Camera News
by Brad Soo on February 8 2012

Pentax WG-2

Pentax has just announced a pair of rugged digital cameras, both called the WG-2. The difference is that the plain Pentax WG-2 doesn’t come with GPS, while the Pentax WG-2 GPS variant… well, as the name suggests, has built-in GPS functionality.

  • 16 megapixel CMOS imaging sensor
  • Waterproof (12 meters/40 feet), shockproof (1.5 meters/5 feet), freezeproof (-10C/14F) and dustproof
    Optional chest strap for hands-free video recording and waterproof remote control
  • 5X optical zoom: 28 – 140 mm (f3.5 – f5.5) lens
  • 3 inch LCD (460,000 dots)
  • Point-and-shoot with auto scene selector, no manual controls
  • Built-in GPS (WG-2 GPS only)
  • Digital Microscope mode uses the 6 LED lights around the lens to brighten your subject, macro ability down to 1 cm
  • Full HD movie mode with sound
  • Takes SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in March for $350 (WG-2) and $400 (WG-2 GPS)
  • Comes in your choice of black or red (WG-2) or orange or white (WG-2 GPS)

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