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  • 42nd Street Photo Reviews The Pentax Optio WG-1

    Posted on November 17th, 2011 Staff Writer

    If you are looking for a tough and rugged camera that can withstand the elements then the Pentax Optio WG-1 is what you need.  This camera is built for the most rugged and sports type activities. This camera looks and feels like a real sports camera. The outer casing is made of hardened plastic and looks like a camera you would carry on an adventurous outing. The Pentax Optio WG-1 is waterproof up to 10 meters and shock proof to 1.5 meters able to withstand weight of up to 100 kilogram-force, coldproof to negative 14°F, and dustproof.

    The Pentax Optio WG-1 also boasts 14 megapixels and shoots some impressively sharp pictures. The camera also comes with a 5x zoom and 4:3, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect ratio and shoots in a lower resolution. The WG-1 also has an HDMI connection for direct viewing of your HD video on your HDTV. Also included is Digital Microscope mode for macro shooting.

    Features

    • Geo-tagging function
    • Waterproof to 10m
    • Shockproof to 1.5m
    • Coldproof to -10°C
    • Crushproof to 100kg
    • 14 megapixel sensor
    • 5x wide-angle optical zoom
    • HD movie recording
    • ISO80 – 6400
    • Digital microscope
    • Carabiner strap
    • 1cm minimum focus distance

    This camera is built to take on the rough and tough world and will impress the most adventurous type.

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