Pentax K-5 vs Pentax Optio WG-2

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45

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
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

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Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$3,441 with 16-50mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
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Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

Battery life Longer battery life
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Shutter lag More shutter lag
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Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$697 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

Pentax Optio WG-2 Competitors

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Pentax WG-10

Waterproof

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much smaller screen
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Ricoh WG-30

Waterproof

$280

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much smaller screen
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Olympus SP-350

Pro digicam

Aperture Wider aperture
External flash Supports an external flash
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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