Pentax Optio WG-2 rugged, adventure proof digital camera with GPS functionality is perfect for any environment.
With 12 generations of underwater/ruggedized cameras behind it, Pentax hopes its extensive experience in the field distinguishes it from a growing number of competitors. The latest WG-2 is a 16MP CMOS sensor camera whose design looks like a cross between an SUV and a pair of running shoes. Features include a 5x optical zoom lens, a 3-inch, 460K dot display, better GPS, 6 LED lamps to illuminate close-ups to 1 cm from the surface of the lens, 88.2MB of onboard memory, and of course those rugged specs: Waterproof to 40 feet, shockproof to 5 feet, freezeproof to 14 F, and dustproof.
Great pictures. Love the macro capability. Nice to be able to authenticate the location of photo's that are taken using the GPS system.
I buy these for all our field employees. They really put durability to the test. Great camera!
This "waterproof" camera leaked on the ski slopes and now does not even power on. Waiting for Monday morning to contact Adorama to see how they handle this. I have found many other photographers online that have experienced leaks with this camera. I am really disappointed, because the camera had some nice features, but "waterproof to 40 feet" does not describe "leaks in snow without being submerged in water."
I have taken the Pentax white water rafting without any problem (and my wife has done likewise with its predecessor.) We get splashed or submerged often. Battery life is fine. I find that one battery (I usually carry 3) lasts most of the day, which for me means 200-400 shots, with some short movies mixed in. The picture resolution is quite good. If you don't need huge sized photos, I like the candid indoor photos I took over the holidays without flash. People are more relaxed without a flash. They're fine as snapshots. The macro (with integrated lights) is fantastic: amazing in a camera this size. You can go right up against a flower, and take a spectacular shot of the beautiful patterns displayed in its center.
I enjoy being able take pic in pool love pet recognition feature do lot of canoeing and hiking don't worry I'll brake it
WG-2 Has a bigger screen and size than WG 1, but suffers from Very noisy Images at ISO ABOVE 200 making it useless for any low light photography. This issue is due to its new CMOS CHIP. WHICH. REPLACE THE CCD. On the WG 1
after 2 weeks the battery door leaked and now it doesnt work it will take 6 weeks to repair it. pentax doesnt care and adorama wont take it back,understandable, try sony or nikon, I used to shoot 4x5 and know how to take care of cameras but this one would not even take minimal wear
This camera is awesome. I love the features and the quality is excellent (for a small lens compact camera) I own a Canon D60 for framing, but this camera is great for everyday shooting. The video feature is great. I had a great time with a subject in a pool using the slow motion feature. It shoots in approximately 4x speed so the slow motion is smooth. it also shoots a lot longer than many "slow motion" camcorders with more resolution. I have the Sony which only shoots about 3 seconds of video, but it is amazingly smooth. The Optio shots for about 15 seconds which produces a 1 minute video of very smooth slow motion video. The stitching process of the panorama feature works great and you can take 5 pictures to make a real wide panorama image. It is solid and the controls work nicely. You can even designate some controls as one button access so quick changes of commonly used features are alway ready, Love the camera, haven't found any reason to "wish it did this, or wish it did that".
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