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Optio WG-1 Waterproof GPS Digital Camera - Green
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Pentax Optio WG-1 Waterproof GPS Digital Camera - Green

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
GPS functionality, Waterproof to 33 feet submerged, shock, cold and dust proof, 14 megapixel sensor, wide angle 5X internal optical zoom lens (28-140mm), 2.7 inch LCD, Enhanced Digital Microscope, HDMI port, widescreen 720p HD video


  • PENTAX's 12th rugged generation waterproof digital camera is adventure proof, and suitable for almost any environment.
  • Waterproof to 33 feet is perfect for use when submerged.
  • Shockproof, ruggedized design protects from drops up to 5 feet.
  • Coldproof to sub-freezing temps of minus 10 degrees C (14 degrees F).
  • Dustproof design protects the camera from dry, dusty environments.
  • 14 megapixel sensor offers plenty of image detail.
  • Wide angle 5X internal optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent) provides flexible capture of subjects near or far.
  • Large 2.7 inch LCD features a wide angle 16:9 aspect ratio with anti-reflective coating.
  • Enhanced Digital Microscope mode uses 5 macro LEDs for perfect focus and smooth, even lighting.
  • An HDMI port plays back beautiful, high definition images and video on HDTVs.
  • Capture video in widescreen 720p HD at 30 frames per second.
  • Pixel Track and Digital Shake Reduction ensure sharp, blur-free images.
  • Capture perfect portraits with fast Face Detection technology, Smile Capture, and Blink Detection.
  • An autofocus assist lamp helps to quickly and accurately focus, even in challenging lighting.
  • Take pictures remotely using an optional PENTAX infrared remote control.
  • GPS functionality allows for positional data recording with images for geo-tagging applications.


Type: 1/2.3" interline transfer CCD with primary color filter
Effective pixels: 14
Total pixels: 14.48
Recorded resolutions
- Still: 14M (4288x3216), 10M (1:1, 3216x3216), 10M (16:9, 4224x2376), 7M (3072x2304), 5M (16:9, 3072x1728),
5M (2592x1944), 4M (16:9, 2592x1464), 3M (2048x1536), 2M (16:9, 1920x1080), 1024 (1024x768), VGA (640x480)
- Movie: HD (1280x720p30/15), VGA (640x480p30/15), QVGA (320x240p30/15)

Type/construction: PENTAX zoom lens, 11 elements, 9 groups (5 aspheric elements)
Optical zoom: 5X
Focal length (equiv.): 5-25mm (28-140mm)
Digital zoom: 6.7X
Combined zoom: 33.5X
Intelligent zoom: Approx 7.0X at 7M to 33.5X at VGA
Aperture: F3.5-5.5

LCD screen: 2.7" widescreen TFT color LCD w anti-reflective coating on cover
LCD resolution: 230,000 dots
Wide angle viewable: Yes
Viewfinder: n/a

Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus, AF assist lamp, Macro Illuminating LEDs
Focus modes: 9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus, Manual
Manual focus: Yes
Macro focus: Yes, Macro and Super Macro available
Focus lock: Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way
Focus range
Normal: 1.64' to infinity
Macro: 0.33 to 1.97'
Super Macro: 0.03 (1cm) to 0.98' (at mid-zoom, set automatically)

Type: Built-in series control auto flash
Flash modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye
Effective range: 13' (wide, auto ISO), 8.2' (tele, auto ISO)

Internal memory: 97MB
Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC

Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI (Micro, Type-D)
Video out: NTSC, PAL, HD (HDMI supports HD Auto, 1080i, 720p, 480p)
Printer interfaces: n/a

Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI92
Recordable images: Approx 260
Playback time: Approx 280 min
Movie recording time: Approx 120 min
Audio recording time: Approx 350 min
AC adapter available: Yes (optional)

Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.5 x 2.3 x 1.1"
- Without battery or removable memory: 5.2 oz
- Loaded and ready: 5.9 oz
Construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate plastic with aluminum accents
Operating temperature: 14-104 degrees F (coldproof)
Weather Resistant: Yes, JIS Class 8 waterproof submersible to 33', JIS Class 6 dustproof
Shock Resistant: Yes, shockproof to 5'

Startup: Approx 1.3 sec
Release lag: Approx 0.037 sec

English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech,
Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified/Traditional Chinese


Still: Pixel Track SR, Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M or 4M)
Movie: Movie SR

Type: TTL
Multi-segment: Yes
Center weighted: Yes
Spot: Yes
Exposure compensation: +/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)

Auto: 80-1600 auto range adjustable, Digital SR 80-6400 (ISO 3200-6400 5M or 4M)
Manual: 80-6400 (iso 3200-6400 5M or 4M)

Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent
Manual mode(s): Yes

Type: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter with CCD electronic shutter
Shutter speed: 1/1500 to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode)

Mode selection: Auto Picture (Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Standard, Flower, Sport,
Candlelight, Blue Sky, Sunset, Text, Group Photo, Pet, Portrait x Blue Sky, Portrait x Sunset, Portrait x Backlight), Program, Night Scene, Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Digital Microscope (2M), Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Digital Wide (5M), Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M or 4M), Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Fireworks, Candlelight, Night Scene Portrait, Text, Food, Digital Panorama (2M per frame), Frame Composite (3M or 2M), Report (1280x960), Green, Voice Recording (via reprogrammable Green button)

Green simplified mode available: Yes
Face detection available: Yes (up to 32 faces), Smile Capture, Blink Detection, Pet Recognition (1 face detect, 3
faces pre-registered)
P/A/S/M/B: P
Date stamp: Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode)
Digital filters (capture): Image Tone (Bright, Natural, Monochrome)
DynamicRange Adjustment: Yes (highlight and shadow correction)

Mode selection: One Shot, Self Timer, Continuous, Burst (5M or 4M), Remote Control, Interval, Auto Bracket
Continuous FPS: Approx 0.68 FPS
Self-timer: Yes (10s, 2s)
Remote control: Yes (infrared, optional)

Mode selection: One Shot, Index (6 or 12 thumbnails), Magnification, Movie Playback, Sound Playback, Histogram,
Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar

Mode pallet: Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Collage, Digital Filter, Original Frame (5M or 4M), Frame Composite (3M or 2M), Movie Edit, Redeye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image & Sound Copy, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Startup Screen, Faze Zooming

Magnification: Up to 10X, scrollable
Digital filters (playback): B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Color Extract, Color Emphasis, High Contrast,
Starburst, Soft, Fisheye, Brightness, Miniature
Movie edit: Save as Still Image, Movie Divide

Still: JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0, Print Image Matching III
Movie (compression): AVI (Motion JPG)
Sound: WAV (PCM), monaural

For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.
Windows: Windows XP(SP3), Vista, 7, USB port
Mac: MacOS 10.3.9, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, USB port

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4 out of 5 stars   Improved point and shoot from Pentax
By SteveD (Hurricane, WV) December 30, 2011
Review submitted for Pentax Optio WG-1 Waterproof GPS Digital Camera - Green (PKOPTWG1GPSGN)
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Pros: Built in Geo-tagging, Excellent Image quality, Small / Compact, Great Resolution, Sturdy, Large Clear LCD
Cons: Low resolution macro, Complicated Controls, Short Battery Life, Difficult manual controls
Other Comments: Finally Pentax has made a real underwater camera. I like this camera quite a bit for the geo-tagging feature and the high resolution photos. It is a nice companion to my DSLR. My biggest complaints have to do with the limited ability to control manual settings such as shutter speed and aperture when not in full automatic mode, and the rather disappointing "digital microscope" mode which gives a 2 megapixel image rather than using the entire sensor and giving a 14 megapixel image. If the camera can focus at 1cm why not use the entire sensor? It is rather ridiculous to call it "digital microscope" mode when it is actually just using digital zoom.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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