LCD and Viewfinder
Pentax W80 has a Fixed Type 2.5″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.5″, the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
W80 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7000 (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Pentax W80 can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1500 sec.
Unfortunately W80 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Pentax W80 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
With Pentax W80, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30,15 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
W80 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Pentax W80 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7000 or Olympus Stylus SH-1 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Pentax W80 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Pentax W80 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Pentax W80 is $249.95