Pentax WG-3

The Pentax WG-3 is a ruggedized point-and-shoot compact digital camera that was designed for use un extreme outdoor conditions. The Pentax WG-3 is waterproof to 46 feet, shockproof to 6.5 feet, coldproof to 14°F (-10°C), crushproof against up to 220 foot pounds of force and also it is dustproof.

This rugged camera has a backlit CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 16 MP and a primary color filter. This sensor, together with the imaging processor, provide a sensitivity range of ISO 125 to 6400. The WG-3’s sensor sits behind a 4x optical zoom lens, that has a wide, fast f/2.0 maximum aperture and an effective focal lengths of 4.5 – 18 mm (equivalent to 25-100 mm in 35mm format). The Pentax WG-3 utilizes two form of image stabilization to compensate the effect of camera shake: sensor-shift and digital.

Also present on this camera is a 3″, 460k-pixel 16:9 widescreen TFT LCD monitor that has an anti-reflective coating and that offers a 170° horizontal and vertical viewing angle. Videos are recorded in Full HD 1080p at 30 fps with h.264 compression. The optical zoom is available during recording.

Connectivity includes a NTSC/PAL composite video output port, an USB 2.0 High Speed and a Type-D Micro HDMI port. Files are stored on Secure Digital cards, including SDHC and SDXC types.

The Pentax WG-3 is available in black, orange, green or white and comes with a carabiner strap and a macro stand included in the box.

The WG-3 from Pentax rugged camera

WG-3

 

Pentax WG-3 key features:

  • Sensor: 1/2.3″ Backlite CMOS; 16 mp
  • Lens: 4x optical zoom lens with 9 elements in 7 groups
  • Digital zoom: 7.2x
  • Aperture: F2.0-4.9
  • Monitor: 3″ widescreen TFT color LCD with anti-reflective coating on cover; 460,000 dots
  • Storage media: Internal Memory (70MB); SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; HDMI (Micro, Type-D)
  • Sensitivity: ISO 125 – 6400
  • File formats: still – JPEG; Movie – MP4 (AVC h.264); Sound – WAV
The LCD TFT display of Pentax WG-3

WG-3 display

 

Pentax WG-3 reviews:

You can read about design, features and performances of this camera on Pentax WG-3 review from pcmag.com website.

Other interesting things about WG-3 you can read on thephoblographer.com website, a place where you can see also a lot of sample images.

 

Pentax WG-3 with carabiner strap

Pentax WG-3

Pentax WG-3 white

Pentax WG-3 white

WG-3 from Pentax

Pentax WG-3 with carabiner strap

WG-3

WG-3

WG-3 green

Pentax WG-3

Pentax WG-3 shockproof camera

WG-3 orange

 


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