Oh gee, another rugged camera that can survive dings, water, cold weather and dust.  In case you can’t tell that’s disdain seeping through.

The Pentax Option WG-1 captures 720p HD video, has a 14 megapixel sensor, 2.7-inch LCD and a 5x optical zoom.  It can survive in water up to 33 feet, take on a 5 foot drop and keep snapping in temperatures as cold as 14 degrees F.  But that’s not all.  Surrounding the lens are 5 LEDs for illuminating closeups – something they call Digital Microscope mode - and if your heavy set friend, who weighs less than 220lbs, sits down on the camera it won’t be a problem.

When it launches you’ll be able to choose from two models; one that includes GPS (available colors: Purple GPS Black, GPS Yellow Green) and one that doesn’t (available colors: black).  They’ll cost $400 and $350 respectively.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."