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02-07-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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Pentax Releases OPTIO WG-1 GPS Adventure-Proof Compact Camera

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PENTAX’s 12th rugged generation waterproof digital camera is adventure proof, and suitable for almost any environment.

Waterproof
Waterproof to 33 feet is perfect for use when submerged.

Shockproof
Shockproof, ruggedized design protects from drops up to 5 feet.

Crushproof
Crushproof construction withstands weights up to 100 KGF (kilogram-force).

Coldproof
Coldproof to sub-freezing temps of minus 10 degrees C (14 degrees F).

Dustproof
Dustproof design protects the camera from dry, dusty environments.

14 megapixels
14 megapixel sensor offers plenty of image detail.

Wide angle 5X internal optical zoom lens
Wide angle 5X internal optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent) provides flexible capture of subjects near or far.

Large 2.7 inch LCD
Large 2.7 inch LCD features a wide angle 16:9 aspect ratio with anti-reflective coating.

Digital Microscope mode
Enhanced Digital Microscope mode uses 5 macro LEDs for perfect focus and smooth, even lighting.

HDMI port
An HDMI port plays back beautiful, high def images and video on HDTVs.

720p HD video
Capture video in widescreen 720p HD at 30 frames per second.

Digital Shake Reduction
Pixel Track and Digital Shake Reduction ensure sharp, blur-free images.

GPS functionality
GPS functionality allows for positional data recording with images for geo-tagging applications.


Sounds pretty sweet!

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It just figures... I bought a W90 last week!

Promises to be a nice one, though. Thoroughly impressed with the W90 underwater!
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I'm impressed with their focus on function in the form .. that looks very grippable from every angle.
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What caught my attention was the news of silver DA limiteds!


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interesting that the screen on the rear is 16:9 - so if you like a more conventional aspect ratio (for cameras anyway), there must be black bars
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I don't understand the point of putting 14 megapixels on these point and shoot cameras. Seems like it is too much for that size sensor. Otherwise, looks great.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
I don't understand the point of putting 14 megapixels on these point and shoot cameras. Seems like it is too much for that size sensor. Otherwise, looks great.
I agree. 10MP gives you more than enough for a 8x10 print (or photobook page) at 300dpi. Not sure I'd be looking to an underwater p&s for poster-sized images....
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The design screams "I will grip you and you can take me anywhere. And pockets are for wimps."

If it had the guts of an S95 I'd buy one yesterday. I have been underwhelmed by Pentax's IQ on their compacts.

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just a thought...how much would it cost to replace the watertight seals and how is the actual battery life as well as cost of extra batteries?

a bit pathetic for the adventurer if out of batteries and no power. Supposing it does give 260 pics per battery, that isnt really a lot.
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-10 c/14F is cold proof????

Not in bloody Canada it's not
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QuoteOriginally posted by Reportage Quote
just a thought...how much would it cost to replace the watertight seals and how is the actual battery life as well as cost of extra batteries?
I don't know about battery life (it's not very good in the W80, I hope they have improved it). I own an almost 5 year old W10 which I let Pentax replace the seals in once 2 or 3 years ago. The service cost was around 1/6 of the original camera price, surprisingly low for this country which in general has astronomical service prices.
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Well I was about to buy the 90 now I glad I waited and I wish I would have know'en about the silver on the K5 and I would have waited for it. OH WELL WHAT THE HELL!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
-10 c/14F is cold proof????

Not in bloody Canada it's not
yeah I had my KX in -35 on the weekend... for an hour it worked...
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QuoteOriginally posted by icywarm Quote
yeah I had my KX in -35 on the weekend... for an hour it worked...
I've had my K7 out every day this year, not had an issue yet longest has been about 2 hours in -33 but the battery is holding up well, only charging it once every week or so
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
I've had my K7 out every day this year, not had an issue yet longest has been about 2 hours in -33 but the battery is holding up well, only charging it once every week or so
That's pretty impressive. Must be the weather sealing? I've seen digital SLR's wither in minutes in that kind of weather. Of course, even film cameras that can operate w/o a battery aren't much better because the film tends to crumble even with a very gentle turn of the lever...

(P.S. any pics to share?)
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