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Pentax Optio WG-1

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    7.9 7.9 from 13 reviewers
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    7.5 7.5 from 4 reviewers
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Pentax Optio WG-1

The PENTAX Optio WG-1 is a digital camera that is waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, coldproof, and crushproof. Announced in early February 2011, this digital camera features a 14-megapixel sensor. Available in a ruggedized design, this digital camera is waterproof (up to 33 feet) and shockproof (up to 5 feet). It is crushproof (up to 220 pounds/100kg kilogram-force). The Optio WG-1 is equipped with an Enhanced Digital Microscope mode, which offers five macro LEDs for macro lighting…

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Pentax Optio WG-1

The PENTAX Optio WG-1 is a digital camera that is waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, coldproof, and crushproof. Announced in early February 2011, this digital camera features a 14-megapixel sensor. Available in a ruggedized design, this digital camera is waterproof (up to 33 feet) and shockproof (up to 5 feet). It is crushproof (up to 220 pounds/100kg kilogram-force). The Optio WG-1 is equipped with an Enhanced Digital Microscope mode, which offers five macro LEDs for macro lighting and has a detachable macro stand for a better capture. It comes with the Face Detection technology, Smile Capture, and Blink Detection that is used to take for portraits including a Self-Portrait Assist mode. It has GPS function that can track and record positional data recording with images for geo-tagging applications. This Pentax digital camera is coldproof to sub-freezing temps of minus 10 degrees C (14 degrees F). It has dustproof protection for dry, dusty environments. Releasing in April 2011, the Pentax Optio WG-1 is available in either Black or Purple.

Features

The Pentax Optio WG-1 digital camera comes with a range of features for photographers. There’s a wide angle 5X internal optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent) that is featured on this camera. There’s a 2.7 inch LCD with an aspect ratio of 16:9 that is featured as well. It comes with anti-reflective coating. It captures videos in widescreen 720p HD at 30 frames per second. It comes with the Pixel Track and Digital Shake Reduction function. There’s an autofocus assist lamp and an HDMI port to playback high definition images and video on HDTVs. It is compatible with an infrared remote control. This Pentax camera is designed with a woven web fabric strap that comes with a carabiner to help attach the camera to a backpack or other outdoor gear. There’s also the Eye-Fi wireless SD memory card connectivity for built-in Wi-Fi capability that is used to transfer photos and videos from the camera to a PC or to an online sharing site.

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