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Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Digital Camera (Orange)

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Product Highlights
  • 720p HD Video & HDMI Connection
  • GPS Functionality
  • 14Mp Resolution
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • 1/2.3" CCD Image Sensor
  • 2.7" LCD Display
  • 5x Optical Zoom
  • Digital Shake Reduction
  • Water/Shock/Crush/Cold and Dust Proof
  • Digital Microscope Mode

Tough and smart? Yes, the Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Digital Camera is quite the catch. With numerous design features to keep it protected against the elements and then some, this Optio is no sapling. Add to that the GPS functionality, and this WG-1 GPS cam not only protects itself, but it also knows where it is, at all times. GPS is great for geo-tagging your photos - for archiving or sharing online. And the waterproof, shockproof, crushproof, coldproof, and dustproof capabilities ensure that it'll be around long after you drop it at the beach.

Now, when it comes to the actual images, the WG-1 GPS won't disappoint. This point-and-shoot captures 14Mp photos and 720/30p HD video. Helping the camera do its duty would be a Pentax Zoom lens, 5x optical zoom, digital image stabilization, a 1/2.3" CCD, and a nicely sized 2.7" LCD. Another useful feature includes an HDMI connection for direct transfer of video to your HDTV. In addition, the camera also boasts a Digital Microscope mode for capturing macro images.

12th Generation
PENTAX's 12th rugged generation waterproof digital camera is adventure proof, and suitable for almost any environment
Waterproof
Waterproof to 33 feet is perfect for use when submerged
Shockproof
Shockproof, ruggedized design protects from drops up to 5 feet
Crushproof
Crushproof construction withstands weights up to 100 KGF (kilogram-force)
Coldproof
Coldproof to sub-freezing temps of minus 10 degrees C (14°F)
Dustproof
Dustproof design protects the camera from dry, dusty environments
14Mp
14Mp sensor offers plenty of image detail
Wide Angle 5x Internal Optical Zoom Lens
Wide angle 5X internal optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent) provides flexible capture of subjects near or far
2.7" LCD Screen
Large 2.7 inch LCD features a wide angle 16:9 aspect ratio with anti-reflective coating.
Digital Microscope Mode
Enhanced Digital Microscope mode uses 5 macro LEDs for perfect focus and smooth, even lighting
HDMI Port
An HDMI port plays back beautiful, high def images and video on HDTVs
720p HD Video
Capture video in widescreen 720p HD at 30 frames per second
Digital Shake Reduction
Pixel Track and Digital Shake Reduction ensure sharp, blur-free images
GPS Functionality
GPS functionality allows for positional data recording with images for geo-tagging applications
Specifications
Lens: Pentax zoom lens; Focus system: Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus, AF assist lamp, Macro Illuminating LEDs Focus modes: 9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus Manual focus: Yes Macro focus: Yes, Macro and Super Macro available Focus lock: Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way Focus range Normal: 1.64' to infinity, Macro: 0.33 to 1.97', Super Macro: 0.03 (1cm) to 0.98' (at mid-zoom, set automatically); Power source: Rechargeable li-ion battery D-LI92, Recordable images: approximately 260 playback time: approximately 280 min Movie recording time: approximately 120 min Audio recording time: approximately 350 min AC adapter available: Yes (optional); Weight without battery or removable memory: 5.0 oz (WG-1); Construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate plastic with aluminum accents; Weather resistant: Yes, JIS Class 8 waterproof submersible to 33', JIS Class 6 dustproof shock resistant: Yes, shockproof to 5'; Language support: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified/Traditional Chinese; ISO Auto: 80-1600 auto range adjustable, Digital SR 80-6400 (ISO 3200-6400 5M or 4M), Manual: 80-6400 (ISO 3200-6400 5M or 4M); Shutter speed: 1/5000 to 1/4 seconds (up to 4 seconds in Night Scene mode); Drive modes: Mode selection: One Shot, self timer, continuous, burst (5M or 4M), remote control, interval, auto bracket continuous FPS: approx 0.68 FPS, Burst TBD FPS for TBD frames (5M or 4M), TBD FPS for TBD frames at ISO 3200-6400 (5M or 4M) Self-timer: Yes (10s, 2s) Remote control: Yes (infrared, optional)
Capture Modes
Mode selection: Auto Picture (Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Standard, Flower, Sport, Candlelight, Blue Sky, Sunset, Text, Group Photo, Pet, Portrait x Blue Sky, Portrait x Sunset, Portrait x Backlight), Program, Night Scene, Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Digital Microscope (2M), Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Digital Wide (5M), Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M or 4M), Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Fireworks, Candlelight, Night Scene Portrait, Text, Food, Digital Panorama (2M per frame), Frame Composite (3M or 2M), Report (1280 x 960), Green, Voice Recording (via reprogrammable Green button) Green simplified mode available: Yes Face detection available: Yes (up to 32 faces), Smile Capture, Blink Detection, Pet Recognition (1 face detect, 3 faces pre-registered) P/A/S/M/B: P Date stamp: Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode) Digital filters (capture): Image Tone (Bright, Natural, Monochrome) Dynamic Range Adjustment: Yes (highlight and shadow correction)
Playback Modes
Mode selection: One Shot, Index (6 or 12 thumbnails), Magnification, Movie Playback, Sound Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar Mode pallet: Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Collage, Digital Filter, Original Frame (5M or 4M), Frame Composite (3M or 2M), Movie Edit, Redeye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image & Sound Copy, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Startup Screen, Faze Zooming Magnification: Up to 10X, scrollable Digital filters (playback): B/W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Color Extract, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fisheye, Brightness, Miniature Movie edit: Save as Still Image, Movie Divide
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 14.48 Megapixel
Effective: 14 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CCD
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MJPEG
Audio: WAV
Max Resolution 14MP: 4288 x 3216
Image Stabilization Digital
Optics
Lens 11 elements in 9 groups
5 Aspherical
EFL: 28-140 mm (35 mm equivalent: 5-25 mm)
Aperture: f/3.5 (W) - 5.5 (T)
Zoom Optical: 5x
Digital: 6.7x
Intelligent Zoom: 33.5x 1
Please Note:

