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Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS
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Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS Digital Camera

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16MP 5x CMOS Feb 2012
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
By further enhancing the water tightness of the camera body, PENTAX has upgraded the Optio WG2-GPS's underwater performance to 12 meters, for up to two hours of continuous operation (equivalent to... More
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33 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this Pentax digital camera. This Pentax camera received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review website PhotographyBlog.com scored this waterproof camera 80 out of 100. This puts this Pentax camera in the bottom 84% of all the cameras of a comparable age and type when ranked by average expert review score.

Robust

A number of people who bought this digital camera considered that it was strong and durable. Photographyblog.com said in their review “Amazingly tough” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Photographyblog.com also mentioned “Rugged construction”. Photographyblog.com also said “Extremely rugged compact camera with some extra features”.

Several Pentax Optio WG2 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. Photographyblog.com said in their review “Good underwater and terrestria”.

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Excellent Brand

We checked the expert and user reviews of hundreds of digital cameras to determine an average rating for each camera brand. On average Pentax digital cameras have excellent ratings from experts and owners.

Good Size

Two Pentax Optio WG2 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was compact. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote “WG2-GPS are waterproof, dustproof and shock-resistant compact cameras which can be used at a depth of up to 12 metres, withstand a drop of 1.5 metres, cold to -10°C” in their Pentax Optio WG2 review.

One person who reviewed the Pentax Optio WG2 reckoned that it was lightweight. Three years ago Photographyblog.com wrote “The Pentax Optio WG 2 is a lightweight.” in their review of the Pentax Optio WG2. One customer who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was a good body shape.

One Pentax Optio WG2 owner considered that the product was good structurally.

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Nice Design

A number of customers who bought the Pentax Optio WG2 thought it was a good design. Photographyblog.com mentioned “Aggressive, attractive sculpted body design that's light, well-balanced” . Photographyblog.com also said “Design is love it or hate it, software-enhanced digital image stabilisation only, mono sound for video, occasional pixel fringing between areas of high contrast”. Photographyblog.com also mentioned “Striking design”.

One customer considered that this digital camera had a good case. Photographyblog.com mentioned three years ago “Ruggedised outer casing”.

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Easy to Use

One Pentax Optio WG2 owner who purchased this digital camera considered that it was easy to use.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good quality. Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera on PhotographyBlog.com “A camera that will take snaps where others fear to tread, easy to use, non-slip surface design and big wide controls, picture quality better than expected given its wacky styling”.

Good Video Capture

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good for video recording. Three years ago Photographyblog.com said in their review on PhotographyBlog.com “Video Full HD”.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Optio WG-2 GPS which do not support Full HD video.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age which do not have a GPS (satellite), the Optio WG-2 GPS has a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years which do not support video capability, the Optio WG-2 GPS supports video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Optio WG-2 GPS has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

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Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Optio WG-2 GPS is waterproof.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago have digital zooms of between 2x and 20x. At 7.2 times zoom factor, the Optio WG-2 GPS has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 4.7x. At 5 times zoom factor, the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Optio WG-2 GPS is more than most waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Pentax camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Optio WG-2 GPS has a greater number of photo effects than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Pentax camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Optio WG-2 GPS. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Pentax digital camera.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 88.2 megabytes, the Optio WG-2 GPS has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Across all the similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the internal memorys range from 7.9MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 76MB.

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Features Three Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Optio WG-2 GPS is more than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently featured flash modes is Auto, but this flash modes is not featured on this digital camera. The flash modess Flash off, Flash on and Red-eye reduction are also featured on this camera.

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Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Optio WG-2 GPS is more than most comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly found shooting modes is Auto, but this shooting modes is not found on this camera. The shooting modess Movie and Scene are also found on this Pentax digital camera.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Optio WG-2 GPS has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of this type and age. This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536 and 2592 x 1464 and 3072 x 2304. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Optio WG-2 GPS is 480 x 480 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Optio WG-2 GPS supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of this type and age. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Pentax digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Optio WG-2 GPS.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Big Combined Zoom

At 36 times zoom factor, the Optio WG-2 GPS has a quite big combined zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Optio WG-2 GPS. The combined zooms of cameras of this age and spec range from 10x to 37x.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (140 millimeters) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that came out around the same time as the Optio WG-2 GPS is 4mm, the longest is 270mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 120mm.

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TFT Display

The Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS has a TFT display which is better than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. Most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The best display of all digital cameras of this age and type is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Optio WG-2 GPS is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Optio WG-2 GPS has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Pentax camera. The audio formats supporteds WAV are also supported by this camera.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Optio WG-2 GPS does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago which have an image stabilizer.

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras of this spec and age are not 3D. The Optio WG-2 GPS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Optio WG-2 GPS is more than most waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Spot Auto Focus are also featured on this Pentax camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The Optio WG-2 GPS has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Pentax digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Optio WG-2 GPS. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "DPOF 1.1" and "Exif 2.1" are also supported by this camera.

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Very Small Extra/Smart Zoom

The average extra/Smart zoom of digital cameras of this age and spec is 16x. The Optio WG-2 GPS has one of the smaller extra/Smart zooms (only 7.5 times zoom factor) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Only Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 125 and 6400 are also supported by this camera.

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Only Nine Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

Most cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Optio WG-2 GPS have between 9 and 255 auto Focus (AF) pointss, including the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS which has nine auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS is more than most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Optio WG-2 GPS.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

At 125, the Optio WG-2 GPS has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Optio WG-2 GPS. The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of cameras that were launched around the same time as the Optio WG-2 GPS is 50 and the biggest is 130.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Optio WG-2 GPS has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this camera was released.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Megapixel

The Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS has a pretty typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Waterproof Up to

The Optio WG-2 GPS has a fairly standard waterproof up to (12 meters) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Optio WG-2 GPS.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on cameras of this spec and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 177 grams, the Optio WG-2 GPS has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Optio WG-2 GPS.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Freezeproof Up to
Dustproof
Splash Proof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Super Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
External Flash Connector
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
DC-In Jack
Connection to PC
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Network Ready
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Shock Proof
Interface
Compatible Operating Systems
Night Mode
On/off Switch
Panorama
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

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The Pentax Optio WG2 and WG2-GPS are waterproof, dustproof and shock-resistant compact cameras which can be used at a depth of up to 12 metres, withstand a drop of 1.5 metres, cold to -10°C and a... Read more…

Aggressive, attractive sculpted body design that's light, well-balanced and easy to grip, even underwater
5x optical zoom lens provides 28 140mm equivalent coverage
Waterproof to 40 feet
Doors have double safety locks
Good underwater and terrestria
Ervative default sharpening can lead to slightly soft images even at base ISO, though you can increase sharpeningModes include some silly options, such as Frame Composite
No full-resolution burst mode
Only shoots at a rate of one shot per second
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Design is love it or hate it, software-enhanced digital image stabilisation only, mono sound for video, occasional pixel fringing between areas of high contrast
21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 16,79 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 3 cala i zoomem optycznym 5x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1920 x 1080 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki...

Unique design
Macro LED lighting
Integrated GPS
Low noise at high ISOs
Waterproof to 40 feet
Soft lens
Slow to start and shoot
No optical stabilization
Pricey
Video

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Product Identifiers

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