This is likely a neat gadget for the Indiana Jones Juniors that love adventures! Pentax’s latest rugged digital camera offers wide range of resistancy including 33-feet waterproof, 5 feet shockproof, minus 10 degrees Celsius coldproof, 220 pounds crushproof and dustproof. Hence, no info if both WG-1 and WG-1 GPS could survive the harsh heat of Sahara Desert.

Both WG-1 and WG-1 GPS have similar functions and features, the difference is WG-1 GPS will have additional GPS functionality to record and track positional recording data, making users easily track the shooting locations of the captured photos or videos.


Pentax Optio WG-1 digital camera offers a 28mm wide angle 5x optical zoom lens, Face Detection, 14 MP image sensor, Enhanced Digital Microscope mode utilizing five macro LEDs for excellent macro lighting, moreover, you will find the Pentax Optio WG-1 and WG-1 GPS supports 720p HD video recording at 30fps and provide detachable macro stand for firm camera seat.

On the casing you will find both WG-1 and WG-1 GPS come with a woven web fabric strap, a carabiner for attaching to the camera or to a backpack and other outdoor gear. Besides, there is also an HDMI output and they both supports Eye-Fi wireless SD cards.
Available color for Pentax Optio WG-1 is black or purple, and black or yellow for WG-1 GPS. Expect to see both WG-1 and WG-1 GPS by this coming April.


  • Pentax Optio WG-1 = USD349.95
  • Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS = USD399.95

[ Source: Pentax ]