• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Pentax WG-1 advantages over Pentax WG-1 GPS

Pentax WG-1 GPS advantages over Pentax WG-1

  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Waterproof
    Both provide
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Weatherproof; Rugged; Built-in GPS; 5x zoom in a small size; Fast shutter lag.

  • Excessive noise processing at low ISO; Poor video quality; GPS punishes battery life; Electronic image stabilization only.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax I-10

Pentax WG-1
Pentax I-10
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • HDMI out
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Pentax WG-1 GPS
Pentax I-10
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Pentax W90

Pentax WG-1
Pentax W90
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Pentax WG-1 GPS
Pentax W90
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Panasonic DMC-TS10

Pentax WG-1
Panasonic DMC-TS10
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Manual focus
  • $250
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Pentax WG-1 GPS
Panasonic DMC-TS10
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $250
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Olympus TG-310

Pentax WG-1
Olympus TG-310
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $156
  • 1/2.3 inch
Pentax WG-1 GPS
Olympus TG-310
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $156
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Pentax WG-2

Pentax WG-1
Pentax WG-2
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
Pentax WG-1 GPS
Pentax WG-2
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
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