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Pentax WG-2

Pentax WG-2
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Compact 16MP 5x No Feb 2012
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Pentax WG-2 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Pentax WG-2 number 863 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
3 Reviews + 1 Award
78
Features
Good Features
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Pentax digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Full HD movie recording
5X optical zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle coverage
Is function is available with the windows version o
Advanced GPS function
En the digital microscope mode is selected, the recorded size is fixed at 2 MP (at 16:9 proportio
Digital microscope mode with six LED macro lights
Extra-large, high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD monitor
En this function is selected, the recorded size is fixed at VGA (640 x 480 pixe
New back-illuminated CMOS image sensor for high-quality images
Average optical zoom
Ured under pentax-original testing standards, by which camera is put on with weights up to 100 kgf, or kilogram-force to show the stable operati
Asured under pentax-original testing standards, with which camera is proven to withstand temperatures as low as -10c to show the stable operati
Ured under pentax-original testing standards, equivalent to ipx6 or JIS clas
Asured under pentax-original testing standards (from a height of 1.5 meters, onto a surface of 5cm-thick plywood), conforming to the method 516.5-shock of the mil-standard 810f, to show the stable operati
Heavy-duty construction for underwater shooting to 12 m deep
Other features
Does not have an external flash connector
Very slow camera shutter speed

Pentax WG-2 Video Reviews

Pentax WG-2 In-Depth Analysis

Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Pentax WG-2 of 16MP is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 48% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Pentax WG-2 of 5x is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 54% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Pentax WG-2's minimum aperture number of 3.5 is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 95% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Pentax WG-2 of 6,400 is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 40% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Pentax WG-2 of only 0.00025s is slower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the slowest 23% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Pentax WG-2 of 177g is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 61% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax WG-2 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Pentax WG-2's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 43% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have an External Flash Connector

The Pentax WG-2 does not have an external flash connector, although it is worth noting that 86% of cameras also do not have an external flash connector.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Pentax WG-2 has a GPS (satellite), unlike 89% of cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax WG-2 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Dustproof

The Pentax WG-2 is dustproof, unlike 93% of digital cameras which are not dustproof.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

The internal memory of cameras range from 1MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB. The Pentax WG-2's internal memory of 88.2MB is in the biggest 12% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Waterproof Up to

The waterproof up to of the Pentax WG-2 of 12m is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 37% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Pentax WG-2 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax WG-2 features contrast adjustment. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Pentax WG-2 features multi burst mode. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Pentax WG-2 has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Pentax WG-2 of 28mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 92% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Shock Proof

The Pentax WG-2 is shock proof, which is unusual. 97% of cameras are not shock proof.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Pentax WG-2's display diagonal of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 31% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Waterproof

The Pentax WG-2 is waterproof, unlike 92% of cameras which are not waterproof.

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Has a Night Mode

The Pentax WG-2 has a night mode. 96% of cameras do not have a night mode.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Pentax WG-2 has an anti-dust function. 90% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

Cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The Pentax WG-2's digital zoom of 7.2x is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 84% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Calendar

The Pentax WG-2 features calendar, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Pentax WG-2 supports video capability, unlike 67% of cameras which do not support video capability.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Pentax WG-2 supports Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pentax optiowg2gpsorange, pentax optiowg2gpswhite, pentax wg2, 1545701, 1547201, 1548701

Barcodes:

00027075205079, 00027075213753, 00027075213760, 00027075213890, 00027075213906, 00027075214033, 00027075214064, 00027075214194, 00027075214200, 00027075274983, 00270752137600, 03404929214062, 03803499214203, 04549212213786, 05052415400246, 05053460646436, 05711045416286, 09402824213764, 09802925213906

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