Pentax is targeting adventure lovers with its new Optio WG-1 and Optio WG-1 GPS cameras, packing a 14 megapixel sensor, 5× optical zoom, and a 2.7-inch display into a case designed to stand up to the abuses of the great outdoors…or even the great back yard.
The cameras can also capture high-definition 720p video at 30 frames per second, offer an HDMI port for sharing adventures on a big screen. The WG-1 GPS comes with a GPS receiver that can automatically geotag impacts, making it easy for users to track and map photos.
Both new Optio WG-1 models are rugged. According to Pentax, they’re waterproof up to 10 meters (33 feet), shockproof for falls up to five feet, and sport a new crushproof construction that should let them handle blows up to 220 pounds of force. The cameras can handle temperatures down to -10°C, and are dustproof. They also sport a digital microscope mode with five macro LEDS for solid macro photography lighting, along with a detachable macro stand.
Both cameras will be available in April; the Optio WG-1 will come in black or purple for a suggested price of US$ 349.95, while the Optio WG-1 GPS will be available in black or “yellow green” for a suggested price of US$ 399.99. digitaltrends.com