Pentax K-5 vs Pentax Optio WG-2

Winner
Pentax K-5

53

Pentax Optio WG-2

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Optio WG-2

Size
Really small
Compact (122×61×30 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Weight
Light-weight
192 g
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach

galleries

Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Pentax Optio WG-2.
Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-5.

competitors

Pentax K-5 Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$953 body only

$867 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$950 body only

$1,820 with 20-40mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$634 body only

$944 with 18-135mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Pentax Optio WG-2 Competitors

Pentax Optio W90

Pentax Optio W90

Waterproof

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner
Screen size Much smaller screen
Ricoh WG-30

Ricoh WG-30

Waterproof

$240 - $279

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen size Much smaller screen
Pentax Optio WG-1

Pentax Optio WG-1

Waterproof

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

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