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Torture testing the rugged Pentax Optio WG-2 camera

Jeff Cannata takes the Pentax Optio WG-2 camera into the ocean, places it on a barbecue grill, and puts it through other tests in our most demanding torture chamber yet.

By 30 October 2012


The 'Adventure Proof' Pentax Optio WG-2

The Pentax Optio WG-2 is a very good rugged camera with few trade-offs for its durability.

By 2 May 2012


Pentax Optio WG-2 sample photos

Check out an examination of photo quality from Pentax's 13th-generation rugged compact camera, the Optio WG-2.

6 Images By 26 April 2012


Pentax Optio VS20

18 April 2012


Pentax Optio WG-2

There's a little more noise than might be expected in some shots, but on the whole, the Pentax Optio WG-2 puts in a good performance. Its looks are unconventional and the shutter release is a little dull, but otherwise it's a comfortable, lightweight and versatile choice for the budget-conscious buyer looking for a rugged waterproof snapper.

By 20 June 2012

3.5 stars Editors' rating 20 June 2012

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Pentax Optio VS20

You'll struggle to find a new camera with such impressive specs any cheaper. Sadly, the Pentax Optio VS20's performance didn't stand up to close scrutiny. The dual shutter buttons are a neat feature, but you may be better provided by a high-end camera from last year, which will come close to matching the specs at a similar price.

By 14 March 2012

2.5 stars Editors' rating 14 March 2012

Typical price: £160.00


Pentax Optio RZ18 gets you 18x closer

This compact megazoon camera offers simple shooting with a long lens in pocketable body.

By 13 September 2011


The five most durable gadgets of Always On

Season 5 premieres next week, but before we jump into a new set of torture tests, we're taking a look back at the five devices that survived almost all the abuse we could imagine.

By 13 August 2013


Pentax Optio RZ18

Ignore the low-tech case, the clicky buttons and the slightly grainy back screen and focus instead on the great results you can get from this mid-priced superzoom. The Pentax Optio RZ18 really is much better than its build quality suggests, and keenly priced too.

By 10 November 2011

3.5 stars Editors' rating 10 November 2011

Typical price: £160.00


Pentax Optio WG-1

Tougher than old boots, the Pentax Optio WG-1 rugged camera is ready for almost anything. It takes a decent photo too, and comes with some useful bonus features.

By 19 August 2011

4 stars Editors' rating 19 August 2011

Typical price: £210.00