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Optio WG-1 GPS - Description

Major Features

Heavy-duty construction

The Optio WG-1 GPS definitely stands for the ideal choice for those active photographers who shoot pictures in demanding outdoor conditions, thanks to its tough construction:

  • Waterproof to 10 meters
  • Shockproof to 1.5 meters
  • Coldproof to -10°C
  • Crushproof to 100kg


Geo-tagging function

The Optio WG-1 GPS features a sophisticated GPS function, which constantly record your position and your movements, in order to show your friends and family where pictures were taken, on such websites as Google EarthTM or FlickrR.

Digital Microscope mode

Combining a macro shooting capability from 1cm away with 5 LED Macro Light and an unique Macro Stand, the Optio WG-1 GPS’s Digital Microscope mode delivers magnified sharp pictures of the microscopic world.

High image quality

Combining 14 megapixels with a brand-new imaging process and a high-performance PENTAX zoom lens, the Optio WG-1 GPS delivers brilliant, sharp and true-to-life pictures, even when enlarged to poster sizes.

5x wide-angle optical lens

Despite its compact dimensions, PENTAX Optio WG-1 GPS features a 5x wide-angle optical zoom covering focal lengths from 28mm wide angle to 140mm telephoto (in 35mm format). From spectacular landscape to tightly framed snapshots taken from a distance, just catch every detail.

Extra-wide 2.7'' LCD screen

Optio WG-1 GPS features a 16:9 2.7'' monitor which is treated with a special AR (Anti-Reflection) coating to cut the glare of external light and minimize annoying reflections, making it comfortable to check on-screen menus and to monitor recorded images.

HD proportioned movie recording

Capture beautiful, flawless movies at 16:9 HD TV proportions (1280x720 pixels), and easily display them on your TV thanks to the embedded micro-HDMI terminal.

Face Detection and Self-portrait Assist functions

Face Detection function instantly and accurately detects up to 32 faces -even the faces of dogs and cats- then catches them in sharp focus and optimum exposure, to let you make beautiful pictures. The very convenient Self-portrait Assist function use the blink of the LED lights to confirm whether your face is centered in the picture.

Triple anti-shake protection to prevent different types of camera shake

1) Pixel Track SR
When recording still images, Optio WG-1 GPS’s Pixel Track SR (Shake Reduction) effectively compensates for camera shake by processing affected images.

2) High-Sensitivity anti-shake mode
In low-lighting conditions, the Optio WG-1 GPS automatically raises the sensitivity to as high as ISO 6400, enabling the use a higher shutter speed, which minimizes the effects of camera or subject shake.

3) Movie SR
During movie recording, the Optio WG-1 GPS prevents blurry images by effectively minimizing camera shake through the use of exclusive software.

Other features:

1) Carabiner strap included for hooking the camera to a backpack or other outdoor gear
2) Neoprene cases (available as optional accessories) to protect the camera body from scratches and grime
3) Collage function to compose a single picture from multiple images
4) Ink Rubbing filter to create a monochromatic, high-contrast image from a recorded image
5) Auto Picture mode to automatically select one of the 16 shooting modes for the optimum result
6) 12 digital filters, including a new Miniature filter, to add distinctive visual effects to recorded images
7) Digital Wide function to compose an extra-wide-angle image (equivalent to an image taken with an approx. 21mm lens in 35mm format) from two images
8) MediaImpression 3.0 for PENTAX (Windows version) and MediaImpression 2.1 for PENTAX (Macintosh version) image viewing, editing and filing software included (compatible with latest operation systems, such as Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6)
9) Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards
10) External storage media is compatible with new SDXC memory card in addition to SD/SDHC memory card (not compatible with UHS speed class)

PENTAX and Optio are trademarks of HOYA CORPORATION.
♦ Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Windows Vista is either a registered trademark or trademark of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
♦ This product supports PRINT Image Matching III. PRINT Image Matching enabled digital still cameras, printers and software help photographers to produce images more faithful to their intentions. Some functions are not available on printers that are not PRINT Image Matching III compliant.
Copyright 2001 Seiko Epson Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Print Image Matching is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
The PRINT Image Matching logo is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
♦ Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC.
Google and Google Earth are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Google Inc.
Eye-Fi, the Eye-Fi logo and Eye-Fi connected are trademarks of Eye-Fi Inc.
♦ HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and/or other countries.
♦ All other brands or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
♦ Design and Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Copyright pictures : Guillaume ROLLAND, Samuel ASSELIN,

Launch date: mid-April, 2011

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