The Pentax Optio WG1\u00a0is the latest tough camera to hit the market and Pocket-lint climbed a mountain, waded across a river, and camped in a forest for 3 days to get our hands on the new camera, following the announcement.Okay, so while we would love you to believe that was true, Pentax\u00a0or Pocket-lint\u2019s budget doesn\u2019t stretch that far, so we actually just jumped in a car and headed to Pentax UK headquarters\u2019 to see what the new model was all about.The spec sheet will tell you that there are in fact two models in the range - one with GPS and one with out - and that on the camera side you\u2019ll get a 14 megapixel sensor and 5x optical zoom.In the hand however, and we\u2019ve found out a number of cool features that we weren\u2019t aware of from the press release and images released on Monday.The coolest of the bunch is what Pentax are internally calling \u201cbug mode\u201d. No the camera doesn\u2019t turn into a robot, Transformer style, at the press of a button, but instead comes with a 1cm macro mode that we\u2019ve not seen on a camera (to our knowledge) before.Selecting the macro mode from the menu automatically turns on five LED lights that circle the lens on the front. This says Pentax provides additional light for when you\u2019re up close to the subject.So you know just how close you can get, the camera comes with a detachable lens clip that means you can place the camera virtually flat on any surface and still shoot fauna or flora, and of course bugs.As you can imagine this lets you get incredibly close to the subject and will be a really cool feature for those that like to snap ladybirds (sorry ladybugs for our American readers) amongst other things out in the field.If that\u2019s not enough to get you grabbing your tent right now, the camera sports a 2.7-inch widescreen LCD screen with a 230,000 dots resolution and a 16\/9 format HD video recording function (1280 x 720 pixels) at 30 frames per second; an \u201cenhanced microscope\u201d function, allowing you to enlarge pictures by up to 6 times; and face priority, smile detection and a blinking alert function.With a real tough feel (we constantly had the urge to throw it across the room during our briefing) the camera is tough, very tough. The Optio WG1 will be able to withstand a freefall from 1.5 meters high and the pressure of a weight of up to 100Kg. If that\u2019s not enough to save it from your flabby friend who likes to fall over, the Optio WG1 can also endure extreme temperatures, as it is cold proof down to -10 degrees centigrade. And for those who like to go in the water, the Optio WG1 is also waterproof up to 10 metres.Those opting for the GPS version will get the same case, same shell, and same strength with the only difference being the ability to geotag images when you're out - or underwater, our man at Pentax explains.As for a compass, like the Panasonic DMC-FT3, the Pentax Optio WG1 doesn\u2019t have one, but those who opt for the GPS model will get an old school compass built into the strap allowing you to fulfil your orienteering urges.Unfortunately we weren\u2019t able to take any photos with the new camera as it was clearly a prototype model. We will be putting the Optio WG1 through its paces in a proper review when we get one in to test.The Optio WG1 comes in black\/blue and purple, and the Optio WG1-GPS comes in green and grey\/black. They will cost \u00a3269 and \u00a3299 respectively when they come out in March.