With rugged waterproof, shockproof, crushproof, coldproof and dustproof construction, the Optio WG-2 GPS is the perfect companion for capturing images or Full HD video in almost any environment. Features include a16 MP backlit CMOS image sensor, state-of-the-art imaging engine, wide angle internal optical zoom lens and inventive Digital Microscope mode with LED lens lighting. The sophisticated GPS function allows for positional data recording with images for geo-tagging applications.
- The 16.0 effective megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor delivers super-high-resolution images. The new imaging engine applies the latest super-resolution technology to its image processing operations to assure sharp, clear, high-resolution images.
- The Optio WG-2 GPS is the perfect choice for active photographers who shoot pictures in demanding conditions. It can be used underwater continuously for up to 2 hours at a depth of up to 12m. Its crushproof construction can withstand weights up to 100 KGF (kilogram-force) and shockproof design protects it against drops of 1.5m. It also offers remarkable dustproof performance to protect the camera from dry, dusty environments and exceptional cold-resistant performance for reliable operation at temperatures as low as –10°C.
- The Optio WG-2 GPS comes equipped with an upgraded GPS module which shortens the time lag before the start of GPS operation and greatly extends the battery life when the GPS logging function is activated. The Optio WG-2 GPS allows you to record position data when shooting a still image and take advantage of various GPS-compatible applications and services provided by the included software* and such Web sites as Google Maps™. It also corrects the built-in clock automatically to match local time of a particular shooting location. In addition, by simply by carrying the camera, it automatically creates log data and stores it as a KML-format file onto an SD memory card. With this log feature, you can keep accurate track of the movement during outdoor shooting, and display it later on the computer using various online services such as Google Earth™.
* This function is only available with the Windows version supplied software.
Google, Google Earth, Google map, and logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Google Inc.
- Capture beautiful, flawless movie clips in Full HD 1080p video at 30 FPS with high quality h.264 compression. Includes a high-speed camera function* for slow-motion playback of captured movie clips and an interval movie function to simplify advanced movie-recording techniques. The Optio WG-2 GPS also has a micro-HDMI micro terminal for output of Full HD movie clips and sound to external devices.
* When this function is selected, the recorded size is fixed at VGA (640 x 480 pixels).
- 5X wide angle internal optical zoom lens, covering an angle of view equivalent to approximately 28 to 140 mm in 35 mm format is ideal for shooting a broad spectrum of subjects, from landscapes to indoor, portrait or group photos.
- Combining a macro shooting capability from as close as 1cm away with its 6 LED Macro Lighting and unique Macro Stand, the Digital Microscope mode delivers magnified sharp pictures of even the smallest subjects, like insects, or the veins of a leaf.
- The Large 3-inch LCD features HVGA resolution (460,000 dots) and a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. A special AR (Anti-Reflection) coating cuts the glare of external light and minimizes reflections, making it easy to observe the subject, monitor recorded images and view on-screen menus, even in bright sunlight.
- Triple anti-shake protection to prevent different types of camera shake: Pixel Track SR mode effectively compensates for camera shake during still-image shooting digitally without increasing image noise, Digital SR mode automatically raises the sensitivity up to ISO 6400 under poor-lighting conditions and the Movie SR mode prevents blurry images by effectively minimizing camera shake through the use of exclusive software.
- The Face Detection function detects up to 32 faces- even the faces of dogs and cats- in the image field, then catches them in sharp focus and in optimum exposure in as little as 0.03 seconds. The Self-portrait Assist function uses the blink of the LED lights to confirm whether the subject’s face is safely captured within the picture frame.
- Auto Picture mode automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode from 16 different scene modes.
- Digital Wide mode composes an extra-wide-angle picture (equivalent to approx. 21mm wide angle in the 35mm format) from two separate images
- Capture images remotely with infrared remote control capabilities (using optional PENTAX remote controller).
- Includes a woven web fabric strap complete with a carabiner to attach the camera to a backpack and other outdoor gear.
