Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS Digital Camera (White)

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS Digital Camera (White)

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS Digital Camera (White)

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Product Highlights

  • 16Mp Resolution
  • 3.0" Widescreen LCD
  • 28-140mm Pentax Zoom Lens
  • GPS Functionality
  • 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
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Pentax WG-2 overview

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Pentax's Optio WG-2 GPS Digital Camera (White) is the version of the company's 13th Optio line, which features built-in GPS capabilities. From just looking at the WG-2, you can see that this camera means business. It's built to stand up to abuse - whether that's from a fall, the cold, dust, water, or being crushed. And, it's smart - capable of telling you exactly where you shot what, which is useful for multiple applications. All these qualities are sure to be appreciated by the adventurous, parents of toddlers, or by anyone who values protecting their investments.

"Rugged" is the keyword used by Pentax to describe the WG-2 - and from all the features listed above, it's easy to see why. In terms of the nitty-gritty, the camera is waterproof down to 40', it can survive a drop of up to 5', it's coldproof down to 14°F, it has a JIS 6 dustproof rating, and it can withstand being crushed by up to 220 pounds of force. The WG-2 also comes with a snazzy strap and a carabiner, not to mention its reinforced plastic and aluminum "sporty" design - all elements which are practical and clearly communicate that this is one camera that's prepared for almost anything.

The Optio WG-2 is more than a tough piece of equipment, though; it's also a great point-and-shoot camera, capable of taking awesome pictures! The camera houses a backlit 16Mp CMOS sensor that not only captures high-res, detailed stills, but also enables capture of full HD 1080p video. Helping the sensor out in the imaging department would be the wide-angle 5x internal optical zoom lens with a 28-140mm (35mm equivalent) focal range. Other highlights of the lens include the 6 embedded LEDs for even lighting of macro subjects and a hardened cover with SP coating to protect the inner lens elements,

An additional tool necessary for taking great pictures is none-other than the 3.0" widescreen LCD, which sports an anti-reflecting coating for ease of use outdoors. Other beneficial functions include an ISO range of 125-6400, image stabilization for blur-free photos, multiple metering modes, and a built-in flash. Of course, the many capture modes make for uncomplicated picture-taking without the guesswork.

What's more, this WG-2 also tracks the location where your pictures are shot. The built-in GPS helps you to keep straight where you shot what, which can be a useful tool for sorting and storing files, not to mention for sharing online with friends and family through geo-tagging.

Other highlights of the WG-2 include the ability to shoot using manual focus. This can be a great tool for expanding your creativity - giving you the freedom to choose what is the most important part of the photo to bring attention to. The WG-2 also sports SD/SDHC/SDXC storage, and HDMI output for a simple, one-cable connection to your HDTV, a rechargeable battery, and support for numerous menu languages.

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 with primary color filter offers superior quality, high-res imaging. Quality levels for recording stills include: Best, Better, and Good
Waterproof to a depth of 40' (12.19 m)
Shockproof design protects from drops of up to 5' (1.52 m)
Crushproof construction withstands weights of up to 220 LBF (pound-force)
Coldproof to sub-freezing temperatures of 14°F (minus 10 degrees Celsius)
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). Equipped with 11 elements in 9 groups (5 aspheric elements). The camera also captures in Intelligent zoom at approximately 7.5x to 36x at VGA/Combined zoom
Widescreen 3.0" LCD
Large 3.0" (7.6 cm) widescreen TFT 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
Wide angle viewable: Approx 170° horizontal/vertical
Records Full HD 1080p Video
Capture full HD 1920x1080p video at 30fps with high-quality H.264 compression. Other video capture resolutions include: 1280 x 720p at 60/30fps; 640 x 480 at 30fps VGA. Quality levels include: Fixed
Hardened Cover
Hardened cover with SP coating protects internal lens elements
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
Autofocus Assist Lamp
An autofocus assist lamp helps to quickly and accurately focus
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
Built-In GPS Functionality
GPS functionality
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
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
Capture Modes
Mode Selection: 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, 120fps capture, 30fps 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)
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
Mode Selection: One Shot, Self Timer (10s, 2s), Continuous, Burst, Remote Control (3s, 0s), Auto Bracket
Continuous FPS: Approximately 1.0fps, Burst 10fps for up to 30 frames (5Mp or 4Mp)
Multi-Exposure: n/a
Interval: Interval Shot, Interval Movie, High Speed Movie (VGA, 120fps capture, 30fps playback)
HDR: Available as a playback filter
Playback Modes
Mode Selection: 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 Memo, Protect, DPOF, Startup Screen, Faze Zooming

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, Title Picture

Pentax WG-2 specs

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 16 MP: 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Digital
Lens 11 elements in 9 groups
5 Aspherical
EFL: 5-25mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-140mm)
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) to Infinity
Macro: 0.33' (10.06 cm) to 1.97' (60.05 cm)
Super-Macro: 0.03' (0.91 cm) to 0.98' (29.87 cm)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 125-6400
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1/4000 - 4 Seconds 
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot, TTL 256-zones
Exposure Modes Modes: Programmed Auto
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Buffer/Continuous Shooting 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

Remote: 3 seconds, 0 seconds

Interval Recording Yes
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Flash On
Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
Built-In Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: Up To 18' (5.49 m)
Telephoto: Up To 11' (3.35 m)
Built-In Memory 88.2 MB
Memory Card Type SD
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Audio Recording With Video (Mono)
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (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
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Waterproofing 40.0' (12.0 m)
Battery D-LI92 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.8 x 2.4 x 1.2" / 12.2 x 6.1 x 3.0 cm
Weight .44 lb / .20 kg
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 5.5 x 3.3"

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