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Optio WG-2 GPS - Overview

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Your most adventurous friend

  • Waterproof to 12m, Shockproof to 1.5m
  • Coldproof to -10°C, Crashproof to 100kg
  • 16 MP
  • 5x wide-angle optical zoom
  • Full HD video
  • Geo-tagging function

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Heavy-duty construction for underwater shooting to 12 m deep

By further enhancing the water tightness of the camera body, PENTAX has upgraded the Optio WG2-GPS's underwater performance to 12 meters, for up to two hours of continuous operation (equivalent to IPX8 or JIS Class 8 waterproof performance). This camera is also designed to be highly shock-resistant (from a height of 1.5 meters) *, dustproof**, cold-resistant (down to -10°C)***, and crushproof (with a weight up to 100 kgf)****. All these features make the Optio WG2-GPS the ideal imaging partner in harsh, demanding shooting conditions.

* Measured under PENTAX-original testing standards (from a height of 1.5 meters, onto a surface of 5cm-thick plywood), conforming to the Method 516.5-Shock of the MIL-Standard 810F, to show the stable operations.

** Measured under PENTAX-original testing standards, equivalent to IPX6 or JIS Class 6.

*** Measured under PENTAX-original testing standards, with which camera is proven to withstand temperatures as low as -10°C to show the stable operations.

**** Measured under PENTAX-original testing standards, by which camera is put on with weights up to 100 kgf, or kilogram-force to show the stable operations.

New back-illuminated CMOS image sensor for high-quality images

The Optio WG-2 GPS comes equipped with the latest back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, which offers much lower noise even when camera is set to higher sensitivities. With the combination of a top sensitivity of ISO 6400, 16 effective megapixels, and its new imaging engine, this model delivers super-high-resolution images. The Optio WG2-GPS also features the new Handheld Night Snap mode, which captures four images of the same scene, then produces a single blur-free, composite image from them — all automatically.

Full HD movie recording

The Optio WG-2 GPS offers the Full HD movie recording function employing the H.264 recording format, allowing the user to capture high-quality, extended movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels) at a frame rate of 30 frames per second. It also features a high-speed camera function* for slow-motion playback of captured movie clips and an interval movie function to simplify advanced movie-recording techniques. A micro-HDMI terminal (Type D) is also provided on the camera body allowing output of Full HD movie clips and sound to external devices.

* When this function is selected, the recorded size is fixed at VGA (640 x 480 pixels).

Extra-large, high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD monitor

New Optio WG-2 GPS features a new extra-large, high-resolution 3-inch LCD monitor with wide 16:9 proportions and 460,000 dots. The AR (Anti-Reflection) coating minimizes annoying glare and reflections to assure a sharp, clear on-screen image even under harsh sunshine, while its wide-view design offers a clear view of the monitor from approximately 170 degrees horizontally and vertically, making it particularly useful in low and high angle shooting.

Specifications read more

Type - Camera Type Water proof, shock proof, cold proof, crush proof digital compact
Sensor - Type 1/2.3" CMOS
Sensor - Effective Pixels

Approx. 16.0 megapixels

Dimensions - Height 61.5 mm
Dimensions - Width 122.5mm
Dimensions - Depth 29.5 mm
Dimensions - Weight 177 g (without battery and memory card)
198 g (loaded and ready)

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