The brilliant marketing gurus over at Pentax came up with this photograph as a way of illustrating that the company’s new Optio WG-2 is mudproof. Makes you want one, doesn’t it?
(via Pentax via Photo Rumors)
Needs more toilet paper.
Looks like big foot pooped it out, least they finally got a stool sample.
I dunno, it does kinda make me want one. Any time I can inadvertently poop on an electronic doohickey and not damage it is a plus in my book.
I have dogs. It looks like something one of them left me.
Your camera may or may not be sh ….
Can I be the first to make a Santorum joke?
So, Pentax finally put applied semiotics to their target audience!
All it needs is corn.
I didn’t think this type of camera was used in a colonoscopy?
As long as it has 41 Megapixels.
I feel sorry for the intern that had to squeeze mud out of tubes for this photoshoot.
Thats the most honest advert I have seen for a long time!
(I don’t like Pentax very much, as they haven’t been able to fix a serious bug after 3(!) product updates.. => I bought a Pentax Optio A10 and A30 (A20 also had the bug) and none of them had a working AGC (Automatic Gain Control) for the mic sound volume. If you record a video in a slighty louder enviroment, the sound fails and you get damaged ears be listening to the CRiXXXKRRRAXXGRRIiiiiIIIIxxx you are forced to listen to, until you reach a mute-button. Therefor – since then – my opionen about Pentax is exactly hit with this commercial advert: It’s SHIT!)
I like the advert!
edit: opionen = opinion (misstyped, sorry)
If there was a second camera and a cup in this picture, it’d make more sense to me
I saw past the shit and bought one, an awesome little camera.
This is the world´s first SHITPROOF camera!
its after 1am here in Italia, and i decided to browse the net to find this posting, and I couldn’t bring myself to stop laughing because of the comments!! thank you petapixle for brightening my day!
Wow, it’s like a Cakewrecks/Petapixel crossover!
If it’s mudproof, just soak it in a mud and take a picture of it while it is still in the mud ;) How hard can that be?
Camera insertions – it’s all the rage
I know what you mean, I have the Optio 80W it’s supposed to be an underwater camera but it isn’t leak proof, even after we sent it in for repair.
Didn’t they film The Human Centipede with one of these?
Its not a camera…it’s an anal polyp!
I find it tough to feel for you. If you want quality sound, but a real video camera, not a still camera that also happens to record video.
I do happen to like the advertisement though. All it needs is another shot of them hosing it off.
“Excuse me, could you get a photo of my girlfriend and I during our hike with our dogs? Oh, don’t mind the shit on the shutter button, this camera is shit-proof!”
Because a muddy camera in a light box is natural.
I hear Fox News will be buying a bunch of these for their journalists.
that camera is the SHIT
Well, they ruled out the red mud and black mud and went with brown. I guess waterproof isn’t “proof” enough.
at least it saves you from the embarassment of sending your camera to the repair shop with “I took a shit on it” in the description of how it got damaged.
LOL… Seems to be a Pentax thing… although this is a bit older… but looks like they stay true to their word: