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Ilse Jurriën : February 8th 2011 - 20:55 CET
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PentaxPentax Optio WG-1 digital camera : Pentax Imaging Company has announced its 12th generation of adventure series digital camera - the Pentax Optio WG-1. Featuring outstanding waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, coldproof, and crushproof capability, the new extra-rugged Pentax Optio WG-1 takes adventure photography to new heights (and depths). The 14 megapixel Pentax WG-1 is waterproof up to 33 feet and shockproof to withstand falls up to 5 feet. A new crushproof construction withstands weight force up to 220 pounds. Time to get ready for adventure in any environment with the new Pentax Optio WG1, the 12th generation outdoor camera that’s tougher, smarter and more weatherproof than ever.

Pentax Optio WG-1

Pentax Optio WG-1 camera technologies
The Pentax Optio WG-1 offers an enhanced Digital Microscope mode that offers five macro LEDs for excellent macro lighting plus a detachable macro stand for steadier capture. Also incorporated is a fast Face Detection technology, Smile Capture, and Blink Detection for portraits including a handy new Self-Portrait Assist mode perfect for facebooking and other social networking activities.

Optio WG-1

Pentax Optio WG1 camera features
• Waterproof to 33 feet, perfect for use when submerged
• Shockproof, ruggedized design protects from drops up to 5 feet
• Crushproof construction withstands weights up to 220 pounds / 100 KGF
• Coldproof to sub-freezing temps of minus 10 degrees C (14 degrees F)
• Dustproof protection for dry, dusty environments
• Wide angle 5X internal optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent)
• Large 2.7 inch LCD features a wide angle 16:9 aspect ratio with anti-reflective coating
• Video capture in widescreen 720p HD at 30 frames per second
• Pixel Track and Digital Shake Reduction ensure sharp, blur-free images
• An autofocus assist lamp helps to quickly and accurately focus, even in challenging lighting


Pentax Optio WG-1 other functions
• An HDMI port to play back beautiful, high definition images and video on HDTVs
• Infrared remote control compatibility with the waterproof Remote Control WP
• Designed with the look of mountaineering equipment, the new Optio WG1 camera includes a woven web fabric strap in complementary color accents complete with a carabiner to attach the camera to a backpack and other outdoor gear
• Eye-Fi wireless SD memory card connectivity for built-in Wi-Fi capability to transfer photos and videos from the camera to a computer or an online sharing site (Eye-fi cards sold separately.)

Pentax WG-1

Pentax Optio WG1 - In the box
Beside the Pentax Optio WG1 camera body you will find the following items in the box:
• USB Cable I-USB7
• AV Cable I-AVC7
• Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI92
• Battery Charger Kit K-BC92U
• Strap O-ST104
• Carabiner Strap O-ST117
• Macro Stand O-MS1
• Software CD-ROM S-SW117

Pentax Optio WG-1 camera

Pentax Optio WG-1 review, price & availability
Priced at $349.95 USD, the Pentax Optio WG-1 will be available in a choice of Black or Purple. A waterproof infared remote control is sold separately and available for $29.95 USD. The new Pentax Optio WG1 will ship in April 2011. As soon as we receive a Pentax Optio WG1 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Pentax Optio WG-1 review.

Pentax Optio WG-1 digital camera

Pentax Optio WG-1 review

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