Thirteen may be the lucky number for Pentax, as its recently released 13th generation of tough digital cameras, the Optio WG-2, is already an award winner.
TIPA named the WG-2 as a winner of the most rugged compact camera award recently. Two versions of this model are available, the WG-2 (pictured here) with a $349 MSRP (Compare Prices) and the WG-2 GPS, which costs about $50 more and contains a built-in GPS unit.
The WG-2 has 16 megapixels of resolution, a 5X optical zoom lens, and a 3.0-inch LCD. Pentax includes six small LED lights around the lens, allowing you to add plenty of light to almost any close-up scene, no matter what kind of environmental conditions in which you end up shooting photos.
You'll find some great "tough" features with the WG-2, which is available in red with black trim or an all-black camera body. This camera can be used in up to 40 feet of water depth, which is one of the best performances among compact waterproof cameras. It's also usable in temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and it can survive a fall from 5 feet.
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