With rugged waterproof, shockproof, crushproof, coldproof and dustproof construction, the Optio WG-2 is the perfect companion for capturing images or Full HD video in almost any environment. Equipped with a 16 MP backlit CMOS image sensor, state-of-the-art imaging engine, wide angle internal optical zoom lens, large high-resolution LCD monitor and inventive Digital Microscope mode with LED lens lighting.
- The 16.0 effective megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor delivers super-high-resolution images. The new imaging engine applies the latest super-resolution technology to its image processing operations to assure sharp, clear, high-resolution images.
- The Optio WG-2 is the perfect choice for active photographers who shoot pictures in demanding conditions. It can be used underwater continuously for up to 2 hours at a depth of up to 12m. Its crushproof construction can withstand weights up to 100 KGF (kilogram-force) and shockproof design protects it against drops of 1.5m. It also offers remarkable dustproof performance to protect the camera from dry, dusty environments and exceptional cold-resistant performance for reliable operation at temperatures as low as –10°C
- Capture beautiful, flawless movie clips in Full HD 1080p video at 30 FPS with high quality h.264 compression. Includes a high-speed camera function* for slow-motion playback of captured movie clips and an interval movie function to simplify advanced movie-recording techniques. The Optio WG-2 also has a micro-HDMI micro terminal for output of Full HD movie clips and sound to external devices.
* When this function is selected, the recorded size is fixed at VGA (640 x 480 pixels).
- 5X wide angle internal optical zoom lens, covering an angle of view equivalent to approximately 28 to 140 mm in 35 mm format is ideal for shooting a broad spectrum of subjects, from landscapes to indoor, portrait or group photos.
- Combining a macro shooting capability from as close as 1cm away with its 6 LED Macro Lighting and unique Macro Stand, the Digital Microscope mode delivers magnified sharp pictures of even the smallest subjects, like insects, or the veins of a leaf.
- The Large 3-inch LCD features HVGA resolution (460,000 dots) and a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. A special AR (Anti-Reflection) coating cuts the glare of external light and minimizes reflections, making it easy to observe the subject, monitor recorded images and view on-screen menus, even in bright sunlight.
- Triple anti-shake protection to prevent different types of camera shake: Pixel Track SR mode effectively compensates for camera shake during still-image shooting digitally without increasing image noise, Digital SR mode automatically raises the sensitivity up to ISO 6400 under poor-lighting conditions and the Movie SR mode prevents blurry images by effectively minimizing camera shake through the use of exclusive software.
- The Face Detection function detects up to 32 faces- even the faces of dogs and cats- in the image field, then catches them in sharp focus and in optimum exposure in as little as 0.03 seconds. The Self-portrait Assist function uses the blink of the LED lights to confirm whether the subject’s face is safely captured within the picture frame.
- Auto Picture mode automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode from 16 different scene modes.
- Digital Wide mode composes an extra-wide-angle picture (equivalent to approx. 21mm wide angle in the 35mm format) from two separate images.
- Capture images remotely with infrared remote control capabilities (using optional PENTAX remote controller).
- Includes a woven web fabric strap complete with a carabiner to attach the camera to a backpack and other outdoor gear.
