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Optio 33WR Sluggish Buttons

I just sent my camera to Pentax for repair under warranty. The 4-way tumbswitch and preview button have become un-responsive. They still work, but needed to be pressed really hard, which slowed nagivating through the menus and preview down quite a bit. I was afraid it would get even worse after the warranty was over in about 2 months and stop working altogether. Anyone with the same problem? I have taken an estimated 2000 pictures so far with it. Will keep you posed on Pentax response.

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Re: Optio 33WR Sluggish Buttons

It's not built for diving and taking underwater pictures (although somebody on this forum did try using it for snorkeling, and it worked fine with no ill effects). In my case, water got in because the battery door opened. For intermittent dunking (even in turbulent water), or even for swimming it works fine.

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Re: Optio 33WR Sluggish Buttons

I had the 33WR last year, and opened it up. My subjective opinion is that it cannot withstand the pressure underwater. Someone tried it and water got in.

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