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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
104 ms shutter lag
 

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

$847 body only

$900 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

$1,095 - $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 K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,784 - $1,982 body only

$2,040 with 50mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Larger

Pentax Optio WG-2 Competitors

Ricoh WG-30

Ricoh WG-30

Waterproof

$270 - $279

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much smaller screen
Pentax WG-10

Pentax WG-10

Waterproof

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$669 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Significantly larger

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