Summary Pentax WG-1

Prices Price
Camera only
Score Snapsort rank
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 2
Specifications Key specs
Help 5x
Screen size
Help 2.7"
Help f/3.5
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Wide angle
Help 28 mm
Movie format
Help 720p @ 30fps
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Pentax Optio WG-1Pentax Optio WG-1


Pentax has replaced the Optio WG-1 with the WG-2.

Pentax Optio WG-2
Pentax Optio WG-2 announced February 2012
Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor

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Pentax WG1 waterproof / macro / action camera test
  • Short film
  • 720p HD
  • Macro
  • Underwater


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The Pentax WG-1 vs other recent waterproof cameras

Size Quite small Help
Compact (116×59×29 mm)
Weight Light Help
163 g


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The Pentax WG-1 vs other recent waterproof cameras

Aperture Slightly narrow aperture Help
Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Screen size Very small screen Help
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
0.7 fps
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Missing geo-tagging
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Digital
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Screen type Screen type Help
Announced Old Help
February 2011
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/1500 of a second


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Pentax Optio WG-1
Optio WG-1

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Nellheart (6:31 AM, October 28, 2011)
Yes I agree with you. Seems the review is either bias or they don't know the specs at all. Even for taking photo or video, WG1 has 2 types vs Olympus TG-810 only have one. The reception in land and under water is totally different. The video recording and modes for pentax WG1 has more modes options than TG-810
Sanscelerien (11:52 PM, June 25, 2011)
Isn't it strange that this WG-1 gets a worse score than the W90 that it comes to replace? Isn't there some error, somewhere?
And there is a version with GPS also, even if the value of such GPS devices is highly overrated IMHO