Pentax 16MP Optio WG-2 Waterproof Camera Review by CNET UK With Rating 3.5/52012-06-21 07:42 | Source
|Model||Optio WG-2||Powershot D20||DMC-TS20|
|LCD Screen||3-inch widescreen TFT color LCD w anti-reflective coating on cover LCD resolution: HVGA 460,000 dots||3.0-inch TFT Color with wide-viewing angle with 461,000 dots LCD Coverage Approx. 100%||2.7-inch TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots), AR Coating Field of View: Approx. 100% Auto Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode, High-angle Mode|
|Memory Cards||Internal memory: 88.2 MB Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC||SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card||Built-in 70MB Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card|
|Resolution||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)||[16:9] Large: 4000 x 2248, Medium 1: 2816 x 1584 Medium 2: 1920 x 1080, Small: 640 x 360 [3:2] Large: 4000 x 2664, Medium 1: 2816 x 1880 Medium 2: 1600 x 1064, Small: 640 x 424 [4:3] Large: 4000 x 3000, Medium 1: 2816 x 2112 Medium 2: 1600 x 1200, Small: 640 x 480 [1:1] Large: 2992 x 2992, Medium 1: 2112 x 2112 Medium 2: 1220 x 1200, Small: 480 x 480||4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4,608 x 3,456 pixels (16M), 3,648 x 2,736 pixels (10M EZ), 2,560 x 1,920 pixels (5M EZ), 2,048 x 1,536 pixels (3M EZ), 640 x 480 pixels (0.3M EZ) 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 4,608 x 3,072 pixels (14M) 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 4,608 x 2,592 pixels (12M) 1:1 Aspect Ratio: 3,456 x 3,456 pixels (12M)|
|File Formats||Still: JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0, PIM III Movie (compression): MP4 (AVC h.264) Sound: WAV (PCM), monaural||Still Image: Exif 2.3 JPEG Video: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (monaural))||Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif 2.3) Motion Picture: MP4|
|Focal Length||5x zoom, 5-25mm (28-140mm)||5x zoom, 5.0 (W) - 25.0mm (T) (35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 140mm (T))||4x zoom, f = 4.5 - 18.0 mm (25 - 100 mm in 35 mm equiv.) (29 - 108 mm in 35 mm equiv. in video recording)|
|Shutter Speed||1/4000 to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode)||1-1/1600 sec. 15-1/1600 sec. (Total shutter speed range)||Approx. 8 - 1/1,300 sec|
|Aperture||F3.5-5.5||f/3.9-f/4.8||F3.9 - 5.7 / 2-step (F3.9 / 9.0 (W), F5.7 / 13 (T))|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto: 125-6400 auto range adjustable Manual: 125-6400||Auto*, ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 (When in P mode) * Optimal ISO speed is automatically set depending on the shooting mode.||i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 High Sensitivity Mode (ISO1600 - 6400)|
|White Balance Settings||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent||Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom *Facial color is evaluated in Face Detect (Face Detect WB). - Adjusts the white balance separately for the main subject and the back ground when the flash fires.||Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye||Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro||Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off|
|Flash Range||18' (wide, auto ISO), 11' (tele, auto ISO)||12 in. - 11 ft. (W), 3.3 in. - 9.8 ft. (T) (30cm - 3.4m (W), 1.0 - 3.0m (T))||0.3 - 4.4 m (Wide / i.ISO), 1.0 - 3.0 m (Tele / i.ISO)|
|Shooting Modes||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||P, Auto*1, Movie Digest, Portrait, Smart Shutter*2, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Underwater, Underwater Macro, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie - Shooting movies is possible with the movie button *1 Smart Auto also available for movies *2 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer||Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through|