Intelligent zoom: approximately 7.0x at 7M to 33.5x at VGA Aperture: F3.5-5.5

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Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-6400
Shutter Type: Electronic
Speed: 1/5000 - 1/4 second
Exposure Metering None
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Interval Recording Yes
Remote Control Optional
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Maximum Effective Flash Range None
Memory
Built-in Memory 97MB
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 2.7" LCD
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity HDMI A (Full Size)
AV Output
HDMI A (Full Size)
Software System Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), Vista, 7X
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Power
Battery D-LI92 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.5 x 2.3 x 1.1" / 11.4 x 5.8 x 2.8 cm
Weight 5.9 oz / .17 kg
Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Digital Camera (Orange)
  • I-USB7 USB Interface Cable
  • I-AVC7 A/V Cable
  • K-BC92U Battery Charger Kit for Pentax X70
  • D-LI92 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery for Pentax X70 Digital Camera
  • O-ST104 Carabiner Strap
  • Carabiner Strap O-ST118
  • Macro Stand O-MS1
  • Software CD-ROM S-SW117
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PentaxOptio WG-1 GPS Digital Camera (Orange)
     
    4.6

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Compact (9)
    • Large clear LCD (5)
    • Good image quality (4)
    • Great resolution (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/action (9)
      • Travel (7)
      • Family photos (3)
      • Low light (3)
      • Macro photography (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      5.0

      Great for kayak fishing

      By Gerardo

      from Montevideo, Uruguay

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Nice Body Color
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Travel

      Comments about Optio WG-1 GPS Digital Camera (Orange):

