Pentax K-5 vs Pentax Optio WG-2

Winner
Pentax K-5

72

Pentax Optio WG-2

60

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

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-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$496 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$1,444 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,345 with 18-135mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Pentax Optio WG-2 Competitors

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Fujifilm FinePix XP70

Waterproof

$215

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Pentax Optio WG-1

Pentax Optio WG-1

Waterproof

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

Travel zoom

$140

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Better wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies

discussion

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