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Wonderful - the best point & shoot for my needs.,
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This Optio is a throwback to the original Pentax WP Optio that I purchased in 2005. I have been searching for something like it for years. It has a FLAT COVERED lens that does not move outside the camera body. My original concern was dust and dirt, I could put this in my pocket or hornbag and not worry about it. When I saw that it was considered waterproof, I felt that it had to be very tightly sealed. It was. Pentax's later Optio models had a lens that would protrude - not good for what I needed. I ended up buying a couple of used original WPs since I didn't like the newer models. The only problem I had was lens scratches. But these cameras were worked HARD, in dirty, gritty, windy places. Not to mention dropped a few times.
When I saw the new WG -2 and saw that lens, I knew that I had to have it! I threw caution to the wind and purchased the GPS model. If I wasn't in landlocked Montana, I might be able to tell you about its waterproof capabilities. So far I have used it in a bit of rain and on a few cold and snowy days. I have had problems with other cameras "locking up", or refusing to focus on very cold days. Not these babies! They don't seem to mind the cold.
The only thing I don't like is that it is considerably larger than the original. It will not fit in my jeans pocket. I guess that I'll get over it.
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Initial post: Jun 3, 2012 5:22:25 PM PDT
It would be interesting to get feedback concerning the focusing speed of this camera. I am interested in it, but some reviewers elsewhere have stated that it focuses slow.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2012 10:32:43 PM PDT
It is not as low as you might think. I have the non-GPS version and it focuses fast (not blazing fast though). It detects face fast too.
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Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS White Adventure Series 16 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 5 X Optical Zoom and GPS(22 customer reviews)
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