PENTAX WG-3 - Overview
Your most adventurous friend
- Waterproof to 14m, Dustproof, Shockproof to 2m
- Coldproof to -10°C, Crushproof to 100kg
- Back-illuminated CMOS 16 MP
- 4x wide-angle optical zoom
- Full HD video
- Large aperture F.2 (Wide-angle)
Developed as the top-of-the-line models of the dependable, heavy-duty PENTAX WG series, WG-3 offers the series’ best waterproof performance (down to 14 meters underwater) and shock resistance (against a fall from a height of two meters). It also features a newly designed, large-aperture, four-times optical zoom lens (with the maximum aperture of F2.0 at wide-angle end), a high-sensitivity, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, and a new-generation imaging engine to deliver high-quality, low-noise images — even in the water, at night and indoors where the subject is poorly illuminated. Adding such outstanding features as –10°C cold resistance, dual shake reduction system, Full HD movie recording (1920 x 1080n pixels) and a high-performance, wide-frame 3.0-inch LCD monitor, the WG-3 performs dependably and brilliantly in a wide variety of demanding outdoor scenes.
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Heavy-duty construction for underwater shooting
By further enhancing the watertight capability of the camera body, PENTAX has upgraded the WG-3 underwater performance to 14 meters, compared to 12 meters for its predecessor, and for up to two hours of continuous operation (equivalent to IPX8 or JIS Class 8 waterproof performance). This camera is also designed to be highly shock-resistant*, dustproof,** cold-resistant,*** and crushproof.**** All these features make the WG-3 dependable, heavy-duty imaging partners in harsh, demanding outdoor conditions.
* Measured under PENTAX-original testing standards (from a height of 2.0 meters, onto a surface of 5cm-thick plywood), conforming to Method 516.5-Shock of the MIL-Standard 810Fm.
** Measured under PENTAX-original testing standards, equivalent to IPX6 or JIS Class 6.
*** Measured under PENTAX-original testing standards, in which the camera is proven to withstand temperatures as low as –10°C.
**** Measured under PENTAX-original testing standards, in which the camera is loaded with weights up to 100 kgf, or kilogram force.
4x optical zoom lens with maximum aperture of F2.0
The newly designed optical zoom lens offers a maximum aperture of F2.0 to capture bright, clear images with minimal noise, even under dimly lit underwater conditions. With its four-times zoom coverage from 4.5mm to 18mm (equivalent to approx. 25mm wide angle to approx. 100mm medium telephoto in the 35mm format), this versatile zoom lens accommodates a wide range of applications — from macro shooting of flowers to wide-angle shooting of spectacular landscapes. The camera’s Intelligent Zoom function also extends the zoom range to approximately 28.8 times to cover the focal length of an approximately 720mm super-telephoto lens (in the 35mm format) to capture extra-high-magnification images without compromising image quality.
High-performance, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor
The WG-3 comes equipped with a state-of-the-art, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, which is superior in high-sensitivity and low-noise characteristics to conventional sensors and assures high-speed readout of image data signals. Coupled with a new-generation imaging engine, this image sensor delivers a top sensitivity of ISO 6400 and super-high-resolution images with 16.0 effective megapixels. These models also provide advanced image processing functions made possible by the latest super-resolution technology to assure sharp and clear images. It even offers such innovative features as a Handheld Night Snap mode, which automatically captures four images of the same scene and produces a single blur-free, composite image from them.
Specifications read more
|Type - Camera Type||
Water proof, dust, sand, crash, cold, pression proof digital compact
|Sensor - Type||
|Sensor - Effective Pixels||
Approx. 16.0 megapixels
|Body - Height||
|Body - Width||
|Body - Depth||3.2 cm|
|Body - Weight||
229g (with battery & SD card)