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Pentax WG2 When The Going Gets Tough
The 2012 TIPA award for Best Rugged Compact Camera went to Pentax for the The Optio WG2.
With or without the GPS feature (geotagging) the WG2 is protected against drop damage up to 1.5 metres (5 feet) and withstands weights up to 100 kilograms (220 LBF). Use underwater for depths up to 12 metres (40 feet) or in cold conditions, down to -10° C (14° F).
With a 5x optical 28-140mm (35mm equivalent) zoom, the back illuminated 16 MP CMOS sensor enables HD still photography as well as Full HD movie recording (1920 x 1080 pixels) at 30 fps with high quality H.264 compression. The Optio WG2 also features the new Handheld Night Snap mode, which captures four images of the same scene, then produces a single blur-free, composite image from them – all automatically.