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Pentax Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black)

B&H # PEOWG2B Mfr # 15471
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • 16MP 1/2.3" CMOS Image Sensor
  • 3.0" 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

The Pentax Optio WG-2 Digital Camera Black is the company's 13th generation of the "rugged", life-proof camera line. You don't have to be an extreme adventure enthusiast to appreciate the features of the WG-2 though. These include the fact that the camera 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. Phew! That's a lot of safety built-into one little point-and-shoot.

More than being a tough camera that can stand up to intentional or unintentional abuses, the Optio WG-2 is also one great image-maker. You of course want to come away from your adventures with awesome photos. The Optio has a number of respectable specs in that department, to help you capture the decisive moment with clarity, and ease. The backlit 16MP CMOS sensor provides high-res stills and full HD 1080p video at 30 fps. A wide-angle 5x internal optical zoom lens with a 28-140mm (35mm equivalent) focal length lets you capture subjects near and far, and features like image stabilization help to do so as well. Additional tools for impressive image-capture include the generous 3.0" LCD display, the ring of 6 LED lights on the lens for even lighting of macro shots, a built-in flash, and a bevy of auto shooting modes.

The 13th Generation
Pentax's 13th generation rugged, adventure-proof digital camera is perfect for any environment
Backlit 16MP CMOS Sensor
Backlit 16MP CMOS sensor offers superior quality, high-res imaging. Quality levels for recording stills include: Best, Better, and Good
Waterproof
Waterproof to a depth of 40' (12.2 m)
Shockproof
Shockproof design protects from drops of up to 5' (1.5 m)
Crushproof
Crushproof construction withstands weights of up to 220 LBF (pound-force)
Coldproof
Coldproof to sub-freezing temperatures of 14° F (-10° C)
Dustproof
Dustproof (JIS 6 rated) design protects the camera from dry, dusty environments
5x Optical Zoom Lens
PENTAX wide-angle 5x internal optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent). The camera also captures in Intelligent zoom at approximately 7.5x to 36x at VGA/Combined zoom. Hardened cover with SP coating protects internal lens elements
Widescreen 3.0" LCD
Large 3.0" LCD features HVGA resolution (460,000 dots) and anti-reflective coating on its protective cover. The LCD has a 170° (horizontal/vertical viewing) angle and an HVGA 460,000 dot resolution
Records Full HD 1080p Video
Capture full HD 1080p video at 30 fps with high-quality H.264 compression. Other video capture resolutions include: 1280 x 720p at 60/30 fps, 640 x 480; at 30 fps VGA. Quality levels include: Fixed
Digital Microscope Mode
Digital microscope mode uses 6 LEDs for even macro lighting of subjects as close as 1cm
HDMI Micro Type-D Port
An HDMI port (Micro, Type-D) plays back beautiful, high definition images and video on HDTVs
Clean, Blur-Free Images
Pixel Track, Digital, and Movie Shake Reduction ensure sharp, blur-free images and video
Fast Face Detection
Capture perfect portraits with fast face detection technology, including Smile Capture and Blink Detection
Extended Dynamic Range
Extended dynamic range helps bring out extra highlight and shadow detail
Optional Remote Control
Take pictures remotely using an optional Pentax infrared remote control
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
Focus Lock: Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way
Image Stabilization
Still: Pixel Track SR, Digital SR
Movie: Movie SR
Capture Modes
Auto, Picture, Program, Night Scene, Handheld Night Snap (ISO 125-1600), Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Digital Microscope (2MP),Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, High Speed Movie (VGA, 120 fps capture, 30 fps playback), Digital SR, Surf and Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Candlelight, Fireworks, Night Scene Portrait, Text, Food, Digital Wide (5MP), Digital Panorama (2MP per frame), Frame Composite (3MP or 2MP), Report (1280 x 960, ISO 125-1600), Green (ISO 125-1600), Voice Recording (via reprogrammable Green button)

Auto Picture modes: 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

Custom Image Modes: Bright, Natural, Monochrome

Green Simplified Mode Available: Yes (ISO 125-1600)
Face Detection Available: Yes (up to 32 faces), Smile Capture, Blink Detection, Self Portrait Assist, Self Portrait Assist + Smile Capture, Pet Recognition (1 face detect, 3 faces pre-registered)
Exposure modes: Program (P)
Date Stamp: Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode)
Digital Filter Capture: n/a
Dynamic Range Adjustment: Yes (highlight and shadow correction)
File/Folder customization: Folder name (date, Pentax, custom), file name (IMGP, custom)
Digital Level: n/a

