Pentax Optio WG-2 Named “Best Rugged Compact Camera”
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The Pentax Optio WG-2 has been selected as the Best Rugged Compact Camera in the 2012 TIPA Awards. In its official product analysis, TIPA noted that: “The newest model of the proven PENTAX WG-series is available with or without the GPS feature (geotagging). Made for rugged use, the camera is protected against drop damage up to 1.5 metres (5 feet) and withstands weights up to 100 kilograms (220 LBF). It is well prepared for use underwater, for depths up to 12 metres (40 feet), and in dusty climates as well as cold conditions, down to -10° C (14° F).”
Pentax Press Release
PENTAX Optio WG-2 Named “BEST RUGGED COMPACT CAMERA” in the TIPA AWARDS 2012
16th April 2012
PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce that the PENTAX Optio WG-2 compact digital camera, first launched in March 2012, was selected as the BEST RUGGED COMPACT CAMERA in the TIPA AWARDS 2012.
The WG2 was selected for the award primarily because of its exceptional image quality, its excellent reliability and outstanding operability in difficult weather.
TIPA is an independent, non-profit organisation comprising the chief and technical editors of 29 leading photo and imaging magazines from 14 countries, most of which are based in Europe. This year’s winners were selected from the range of new photo and imaging products that were introduced to the market between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012.
In its official product analysis, TIPA noted that: “The newest model of the proven PENTAX WG-series is available with or without the GPS feature (geotagging). Made for rugged use, the camera is protected against drop damage up to 1.5 metres (5 feet) and withstands weights up to 100 kilograms (220 LBF). It is well prepared for use underwater, for depths up to 12 metres (40 feet), and in dusty climates as well as cold conditions, down to -10° C (14° F). The lens offers a 5x optical 28-140mm (35mm equivalent) zoom. The back illuminated 16 MP CMOS sensor enables high-resolution still photography as well as Full HD movie recording (1920 x 1080 pixels) at 30 frames per second with high quality H.264 compression. The TIPA jury enjoyed the LED-lights supported digital microscope for subjects as close as 1 centimetre.”
About PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY
PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY LTD is a leading supplier of recreational cameras and photographic equipment world-wide, with a long standing UK brand heritage. Its product range is extensive and includes state of the art digital SLR, medium format, interchangeable lens system (mirrorless) cameras, zoom compact cameras and an extensive range of high performance lenses and accessories. In addition, it has a superb range of binoculars, suitable for a variety of leisure activities.
PENTAX RICOH IMAGING UK LTD successfully distributes its products through a number of channels, including independent camera shops, mass merchandisers and national multiple retailers - both on and offline.
PENTAX RICOH IMAGING UK LTD is a subsidiary of PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY LTD of Japan.
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