Like a certain caped comic-book superhero, the ridiculously rugged Optio WG-1 Kit Digital Camera can take whatever punishment you're in the mood to dish out. Waterproof to 33 feet (so you can shoot underwater), shockproof from up to a 5-foot drop, crush-proof to withstand up to 100KG of force, cold-proof to 14F, and dust-proof, this is one point-and-shoot you're going to have to work hard to destroy. Also tough to beat: advanced features in this high-res 14-megapixel camera that allow you to capture anything from detailed Super Macro shots to HD movies.
- Quick 1.3-second power-up time and 0.03 shutter lag means you'll be ready to get the shot with a moment's notice
- Digital Microscope mode with LED lens lighting captures subjects as near as 1cm from the camera
- Shoot HD video and use the movie edit function to complete basic, on-the-fly editing in-camera
- 5X optical zoom combined with 6.7x digital zoom allows you to shoot anything from spectacular landscapes to tightly framed snapshots
- Face-detection and pet-detection modes zero in on the faces of your loved ones to ensure sharp focus
- Triple anti-shake protection prevents different kinds of camera shake so you can nail crisp, clear shots even if you're jostled or on an unstable surface
- Built-in flash allows you to fill in shadowy areas or shoot in the dark with an effective area of 13 feet (3.9m) at wide angle to 8.2 feet (2.5m) shooting zoomed
- HDMI port lets you play back your images on your high-def TV
- Custom image modes include black and white, sepia, toy camera, retro, high contrast, starburst, soft, fisheye and a variety of others
- Comes with battery, charger, strap, caribiner strap, macro stand, USB cable, AV cable, and software CD
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My dog jumping into the lake (I think the camera does pretty darn well on auto with fast-moving subjects).
great pics underwater and on dry land
I love this camera so far - I've had it for a few months and have taken video and pictures underwater which I think came out really well. I tumbled around in some very rough waves and sand quite a bit with it and it came through without a scratch. I'm also really happy with the dry-land pictures it takes. I really love not having to worry about the camera getting splashed or dirty (just makes it easy to bring it along). So far, no problems.
does it have a remote feature?
does it have a remote feature?
I ahve a Pentax Optio W10 that has finally...
I ahve a Pentax Optio W10 that has finally died. Will the connections, batteries, and scan disks work in the Pentax Optio WG-1?
Pentax WG-1 Ionian Islands, Greece
An untouched photo taken with my Pentax WG-1 in Greece this summer. Great Camera, Great Quality.
Excellent Camera - Great Pictures, Tons of Features and Bomb-Proof
I brought my Pentax WG-1 Camera to Greece's Ionian Islands this summer and was very impressed with it's picture quality, myriad of functions and supreme durability. Whether I was using the panorama feature to capture expansive vistas or taking underwater photos, the Pentax WG-1 never let me down - it is easy to use, has more features than you can even imagine, and most importantly, takes excellent pictures. See attached photo for example of an unedited photo from the Pentax WG-1. I'll post a couple others as well to check out.
Not what I expected
I found the picture quality of this camera to be sub par to many other less expensive, and often lower megapixel digital cameras. On a tripod the pictures are decent but still not what I expected. I found this to be a cheap camera in a tough case. The interval video and photo feature's were the best part of the camera, and those I will miss. I have many pictures taken with this by myself as well as others from various trips and the most of pictures look like garbage.