Drive Modes
One Shot, Self Timer (10s, 2s), Continuous, Burst, Remote Control (3s, 0s), Auto Bracket
Continuous fps: Approximately 1.0 fps, Burst 10 fps for up to 30 frames (5MP or 4MP)
Multi-Exposure: n/a
Interval: Interval Shot, Interval Movie, High Speed Movie (VGA, 120 fps capture, 30 fps playback)
HDR: Available as a playback filter
Playback Modes
One Shot, Index (6 or 12 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 10x scrollable), Movie Playback, Sound Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select and Delete, Calendar

Mode Pallet: Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Collage, Digital Filter, HDR Filter, Original Frame (5MP or 4MP), Frame Composite (3MP or 2MP), Movie Edit, Redeye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image and Sound Copy, Voice Memory, Protect, DPOF, Startup Screen, Faze Zooming

Movie Edit: Save as still image, Movie Divide, Title Picture

Timing
Startup: 1.6 seconds
Release lag: 0.015 seconds
Power Supply Information
Power source: Rechargeable lithium-ion D-LI92 battery
Recordable images: Approximately 260
Playback time: Approximately 240 minutes
Movie recording time: Approximately 70 minutes
Audio recording time: Approximately 270 minutes
Optional AC adapter available: Yes
Language Support
English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified/Traditional Chinese
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 16.79 Megapixel
Effective: 16 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: WAV
Max Resolution 16MP: 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Digital
Optics
Lens 11 elements in 9 groups
5 Aspherical
EFL: 5-25 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-140 mm)
Aperture: f/3.5 (W) - 5.5 (T)
Zoom Optical: 5x
Digital: 7.2x
Intelligent Zoom: 7.5x
Intelligent Zoom: 36x
Focus Range Normal: 1.64' (0.50 m) - Infinity
Macro: 0.33' (0.10 m) - 1.97' (0.60 m)
Super-Macro: 0.03' (0.91 cm) - 0.98' (29.87 cm)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 125-6400
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1/4000 - 1/4 seconds
1/4000 - 4 seconds in Night Scene Mode
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot, TTL 256-zones
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Bracketing, Auto, Program
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 10 fps at 5 MP for up to 30 frames
Up to 10 fps at 4 MP for up to 30 frames
Self Timer 2 Seconds, 10 Seconds
Interval Recording Yes
Remote Control O-RC1 (Optional)
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Flash On
Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
Off
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 0.66 - 11' (0.20 - 3.35 m)
Telephoto: 0.66 - 18' (0.20 - 5.49 m)
Memory
Built-in Memory 88.2MB
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video
Video Clip Length Limited by Memory Card Capacity
Audio Recording With Video + Voice Memo, Mono
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 3.0" LCD Widescreen (460,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
HDMI D (Micro)
USB 2.0
Software System Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), Vista, 7
Mac: OS X 10.4 or later
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Waterproofing 40.0' (12.0 m)
Power
Battery D-LI92 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter K-AC117 (Optional)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.8 x 2.4 x 1.2" / 12.2 x 6.1 x 3.0 cm
Weight .43 lb / .20 kg with battery and memory card

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.5

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (22)
  • Compact (18)
  • Good battery life (12)
  • Large clear LCD (12)
  • Great resolution (10)

Cons

  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (17)
  • Sports/action (13)
  • Macro photography (12)
  • Wildlife (10)
  • Family photos (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (8), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love this camera

I have been a fan of Pentax since 1994 when I purchased my first film camera and then "graduated" to their digital cameras. Although I don't intend to do underwater shooting...Read complete review

I have been a fan of Pentax since 1994 when I purchased my first film camera and then "graduated" to their digital cameras. Although I don't intend to do underwater shooting (even though I am an occasional snorkeler), I travel a lot and need a waterproof camera because it always seems to be raining where ever I go. Last July I purchased the Optio WG-1 which unfortunately turned out to be a disappointment, especially for indoor photos in museums, which were coming out too dark and not sharp enough compared to my previous, non-waterproof Pentax, the now obsolete Optio S55. Thus exactly 10 months after date of purchase, I traded the WG-1 in for the brand new Pentax Optio WG-2, which is a significant improvement. The new image sensor is much better for indoor and night shootings than the previous model. I used the WG-2 on a recent tour to Romania from May 16-24 with the primary purpose of visiting sites of Jewish heritage. My new camera took such amazing pictures of synagogue interiors that I think it must be ... Jewish.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disapointed quality image

Took it for a sunny day at sea kayaking. Photos are poor color and quality. In video mode it reduced 25% the screen, so dont record anything less than 3 meters away. Video...Read complete review

Took it for a sunny day at sea kayaking. Photos are poor color and quality. In video mode it reduced 25% the screen, so dont record anything less than 3 meters away. Video of fast moving persons is all blurred.
Then tested it indoors and the quality of photos is really bad.
Also when finishes recording it takes time to give back control.
The only reason for 2 stars are the macro feature (which takes some work to get into focus), the time lapse and the number of setting to shoot, otherwise it would be 1 stars.
I compared the quality of the images and video agaist Nidon AW100 (fogs visor), Sony TX10 (useless and anoying touch screen) and Gopro (no visor and more expensive), all better than the Pentax wg2.
Going to return to the shop.

