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Old Dec 29, 2008, 9:48 PM   #1
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I'm asking this question on behalf of a friend who is interested in picking up either the Pentax Optio W60 or the Olympus Stylus 1030 SW for things like ski vacations, boat trips, the beach and pool parties.

I told him I have a feeling either camera is a kind of "shut up and just buy it" kind of proposition if you need their brand of ruggedness and weather/water-proofing.

But the question is, does anyone have any idea which is better in terms of photo quality, even if one is only thinking about them within their camera class?

Full disclosure: If my friend buys one of these, I may ask to borrow it for a trip to Winter Carnival in Quebec City at the end of January.
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 3:53 AM   #2
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Check out Steve's reviews of the two cameras while waiting for users with experience of them.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2008_...tylus1030.html

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2008_...optio_w60.html

Hope these help
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 11:11 AM   #3
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Most folks that I know prefer the Pentax W-60 model. The photos from it seem a good deal better, both underwater and on dry land.

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olympus 1030 will work good as a water-proof camera

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Old Dec 31, 2008, 11:34 AM   #5
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If you more closely at the photo or image quality, the Pentax W-60 wins easily. And I am an Olympus fan, I shoot with the E-510.

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