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Pentax Optio WG-1
5.8 out of 10

Pentax Optio WG-1

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Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Camera Review

Shutterbug
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: The Pentax WG-1 GPS is a compact camera with a 5x zoom lens (28-140mm) and a robust body, which is water proved to 33 ft, shock proof (5 ft drop down) and an integrated GPS system. The camera offers 14 MP resolution and some extraordinary features like “Digital Microscope” mode.
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Overall 5
5.0

Pentax Optio WG-1

PC Magazine
16 November 2011
  • Conclusion: The cute-but-tough Pentax Optio WG-1 is built to withstand the elements, its image and video quality, though, aren't up to par with some competitors.
  • Pros: Small build for a ruggedized camera. Good low-light performance.
  • Cons: Our first test camera experienced some water damage. Slow recycle times. Dated, complicated interface.
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Overall 10
10

The Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS; best in its class

Examiner
1 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Just in time for the end of summer, I recently got a hold of the Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS waterproof, drop and shock resistant camera. I will preface this by saying that I have reviewed similar products from Panasonic, Casio and Olympus, and BY FAR, the Pentax appears to be the best camera in its...
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Dc Resource
26 August 2011
  • Excerpt: The Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS ($399) is a compact, rugged camera that is designed to be outside in the elements. It's waterproof to 33 feet, shockproof from 5 feet, crushproof to 220 lbs, and freezeproof to 14F.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax Optio WG-1

CNET
19 August 2011
  • Summary: Tougher than old boots, the Pentax Optio WG-1 rugged camera is ready for almost anything. It takes a decent photo too, and comes with some useful bonus features.
  • Pros: Resistant to water, cold, drops and crushing; 720p video recording with HDMI output; easy to use.
  • Cons: Design will repel some people; some image softness.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pentax Optio WG-1

stuffmideast.com
28 June 2011
  • Summary: A decent rugged camera, but not up to the standards of its Panasonic and Olympus rivals
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Overall 7
7.2

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Digital Camera Review
20 May 2011
  • Summary: Announced in February 2011 as the company’s 12th generation of adventure series compact digital cameras, the WG-1 GPS is accompanied to market by a WG-1 variant that, not surprisingly, omits the GPS function that tracks and records positional data with captured images.
  • Pros: Durable, Good image quality, Good AF speed
  • Cons: LCD tricky to use outdoors, Average at best high ISO performance
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Overall 6
5.6

Expert Review

reviewed
9 May 2011
  • Summary: Looks more like a piece of hardware, but the WG-1 incorporates decent imaging performance into its tough little body.
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tech2android.com
16 November 2014
  • Summary: Pentax- a leading brand in the world of digi-cams has introduced its new and innovative model Pentax Optio WG-1 with a thought to provide maximum ease to the photographer we have to go through many constraints in order to have a nice and satisfying click.
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Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Digital Camera

Maximum CPU
1 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Product: Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS Supplier: Pentax MSRP: $349 Find Lowest Price @ PriceGrabber Author: Bill Date: January 28, 2012 The Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS is offered as a convenient point-and-shoot camera with the added features of an onboard GPS receiver for seamless geotagging, and a ruggedized...
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