Pentax Optio WG-1

  • Pentax Optio WG-1
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Based on 11 scores, 15 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Accurate color and exposure; lens is sharp across the frame, Rugged, uniquely styled body is water, dust, shock, crush, and freezeproof (though see my concern below), 2.7" LCD display has good outdoor, low light visibility, Auto Picture mode features auto
  • Small build for a ruggedized camera, Good low-light performance.

Cons:

  • Photos are noisy and have lots of detail smudging, even at ISO 80, Some highlight clipping and purple fringing at times (use the DRange tool for the former), Redeye a problem, though removal tool in playback mode works well, No optical image stabilization
  • Our first test camera experienced some water damage, Slow recycle times, Dated, complicated interface.

Expert reviews and ratings

By The Digital Camera Resource Page on -

The Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS has a lot to offer, but it's ultimately a rugged camera that's average (or a bit below) in most respects. The camera has plenty of features, including an everything-proof body, tons of point-and-shoot features, 720p...

By CNET UK on 80

Tougher than old boots, the Pentax Optio WG-1 rugged camera is ready for almost anything. It takes a decent photo too, and comes with some useful bonus...

By itreviews.com on 80

With Olympus, Panasonic and others all offering compact cameras made from tough stuff, the adventure imaging market is getting more and more competitive. This elongated shooter's £220 is a high price for any compact camera, even one with knobs...

By PC Mag on 50

The cute-but-tough Pentax Optio WG-1 is built to withstand the elements, its image and video quality, though, aren't up to par with some competitors....

By G4tv.com on 100

Video Review: Summer’s here, and the time is right for getting wet, so, if you want to remember what happened next, you’re going to need a waterproof camera. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey put the Pentax Optio WG-1 Digital Camera through...

By DigitalVersus on 40

For quite a bit less cash, the Olympus TG-310 isn't quite as tough as the Pentax WG-1 but is better in pretty much every other field ... and it even has a stabilisation...

By Steves Digicams on -

If you're anything like me, every piece of gear you have must be able to be as durable and dependable as you are. Pentax answers the call with their newest camera in their rugged series: the "carry-it's-own-weight" Optio WG-1. This lifeproof...

By DigitalCameraInfo on -

The Pentax Optio WG-1 surprised us in many ways. The camera exceeded our expectations in various imaging tests, particularly color and distortion, while its design and interface occasionally left us shaking our heads. The $349 price tag that Pentax...

International Review By T3 DK on 40

Løsningen har begrænsinger. Kan være perfekt for mange. ...

International Review By Magnus.de on -

Bei Wind, Wetter und unter Wasser ist die Pentax Optio WG-1 ein robuster Begleiter. In Sachen Bildqualität schwimmt sie jedoch nicht ganz oben, sondern dümpelt eher im...

International Review By ljudochbild.se on 67

Förra årets W90 blev bästa köp men WG-1 är vi inte alls lika förtjusta i. Det är visserligen bra att Pentax har lyckats göra den ännu tåligare och att priset justerats nedåt. Men när det...

International Review By Digital Foto for Alla on 80

Fullt så prima är det dock inte, för vid ISO 800 börjar brusreduceringen att ta i på allvar, vilket går ut över skärpan. Det kostar många detaljer vid det högsta ISO-värdet som är 6 400, men...

International Review By Digital Foto Online on 80

Det koster mange detaljer på højeste ISO, som er 6400, men billederne er faktisk udmærkede op til ISO 1600. Objektivet tegner skarpt og er i stand til at gengive selv detaljer med fin tegning. Der kan være en tendens til...

International Review By Lyd og bilde on 67

Forrige års W90 ble beste kjøp, men WG-1 er vi ikke like forelsket i. Det er selvsagt bra at man har lykkes med å gjøre det enda mer holdbart og at prisen har blitt justert ned. Men når det resulterer i dårligere...

International Review By Les Numériques on 40

Pour beaucoup moins cher, Olympus propose le TG-310, un appareil légèrement moins blindé, mais stabilisé et meilleur à tout point de...