Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

Announced Feb 7, 2011 •
14 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 28 – 140 mm (5×)
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Announced Feb 7, 2011

Pentax WG-1 GPS rugged compact is 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). The GPS-enabled camera's Digital Microscope mode offers five macro LEDs for macro lighting plus a detachable macro stand for steadier capture. Features-wise the 14MP it incorporates a 28-140mm equiv. zoom lens, 2.7" LCD and 720p HD video recording. GPS functionality allows for positional data recording with images for geo-tagging applications.

Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4288 x 3216
Effective pixels 14 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto (80-1600), 80, 100, 200, 400,800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Focal length (equiv.) 28–140 mm
Optical zoom 5×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 2.7
Screen dots 230,000
Min shutter speed 4 sec
Max shutter speed 1/1500 sec
Format Motion JPEG
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 167 g (0.37 lb / 5.89 oz)
Dimensions 116 x 59 x 29 mm (4.55 x 2.3 x 1.12)
GPS BuiltIn

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Our review

The Pentax WG-1 GPS has a competitive feature set for the 'rugged' compact camera class, including a few bells and whistles like its intervalometer. Image quality and performance is also competitive, but the WG-1 GPS fails to deliver in low light and its video is relatively poor. Overall it is good value, but is bested in quality and features by a few competitors at similar price points.

Good for: All-purpose go anywhere photography in good lighting.

Not so good for: Low light still photography and video in any lighting.

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