Pentax WG-2 GPS

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 15 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 15 July, 2012, 12:00am


There are many water-resistant, shock-proof digital cameras on the market today, but if you are serious about taking photos where few cameras can go, then you might want to take a look at the Pentax WG-2 GPS.

While others might be perfect for the sand and beach, the WG-2 is designed for the ocean - more precisely, up to 12 metres below the surface.

Pentax calls it 'adventure-proof', meaning the WG-2 can accompany you pretty much anywhere.

In addition to taking it into the water, you can drop the WG-2 from a height of up to 1.5 metres, use it on a ski slope at minus 10 degrees Celsius, and even put it at the bottom of your backpack with up to 100kg of gear on top.

For really serious divers, the WG-2 is also equipped with six LEDs around its lens so you still get plenty of illumination even when you are deep in the water, where the sunlight is diluted.

It even looks the part: its cyber edges and sharp colours make it resemble the latest high-tech adventure equipment. And of course, it has a global positioning system (GPS), so you always know where you've been.

It's no slouch as a camera either, offering a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor (which can cut down on noise and power consumption), a 5x optical zoom (28mm to 140mm), and most of the features you would expect to find in a mid-range compact camera, including high-definition video support, image stabilisation, multiple capture modes and face detection.

The Pentax WG-2 GPS is priced at HK$3,790.

Pros: dives, skis, tough as nails, built-in LEDs for additional light, HD video

Cons: there aren't many, other than a slightly high price