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Pentax WG-1 Camera Review

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

$349.95 MSRP


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.

Comparable Products

Before you buy the Pentax Optio WG-1, take a look at these other point & shoot cameras.

Pentax Optio W80
$200.00 MSRP
Casio Exilim EX-G1
$300.00 MSRP
Olympus Tough TG-3
$349.99 MSRP


  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

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