      I bought this camera specially for taking pictures during kayak fishing. When you catch a fish from a kayak, for sure your hands are wet, dirty and many things can happen.
      The camera is perfect for the situation, is fast to turn on, focus and shoot, in the correct mode scene.
      Taking videos is also fine, but not so stable in max tele zooming.
      When you activate the GPS option and the mark positioning every minute, even if the camera is turn off, it keeps tracking satellites. So a KML file is generated and could be easily open with Googlemaps. The rowing route and fishing points are directly displays in the map. Really useful option if you want to come back again. The bad new is that battery life (in that mode)could last not more than 3//4 hours.
      Wish an option to manually control speed and aperture in certain situations.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 8
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Solid Purchase

      By Bry of the North

      from Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Optio WG-1 GPS Digital Camera (Orange):

        I purchased this camera because I work in the Canadian Arctic and needed something robust that could still provide me with high quality pictures. After using it on one trip, I loaned it to my mother for a trip to Europe. I only gave her a short explanation of how to use the camera, and despite her lack of tech knowledge, she had no difficulty whatsoever and managed to take many great shots on her trip. Definitely a great purhase, in my eyes.

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        • No

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        5.0

        love it, my new pocket camera!

        By Island Dwelling Explorer

        from US Virgin Islands

        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Bracket Mode
        • Cute
        • Easy to Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Strap
        • Great Resolution
        • Great Zoom
        • Macro focus to 1 cm
        • Program Mode
        • Ring light
        • Small / Compact
        • Waterproof to 30 ft
        • Well Built Rugged

        Cons

        • GPS slow to find Location

        Best Uses

        • Every day cary camera
        • Macro Photography
        • Pocket Camera
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel

        Comments about Optio WG-1 GPS Digital Camera (Yellow/Green):

        I shoot a Nikon d90 w/a lot of high end lenses, so I'm pretty critical when it comes to using anything less.

        My old canon point and shoot was falling apart. all the little plastic bits were getting loose and squicky. So I retired it for underwater housing use only and started looking for a sturdier point and shoot that could handle my abuse.

        I ended up picking pentad's optio wg-1 because it was the 10th version of pentax's series of fairly well engineered and well-reviewed everything-proof cameras.

        I love the way the camera feels. Solid. easy to grip. the strap is great, easier to fish out of a bag, attaches to a belt loop, etc.

        High quality images. Features that I wouldn't expect: program mode, manual focus mode, bracketed shooting.

        The macro. OMG. soo awesome. I would recommend the camera JUST for the macro alone. the built in ring light is fabulous. you can turn it on manually and use it as a flash light.

        Battery lasts a few hours of rigorous use. I'm going to buy a spare.

        GPS takes a long time to get a signal. don't count on all your images being geotagged.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great for my purposes!

        By bicycling photographer

        from Vancouver, BC

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Limited Zoom

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Travel

        Comments about Optio WG-1 GPS Digital Camera (Orange):

        I have been using this camera exclusively to take time-lapse shots in a rugged environment, and for this purpose, it has performed extremely well. The interval shooting is easy to configure, and pretty efficient. I can get about 1200 photos on a full battery (with screen off) which seems pretty good to me. In bright light, the photos may appear a little washed out, but overall I am quite happy with the picture quality.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Packed with features

        By Haji

        from Kuwait

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional

        Cons

        • No RAW format

        Best Uses

        • Diving
        • Snorkeling
        • Swimming Pool

        Comments about Optio WG-1 GPS Digital Camera (Black):

        I like that the camera is loaded with features. The controls and menus are very basic and easy to navigate. I like that the images are very sharp for a point and shoot. This would really be an awesome camera if it shot raw images. But I guess you can't have it all. I bought this camera so that I can have a camera at all times since I can't lug my DSLR around all the time. It has lived up to my expectations. I've sat on it and had no issues. I would recommend this camera to my friends.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Liked it

