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Press Release

June 28, 2011

PENTAX Optio WG-1 GPS Shiny Orange
An eye-catching, special-color version of the GPS-equipped,
waterproof digital compact camera for outdoor enthusiasts

PENTAX Optio WG-1 GPS Shiny Orange

HOYA CORPORATION PENTAX Imaging Systems Division is pleased to announce the addition of a new Shiny Orange version to the PENTAX Optio WG-1 GPS waterproof digital compact camera.

Since its market launch in March 2011, the Optio WG-1 GPS has been exceptionally well received by a broad range of photographers for its ability to couple dependable performance under demanding outdoor conditions — including 10-meter waterproof and 1.5-meter shock resistance — with unique GPS functions including the recording of position data and the storage of positioning log data during traveling.

The new Shiny Orange version was designed in response to strong demand by outdoor enthusiasts. It features a fine hairline finish of the brilliant-orange, aluminum-alloy front panel to give the camera a vibrant, glossy appearance. A gunmetal-gray rubber coating has also been applied to the edge of the camera body to further accentuate the brilliance of the sparkling orange color. The total design scheme has been carefully conceived to provide a perfect match with outdoor-oriented fashions and lifestyles.

PENTAX Optio WG-1 GPS Shiny Orange
♦ Shiny Orange [ ⇒ Product Image]
Exclusive optional accessories
  • Camera Case O-CC118

    This set-in camera case allows the user to draw the camera easily and speedily from the storage position. It not only protects the camera’s lens and LCD monitor from scratches, but also allows for easy carrying simply by hooking the camera’s carabiner strap to the user’s backpack or belt.
  • Optio WG-1 Skin O-CC1182

    Exclusively designed for the PENTAX Optio WG-1 and Optio WG-1 GPS models, this silicon-made skin protects the camera body from dirt, dust and scratches. It also enhances the photographer’s grip of the camera.
Optio WG-1 GPS Specifications
Lens   PENTAX zoom lens, 11 elements in 9 groups (5 aspherical elements)
Focal Length 5 - 25 mm
35mm equivalent focal length approx. 28 - 140mm
Aperture F3.5(W) - F5.5(T)
Zoom Optical Zoom 5x
Digital Zoom approx. 6.7x 
Intelligent Zoom approx. 7.0x at 7M, approx. 33.5x at 640 (including optical zoom)
Motion Blur Reduction Still Pixel Track SR
Hi-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)
Movie Movie shake reduction mode (Movie SR)
Focus Type 9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF
Focus Range
(From lens face)
0.5m - infinity (whole zoom area)
1.64 ft. - infinity (whole zoom area)
0.1 - 0.6m (at whole zoom area)
0.33 -1.97 ft. (at whole zoom area)
1cm Macro:
0.01 - 0.3m (middle zoom position)
0.03 - 0.98 ft. (middle zoom position)
Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus: available
Face Detection   Face Detection AF&AE is available for all modes up to 32 faces, Smile Capture, Self-portrait Assist, Self-portrait Assist + Smile Capture, Blink Detection
Pet Detection   Detect up to 1 pet's face (auto or select from pre-registered three faces)
Number of Effective pixels   approx. 14 megapixels
Image Sensor   1/2.3" CCD
Number of
Recorded pixels
Still 14M, 10M(1:1), 10M(16:9), 7M, 5M(16:9), 5M, 4M(16:9), 3M, 2M(16:9), 1024, 640
Movie 1280, 640, 320
(Standard Output Sensitivity)
  Auto, Manual (ISO 80 - 6400)
White Balance   Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual setting
Display   2.7" Wide LCD, approx. 230K dots, AR Coating (Cover Blass only)
Exposure Control Metering System Multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering
Exposure Compensation ±2EV (1/3EV steps)
Scene modes   Auto Picture, Program, Night Scene, Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Digital Microscope, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Digital Wide, Digital SR, Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Fireworks, Candlelight, Night Scene Portrait, Text, Food, Digital Panorama, Frame Composite, Report, Green
Playback modes   Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Collage, Digital Filter (B&W / Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness Filter, Miniature), Original Frame, Frame Composite, Movie Edit, Red-eye Compensation, Resize, Cropping, Image/Sound Copy, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Startup Screen, Face close up playback
Shutter Speed   1/1500 - 1/4 sec. 4 sec. at most. (Night Scene mode setting)
Built-in flash Modes Flash-on and Flash-off modes.
"Red-eye" compensation function employs a pre-discharge.
Flash Range Wide:
approx. 0.2 - 3.9m (ISO Auto)
approx. 0.66 - 13 ft. (ISO Auto)
approx. 0.2 - 2.5m (ISO Auto)
approx. 0.66 - 8.2 ft. (ISO Auto)
Drive Modes   One shot, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting, Remote Control, Interval Shooting, Auto Bracket
Storage Media   Built-in Memory (approx. 97.0MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Power Source   Rechargeable D-LI92 lithium-ion battery, Optional AC adapter kit is also available
Battery life Still*: approx. 260 shots (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
Playback**: approx. 280 min. (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
Interfaces   USB2.0 (Hi-Speed): PC/AV terminal, HDMI terminal (Type D)
Video Output   NTSC/PAL
Water proof / Dustproof   Equivalent to JIS Class 8 Waterproof and JIS Class 6 Dustproof capabilities
Dimensions   approx.115.5(W) x 58.5(H) x 28.5(D)mm (including lens depth)
approx. 4.5(W) × 2.3(H) × 1.1(D) inches
Weight With battery & SD card approx. 167g / 5.9 oz. (loaded and ready)
Body approx. 146g / 5.2 oz. (without battery and SD memory card)

* Recording capacity 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.

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