Pentax Optio WG1 & WG1 GPS digital camera
Optio WG1 & WG1 GPS
at a glance
4288 x 3216
5x optical zoom
2.7" lcd viewer
D-LI92  rechargeable
Pentax Optio WG1 & WG1 GPS review summary
camera date Feb 11  
pixels / class 14M  compact digital camera
overall rating not rated overall camera rating  8 reviews
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Pentax Optio WG1 & WG1 GPS specifications
lens / zoom  28mm - 140mm (5x) (dig 6.7x)
focus / macro  auto / 50cm / 1cm
metering mode  multi-segment, center-weighted, spot
aperture  auto / F3.5 - F5.5
white balance  auto, 4 presets, manual
shutter  auto / 4s - 1/1500s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal - 4 modes / 0.2m - 3.9m (iso auto)
viewfinder  lcd screen
iso ratings  80 - 6400
image size  4288x3216, 3072x2304, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1024x768, 640x480 / [16:9] 4224x2376, 3072x1728, 2592x1464, 1920x1080 / [1:1] 3216x3216
image format  jpeg (exif2.2)
image compr.  good, better, best
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self-timer 2s, 10s
video options  avi, with sound -  1280x720, 640x480, 320x240 (15fps, 30 fps)
audio options  wav mono
connectivity  usb 2.0 (high speed), A/V (NTSC / PAL)
storage  26.7MB internal, SD, SDHC
extra features  face and smile detection
Equivalent to JIS Class 8 Waterproof and JIS Class 6 Dustproof capabilities
PictBridge compliant
miscellaneous  WG1 GPS with GPS function
Pentax Optio WG1 & WG1 GPS links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
06Oct11 Pentax Optio WG-1 review at Imaging-resource
28Aug11 Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS review at DCResource
04Aug11 Pentax Optio WG-1 review at PhotographyBLOG
28Jul11 Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS review at ePHOTOzine
24Jun11 Pentax Optio WG-1 review at TrustedReviews
26May11 Pentax Optio WG-1 review at DigitalCameraInfo
24May11 Pentax Optio WG-1 review at Steve's Digicams
Introductions, previews and other reviews
10Feb11 Pentax Optio WG-1 impressions at DigitalCameraInfo
News, guides, hints & tips
18Mar11 Pentax Optio WG1 and WG1 GPS press summary
Forum discussions
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Pentax Optio WG1 & WG1 GPS announcement clippings

By further enhancing the water-tightness of the camera body, PENTAX has upgraded the Optio WG-1 and Optio WG-1 GPS's underwater performance to 10 meters (compared to six meters for their predecessor) and for up to two hours of continuous operation (equivalent to IPX8 or JIS Class 8 waterproof performance). The cameras also feature a shock-resistant body design and redesigned internal mechanisms for exceptional shock-resistant capacity: the cameras can take a fall from a height of 1.5 meters (1.2 meters for their predecessor) without damaging the body and mechanisms. They even offer remarkable dust-proof performance (equivalent to IP6X or JIS Class 6), exceptional cold-resistant performance for reliable operation at temperatures as low as –10°C and a newly added crushproof construction to withstand weights up to 100kgf (kilogram-force). All these features make the Optio WG-1 and Optio WG-1 GPS ideal choices for those active photographers who venture out for shooting in demanding outdoor conditions.

The Optio WG-1 GPS comes equipped with a new, sophisticated GPS function, which allows the user to record position data when shooting still image and take advantage of various GPS-compatible applications and services provided by the included software and such Web sites as Google Maps. It also corrects the built-in clock automatically to match local time of a particular shooing location. In addition, simply by carrying the camera, it automatically create log data and stores it as a KML-format file onto an SD memory card. Thanks to this log feature, the user can keep accurate track of the movement during outdoor shooting, and display it later on the computer using various online services such as Google Earth.

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