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5.0

Get one

By The Islander

from Houston TX

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good Battery Life
  • Great Resolution
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Complicated Controls

Best Uses

    Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black):

    Lots of features. Takes a while to learn it, but it takes very good photos. It is water-proof and compact. Very good value for the money. I would recommend this.

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

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    5.0

    Pentax WG-II ... stellar popint & shoot

    By ckilly

    from USA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Resolution
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Lag / Shutter Delay

    Best Uses

    • Macro Photography

    Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black):

    This line of Pentax camera was recommended for me in my work place. I needed a rugged, macro point-and-shoot for extreme closeups. This camera is light and works very nicely. The best benefit is the ability to photograph the text on a piece of paper while zooming out to the maximum. I recommend this camera for that purpose.

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

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    5.0

    Rough and Ready

    By REOImages

    from Calverton, NY

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Onoff Sutter Too Close

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black):

    We are going on a river rafting/hiking trip and was afriad to bring my Nikon D300. Thi scamera is the perfect choice. The wide angle is great for panoramics and the waterproof/rugged feature with 16 mp resolution make this a perfect choice at a perfact price. And full 1080p video what a bonus. Microscope feature with LEDS is a fun feature.

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

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    5.0

    Very nice camera

    By Charlie

    from Maryland

    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

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black):

      Bought so I had a camera I could carry w/o fear of weather/water working outdoors, it has exceeded my expectaions with all the things that it does, using and loving the micro setting more than I ever would have thought, high speed video is awesome and the fact that it's 16 mp amd waterproof are fantastic.

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

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      5.0

      love the camera

      By DIP

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography
        • Travel
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black):

        Used this on a recent vaca to FL - used while paddleboarding and kayaking - - got some great pics of birds in flight as well as some good water action shots. - - easy to use, lots of good options in shooting mode.
        Waiting to use underwater while snorkling.
        Also some nice close ups of flowers.

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

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        4.0

        Pentax Optio WG-2

        By Whiskey in the Woods

        from Vancouver, BC, Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good in Low Light
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Poor Image Stabilization
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black):

        Pretty good camera for the price.

        Some things I liked:
        Startup time is lightning fast. The camera feels very solid, and durable. The build quality is great. The menu system is self-explanatory and easy to navigate. The Video and Photo quality and size options are great. The ISO ranges are good.

        Some things I didn't like:
        The battery life for video is not the greatest. The tripod mount is not in the center, it's located over to one side, throwing off balance. The video quality could be better.

        Overall I'm happy with the purchase, the camera was fairly inexpensive, provided good options, and it's fantastic for outdoor use (as it should be). If you plan to buy this camera to use for outdoor filming (video) - you might want to spring for an extra battery or two.

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

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        5.0

        Tradition of quality.

        By Antonio

        from Piratininga/SP, Brasil.

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Battery Life
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black):

          I'm completely satisfied with this camera; design; good pictures, etc.

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

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          5.0

          Great Camera for close ups

          By Developer.ca

          from Toronto, Canada

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Battery Life
          • Great Zoom

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black):

            we use it in manufacturing evironment with frequent need of close ups
            it has been dropped numerous times with no issues
            the super macro feature is great. you can take shots just 1cm away and the led lights help a lot. Cristal clear images.

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

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            2.0

            built in LCD good-but disappoints

            By avian

            from NYC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Lcd Ring Light

            Cons

            • Macro Mode Only 2mp

            Best Uses

              Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black):

              When shopping for a new bang around camera, I thought I found something perfect- rugged, waterproof, macro. but the feature that really excited me was the built in LCD light ring around the lens which allows 1cm close ups that are not in shadow from the camera itself. brilliant-on paper. for some reason the camera takes 16mp images, but when in 1cm LCD mode the images are ONLY 2MP! why?
              pretty dissapointing to me.

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              • No

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              5.0

              get more than expect

              By Mr.G

              from New Jersey, USA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Battery Life
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Resolution
              • Great Zoom
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Macro Photography
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Red):

                I just purchased this camera for my trip to Mexico. Excellent product with a lot of options such as editing movies, re size image, delayed shoot, etc. I recorded a lot of underwater movies. Camera is easy to operate, great quality images. The biggest issue is hard to see the screen at sunlight and underwater; however, when weighting price VS quality of pictures the camera worth every penny.

