Pentax K-5 vs Pentax Optio WG-2

Winner
Pentax K-5

56

Pentax Optio WG-2

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
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

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$413 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$869 body only

$867 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
Pentax K-1

Pentax K-1

Pro DSLR

$1,772 - $1,897 body only

$2,066 with 50mm lens

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

Pentax Optio WG-2 Competitors

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 - $280

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen size Much smaller screen
Pentax WG-3

Pentax WG-3

Waterproof

$551

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Much wider aperture
Weight Slightly heavier

discussion

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