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.
|Max resolution||4288 x 3216|
|Effective pixels||14.0 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|ISO||Auto (80-1600), 80, 100, 200, 400,800, 1600, 3200, 6400|
|Focal length (equiv.)||28–140 mm|
|Min shutter speed||4 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/1500 sec|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||157 g (0.35 lb / 5.54 oz)|
|Dimensions||114 x 58 x 28 mm (4.49 x 2.28 x 1.1″)|
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.