        By Tna

        from Starkville MS

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality

        Cons

        • Battery charger

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos

        Comments about Optio WG-1 GPS Digital Camera (Orange):

        Easy to use good pictures cant charge battery in camera

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great versatility, good pictures, good $

        By Pablette

        from Buenos Aires, Argentina

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Battery Life
        • Great Zoom
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Poor in Low Light

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Macro Photography
        • Sports/Action

        Comments about Optio WG-1 GPS Digital Camera (Yellow/Green):

        Great camera very resistent exelent picture sin good light conditions, not quit sharp images but an exlenet multi-conditions camera.
        The macro function is the best I'v seen in my life in compact cameras, the five leds in the front work great.
        Also underwater does a great job, the images are very very good!!! I would recomend this camera!

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Tough, smart and highly customizable

        By Ugly J

        from São Paulo, Brazil

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel

        Comments about Optio WG-1 GPS Digital Camera (Orange):

        Everything that has been said about this camera on other reviews is true. I'll focus on other characteristics that I noticed.

        The green button is customizable, which helps a lot. There is a ton of features regarding pictures modes, some pretty usefull. Knowing your way around those features and the menu takes a while, but it pays off.

        The gps works great, but it drains the battery too quickly, because the camera stays on when GPS option is enabled, even when you turn it of. It took my a while to figure this, but once you remember to turn off the GPS option when not using it, the battery life is ok.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 7
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Very cool point and shoot!

        By TrigPhotography

        from Acushnet, MA

        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Battery Life
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Macro Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel

        Comments about Optio WG-1 GPS Digital Camera (Black):

        I bought this for my wife. I use it just as much as she does. being a Pentax fan, I went with the WG-1 because the last three were victims of our twin boys. Therefore this durable camera comes in VERY handy. It can take a lot of abuse.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A few glitches

        By sjquinnkc

        from Kansas City, MO

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Lens protector not secure
        • Limited Zoom
        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking
        • Beach
        • Motorcycling

        Comments about Optio WG-1 GPS Digital Camera (Yellow/Green):

        Love the rough and tumble looks and feels great in the hand. Purchased to use while riding motorcycles off road and the carabiner clip was a major factor in my decision to buy as I wanted easy access to the camera without fumbling through pockets or tankbags. Nice feature. Camera comes with a micro ring that is apparently designed for very close shooting - have not read the manual on that feature yet. It snaps on over the lens but I noticed it was threaded on the outside so I purchased a screw on filter to protect the lens. Worked great .... until I went riding and the ring and the filter fell off somewhere on the trail. The ring needs to affix more firmly if the camera is designed for rough use. One problem - my camera would not turn off. Had to recharge every night. [...]

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        would buy again

        By lastmohegan

        from colchester connecticut

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great Resolution
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

          Comments about Optio WG-1 GPS Digital Camera (Yellow/Green):

          good pics, durable

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Optio WG-1 GPS Digital Camera

          By CG

          from Palo Alto, Ca

          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Scuba diving climbing
            • Sports/Action
            • Video
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Optio WG-1 GPS Digital Camera (Yellow/Green):

            Excellent camera. Very happy with it.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Transcend -  8GB SDHC Memory Card Class 10
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            Batteries & Power

            Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

            Pentax -  D-LI92 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery for Pentax X70 Digital Camera
            • You Pay: $34.95
             

            Bags & Straps

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            Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or a strap.

            Pearstone -  Onyx 230 Camera Pouch (4.9 x 2.6 x 1.5", Black)
            • You Pay: $10.49
             

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            Protect your LCD screen from scratches and finger prints.

            GGI -  Digital Screen Care Kit
            • Reg. Price: $7.49
            • Instant Savings: -$2.50
            • You Pay: $4.99
            • Limited supply at this price
             

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            Download your pictures faster and save battery life.

            GGI -  All In One USB 2.0 Digital Flash Card Reader / Writer
            • You Pay: $9.95
             
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