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Pentax Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black)

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Pentax Optio WG-2 Digital Camera (Black)
Key Features
  • 16MP 1/2.3" CMOS Image Sensor
  • 3.0" Widescreen LCD
  • 28-140mm Pentax Zoom Lens
  • 5x Optical Zoom / 36x Combined Zoom
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.

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Pentax WG-2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2The 13th Generation
  • 3Backlit 16MP CMOS Sensor
  • 4Waterproof
  • 5Shockproof
  • 6Crushproof
  • 7Coldproof
  • 8Dustproof
  • 95x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 10Widescreen 3.0" LCD
  • 11Records Full HD 1080p Video
  • 12Digital Microscope Mode
  • 13HDMI Micro Type-D Port
  • 14Clean, Blur-Free Images
  • 15Fast Face Detection
  • 16Extended Dynamic Range
  • 17Optional Remote Control
  • 18Focus System
  • 19Image Stabilization
  • 20Capture Modes
  • 21Drive Modes
  • 22Playback Modes
  • 23Timing
  • 24Power Supply Information
  • 25Language Support

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

Pentax WG-2 Specs

Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 16.79 Megapixel
Effective: 16 Megapixel
Exposure Control
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 4:3, 16:9
Flash
Flash Modes
Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Off
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.1 x 5.5 x 3.4"

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