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Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 5x CMOS Jan 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
One industry award
Does not have a good image stabiliser
Unacceptable noise level
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The author at review sites PhotographyBlog.com said that concluded that they would endorse this waterproof camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review site PhotographyBlog.com scored this camera 80 out of 100. It seems that experts are not that keen on this waterproof camera.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Optio WG-2 GPS supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This Pentax digital camera also 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good features.


Audio

Noisy

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com four years ago “Some noise at low sensitivities” in their review of this digital camera.

Features Voice Recording

The Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Optio WG-2 GPS has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com four years ago “Some noise at low sensitivities” in their review of this digital camera.


Design

Easy to Use

One Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS owner who bought it thought it was easy to use.

Good Quality

One Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS owner who bought the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS concluded that it was good quality. Photographyblog.com mentioned 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” but despite that they only gave the product a score of 18.8 out of 100.

Waterproof

The Optio WG-2 GPS is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also are waterproof.

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Dustproof

The Optio WG-2 GPS is dustproof, as are most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Strong and Durable

Five people wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “It's tough, central lens means less likely to be covered by a gloved finger” but even so they only rated it 1 stars. Photographyblog.com also mentioned “Ruggedised outer casing” in their review. Photographyblog.com also mentioned “Sehr leicht und sehr robust, auergewhnlicher Funktionsumfang, gelungenes Design” in their review.

Four Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS owners mentioned that this digital camera was good at resisting water ingress. Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com “Good underwater and terrestria”. Photographyblog.com also wrote “Waterproof to 40 feet” in their review. Photographyblog.com also said “Aggressive, attractive sculpted body design that's light, well-balanced and easy to grip, even underwater” in their review.

One customer considered that the product was well made. Photographyblog.com mentioned “Rugged construction” in their review of the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS.

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Well Designed

Five Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS owners who purchased it concluded that it was well designed. Four years ago Photographyblog.com said “Bonkers ultramodernist design” but in spite of that they rated the product 18.8 out of 100. Photographyblog.com also said “Striking design” in their review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS had a good case.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS has a GPS (satellite), as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Optio WG-2 GPS features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS features contrast adjustment. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS has an anti-dust function. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have an anti-dust function.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Optio WG-2 GPS has a tripod mountable. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Calendar

The Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS features calendar. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also feature calendar.

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Features Histogram

The Optio WG-2 GPS features histogram, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also support 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, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Optio WG-2 GPS has an HDMI port, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Shock Proof

The Optio WG-2 GPS is shock proof. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also are shock proof.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of digital cameras of this age and type is 5.7x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 16x. With a digital zoom of 7.2 times zoom factor, the Optio WG-2 GPS has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The Optio WG-2 GPS has one of the bigger optical zooms (5 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of cameras of this spec and age is 1x and the biggest is 7.1x.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 140 millimeters, the Optio WG-2 GPS has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 4mm, the longest is 200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 110mm.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Optio WG-2 GPS has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera is 25mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 35mm.

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Good for Video Recording

Two Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it was good for video recording. Photographyblog.com wrote “Video i fullhd” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only scored the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS 1 stars.

Does Not Have a Good Image Stabiliser

Two customers concluded that it did not have a good image stabiliser. Photographyblog.com wrote “The WG 2's shooting performance isn't particularly fast and it only has digital image stabilization”. Photographyblog.com also wrote “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” in their review.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good autofocus. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on PhotographyBlog.com “Slow to focus and capture, design might turn some off, tripod mount location, poor screen visibility in bright conditions”.

One Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS owner who reviewed the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS mentioned that it did not have a good zoom. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “Softness on maximum zoom”.

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Not Able to Produce Good Images

Four Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS owners considered that the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS was not able to produce good images. Photographyblog.com said on PhotographyBlog.com “Poor image quality”. Photographyblog.com also said “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” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Two Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS owners who reviewed the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS considered that it was compact. Photographyblog.com wrote “Extremely rugged compact camera with some extra features” but they gave the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS a rating of 18.8 out of 100.

One customer thought the Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS was lightweight. Photographyblog.com mentioned “The Pentax Optio WG 2 is a lightweight.”. One person who bought the product thought it was good structurally.

One person mentioned that this digital camera was a good body shape.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 177 grams, the Optio WG-2 GPS has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Optio WG-2 GPS features connection to PC. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also feature connection to PC.

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Has an HDMI

The Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Optio WG-2 GPS has a hand strap. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS has a battery charger included, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Optio WG-2 GPS has a batteries included. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS has a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Most waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1536 and 2592 x 1464 and 3072 x 2304. Across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera the best still image resolution is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Light Exposure

Only Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The Optio WG-2 GPS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 125 and 6400 are also supported by this Pentax camera.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Optio WG-2 GPS has a relatively typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax optiowg2gpsorange, pentax optiowg2gpswhite, 1545701, 1548701, 1554201, 1547201
Barcodes 00027075205079, 00027075213753, 00027075213760, 00027075213890, 00027075213906, 00027075214033, 00027075214064, 00027075214194, 00027075214200, 00027075274983, 00270752137600, 00602589100128, 00602589109398, 03404929214062, 03803499214203, 04549212213786, 05052415400246, 05711045416286, 09402824213764, 09802925213906

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