Pentax Optio WG-2

Last Updated (24 April’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ CNET

Pentax Optio WG-2 is a 16.0-Megapixels 1/2.3″ CMOS Image Sensor Digital Camera with waterproof, shockproof, coldproof, dustproof, crushproof ability. It features 3.0-inch Widescreen LCD, 28-140mm Pentax Zoom Lens, 5x Optical Zoom / 36x Combined Zoom, 1080p HD Video recording, SD/SDHC/SDXC Storage, Built-In Flash, and Manual Focus Option. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.8 x 2.4 x 1.2″ / 12.19 x 6.10 x 3.05 cm and weight 0.43 lb / 0.20 kg with battery and memory card.

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Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Expert Reviews

Pentax Optio WG-2 Reviews

CNET reviews the Pentax Optio WG-2 and writes;
“In my tests it works better than boosting ISO and shutter speed, as Pixel Track doesn’t introduce more noise. It’s not perfect, but it would be worth turning on if camera shake is unavoidable or if you’re using the zoom lens.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

ITProPortal reviews the Pentax Optio WG-2 and writes;
“The WG-2 is a camera that really looks like it means business. It can dive deeper and fall further than almost anything else on the market, and costs less than either of its only real rivals. It has some very clever features, such as the LED microscope lighting and dedicated underwater photography modes,..”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Ephotozine reviews the Pentax Optio WG-2 and writes;
“If you are looking for your first rugged camera, the WG-2 offers good image quality and a couple of unique features, if you are a current WG-1 user, you’d be better off keeping your cash in your wallet.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Pocket-lint reviews the Pentax Optio WG-2 and writes;
“there is still a lot going for the Pentax Optio WG-2. With the exception of the somewhat slow capture, some of the results we’ve achieved have been impressive and the underwater results are really good, perfect for those looking for holiday snaps without the hassle.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Pentax Optio WG-2 and writes;
“Image quality has been a soft spot in the tough exterior of many adventure cameras, and that’s still the case with the WG-2. Shots taken outdoors and in bright lighting are fine for sharing online or making medium-sized prints, and colors are punchy enough for decent underwater shots. But indoors and in low-light, photos are soft, sloppy, and flat.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Video Reviews

Pentax Optio WG-2 Reviews

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Samples Images

Pentax Optio WG-2 Sample Photos

- Pentax Optio WG-2 Sample Photos @ Flickr

- Pentax Optio WG-2 Sample Photos @ Digitalcamerainfo

- Pentax Optio WG-2 Sample Photos @ CNET

- Pentax Optio WG-2 Sample Photos @ Amazon

Manual

Pentax Optio WG-2 User Manual (PDF)

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Features

Pentax Optio WG-2 Features

The Pentax Optio WG-2 is an extreme adventure camera that is waterproof down to 40′, it can survive a drop of up to 5′, it is crushproof to 220 lbf (pound-force), it’s coldproof down to 14°F, and that it’s dustproof. Not only does it, the camera also comes with backlit 16 megapixel CMOS sensor offers superior high resolution imaging with no-compromise in image quality, color accuracy, and noise performance.

The camera also able to record full HD 1080p video at 30 fps and with a wide-angle 5x internal optical zoom lens which offfer a 28-140mm (35mm equivalent) focal length lets you capture subjects near and far. The Pentax Optio WG-2 features 3.0-inch LCD Screen, HDMI port, Face Detection, PENTAX Shake Reduction, Extended Dynamic range, Autofocus assist lamp, Optional infrared remote, and a Green Button for quick access to many common camera settings, including Movie Mode, Voice Recording, and other functions.

Features:

+ 16.0-Megapixels 1/2.3″ CMOS Image Sensor

+ 3.0-inch Widescreen LCD

+ 28-140mm Pentax Zoom Lens

+ 5x Optical Zoom / 36x Combined Zoom

+ 1080p HD Video Capture

+ Water/Shock/Crush/Cold/Dust-Proof

+ SD/SDHC/SDXC Storage

+ Built-In Flash

+ Manual Focus Option


See also: Digital Camera | Pentax | Waterproof Digital Cameras





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