Searching for an ultra rugged, waterproof, dustproof and shock-resistant digital camera? Well… I believe we’ve found the holy grail! The Pentax Optio WG-2 was designed for adventure and features an impressive back-illuminated 16 megapixel CMOS image sensor and powerful imaging engine, which when translated from nerd-speak simply describes that it’s capable of delivering hi-res, clear, sharp images with less noise. The WG-2 is Pentax’s 13th generation rugged digital camera and they’ve pull out all the stops with this model. Some specs that impressed us the most were that it’s been cool-proofed to -10° (C), can withstand drops from up to 5ft and it’s crush-proofed to withstand pressures of 220 lbs. If you’re hard on equipment, love taking photos and live and extremely active life the WG-2 could be your new best friend!

Key Features:

  • High-resolution Full HD 1080p movie recording (1920 x 1080 pixels) at 30 FPS with high quality h.264 compression.
  • Waterproof to depths of 40 feet.
  • Digital Microscope mode with one additional macro LED (total of six lights) for excellent macro lighting of subjects as close as 1 cm.
  • A newly designed GPS module that delivers a shorter time lag before GPS start-up and longer battery life during GPS activation.
  • A new optional SportMount Chest Harness that straps-on the WG-2 for hands-free HD movie capture of every exciting moment of adventure on land, sea or in the air.

Buy Now: $299.95 or go to:

Make sure to peep the embedded video below to see the Optio WG-2 getting used and abused in beautiful country of Belize. If you’re anything like us seeing is believing!

About The Author


Busted Wallet’s resident testing and review specialist, Josh has a keen eye for all things tech, booze, and sports-related. After working closely with brands such as Nike, The North Face, EA Sports, Burton, HP, Oakley, Sony, Cannondale, Taylormade Golf and many others over the past decade he’s grown to become one of the most reliable reviewers in the business.

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