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Pentax Optio WG-2
Pentax Optio WG-2
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Pentax Optio WG-2

B
We've given the WG-2 a grade of B.

Editor's Review

Pentax's super-rugged WG-1 gets an update in the WG-2 and WG-2 GPS. The old CCD sensor is switched out for a shiny new backlit CMOS sensor than outputs 1080p HD video. Waterproof to 40 feet, shockproof from up to a 5-foot drop, crush-proof to withstand up to 100KG of force, cold-proof to 14F, and dust-proof, this camera has the works. Another unique selling point is the circle of bright LED lights that surround the lens, adding a ring-light effect that's perfect for illuminating underwater subjects. The only difference between the WG-2 and the WG-2 GPS is the GPS unit, which will cost you an extra $50. Initial reviews are disappointingly poor, citing sluggish controls and poor image quality as real downsides to an otherwise promising camera. Pentax seems seems to have forgotten they're first and foremost designing a camera, not an indestructible brick.

Specifications

  • 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor
  • 5x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle
  • Waterproof to 40 ft, shockproof to 5 ft, freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, crushproof to 100KG, dustproof
  • 3-inch LCD
  • 1080p full HD video with mono sound
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: Mar 31, 2012

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