Pentax Optio WG-1 and WG-1 GPS Digital Cameras

PENTAX LogoFeb 8, 2011PRESS SUMMARY – PENTAX Imaging Company has announced its 12th generation of adventure series digital cameras – the PENTAX Optio WG-1 and PENTAX Optio WG-1 GPS. Featuring outstanding waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, coldproof, and crushproof capability, these extra-rugged models take adventure photography to new heights (and depths).

Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

The new and improved features on the PENTAX Optio WG-1 include:

  • 14 megapixel sensor.
  • Waterproof to 33 feet.
  • Shockproof design to withstand falls up to five feet.
  • New crushproof construction* withstands up to 220 pounds (100kgf kilogram-force).
  • Enhanced Digital Microscope mode offers five macro LEDs for excellent macro lighting plus a detachable macro stand for steadier capture.
  • Face Detection technology including a new Self-Portrait Assist mode perfect for facebooking and other social networking activities.
  • Available with and without GPS, the WG-1 GPS functionality* tracks and records positional data recording with images making it easy for users to check the shooting locations of captured images.

*Measured under PENTAX-original testing standards.** GPS included only on the select WG-1 GPS model.

Other important WG-1 features include:

  • Coldproof to sub-freezing temps of minus 10 degrees C (14 degrees F).
  • Dustproof protection.
  • Wide angle 5X internal optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent).
  • Video capture in widescreen 720p HD at 30 frames per second.
  • A woven web fabric strap with a carabiner to attach the camera to a backpack and other outdoor gear.
  • Eye-Fi wireless SD memory card connectivity.

Priced at $349.95 USD, Optio WG-1 will be available in a choice of Black or Purple, while the Optio WG-1 GPS will be priced at $399.95 USD and available in Black or Yellow Green. Both cameras will ship in April 2011.

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