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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
51,200 ISO
 

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

$550 body only

$900 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$424 body only

$437 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 - $1,200 body only

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

Pentax Optio WG-2 Competitors

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4

Waterproof

$330 - $379

Aperture Much wider aperture
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Slightly heavier
Pentax Optio WG-1

Pentax Optio WG-1

Waterproof

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Pentax WG-10

Pentax WG-10

Waterproof

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

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