The Pentax WG-1 GPS is a rugged, waterproof, shockproof, crushproof camera that geotags photos, has a 5X optical zoom, and takes 14 megapixel photos and 720p movies.
The WG-1 GPS might be the only camera real estate appraisers will need. Appraisers inspect properties in the rain, snow, and heat. They can get pretty dirty, not to mention beat up their gear. The WG-1 should be able to handle whatever a real estate appraiser can put it through.
The WG-1 is:
- Waterproof to 33 feet
- Shockproof to withstand falls up to five feet
- Crushproof to withstand up to 220 pounds
- Coldproof to sub-freezing temps of -10 degrees C/14 degrees F
Some of the other features of the camera include a 2.7-inch LCD, 14-megapixel resolution, 720/30p movie capture, a HDMI output, Eye-Fi wireless SD memory card connectivity, an enhanced digital microscope mode for macro lighting and face detection.
The WG-1 GPS will be available in April for $399.95. It will come in black or yellow. There will also be a WG-1 model available without the GPS functionality for $349.95.
A few years ago it was hard to find a point and shoot camera with integrated GPS. Now it’s getting hard to find a camera without it. It won’t be long before most real estate photos will be geotagged.
While the WG-1 is a little pricey, this is the future of real estate appraisal cameras; high quality photos, videos, and integrated GPS wrapped up in a rugged case.
You can read more about the camera at pentaximaging.
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