The image below illustrates the W60's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The W60 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is showcased in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Pentax W60 dimensions
Pentax W60 has a weight of 0.36 lbs (165g or 5.82 ounces) and features exterior proportions of 98mm x 56mm x 25mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Pentax W60 is very much the same when compared with its rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The following is a photo of the Pentax W60 besides a soda to help you to have a feel for its scale.
The top view here will illustrate the button layout on the W60.
Pentax W60 Lens info
The W60 provides an inbuilt lens providing a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which is definitely not perfect however it will definitely be very helpful in a few cases.
At the widest 28mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.5 which is kind of slow and not good in low light events and you will likely find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also need to increase the ISO producing noisy photos. With the tele end, 140mm comes to f5.5 making it really sluggish and you will need to go with slower shutter speeds.
Pentax W60 Connectivity
The W60 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can send images and usually alter settings without connecting directly to the camera.
Certain applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external display. Almost all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Pentax W60 Video info
The max video quality in the Pentax W60 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in file format. 720p is low by today's standards. You should aim for at least FUll HD quality for good video. The camera does not have a mic and headphone jack which means that you get no control over your sound. It is probably best to buy an alternative camera if you want good sound in your videos.
Pentax W60 Weather Sealing
Pentax W60 has got weather proofing making it a excellent candidate to use in tough conditions. This is especially helpful if you are uncertain about the conditions you may face in outdoor photography.
Pentax W60 Screen and Viewfinder
The Pentax W60 includes a 2.5" fixed display boasting a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Pentax W60 are below:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders are pretty helpful.
Pentax W60 Shutter info
Pentax W60 continuous shooting speed is 1.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/1500 sec.
Pentax W60 Flash and Hot shoe info
Pentax W60 boasts only inbuilt flash with no external flash support.
Pentax W60 Autofocus info
Pentax W60 boasts just Contrast Based AF and doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and exact when compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.
The AF system includes 9 focus points to pick from. Pentax W60 has got manual focusing if needed in low light conditions or you want more exact control on focusing.
Pentax W60 Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the maximum (470) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras which have the best battery life:
Pentax W60 for different styles of photography
The following diagram indicates a outline of the Pentax W60 for different styles of photography. To check out more, browse to the specific section below.
Pentax W60 as a Portrait photography camera
The Pentax W60 receives a points tally of 27 which is horrible, and means the camera is not acceptable for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW files plus the flexibility to use off-camera lighting.
Street photography with Pentax W60
Getting a average score of 54, the Pentax W60 is somewhat acceptable for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Pentax W60 Sports photography details
A horrible sports photography rating of 24 indicates the Pentax W60 is not acceptable for photographing sports. A camera really should have fantastic tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Pentax W60 as a Travel photography camera
Size is super important in getting a travel camera. Overall, the Pentax W60 gets a above average 64 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine fit to take with you on your vacations.
Pentax W60 as a Landscape photography camera
If you're looking to buy a camera for landscape photographs, the most vital aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Pentax W60 at it's horrible rating of 36 as a landscape camera is not acceptable in the current market.
Pentax W60 Vlogging information
A camera for vlogging should really come with a articulating display, mic port and ideally IBIS. Considering every thing, the Pentax W60 is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it comes to a horrible score of 25.
Pentax W60 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the W60, here is a list of the highest rated cameras which fall under the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph just below shows you a bird's eye view of the W60 vs it's highest rated competitors mentioned previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might look at as alternative options. To check out a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.