• Pentax Optio WG-1
  • Looks more like a piece of hardware, but the WG-1 incorporates decent imaging performance into its tough little body.

Pentax WG-1 Camera Review

$349.95

Looks more like a piece of hardware, but the WG-1 incorporates decent imaging performance into its tough little body.

Introduction

The Pentax Optio WG-1 is a waterproof tough-cam that doesn't shy away from its adventuresome spirit. To some, the camera may look more like a piece of hardware or a gadget for your toolbox than a slick digital camera, but Pentax was able to incorporate decent imaging performance into the WG-1's tough little body.

The camera is available in black or purple and has an MSRP of $349 (but you can find it for cheaper online). For an extra $50 bucks you can add GPS capability to the WG-1, and the GPS model comes with a black or yellow green paint job.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Color
  4. Noise
  5. Resolution
  6. Video
  7. Playback
  8. Hardware
  9. Controls
  10. Design & Handling
  11. Pentax Optio W80 Comparison
  12. Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 Comparison
  13. Casio Exilim EX-G1 Comparison
  14. Conclusion
  15. Photo Gallery
Jeremy Stamas Ddaa504b160fa09dbd695f3177b5518b?s=48&d=mm
Jeremy is the video expert of our imaging team and Reviewed.com's head of video production. Originally from Pennsylvania and upstate NY, he graduated from Bard college with a degree in film and electronic media. He has been living and working in New England since 2005.