- MediaImpression 3.5 for PENTAX (Windows version) and MediaImpression 2.1 for PENTAX (Macintosh version) image viewing, editing and filing software included
(compatible with latest operation systems, Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.7)
Optio WG-2 GPS Features
Optio WG-2 GPS Specifications
|Type||1/2.3 inch Backlit CMOS with primary colour filter|
|Effective Pixels||16 megapixels|
|Total Pixels||16.79 megapixels|
|Recording Pixels||Still: 16M (4608x3456), 12M (1:1, 3456x3456), 12M (16:9, 4608x2592), 7M (3072x2304), 5M (16:9, 3072x1728), 5M (2592x1944), 4M (16:9, 2592x1464), 3M (2048x1536), 2M (16:9, 1920x1080), 1024 (1024x768), VGA (640x480)
Movie: HD (1920x1080p30, 1280x720p60/30), VGA (640x480p30)
|Quality Levels||Still: ★★★ Best, ★★ Better, ★Good
|Type/construction||PENTAX zoom lens, 11 elements, 9 groups (5 aspheric elements), protective cover with SP coating|
|Focal length (equiv.)||5-25mm (28-140mm)|
|Intelligent zoom||Approx 7.5X at 7M to 36X at VGA|
|Type||3” TFT widescreen TFT colour LCD with anti-reflective coating
Approx. 460,000 dots
|Type||Built-in series control auto flash|
|Modes||Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye|
|Effective range||5.5m (wide, auto ISO), 3.5m (tele, auto ISO)|
|Type||TTL contrast detection autofocus, AF assist lamp, Macro Illuminating LEDs|
|Focus modes||9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus|
|Focus lock||Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way|
|Focus range||Normal: 0.5m to infinity
Super Macro: 0.01-0.3m (at mid-zoom, set automatically)
|Type||TTL metering: Choice of Multi-segment metering, Centre-weighted metering, Spot metering|
|Exposure Compensation||±2EV(1/3EV steps)|
|Auto||125-6400 auto range adjustable|
|Modes||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual setting|
|Still||Pixel Track SR, Digital SR|
|Type||Programmed AE mechanical and electronic shutter mechanism|
|Shutter speed||1/4000 to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode)|
|Mode selection||One Shot, Self Timer, Continuous, Burst, Remote Control, Auto Bracket|
|Continuous FPS||Approx 1.0 FPS|
|Self-timer||Yes (10 sec, 2 sec)|
|Remote control||Infrared (using optional PENTAX remote Controller)|
|Mode selection||Auto Picture (Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Standard, Flower, Sport, Candlelight, Blue Sky, Sunset, Text, Group Photo, Pet, Portrait x Blue Sky, Portrait x Sunset, Portrait x Backlight), Program, Night Scene, Handheld Night Snap (ISO 125-1600), Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Digital Microscope (2M), Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, High Speed Movie (VGA, 120 FPS capture, 30 FPS playback), Digital SR, Digital Wide (5M), Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Fireworks, Candlelight, Night Scene Portrait, Text, Food, Digital Panorama (2M per frame), Frame Composite (3M or 2M), Report (1280x960, ISO 125-1600), Green (ISO 125-1600), Voice Recording (via reprogrammable Green button)|
|Face detection||Yes (up to 32 faces), Smile Capture, Blink Detection, Self Portrait Assist, Self Portrait Assist + Smile Capture, Pet Recognition (1 face detect, 3 faces pre-registered),|
|Date stamp||Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode)|
|Dynamic Range Adjustment||Yes (highlight and shadow correction)|
|Mode selection||One Shot, Index (6 or 12 thumbnails), Magnification, Movie Playback, Sound Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar|
|Mode palette||Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Collage, Digital Filter, HDR Filter, Original Frame (5M or 4M), Frame Composite (3M or 2M), Movie Edit, Redeye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image & Sound Copy, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Image Recovery, Startup Screen, Face Zooming|
|Digital filters (playback)||B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Colour, Colour Extract, Colour Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fisheye, Brightness, Miniature|
|Movie edit||Save as still image, movie divide|
|Still||JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0, DPOF, Print Image Matching III|
|Movie (compression)||MP4 (AVC h.264)|
|Sound||WAV (PCM), monaural|
|Removable memory||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Ports||USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI (Micro Type-D)|
|Video out||NTSC, PAL, HD (HDMI supports HD Auto, 1080i, 720p, 480p)|
|Power source||Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI92|
|Recordable images||Approx 260*|
|Playback time||Approx 240 min**|
|Movie recording time||Approx 70 min**|
|Audio recording time||Approx 270 min**|
|AC adapter available||Yes (optional)|
|* Recording capacity above shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions.
** According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing.
|Dimensions||122.5 x 61.5 x 29.5 mm (W x H x D)|
|Weight||Without battery or removable memory: 177g
Loaded and ready: 198g
|Operating temperature||-10-40°C (coldproof)|
|Weather Resistant||Yes, JIS Class 8 waterproof submersible to 12m, JIS Class 6 dustproof|
|Shock Resistant||Yes, shockproof to 1.5m|
|Languages||English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese|
|Computer System Requirements*|
| *For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.
Windows: Windows XP(SP3)/Vista/7, USB port
Mac: Mac OS 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, USB port
Optio WG-2 GPS Accessories
AC Adapter Kit K-AC117U
Model No. 38972
Battery Charger Kit K-BC92U
Model No. 39805
Rechargeable L-ION Battery D-LI92
Model No. 39800
Waterproof Remote Control O-RC1
Model No. 39892
Model No. 88206
What’s In the Box
- USB Cable I-USB7
- Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI92
- Battery Charger Kit K-BC92U
- Carabiner Strap O-ST125
- Macro Stand O-MS1
- Software CD-ROM S-SW125