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CP+ 2011: Pentax has unveiled the GPS-enabled Optio WG-1 GPS and the WG-1 rugged compacts. Tougher than the Optio W90 released last year, both are designed to be crushproof against pressures of up to 100 kilograms (220 pounds), dustproof, waterproof up to 10 meters (33 ft), coldproof down to -10°C (14°F) and shock-resistant for drops of up to 1.5 meters (5 ft). Features-wise the 14MP cameras incorporate the same 28-140mm equiv. zoom lens, 2.7" LCD and 720p HD recording capability as the W90.
February 7, 2011(GOLDEN,CO) : PENTAX Imaging Company has announced its 12th generation of adventure series digital cameras – the PENTAX Optio WG-1 and PENTAX Optio WG-1 GPS. Featuring outstanding waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, coldproof, and crushproof capability, these extra-rugged models take adventure photography to new heights (and depths).
The new and improved features on the PENTAX Optio WG-1 include:
Other important WG-1 features include:
Priced at $349.95 USD, Optio WG-1 will be available in a choice of Black or Purple, while the Optio WG-1 GPS will be priced at $399.95 USD and available in Black or Yellow Green. Both cameras will ship in April 2011.A waterproof infared remote control (sold separately) for use with the PENTAX Optio WG-1 and other infrared compatible Optio models is available now for $29.95 USD.
*Measured under PENTAX-original testing standards.
** GPS included only on the select WG-1 GPS model.
Optio WG-1 GPS
|Image sizes||14M (4288x3216)
10M (1:1, 3216x3216)
10M (16:9, 4224x2376)
5M (16:9 3072x1728)
4M (16:9, 2592x1464)
2M (16:9, 1920x1080)
|Movie mode|| 1280 x 720
640 x 480
320 x 240
|Image stabilization|| Pixel Track SR
|Lens|| 5x zoom
11 elements in 9 groups (5 aspherical elements)
5-25mm (approx. 28 - 140mm in 35mm format)
|Digital zoom||approx. 6.7x|
|Focus modes|| Multi (9-point)
|AF assist lamp||Yes|
1/1500- 1/4 sec.
|Aperture values||F3.5 - F5.5|
|White balance|| Auto
approx 230K dots
|Flash range|| Wide: approx. 0.3 - 3.9m (ISO Auto)
Tele: approx. 0.98 - 2.5m (ISO Auto)
|Storage|| Built-in Memory (approx. 97 MB)
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
|Power|| Rechargeable D-LI92 lithium-ion battery
Optional AC adapter kit is also available
|Dimensions||114 × 58 × 28 mm (4.5 x 2.3 x 1.1 inches)|
|Weight (with battery)||Approx. 157g (5.3oz)|