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Thanks to its waterproof features up to 10 metres deep, you will be able to explore and immortalize your deepwater experience. Built for tough, this compact camera has exceptional shockproof and crash-proof capabilities which enable it to withstand a freefall from 1.5 metres high and the pressure of a weight of up to 100 Kg. The Optio WG1 is a true outdoor camera, which can endure extreme temperatures, such as being cold-proof up to -10℃. The Optio WG1 is proven to be the ideal everyday partner. It is not only designed for extreme sports, such as surfing, snowboarding, bungee jumping, freestyle skiing, mountain climbing, skydiving,...but it is also made for people in their everyday events such as spilling liquid, inadvertently dropping or sitting on the camera...YES, that can even happen to the best of us.
By further enhancing the air tightness of the camera body, PENTAX has upgraded the Optio WG-1’s underwater picture-taking performance to Ten metres (compared to six metres for its predecessor). Along with its outstanding IPX8 (or JIS Class 8) waterproof performance, the Optio WG-1 also offers exceptional shockproof capacity to withstand a fall from a height of 1.5 metres without damage to the body, thanks to its new body design and refined internal mechanisms. In addition to these characteristics, the Optio WG-1 comes with remarkable dustproof performance equivalent to IP6X (or JIS Class 6) and exceptional cold-proof performance for reliable operation at temperatures as low as –10°C, making it a perfect choice for active photographers who venture to shoot pictures in demanding outdoor conditions.
Combining a macro shooting capability from one centimetre away with the Digital Zoom function, the Optio WG-1’s Digital Microscope mode delivers a magnified view of miniscule subjects difficult to observe closely with the naked eye, and makes it possible to capture fine-detailed images of such subjects. Thanks to Five LED Macro Light installed on the face of the lens barrel, the subject is clearly and brightly displayed on the LCD monitor even when the camera is held at a distance at which it casts a shadow on the subject. This mode not only comes in handy when observing the wonders of nature and photographing such subjects as leaf veins and tiny insects, but also opens the door to new discoveries and unexpected surprises in the ordinary subjects found in daily life.
The Optio WG-1 captures beautiful, flawless movie clips at 16:9 high-definition TV proportions (1280 x 720 pixels) at a frame rate of 30 frames per second. This mode also offers a variety of editing functions: Still images can be extracted from movie clips; title images can be added to the beginning and/or end of a movie clip; and more. The Optio WG-1 also provides an HDMI micro terminal for audio/video signal output.
On the back of its small body, the Optio WG-1 features a large 2.7-inch high-brightness colour LCD monitor with approximately 230,000 dots and horizontally extended 16:9 proportions. This monitor is treated with a special AR (Anti-Reflection) coating to cut the glare of external light and minimise annoying reflections, making it easy to view recorded images and on-screen menus even in bright sunlight.
Combining approximately 14.0 effective megapixels with the PENTAX-developed imaging engine, and the high-performance PENTAX zoom lens. The Optio WG-1 delivers brilliant, high-quality images with well-defined details. Even when images are enlarged to larger sizes, the user is assured of sharp, high-resolution prints with edge-to-edge sharpness.
Despite its compact dimensions, the Optio WG-1 features an optical 5X zoom lens covering focal lengths from 5mm to 25mm (equivalent in the 35mm format to approximately 28mm wide angle to 140mm telephoto). Thanks to this wide zoom range, the Optio WG-1 can be used for a wide variety of subjects and scenes, from spectacular landscape and group shots to tightly framed snapshots taken from a distance.
Bought especially for holiday of a lifetime trip to Cuba. Worked for 3 days - quality of shots not bad - then just died. Read morePublished 17 days ago by simmo
This product is meant to be waterproof to 10M. At 2 years old the camera failed due to corrosion in the battery compartment. The battery lid does not appear to be water proof. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this camera to use on our honeymoon to the Indian Ocean. Long story short is that it failed on the 5th day of use (1 hour underwater per day). Read morePublished 7 months ago by chrisgr
Pentax Optio WG-1 Digital Camera - Purple (14MP, 10m Water Proof, 1.5m Shock Proof, 5 x Wide Angle Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD (Electronics)
fantastic all round camera. Read more
I have not yet tested it underwater - I dare not! The pictures taken of jewellery at VERY close range are brilliant and all general photos taken are well up to standard.Published 8 months ago by Michael Forster
Used once, leaked and broke. Sent back to shop purchased and refused refund as claimed operator error! All you do is close the battery compartment. Read morePublished 9 months ago by j d boxshall
I bought this camera in november 2011 and it was good while working, wouldn't recommend as camera to take pics above water but did good job while snorkelling. Read morePublished 9 months ago by A. Wilk