Pentax K-5 vs Pentax Optio WG-2

Winner
Pentax K-5

54

Pentax Optio WG-2

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
 

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

$869 body only

$867 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$413 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$1,065 - $1,097 body only

$1,580 with 18-135mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus

Pentax Optio WG-2 Competitors

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Pro digicam

$200

Image stabilization Image stabilization
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Waterproof Not waterproof
Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

Olympus Stylus Tough-3000

Waterproof

$288

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Slightly smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen
Pentax WG-3

Pentax WG-3

Waterproof

$516

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Much wider aperture
Weight Slightly heavier

discussion

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