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Pentax Optio WG-2

Written by  // 28 August 2012 //
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Pentax is known for their DSLRs, but they’ve been in the tough-cam category longer than any other manufacturer we can think of. The Optio WG-2 is their latest “adventure-proof” camera. It can survive in 40 feet of water, falls from 5 feet, pressure up to 220 pounds, temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and the ever-present menace of dust and sand.

Competition in the tough-cam space is as fierce as we’ve ever seen it. As the industry shifts away from featureless, low-end pocket cameras, they’re looking toward rugged cameras as a space for growth—you can’t swim with your iPhone, after all. The WG-2 is one of seven current top-tier tough cams, and it stacks up pretty favorably. Read on to see why.

Additional Info

  • Header: Header
  • Body type : Compact
  • Effective pixels: 16.0 megapixels
  • Sensor size: 1/2.3
  • Sensor type : BSI-CMOS
  • ISO: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
  • Custom white balance: Yes
  • Uncompressed format: No
  • Focal length: 28 – 140 mm
  • Optical zoom : 5x
  • Autofocus: •Contrast Detect (sensor) •Multi-area •Tracking •Single •Face Detection
  • Digital zoom: Yes
  • Manual focus: Yes
  • Touch screen: No
  • Maximum aperture : F3.5 - F5.5
  • Release date: Thursday, 01 December 2011
  • Price: 56
  • Max resolution: 4288 x 3216
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