Following the launch of the Pentax K-01 mirrorless snapper, the OEM has now unveiled its Pentax Optio WG-2 and WG-2 GPS cameras, which are also available for pre-order. These rugged devices are aimed at outdoorsy people who love capturing their adventurous moments.
Marking the thirteenth generation of tough cameras from this manufacturer, the WG-2 and WG-2 GPS possess water-proof and dust-proof as well as shock-resistant qualities. As the moniker suggests, the latter one is GPS enabled to record user position data and give easy access to several compatible applications and websites.
The water-proof attribute allows users to work with these snappers up to a depth of around 40 feet under water. Said to be designed for shooting stills in sub-freezing temperatures of up to -10 degrees, both devices are also capable of surviving drops from a maximum height of 5 feet.
Each of these gadgets is equipped with a 16MP CMOS sensor and should be able to deliver sharper images with less noise as compared to previous models. The 3-inch LCD screens on both Optio compact digital cameras are covered with an anti-reflective coating. The non-GPS variant is soaked in color options of black and vermillion red, while its companion comes dressed in bright hues of shiny orange or gloss white.
The Pentax Optio WG-2 and WG-2 GPS prices amount to $349.95 and $399.95, respectively. Although the precise release dates for either of these devices are unknown, they are expected to begin shipping in March this year. Both WG-2 cameras are now available for pre-order on the Pentax USA website. An optional SportMount Chest Harness can be purchased for an additional price of $49.95.