Pentax WG-3 Waterproof 16MP Digital Camera, Purple - Bundle - with Camera Pouch, 16GB SDHC Memory Card, Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

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About the Pentax WG-3

Pentax small digital cameras are often called upon to capture a big world. From stylish and petite to waterproof and rugged, these Pentax digital cameras are both easy to use and powerful. Pentax intensified 'tough' with the 15th generation of their ruggedized compact camera as it builds on proven Pentax experience to bring you the best adventure proof camera yet. Capture outstanding images in any element with its brighter 4x optical zoom and new Shake Reduction system. Enjoy built-in digital pressure, altitude and depth gauges, a compass and wireless charging in the upgraded GPS model. Dive deeper, climb higher, explore longer, and capture even more of your journey with the Pentax WG-3 GPS. Your adventure is now.

Pentax WG-3 Includes

  • Camera
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI92
  • Power Adapter D-PA135J
  • Carabiner Strap O-ST135
  • Macro Stand O-MS2
  • Software CD-ROM S-SW135
  • Pentax 1 Year Warranty
  • Camera Pouch
  • 16GB SDHC Memory Card
  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (9) , Large clear LCD (6) , Compact (5) , Great resolution (5) , Fast shutter speed (3) , Good battery life (3) , Good in low light (3)
Limited zoom (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (9) , Macro photography (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (8) , Casual photographer (2)

Pentax WG-3 Features

  • A Backlit 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, coupled with the new-generation imaging engine delivers a top sensitivity of ISO 6400
  • The triple shake reduction system combines an image-sensor-shift-type SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism with the digital Pixel Track and high ISO Shake Reduction modes
  • A further enhanced waterproof construction allows for a depth of 45 feet
  • Shockproof, ruggedized design protects from drops up to 6.5 feet
  • Crushproof construction withstands weights up to 220 LBF (pound-force)
  • Cold-resistant to sub-freezing temperatures of 14 degrees F (minus 10 degreesC)
  • The dustproof design protects the camera from any dry, dusty environments
  • The newly designed optical 4X zoom lens offers a high-performance, large aperture of F2.0
  • Six LED Macro Lights around the circumference of the lens barrel allows for brighter, uniform macro illumination
  • High-resolution 3.0-inch color LCD monitor with approximately 460,000 dots Capture full HD video in widescreen 1080p resolution (1920x1080) with efficient,high quality h.264 compression at 30 frames per second

Pentax WG-3 Specifications

Yes (up to 32 faces), Smile Capture, Blink Detection, Pet Recognition (1 face detect, 3 faces pre-registered)
Resolution Effective: 16 Megapixel, Actual Pixels: 16.79 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CCD w/primary color filter
File Formats S
Recorded resolutions Still: 16M (4608x3456), 12M (1:1, 3456x3456), 12M (16:9, 4608x2592), 7M (3072x2304), 5M (16:9, 3072x1728), 5M (2592x1944), 4M (16:9, 2592x1464), 3M (2048x1536), 2M (16:9, 1920x1080), 1024 (1024x768), VGA (640x480) Movie: HD (1920x1080p30, 1280x720p60/30)
Quality levels best, better, good
Lens Type/construction: PENTAX zoom lens, 9 elements, 7 groups (4 aspheric elements), protective cover w SP coating
Aperture: F2-4.9
Zoom Optical zoom: 4X
Focal length (equiv.): 4.5-18mm (25-100mm)
Digital zoom: 7.2X
Combined zoom: 28.8X
Intelligent zoom: Approx. 6X at 7M to 28.8X at VGA
LCD / Viewfinder LCD screen: 3" widescreen TFT color LCD w anti-reflective coating on cover
LCD resolution: HVGA 460,000 dots
Wide angle viewable: Yes (approx. 170° horizontal/vertical)
Focus System Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus, AF assist lamp, Macro Illuminating LEDs
Focus modes: 9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, 1CM Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus
Manual focus: Yes
Macro focus: Yes, Macro and 1CM Macro available
Focus lock: Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way
Focus Range Normal: 1.31' to infinity
Macro: 0.33' to 1.64'
Super Macro: 0.03 (1cm) to 0.98' (at mid-zoom, set automatically)
Image Stabilization Still: Sensor-Shift-Type (SR : Shake Reduction), Dual (SR & Pixel Track SR),
High-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)
Movie: Movie SR
Metering System Type: TTL
Multi-segment: Yes
Center weighted: Yes
Spot: Yes
Exposure compensation: +/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)
ISO Sensitivity Auto: 125-6400 auto range adjustable
Manual: 125-6400
Shutter Type: Programmed AE mechanical and electronic shutter mechanism
Shutter speed: 1/4000 to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode)
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: White Light), Manual
Capture Modes Mode selection: Auto Picture, Program, HDR, Night Scene, Handheld Night Snap (ISO 125-1600), Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Digital Microscope (2M), Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, High Speed Movie (VGA, 120 FPS capture, 30 FPS playback), Time-Lapse Movie, 1CM Macro Movie, Digital SR, Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Fireworks, Night Scene Portrait, Food, Digital Wide (5M), Digital Panorama (2M per frame), Report (1280x960, ISO 125-1600), Green (ISO 125-1600)
Capture Modes (continued) Auto Picture modes: Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Standard, Flower, Sport, Candlelight, Blue Sky, Sunset, Text, Group Photo, Pet, Portrait x Blue Sky, Portrait x Sunset, Portrait x Backlight Custom Image Tone: Bright, Natural, Monochrome Green simplified mode available: Yes (ISO 125-1600) Face detection : Yes (up to 32 faces), Smile Capture, Blink Detection, Self Portrait Assist, Self Portrait Assist + Smile Capture, Pet Recognition
Dynamic Range Adjustment Yes (highlight and shadow correction)
Drive Modes Mode selection: One Shot, Index (6 or 12 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 10X, scrollable), Movie Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar
Remote Control Yes (infrared, optional)
Timing Startup: Approx 1.8 sec
Release lag: Approx 0.016 sec
Built-in Flash Modes Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye
Effective Flash Range 34' (wide, auto ISO), 14' (tele, auto ISO)
Built-in Memory 70MB
Memory Card Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video Resolution HD (HDMI supports HD Auto, 1080i, 720p, 480p
Interfaces Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out, HDMI (Micro, Type-D)
Printer interfaces: n/a
Screen 3 LCD Rear Screen (460000 pixels)
Playback Modes Mode selection: One Shot, Index (6 or 12 thumbnails), Magnification, Movie Playback, Sound Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar Mode pallet: Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Collage, Digital Filter, Original Frame (5M or 4M), Frame Composite (3M or 2M), Movie Edit, Redeye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image & Sound Copy, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Startup Screen, Faze Zooming
Magnification: Up to 10X,
Digital Filters (Playback): B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Color Extract, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fisheye, Brightness, Miniature
Software Requirements Windows: XP, Vista, 7
Mac: OS X 10.3.9 or later
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating: 32-104 deg F (0-40 deg C)
Battery Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI92
Recordable images: Approx 260
Playback time: Approx 280 min
Movie recording time: Approx 120 min
Audio recording time: Approx 350 min
AC adapter available: Yes (optional)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.9" x 2.5" x 1.3"
Weight Without battery or removable memory: 7.4 oz
Loaded and ready: 8.1 oz
Language Support English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified/Traditional Chinese
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