Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS Review

Overall Score

47

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 28-140 mm (5x) F3.5-5.5 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 122 x 61 x 30 mm, 198g.
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Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS Overview


First introduced in February, 2012, Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Pentax WG-2 GPS comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Sensor resolution of Pentax WG-2 GPS ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Pentax WG-2 GPS has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Pentax WG-2 GPS


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS with competitors in waterproof cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
Environmental Sealing
9 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
AF Face Detection
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
3.5 Lens at Wide
198g Light Body
Timelapse Recording
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.5
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.5
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
Low Battery Life: 260 shots
Type Scores

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS has an Overall Score of 47/100 and ranked #194 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #535 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Pentax WG-2 GPS Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
47
Value for money score
64
Portability score
96
Overall score
47
Average Scores in Waterproof
Imaging Score
21
Features Score
44
Value For Money Score
60
Portability Score
95
Overall score
44

Physical Dimensions of Pentax WG-2 GPS


Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS weighs 198g and has external dimensions of 122 x 61 x 30mm (4.8 x 2.4 x 1.18"). Considering that the average weight of Waterproof cameras is 196g, Pentax WG-2 GPS is 2 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Pentax WG-2 GPS is more by 13mm more than the average length in Waterproof.

Weight Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Pentax WG-2 GPS
198g
Average weight
196g
Min weight
110g
Max weight
307g

Thickness Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Pentax WG-2 GPS
30mm
Average Thickness
28mm
Min Thickness
19mm
Max Thickness
89mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS with the dimensions:

Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS

Specifications of Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS


General
Brand Pentax
Model Optio WG-2 GPS
Announced February, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.40
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4288 x 3216
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 260 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI92
Physical
Weight 198 g
Physical Dimensions 122 x 61 x 30 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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