|Maximum Movie Resolution||HD (1920x1080p30, 1280x720p60/30), VGA (640x480p30)||[iFrame Movie] 1280 x 720 (30 fps*1) [Super Slow Motion Movie] 640 x 480*2, 320 x 240*3 [Miniature Effect] 1280 x 720*4, 640 x 480*4 [Other than the above] 1920 x 1080 (24 fps*5), 1280 x 720 (30 fps*1), 640 x 480 (30 fps*1) *1 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps. *2 Shooting: 120 fps, Playback: 30 fps*1. *3 Shooting: 240 fps, Playback: 30 fps*1. *4 Shooting: 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps Playback: 30 fps*1 *5 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.||HD Video: 1,280 x 720 pixels [NTSC Model] MP4, 30fps (HD: 10Mbps) (Sensor output is 30p) [PAL Model] MP4, 25fps (HD: 10Mbps) (Sensor output is 25p) STD Video: 640 x 480 pixels (VGA) [NTSC Model] MP4, 30fps (4Mbps) [PAL Model] MP4, 25fps (4Mbps)|
|Maximum Movie Frames Per Second||60/30||24 fps, 30 fps, 120 fps, 240 fps, Miniature Effect (6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps)||25/30 fps|
|Maximum Movie Duration||Not Supplied||Depends on storage||Max. recording time depends on memory card capacity, max. 2 GB for a motion picture|
|Macro Focus||Macro: 0.33 to 1.97' Super Macro: 0.03 (1cm) to 0.98' (at mid-zoom, set automatically)||0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1-50cm) (W)||Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity|
|Metering||Multi Point, Centre-weighted or Spot||Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot||Intelligent Multiple|
|Image Stabilization||Yes, Still: Pixel Track SR, Digital SR Movie: Movie SR||Yes||Yes, MEGA O.I.S. (On with Active Mode (Only for Motion Picture) / Off)|
|Self Timer||2 or 10 seconds||Approx. 10-sec. delay, approx. 2-sec. delay, custom* * Delay time (0 - 15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1 - 10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.||2 sec / 10 sec|
|Video Out (TV Playback)||NTSC, PAL, HD (HDMI supports HD Auto, 1080i, 720p, 480p)||Yes, NTSC/PAL (Dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video), Mini-HDMI connector||Yes, AV Output|
|Batteries||Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI92||Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery NB-6L||Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 680 mAh)|
|Dimensions||4.8 x 2.4 x 1.2 inches||4.42 x 2.79 x 1.10 in. / 112.3 x 70.8 x 28.0 mm||101.0 x 58.3 x 19.2 mm (3.98 x 2.30 x 0.76 inch)|
|Weight||6.1 oz||7.23 oz. (205g)||123 g (0.27 lb)|
|Other Info||Waterproof (40'), Shockproof (5'), Crushproof (220 LBF), Coldproof (-10 degree C), Dustproof (JIS 6) Continuous FPS: Approx 1.0 FPS, Burst 10 FPS for up to 30 frames (5M or 4M)||Waterproof to 33 feet, temperature resistant from 14-104 degree F and shockproof up to 5.0 feet.||Continuous Shooting Mode Full-resolution Image: 1.3 frames / sec High-speed Burst Mode: Approx. 8 frames / sec (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1), Max. 80 images|
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Pentax Optio WG-2 Camera Recent User Reviews
- May 14 2013 Solid camera in testing, Kenneth J. Strodtman "strodj07"
I am getting ready to take this on my carribean cruise honeymoon and really give it its testing. I have used it some leading up to the trip to learn it and like it. It does not produce the best indoor pictures as the coloring is a little off but it is not menat to replace my DSLR. If i feel strongly one way or the other after the trip i will update....
- Apr 28 2013 Takes crummy pictures - I returned it and got the Optio WG-3 for about $100 more., S. Atchison "StacyA(K)"
Pictures were fuzzy and grainy no matter what I did, what kind of light I was in, or what speed memory card was used. Shell out the extra $$ and go for the WG3, just released in March 2013. It resolves some of these issues plus has "real" image stabilization, and is even tougher than the WG2....
- Apr 24 2013 Good buy, especially for its price., Corinne Carper
Received the product and it has already been tested for its quality. survived being rained on and dropped in a creek, also survived being dropped multiple times. The digital microscope feature on the camera is by far my favorite and it was impressive that it could pick up the detail of the bark on a tree at extreme close up ranges. overall satisfied with the purchase and...