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Press Release

June 19, 2012

PENTAX Optio WG-2 Shiny Blue
A new color variation of the digital compact camera
offering underwater shooting down to 12 meters,
perfect for summertime outdoor activities

Optio WG-2 Shiny Blue
Optio WG-2
Shiny Blue

PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the addition of a new Shiny Blue model to the PENTAX Optio WG-2 lineup. Launched in March 2012, this digital compact camera has been well received, in no small part for a dependable waterproof construction that’s ideal for all types of outdoor shooting.

In addition to its outstanding waterproof construction assuring underwater shooting to a depth of 12 meters and excellent shock-resistant performance capable of withstanding a fall from a height of 1.5 meters, the Optio WG-2 assures much-improved image quality over its predecessor in high-sensitivity shooting. This is due to the incorporation of such advanced imaging technologies as the latest back-illuminated CMOS image sensor and a state-of-the-art imaging engine. It also offers a full array of standard features, and assures effortless operation under all kinds of outdoor conditions.

The new Shiny Blue model features a lively, blue-colored body that hints at the ocean in summer, making it a perfect companion for summertime outdoor shooting. Its aluminum-alloy front panel is treated with a meticulous hairline finish to accentuate the beautiful, brilliant body. Also by applying a matte-black coating to the surrounding parts, the brilliance of the blue-colored body is further emphasized, giving the Optio WG-2 an even more stylish and attractive appearance.

♦  Shiny Blue [ ⇒ Product Image]
Optio WG-2 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. 7.2X
Intelligent Zoom approx. 7.5X at 7M, approx. 36X at 640 (including optical zoom)
Motion Blur
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)
1.64ft - infinity (whole zoom area)

0.1 - 0.6m (whole zoom area)
0.33 - 1.97ft (whole zoom area)

1cm Macro:
0.01 - 0.3m(middle zoom position)
0.03 - 0.98ft (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. 16 megapixels
Image Sensor   1/2.3" CMOS
Number of
Recorded pixels
Still 16M, 12M(1:1), 12M(16:9), 7M, 5M(16:9), 5M, 4M(16:9), 3M. 2M(16:9), 1024, 640
Movie 1920, 1280, 640
(Standard Output Sensitivity)
  Auto, Manual (ISO 125 - 6400)
White Balance   Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual setting
Viewfinder   -
Display   3.0" wide-LCD, Wide viewing angle, approx. 460K dots, AR Coating(LCD Cover only)
Exposure Control Metering System Multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot AE metering
Exposure Compensation ±2EV(1/3EV steps)
Scene modes   Auto Picture, Program, Night Scene, Handheld Night Snap, Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Digital Microscope, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, High Speed Movie, Digital SR, Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Candlelight, Fireworks, Night Scene Portrait, Text, Food, Digital Wide, 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, Miniature Filter), HDR Filter, Original Frame, Frame Composite, Movie Editing, Red-eye Compensation, Resize, Cropping, Image/Sound Copy, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Start-up Screen, Face close-up playback
Shutter Speed   1/4000 - 1/4sec.(Mechanical and electronic shutter) 4sec 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 - 5.5m (ISO Auto)
approx. 0.66 - 18 ft (ISO Auto)

approx. 0.2 - 3.5m (ISO Auto)
approx. 0.66 - 11 ft (ISO Auto)
Drive Modes   One shot, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting, Remote Control, Auto Bracketing
Storage Media   Built-in memory (approx. 88.2 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Power Source   Rechargeable lithium-ion battery D-LI92, Optional AC adapter kit is also available
Battery life Still*: Approx. 260 shots (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
Playback**: Approx. 240 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. 122.5 (W) × 61.5 (H) × 29.5 (D)mm
approx. 4.8 (W) × 2.4 (H) × 1.2 (D) inches
Weight With battery & SD card approx. 194g (loaded and ready)
approx. 6.8 oz.
Body approx. 173g (without battery and SD memory card)
approx. 6.1 oz.

* 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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