The Pentax Optio WG-2 and Optio WG-2 GPS cameras that were sitting pretty under the pre-order tag, have now arrived for adventurous photographers out in the wild. A look at the exterior of this pair may probably be enough to convince individuals that the snappers are capable of withstanding some really rugged treatment.
Each device is embedded with a 16MP CMOS sensor and has a 3-inch LCD screen strapped onto its back. Besides being shock-resistant, dustproof and crushproof, the cameras are waterproof to depths of almost 40 feet. Both the options are capable of recording full HD 1080p video and feature digital microscope modes for enhanced macro shots. Folks may have gathered from the title, that the second device on the lineup is GPS enabled for tracking the user’s position.
“The new WG-2 series digital cameras are truly adventure-ready tools,” states John Carlson, Sr. Manager of Sales and Marketing, Pentax. “Thoughtfully designed to be shockproof, dustproof, coldproof and crushproof, these dependable, heavy-duty cameras can withstand virtually any environmental challenge while maintaining the same resiliency and work ethic as those who use it.”
Embedded with a wide angle 5x internal optical zoom lens, each gadget is cold-proof too and possesses the ability to capture photographs even in temperatures of up to -10 degrees Celsius. Complete with the other frills buyers would expect on compact digital cameras, the Optio WG-2 comes drenched in black and vermillion red hues, while the WG-2 GPS flaunts shiny orange or gloss white shades.
The Pentax Optio WG-2 and Optio WG-2 GPS prices are chalked down as $349.95 and $399.95, respectively. While these compact cameras can be currently purchased from the Pentax USA portal, the $49.95 SportMount Chest Harness will only be available in summer of 2012.