Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

  • Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS
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Based on 9 scores, 12 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Effective, rugged design features, Compact size, Features: macro light, GPS
  • Designed to take a beating--waterproof to 33 feet, drop-proof from 5 feet, coldproof to 14°F, crushproof to 220 pounds, dustproof, 14-megapixel CCD sensor, Very good 2.7-inch LCD screen rated 230K dots, Compact size with 5x optical zoom lens, 28-14...

Cons:

  • Limited picture quality, Clumsy interface elements
  • Substandard picture quality, Video includes obvious vertical banding, worse in low light, Soft corners at wide and tele, Reddish auto white balance in tungsten light, No sensor-shift stabilization or OIS, Wrist strap not adjustable, GPS drains battery ...

Expert reviews and ratings

By Maximum CPU on

The Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS is a reliable, easy-to-use camera that offers a solid solution for simple picture-taking in environments that demand ruggedized equipment. The picture quality is not stellar, but is typical for point-and-shoot cameras. I can...

By GadgetSpeak on 76

A waterproof camera that can by the aid of GPS tell you where you were when you took the image or movie. I did not get a chance to test if the two features worked together; in fact the only waterproof tests were in my...

By Digital Photography School on

ProsAbility to shoot incognito (rear screen can be turned completely off) GPS track logs available in usable format right out of camera Macro lights for super close shots in low light Position identifier lights help align self-portraits GPS stays on...

By The Imaging Resource on

There's something to be said for a camera like the Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS that can deal with very harsh conditions without any hair-pulling and heartbreak. We've all had the instant of fear when the camera slips out of your hand and hits the...

By PhotographyBLOG on 80

There are quite a few tough cameras out there with water, dust and ice proofing. The way they look differs immensely. If the other tough cameras are the Starship Enterprise with it's flush seams and silky smooth hull, then the Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS...

By ePHOTOzine on 80

The WG-1 combines features which are standard for outdoor cameras with a few unusual features unseen on most compact cameras. The camera is waterproof, freezeproof and shockproof making it great for photographers with an active lifestyle. There is also...

By DigitalCameraReview on 70

The Pentax WG-1 offers the summer vacationer plenty of rugged options along with benefits of a built-in GPS. Otherwise, it's a pretty average compact...

International Review By PC-tidningen on 50

Den har även inbyggd gps, så att du kan se var du har tagit bilderna när du kommer hem. Det gäller dock inte bilder du har tagit under vatten där gps:en inte fungerar.Det råder inga tvivel om att detta är en robust...

International Review By Foto-News on 71

Dieser Test enthält nur die Gesamtnote der Pentax Optio WG-1...

International Review By Digitalkamera on 83

Die kleine Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS beweist echte Outdoor-Qualitäten. Sie kann nicht nur mit dem sicher streitbaren Gehäusedesign punkten, sondern auch mit solider Verarbeitung. Die Bedienbarkeit mit nicht alltäglichen...

International Review By 01Net on 60

Look sympa, fonction macro attrayante et ergonomie adaptée à l'action, le Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS est un appareil réellement résistant. Sa dragonne mousqueton est un vrai plus ; son GPS, un extra appréciable. Mais la...

International Review By Betabuzz on 69

Die Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS ist durch und durch eine Kamera für Individualisten und Weltenbummler. Wer sich von dem ungewöhnlichen Erscheinungsbild nicht abschrecken lässt, erhält eine der derzeit besten Outdoor-Geräte der...