• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Pentax WG-2 GPS advantages over Panasonic ZS19

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Panasonic ZS19 advantages over Pentax WG-2 GPS

  • Less expensive
    $300 vs $400 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • More telephoto lens reach
    480 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Pentax WG-1 GPS

Pentax WG-2 GPS
Pentax WG-1 GPS
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
Panasonic ZS19
Pentax WG-1 GPS
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Pentax WG-2

Pentax WG-2 GPS
Pentax WG-2
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
Panasonic ZS19
Pentax WG-2
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Manual focus

Compared to Leica V-LUX 40

Pentax WG-2 GPS
Leica V-LUX 40
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $698
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic ZS19
Leica V-LUX 40
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $698
  • 1/2.33 inch

Compared to Panasonic ZS30

Pentax WG-2 GPS
Panasonic ZS30
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Manual focus
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic ZS19
Panasonic ZS30
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Olympus TG-850

Pentax WG-2 GPS
Olympus TG-850
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic ZS19
Olympus TG-850
  • $420
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Slower slow-motion
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