As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Pentax Optio WG-1 is also often compared to travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Pentax Optio WG-1's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the XP90 and the XP80) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 and the Cybershot W570)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, compared to other waterproof competitors the Pentax WG-1 has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2011 vs october 2014) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP90
5 years newer
$78

Significant advantages of the XP90 (vs the WG-1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP90 (vs the WG-1)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP90 and WG-1

  • None found

Ricoh WG-5 GPS

Ricoh WG-5 GPS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the WG-5 GPS (vs the WG-1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WG-5 GPS (vs the WG-1)

  • None found

common strengths of the WG-5 GPS and WG-1

  • None found

Pentax WG-10

Pentax WG-10
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the WG-10 (vs the WG-1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WG-10 (vs the WG-1)

  • None found

common strengths of the WG-10 and WG-1

  • None found

Pentax Optio WG-2

Pentax Optio WG-2
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the WG-2 (vs the WG-1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WG-2 (vs the WG-1)

  • None found

common strengths of the WG-2 and WG-1

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix TS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20
1 year newer
$568

Significant advantages of the TS20 (vs the WG-1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TS20 (vs the WG-1)

  • None found

common strengths of the TS20 and WG-1

  • None found

Ricoh WG-30

Ricoh WG-30
3 years newer
$368

Significant advantages of the WG-30 (vs the WG-1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WG-30 (vs the WG-1)

  • None found

common strengths of the WG-30 and WG-1

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax WG-1 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 37 mm), has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8"), is newer (february 2011 vs may 2004) and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2), is much larger (compact (116×59×29 mm) vs compact (95×57×24 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 10 fps).

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
1 year newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the WG-1)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.5
  • Much smaller: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Compact (116×59×29 mm)
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the WG-1)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the S110 and WG-1

  • Very small: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Compact (116×59×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 198 g vs 163 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

Canon PowerShot A3200 IS
similar age
$158

Significant advantages of the A3200 IS (vs the WG-1)

  • Much smaller: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Compact (116×59×29 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the A3200 IS (vs the WG-1)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the A3200 IS and WG-1

  • Very small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Compact (116×59×29 mm)
  • Very light: 149 g vs 163 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.1"

Sanyo Xacti DSC-S4

Sanyo Xacti DSC-S4
6 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S4 (vs the WG-1)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (91×62×31 mm) vs Compact (116×59×29 mm)
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S4 (vs the WG-1)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the DSC-S4 and WG-1

  • Very small: Compact (91×62×31 mm) vs Compact (116×59×29 mm)
  • Light weight: 185 g vs 163 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax WG-1 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is waterproof.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (5x vs 20x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
3 years newer
$268 - $345

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the WG-1)

  • Much smaller: Compact (96×55×26 mm) vs Compact (116×59×29 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the WG-1)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and WG-1

  • Very small: Compact (96×55×26 mm) vs Compact (116×59×29 mm)
  • Very light: 137 g vs 163 g
  • Very thin: 1" vs 1.1"

Nikon Coolpix S6800

Nikon Coolpix S6800
2 years newer
$325

Significant advantages of the S6800 (vs the WG-1)

  • Much smaller: Compact (97×58×23 mm) vs Compact (116×59×29 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S6800 (vs the WG-1)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the S6800 and WG-1

  • Very small: Compact (97×58×23 mm) vs Compact (116×59×29 mm)
  • Very light: 145 g vs 163 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
1 year newer
$396

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the WG-1)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the WG-1)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the ZS30 and WG-1

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (116×59×29 mm)
  • Very light: 198 g vs 163 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the ZS20 (vs the WG-1)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the ZS20 (vs the WG-1)

  • Not waterproof
  • Heavier: 206 g vs 163 g

common strengths of the ZS20 and WG-1

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (116×59×29 mm)
  • Very light: 206 g vs 163 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax WG-1 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it is waterproof.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.6), is much larger (compact (116×59×29 mm) vs ultra compact (91×52×20 mm)), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7").

Sony Cybershot W570

Sony Cybershot DSC-W570
similar age

Significant advantages of the W570 (vs the WG-1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the W570 (vs the WG-1)

  • None found

common strengths of the W570 and WG-1

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
similar age
$100

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the WG-1)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the WG-1)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and WG-1

  • None found