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- Pentax Optio WG-2 GPS
- The toughest of the tough-cams is soft on image quality.
Pentax Optio WG-2 Digital Camera Review$399.95
Still-photo shooting modes include Auto Picture, Green Mode, Program, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Handheld Night Snap, Flower, Underwater, Kids, Pets, Sport, Fireworks, Candlelight, Food, Text, Surf & Snow, Night Scene Portrait, Report, Digital Microscope, and two stitch-panorama modes.
The closest that the WG-2 comes to any kind of manual control is manual focus. Since the LCD is relatively low-res, there's no viewfinder, and focus is controlled with the four-way pad, the usefulness is limited. It's more of a novelty than a useful feature, but it can come in handy for some macro shots.
Maximum resolution is 16 megapixels in a 4:3 format. A handful each of smaller 4:3 and 16:9 options are available, as is a 12-megapixel 1:1 setting. Three quality settings are offered for each setting. This is a JPEG-only camera—no RAW capture.
A few extra picture controls are available as well.
Three sharpness settings are available, starting on the middle setting by default.
Three saturation settings are available, starting on the middle setting by default.
Three contrast settings are available, starting on the middle setting by default.
The user manual doesn't really explain what this setting does, but it seems to boost sharpness and noise reduction.