Pentax has added another rugged compact camera to its Optio range with the launch of the Pentax Optio WG-1, and as you can see from the photos it looks like it has been designed for the outdoors.
The Pentax Optio WG-1 features a 14 megapixel sensor, there is also a 5 x zoom F/3.5-5.5 lens and a 2.7 inch LCD display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels.
The Pentax Optio WG-1 ic capable of recording High Definition video in 720p and it has an ISO range of 80-1600. Protection wise the Optio WG-1 is drop proof up to 5 feet, and it is also waterproof up to a depth of 33 feet.
It is dust proof and also crush proof, and can withstand a 100 ‘kilogram force’, it can also survive in temperatures of 14 degrees Fahrenheit, which is -10 in Celsius.
The Pentax Optio WG-1 will be available in two different models, one with GPS and one without, the GPS model will retail for $400 whilst the non GPS version will retail for $350.