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05-13-2012, 09:04 AM   #1
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Target to carry WG-1

After reading through the Sunday paper here in Atlanta I found an ad for the Target stores. I was surprised to find advertisement for all-weather cameras. Target is gong to carry the PENTAX Optio WG-1 camera.
When you live in the land of the big three brand of cameras, it is a pleasant surprise. I know Target is a giant chain and has a lot of completion here. I hope it positive step for Pentax.

05-13-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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Great to hear that a discontinued and out-dated camera is hitting the shelves

Do you think they have a surplus of old stock?

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05-13-2012, 09:21 AM   #3
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Just saw it in the ad here as well, Portland Oregon. Definitely says Pentax Optio WG-1
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WG-1 is still quite nice - Not the current model, but Target is one of those stores that *does* indeed purchase large batches of recently discontinued items to resell at lower prices.

Edit: And for 200$, it's a very reasonable purchase!(Especially since it's the GPS variant)

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I needed a durable P&S, so I picked up a (non-GPS) WG-1 at Target for $160. I'm sure the WG-2 is technically an improvement, but I don't much care about the upgrade treadmill. I'm sure that the WG-1 will do everything that I need a P&S to do, and I look forward to putting it through the wringer.
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I just bought the damn thing from Target, and the LCD screen flickers like crazy. The lack of quality control goes all the way down from top of the line dslr to p&s. This company really blows.

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