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02-03-2012, 12:09 AM   #1
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Pentax Optio WG-2 - The new waterproof compact leak?

I just ran across a Pentax Optio WG-2/GPS product listing. Did Adorama slip and post it too early?

Here you can pre-order an Optio WG-2 (apaprently):
15486 Pentax Optio WG-2 Digital Camera, 16 Megapixel, Waterproof, Dust/Cold/Shock-Proof, Vermillion Red

  • 16 megapixels
  • waterproof/shock proof
  • vermillion red
With GPS: $399
Without GPS: $349


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Is this Pentax's new marketing style? If it is, i like it!
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Nice!
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16 mp? I wish they would put the q sensor in it instead. I will stick to my W10 as long as it lasts and hope that they eventually come up with a model that's useable above iso 200...

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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote
16 mp? I wish they would put the q sensor in it instead. I will stick to my W10 as long as it lasts and hope that they eventually come up with a model that's useable above iso 200...
Hah, then the Q would really QQ, wouldn't it? Wonder when it'll get discontinued

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Hah, then the Q would really QQ, wouldn't it? Wonder when it'll get discontinued
Huh? Are you suggesting they won't put the Q sensor in a WG in order not to hurt Q sales? Sounds like a bad move to me. If anything, I guess the Q sensor might be too expensive right now.
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Just what I was looking for. Need one with GPS for my daughter before she goes to surf camp in June.

I would think the Q sensor would help sell it. Though the extra premium for the sensor would hurt sales.

Had a Waterproof Pentax film P&S from the 80's that was my wife's favorite camera until it died. I think she still wants to fix it.
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Is there any reason why the Q sensor would be any more expensive? I'm assuming they're the same physical size and share similar feature set.

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The Q sensor is bigger than the one in a point and shoot, so it wouldn't work really.

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The Q sensor is bigger than the one in a point and shoot, so it wouldn't work really.
They are both 1/2.3" size are they not?
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Funny how a waterproof camera gets leaked.

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Funny how a waterproof camera gets leaked.

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They are both 1/2.3" size are they not?
Lol, you're right! I just lost all the respect I had for the Q right there.

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Lol, you're right! I just lost all the respect I had for the Q right there.
You had respect for the Q?

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they are the same size? now that's interesting. what's the chances they are using the new q sensor?
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