Summary Pentax WG-1 GPS

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Camera only
Score Snapsort rank
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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-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
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera

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Pentax WG-1 Ice Fishing Field Test
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The Pentax WG-1 GPS vs other recent waterproof cameras

Size Quite small Help
Compact (116×59×29 mm)
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Weight Light Help
167 g
Macro focus Good macro Help
1.0 cm
Thickness Thin Help


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The Pentax WG-1 GPS vs other recent waterproof cameras

Aperture Slightly narrow aperture Help
Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
0.7 fps
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/1500 of a second
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
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Announced Old Help
February 2011
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users


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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.