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

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                5.0

                Nice and Rugged

                By Daigs

                from South Hadley, MA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Battery Life
                • Great Resolution

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black):

                  I use a Pentax Kx for most everything but as I was going on vacation to Belize in the fall, I wanted something more portable and that could take a beating. Considering how happy I was with my Kx, I figured I'd give Pentax another shot. I'm extremely glad I did. The camera performed beautifully. Whether I was climbing Mayan temples, cave tubing or hiking through the rain forest, I got beautiful pictures. It got dropped a bunch of times and spent a lot of time in the water and handled it like a champ. It is a point and shoot so image quality isn't quite a great as my DSLR but then again, I wouldn't take my DSLR rock climbing. I highly recommend this camera. Great job Pentax!

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

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                  4.0

                  Great little camera

                  By Amur8

                  from Baton Rouge, La

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Battery Life
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black):

                  I am a police officer and I bought this camera to use at work. I love the macro feature and the ruggedness of the camera. The quality of the photos are great during the day, but not so great in low light. Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase and would recommend the camera.

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

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                  5.0

                  Great outdoors camera for the amateur

                  By David

                  from Berkeley, CA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Abuse Proof
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Red):

                    I snowshoe and backpack. The camera is shockproof, waterproof, coldproof, and crushproof. The perfect camera for bashing against the rocks or taking out in the snow. It is easy to do panorama shoot, self portraits, time-lapse movies, and extreme close-up of wild flowers. I finally have a camera that will survive my abuse and very easy to use for any amateur like me.

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

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                    5.0

                    Just what I was looking for!

                    By Gina on the go.....

                    from Pittsburg Illinois

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Battery Life
                    • Great Resolution
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Red):

                      Easy to use, tough as nails and ready to go!

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

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                      2.0

                      Disapointed quality image

                      By fer

                      from Sydney, Australia

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Nice macro and time lapse

                      Cons

                      • Bad photos and video
                      • Lag / Shutter Delay
                      • Poor Image Quality
                      • Poor in Low Light

                      Best Uses

                      • Don't bother

                      Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black):

                      Took it for a sunny day at sea kayaking. Photos are poor color and quality. In video mode it reduced 25% the screen, so dont record anything less than 3 meters away. Video of fast moving persons is all blurred.
                      Then tested it indoors and the quality of photos is really bad.
                      Also when finishes recording it takes time to give back control.
                      The only reason for 2 stars are the macro feature (which takes some work to get into focus), the time lapse and the number of setting to shoot, otherwise it would be 1 stars.
                      I compared the quality of the images and video agaist Nidon AW100 (fogs visor), Sony TX10 (useless and anoying touch screen) and Gopro (no visor and more expensive), all better than the Pentax wg2.
                      Going to return to the shop.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 6
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Slightly dissapointed

                      By Scott

                      from Cortland Ohio

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Small / Compact
                      • Solid build

                      Cons

                      • Poor Image Quality

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos

                      Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black):

                      Wanted somthing compact and durable for quick grab and go. The camera is that. I am extremely dissapointed in the image quality as the camera is zoomed out. The image degrades to the point of being unuseable at full zoom. For the price I thought it would be better. Iam going to stick with a cheap DSLR.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 5
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      great performance

                      By garmi

                      from Elizabeth, New Jersey

                      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Short Battery Life

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography
                        • Sports/Action

                        Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Red):

                        use the camera on a daily basis.

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

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                        5.0

                        Great Product

                        By FL

                        from Rochester, MI

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Sports/Action

                          Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black):

                          Great product and durable

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 9
                          • Was this a gift?:
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                          5.0

                          Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black) by Pen

                          By ebill

                          from Whippany, NJ

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Battery Life

                          Cons

                          • Limited Zoom

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black):

                          Buy this for a friend. he like it very much.
                          He want to use this camera shoot something underwater video.
                          And he said it works very well when using it underwater. the video quality is pretty good, and camera is really waterproof :).

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                          5.0

                          clip it on and take it anywhere

                          By jl

                          from Orlando, FL

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Battery Life
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                          • Limited Zoom

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video

                          Comments about Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black):

                          I bought this as a beat around camera. I'm in the field a lot and worried about knocking around my G9 so I bought it. I am having a blast with it. Jump in the pool, climb you name it.

                          I took it on an official shoot yesterday and it helped with scouting for the main shots. I kept it clipped on all day.

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                          • 9
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