Pentax Optio WG-1 Rugged Waterproof Digital Camera
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- Rugged 12th-generation waterproof digital camera is adventure proof, and suitable for almost any environment
- Waterproof to 33 feet; shockproof design protects from drops up to 5 feet; also crushproof, coldproof and dustproof
- 14-megapixel resolution; wide-angle 5x internal optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent)
- Capture video in widescreen 720p HD at 30 frames per second
- Compatible with SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards (not included)
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The durability and the rugged feel of this camera right away impressed me. I felt like I was holding a camera that wouldn't break if I dropped it or tossed it into my purse. It was exactly what I needed for an outdoor/adventure trip. I was most excited to try out the Macro capabilities of this camera. They were among the first shots I took. All I can say is that they were amazing. Far and away, the quality was better than anything I have seen for a Point and Shoot camera. I could see individual bits of pollen when shooting a flower or individual pores on my finger. Even when I blew the images up and zoomed in, the clarity was amazing.
Once I got onto my trip, I used the camera underwater in various depths, from 3 feet of water to 250 (although I did not go down that far, this camera is only waterproof to 30 feet). The clarity of the images while zooming in in deep in water was great. I took a picture of a puffer fish that was close to 100 feet below me in 250 feet of water and the image turned out. I took pictures of sharks, dolphins, fish and coral. The pictures are clear and vibrant. The macro setting on some of the coral is to die for. I was so impressed with how these turned out. Had no problems with the camera being waterproof. After each underwater adventure (lasting from 20 minutes to two hours in the water, diving up to 20-25 feet deep for some pictures), I rinsed the camera with clean water and let it air dry before I opened any compartments. The color quality is spot on, no weird colors turning up.Read more ›
At first we were concerned about how loose the battery door was. The battery door stayed shut but it would slide partially open when closed and was very loose (not enough for water to actually get in but enough to make us concerned). Thinking it might just be the camera we picked up, we went back to the store where we bought it from. After looking at other ones it appears to be part of the design. This should have been our first clue that this is a horrible camera.
While on vacation in Mexico the camera froze several times requiring the battery to be removed to get it to unfreeze. Now this can be a true problem when you need to let the camera dry for about an hour before opening the battery door otherwise you risk exposing both the battery and memory card to water.
We also discovered small water spots on the inside of the display screen. Clearly it is not as waterproof as claimed. I am glad we were only using it while wading in the ocean and not actually snorkelling.
The battery life is extremely poor requiring charging every two days when the camera is moderately used.
We also found the image quality not that good. After returning from our vacation, we looked at old images from our previous camera (Optio W10) and they were much better even though it was only 6 megapixels. In fact the same picture taken with our iPhone 3Gs had a better image quality.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The pictures come out pretty clear but videos are a little fuzzy.Published 3 months ago by Manuel B.
Didn't come with the lanyard, the battery has been soldered, and it isn't intrinsically safe.Published 6 months ago by Lolu Ayinde
Excellent Camera ~ great underwater shots ~ easy to use ~ so happy with my purchase!Published 9 months ago by Charleen
Great camera! Used for Warrior Dash, Tough Mudder, scuba diving, all sorts of salt water adventures. The book looks really cool and rugged. Great purple color.Published 9 months ago by Lins
it is not as described ... it is damged underwater with only one meter before i dive !!!!Published 11 months ago by Ashraf
This camera takes excellent pictures. Perfect for my active lifestyle.Published 13 months ago by Katoom