- MediaImpression 3.5 for PENTAX (Windows version) and MediaImpression 2.1 for PENTAX (Macintosh version) image viewing, editing and filing software included
(compatible with latest operation systems, Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.7)
Optio WG-2 Features
Optio WG-2 Specifications
|Type||1/2.3 inch Backlit CMOS with primary colour filter|
|Effective Pixels||16 megapixels|
|Total Pixels||16.79 megapixels|
|Recording Pixels||Still: 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)
Movie: HD (1920x1080p30, 1280x720p60/30), VGA (640x480p30)
|Quality Levels||Still: ★★★ Best, ★★ Better, ★Good
|Type/construction||PENTAX zoom lens, 11 elements, 9 groups (5 aspheric elements), protective cover with SP coating|
|Focal length (equiv.)||5-25mm (28-140mm)|
|Intelligent zoom||Approx 7.5X at 7M to 36X at VGA|
|Type||3” TFT widescreen TFT colour LCD with anti-reflective coating
Approx. 460,000 dots
|Type||Built-in series control auto flash|
|Modes||Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye|
|Effective range||5.5m (wide, auto ISO), 3.5m (tele, auto ISO)|
|Type||TTL contrast detection autofocus, AF assist lamp, Macro Illuminating LEDs|
|Focus modes||9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus|
|Focus lock||Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way|
|Focus range||Normal: 0.5m to infinity
Super Macro: 0.01-0.3m (at mid-zoom, set automatically)
|Type||TTL metering: Choice of Multi-segment metering, Centre-weighted metering, Spot metering|
|Exposure Compensation||±2EV(1/3EV steps)|
|Auto||125-6400 auto range adjustable|
|Modes||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual setting|
|Still||Pixel Track SR, Digital SR|
|Type||Programmed AE mechanical and electronic shutter mechanism|
|Shutter speed||1/4000 to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode)|
|Mode selection||One Shot, Self Timer, Continuous, Burst, Remote Control, Auto Bracket|
|Continuous FPS||Approx 1.0 FPS|
|Self-timer||Yes (10 sec, 2 sec)|
|Remote control||Infrared (using optional PENTAX remote Controller)|
|Mode selection||Auto Picture (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), Program, Night Scene, Handheld Night Snap (ISO 125-1600), Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Digital Microscope (2M), Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, High Speed Movie (VGA, 120 FPS capture, 30 FPS playback), Digital SR, Digital Wide (5M), Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Fireworks, Candlelight, Night Scene Portrait, Text, Food, Digital Panorama (2M per frame), Frame Composite (3M or 2M), Report (1280x960, ISO 125-1600), Green (ISO 125-1600), Voice Recording (via reprogrammable Green button)|
|Face detection||Yes (up to 32 faces), Smile Capture, Blink Detection, Self Portrait Assist, Self Portrait Assist + Smile Capture, Pet Recognition (1 face detect, 3 faces pre-registered),|
|Date stamp||Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode)|
|Dynamic Range Adjustment||Yes (highlight and shadow correction)|
|Mode selection||One Shot, Index (6 or 12 thumbnails), Magnification, Movie Playback, Sound Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar|
|Mode palette||Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Collage, Digital Filter, HDR Filter, Original Frame (5M or 4M), Frame Composite (3M or 2M), Movie Edit, Redeye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image & Sound Copy, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Image Recovery, Startup Screen, Face Zooming|
|Digital filters (playback)||B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Colour, Colour Extract, Colour Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fisheye, Brightness, Miniature|
|Movie edit||Save as still image, movie divide|
|Still||JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0, DPOF, Print Image Matching III|
|Movie (compression)||MP4 (AVC h.264)|
|Sound||WAV (PCM), monaural|
|Removable memory||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Ports||USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI (Micro Type-D)|
|Video out||NTSC, PAL, HD (HDMI supports HD Auto, 1080i, 720p, 480p)|
|Power source||Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI92|
|Recordable images||Approx 260*|
|Playback time||Approx 240 min**|
|Movie recording time||Approx 70 min**|
|Audio recording time||Approx 270 min**|
|AC adapter available||Yes (optional)|
|* Recording capacity above shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions.
** According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing.
|Dimensions||122.5 x 61.5 x 29.5 mm (W x H x D)|
|Weight||Without battery or removable memory: 173g
Loaded and ready: 194g
|Operating temperature||-10-40°C (coldproof)|
|Weather Resistant||Yes, JIS Class 8 waterproof submersible to 12m, JIS Class 6 dustproof|
|Shock Resistant||Yes, shockproof to 1.5m|
|Languages||English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese|
|Computer System Requirements*|
| *For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.
Windows: Windows XP(SP3)/Vista/7, USB port
Mac: Mac OS 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, USB port
Optio WG-2 Accessories
AC Adapter Kit K-AC117U
Model No. 38972
Battery Charger Kit K-BC92U
Model No. 39805
Rechargeable L-ION Battery D-LI92
Model No. 39800
Waterproof Remote Control O-RC1
Model No. 39892
Model No. 88206
What’s In the Box
- USB Cable I-USB7
- Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI92
- Battery Charger Kit K-BC92U
- Carabiner Strap O-ST124
- Macro Stand O-MS1
- Software CD-ROM S-SW125