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Pentax Optio WG-2 Received 2012 TIPA Award for “Best Rugged Compact Camera”



PENTAX Optio WG-2 Waterproof Digital Compact Camera Named “Best Rugged Compact Camera” at TIPA Awards 2012

Mississauga, ON – April 16, 2012

PENTAX RICOH IMAGING CANADA INC. is pleased to announce that the PENTAX Optio WG-2 compact digital camera, first launched in March 2012, has received a 2012 TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) Award for “Best Rugged Compact Camera”.  The selection was made primarily because of the camera’s exceptional, super-fine image quality, as well as its excellent reliability and outstanding operability.

TIPA is an independent, non-profit organization comprising the chief editors and technical editors of 29 leading photo and imaging magazines in 14 countries, most of them in Europe. This year’s winners in various categories were decided from all new photo and imaging products introduced to the market from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012.

In its official product citation, TIPA noted that its members “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.”

PENTAX RICOH IMAGING CANADA INC. is a wholly owned subsidiary of PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.,  with headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario.   PENTAX RICOH IMAGING CANADA INC. markets digital SLR and compact cameras, lenses, camera accessories, sport optics and closed circuit television lenses.

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