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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
600 ms startup delay
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.1 EV
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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 KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$1,088 - $1,099 body only

$1,880 with 20-40mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$799 body only

$900 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

$350 body only

$424 with 18-55mm lens

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

Pentax Optio WG-2 Competitors

Pentax WG-3

Pentax WG-3

Waterproof

$458

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

Pentax Optio WG-1

Waterproof

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

Ricoh WG-30

Waterproof

$279 - $284

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much smaller screen

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