Summary Pentax WG-1 GPS

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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-1 GPSPentax Optio WG-1 GPS


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

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS
Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS announced February, 2012
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera

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Pentax WG-1 Ice Fishing Field Test
  • Weather sealed
  • Image quality
  • Amateur
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The Pentax WG-1 GPS vs other recent waterproof cameras

Thickness Thin Help
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Macro focus Good macro Help
1 cm


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The Pentax WG-1 GPS vs other recent waterproof cameras

Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
230k dots
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
0.7 fps
Sensor type Sensor type Help
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Announced Old Help
February, 2011
Aperture Slightly narrow aperture Help
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/1500 of a second


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Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS
Optio WG-1 GPS

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Jozef Breda (2:24 PM, August 04, 2011)
What about image quality ? Did you have on GPS ?
Jcmountain (3:37 AM, August 02, 2011)
Great grip with super padding, unlike the slippery full metal body. Down to 10M! battery life  isn't so good.