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Pentax Optio WG2 and Optio WG2-GPS Cameras Released

Pentax Optio WG2 and Optio WG2-GPS Cameras Released - Pentax release what they're calling the 'ultimate rugged outdoor camera'.

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Category : Compact Cameras
Product : Pentax Optio WG2-GPS
Price : £350
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Optio WG2-GPS

Pentax have released a new waterproof, dustproof** and shock-resistant camera - the Pentax Optio WG2 and there's also a version of the camera which has built-in GPS (WG2-GPS).

The 16 megapixel cameras feature a high-performance 5X optical zoom lens, new wide, high-resolution LCD monitor,  high-resolution Full HD movie recording (1920 x 1080 pixels), can shoot underwater at a depth of up to 12 metres and can withstand a drop of 1.5 metres*. Both models can also withstand cold to  -10°C*** and a weight up to 100kgf****. 

The Optio WG2-GPS comes equipped with an upgraded GPS module. Not only does it shorten the time lag before the start of GPS operation, but it also greatly extends the operating life of the function. This automatically creates log data and stores it as a KML-format file onto an SD memory card.


Pentax Optio WG2 key features:

  • Waterproof to 12m
  • Shockproof to 1.5m
  • Coldproof to -10°C
  • Crushproof to 100kg
  • 16 megapixel sensor
  • 5x wide-angle optical zoom
  • Full HD video recording
  • Geo-tagging function (WG2-GPS version only)
Pentax Optio WG2

The Optio WG2 and WG2-GPS will be available from March 2012 at RRPS of £299.99 and £349.99 respectively.

* Measured 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 operations.
** Measured under Pentax-original testing standards, equivalent to IPX6 or JIS Class 6.
*** Measured under Pentax-original testing standards, with which the camera is proven to withstand temperatures as low as -10°C to show the stable operations.
**** Measured under Pentax-original testing standards, in which the camera is put under a pressure of up to 100 kgf, or kilogram-force to show the stable operations.

Pentax Optio WG2-GPS Specifications

ManufacturerPentax
Lens
Max ApertureNo Data
35mm equivalent28mm - 140mm
Optical Zoom5x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels16Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution460,000 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Min Focus1cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest1/4sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Scene modes
  • A
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity125 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shootingNo Data
Video
Movie modeNo Data
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundNo Data
Optical Zoom with VideoNo Data
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiNo
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable D-LI92 Lithium-Ion battery
CIPA Rating260
Box Contents
Box ContentsUSB cable, AC cable, Li-ion battery, Battery charger, Carabiner strap, Strap, Macro stand and Software
Dimensions
Weight198g
Width122.5mm
Height61.5mm
Depth29.5mm

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Pentax Optio WG-2 Specifications

ManufacturerPentax
Lens
Max ApertureNo Data
35mm equivalent28mm - 140mm
Optical Zoom5x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels16Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution460,000 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Min Focus1cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest1/4sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Scene modes
  • A
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity125 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting1fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundNo
Optical Zoom with VideoNo
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiNo
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable D-LI92 Lithium-Ion battery
CIPA Rating260
Box Contents
Box ContentsUSB cable, AC cable, Li-ion battery, Battery charger, Carabiner strap, Strap, Macro stand and Software
Dimensions
Weight194g
Width122.5mm
Height61.5mm
Depth29.5mm

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