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GPS-equipped Optio WG-2 pumps iron

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Pentax pushed rugged photography into new terrains this week, launching a pair of 16Mp compact cameras that promise to perform under the most demanding of outdoor conditions.

The Pentax Optio WG-2 and WG-2 GPS may look like Optimus Prime's caboose, but they're built to pull through even the harshest of Decepticon onslaughts.

Pentax WG-2

Along with surviving dives of up to 12 metres, the WG-2s can be dropped from 1.5m, frozen to temperatures as low as -10 degrees C and crushed with a force of up to 100kg. Bear Grylls, eat your heart out.

Both snappers contain 16Mp back-illuminated Cmos sensors that stretch to an ISO of 6400, as well as a 28mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom.

They also handle HD video at 1920 x 1080 pixels with a 30fps frame-rate.

Pentax WG-2

On the rear there's a 3in, 460,000-dot LCD monitor with anti-glare coating, from where user's can access the cameras features such as 16 scene modes, a high-speed face detection function and various digital filters.

As the name suggests, the Optio WG-2 GPS also rocks up with GPS functionality.

The Pentax Optio WG2 series will be available from mid-March 2012 starting at $349 (£220) ®

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