Pentax K-5 vs Pentax Optio WG-2

Winner
Pentax K-5

55

Pentax Optio WG-2

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Great image quality
Overall image quality
82.0
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Great battery life
Battery life
740 shots
 

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

$850 body only

$869 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$456 body only

$509 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Lighter
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Pentax KP

Pentax KP

Entry-level DSLR

$879 - $880 body only

$1,079 with 50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus

Pentax Optio WG-2 Competitors

Ricoh WG-5 GPS

Ricoh WG-5 GPS

Waterproof

$450

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Much wider aperture
Weight Slightly heavier
Pentax WG-3

Pentax WG-3

Waterproof

$409

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Much wider aperture
Weight Slightly heavier
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Waterproof

$967

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

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