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Feb 7, 2011

Pentax reveals Optio WG-1 and WG-1 GPS rugged cameras, limited edition K-5 DSLR


Who woulda thunk it? Half a year ago, finding a conventional point-and-shoot with integrated GPS was a chore, but these days, it's growing tougher and tougher to find one without it. Pentax is joining thegeotagging frenzy this evening with its Optio WG-1 GPS, a rugged 14 megapixel shooter that's waterproof up to 33 feet, shockproof in nature and engineered with a "crushproof" body that can withstand weight force of up to 220 pounds (but not another Black Eyed Peas halftime show).

 You'll also get integrated face detection technology, the ability to snap in sub-freezing temperatures, a 5x optical zoom lens and a 2.7-inch rear LCD. There's also a 720p movie mode, HDMI output, IR control compatibility and support for Eye-Fi's wireless SD card. It'll ship this April in black or yellow-green for $399.95, and if you're uncomfortable remembering where you took each and every photograph, the GPS-less Optio WG-1 will also be available (in black or purple) for $50 less.

24 comments:

FantasyFreak1 said...

This is really neat!

Pawawanpi said...

This is pretty awesome but I don't think I would use it.

Poetry of the Day said...

droid x?

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and then there was METAL said...

im not sure what i would do with it?!

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Pendelton Bloodworth said...

oh man thats a sweet camera. im very envious.

NorcoCAD said...

That's pretty awesome, between that and the other waterproof models out there it's really interesting to see how far things have come. Especially if you go back through the history of the camera or the GPS.

whatshouldibuytoday said...

not really something I would use.

meandmythinkingcap said...

in reality how many n-in-1 accesories performed well except iphone?

incorrectlogin said...

Damn. And I already wasted more money on my Canon DSLR.

Mr. Bloggity said...

"but not another Black Eyed Peas halftime show" LOL, cool camera though!

G said...

awesome post

kkazzamm said...

I just need a cheap BUT GOOD QUALITY! water case for my T2i :D

The Liquor Guy said...

Wow. Way out of my budget.

Lendo Khar said...

That's an expensive camera. Nice design though.

beyondhiphop said...

i could do some fun things with this

- mixtapes

Blunders From 6 Foot 2 said...

Looks like a cool device!

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ZeroFearIzDope said...

this is aighttt idk if id use it though :(

Neuro said...

Can't wait to get my hands one of these!

lovebloggin said...

thats pretty cool

mrecan said...

wow this is awesome. price is perfect too

Jessica said...

Now thats something i wanna get ^.~!

cooperlife said...

does it work as a webcam too?

Bearchiller said...

Cooooooool, me wanty

CandleintheDark said...

I'd like it