Pentax WG-1 Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax Optio WG-1 
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General
Model Number: WG-1
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $349.95
Street Price: $339.95
Date Available: 2011-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 5.3 oz (150 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.5 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.
(114 x 59 x 28 mm)
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof Depth:  
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 14.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.44 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4288 x 3216 (13.8 MP, 4:3),
3216 x 3216 (10.3 MP, 1:1),
4224 x 2376 (10.0 MP, 16:9),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1464 (3.8 MP, 16:9),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.7
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30/15)
640x480 (30/15)
320x240 (30/15)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Pentax zoom lens, 11 elements in 9 groups, 5 aspherical elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 140 mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.5 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 30 cm
0.4 - 11.8 in
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 6.7x; Intelligent Zoom up to 33.5x at VGA
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point Contrast Detection with face recognition, spot, pan, and auto tracking modes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
Evf Resolution In Pixels:  
Evf Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto (80-1600, adjustable), Digital SR (80-6400), Manual (80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400), ISO 3200-6400 5MP or 4MP
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent , Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/1500
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes No
Creative Exposure Modes: Night Scene, Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Digital Microscope (2M), Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Digital Wide (5M), Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M or 4M), Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Fireworks, Candlelight, Night Scene Portrait, Text, Food, Digital Panorama (2M per frame), Frame Composite (3M or 2M), Report (1280x960)
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: 13 ft (wide, auto ISO), 8.2 ft (tele, auto ISO)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots:
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional IR
Connections (extended): HDMI Out (type D)
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI92
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI92 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 260
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Software S-SW117 (CD ROM)
OS Compatibility: Windows XP(SP3)/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.3.9+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: JIS Class 8 Waterproof Submersible to 33 feet, JIS Class 6 Dustproof, Coldproof 14-104F, Shock Resistant to 5 feet, Crushproof up to 100 KGF, Enhanced Digital Microscope mode uses 5 macro LEDs, Pixel Track and Digital Shake Reduction, Face Detection technology, Smile Capture, Blink Detection, 720p HD Movies, HDMI port. Available in Black or Purple.

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