Pentax K-5 vs Pentax Optio WG-2

Winner
Pentax K-5

48

Pentax Optio WG-2

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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

$699 - $739 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Larger screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$347 body only

$399 - $407 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$640 body only

$698 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Pentax Optio WG-2 Competitors

Pentax Optio WG-1

Pentax Optio WG-1

Waterproof

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Ricoh WG-30

Ricoh WG-30

Waterproof

$200 - $279

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Pentax WG-10

Pentax WG-10

Waterproof

Image stabilization Image stabilization
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

discussion

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