CAMERA HARDWAREMODEL: WG-3TYPE: Compact Digital Camera
SENSOR- Type: Backlit CMOS w primary color filter- Size: 1/2.3"- Effective pixels: 16- Total pixels: 16.79- Recorded resolutionsStill: 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: Still: best, better, good, Movie: fixed
LENS- Type/construction: PENTAX zoom lens, 9 elements, 7 groups (4 aspheric elements), protective cover w SP coating- 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- Aperture: F2-4.9
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)- Viewfinder: n/a
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 rangeNormal: 1.31' to infinityMacro: 0.33' to 1.64'Super Macro: 0.03 (1cm) to 0.98' (at mid-zoom, set automatically)
FLASH- Type: Built-in series control auto flash- Flash modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye- Effective range: 34' (wide, auto ISO), 14' (tele, auto ISO)
STORAGE MEDIA- Internal memory: 70MB- Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC
INTERFACES- Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, USB / AV out, HDMI (Micro, Type-D)- Video out: NTSC, PAL,HD (HDMI supports HD Auto, 1080i, 720p, 480p)- Printer interfaces: n/a
POWER SUPPLY- Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI92- Recordable images: Approx.240- Playback time: Approx.200min- Movie recording time: Approx.65 min- Audio recording time: Approx.270 min- AC adapter available: Yes (optional)
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS- 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 (non-GPS)- Construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate plastic w aluminum accents- Operating temperature: 14-104?F (coldproof)- Ruggedized features: Waterproof (45.9'), Shockproof (6.5'), Crushproof (220 LBF), Coldproof (-10?C), Dustproof (JIS 6)
TIMING- Startup: Approx1.8 sec- Release lag: Approx0.016 sec
LANGUAGE SUPPORT- English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian
COMPUTER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS- For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.- WINDOWS: Windows XP(SP3), Vista, 7, 8, USB port- Mac: MacOS 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8USB port
IMAGE CAPTUREIMAGE 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: 125-6400WHITE BALANCE- Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light(D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: White Light), Manual
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)
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)- 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 available: Yes (up to 32 faces), Smile Capture, Blink Detection, Self Portrait Assist, Self Portrait Assist + Smile Capture, Pet Recognition (1 face detect- PASMB: P- Date stamp: Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode)- Digital filters (capture): n/a- DynamicRange Adjustment: Yes (highlight and shadow correction)- File/Folder customization: Folder name (date, PENTX, custom), file name (IMGP, custom)- Electronic level: Yes
DRIVE MODES- Mode selection: One Shot, Self-Timer (10s, 2s), Continuous, Burst Shooting, Remote Control (3s, 0s), Auto Bracketing- Continuous FPS: Burst 10 FPS for up to 30 frames (5M or 4M)- Multi-exposure: n/a- Interval: Interval Shot, Interval Movie, High Speed Movie (120 FPS capture, 30 FPS playback)- HDR: Yes. Capture Mode (3 captured images combined to create single image with wide dynamic range) or as a Playback filter (single image processed to have HDR "look")
PLAYBACK MODES- Mode selection: One Shot, Index (6 or 12 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 10X, scrollable), Movie Playback,Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar- Mode pallet: Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Collage, Digital Filter(B&W/Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye, Digital filters (playback): (B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Color Extract, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fisheye, Brightness, Miniature), HDR Filter, Original Frame, Movie Edit, Red-Eye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, DPOF, Start-up Screen- Movie edit: Save as Still Image, Movie Divide, Title Picture
FILE FORMATS- Still: JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0, DPOF, PIM III- Movie (compression): MP4 (AVC h.264)- Sound: WAV (PCM), 32KHz, 16bit stereo, High Speed Movie 8KHz, 16bit, stereo
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Ez to use lightweight excellent choice
from Biloxi MS
A great buy and ez to learn. Menu is user friendly
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I like it，it's affordable and looks so cool
I should have bought 2 of these excellea
from Running Springs, CA
This is a great all around camera for whatever you do. The extra durability & waterproof features help make it good for any thing you are involved with or doing.Bought as a gift for my husband who is thrilled with it. It is exactly as described in the ad for this company.
Love this camera!
from Baltimore, MD
Given the price category of this camera, this is was a great camera on our Carribean vacation. We took it down to 40ft scuba diving and snorkeling. The pictures and video came out great. It is compact in size but has a nice size screen so you can see what you're shooting. When we were scuba diving, we carabinered the camera to our scuba vest so it was out of the way, secure, but really easy to get to. After using the camera, we would rinse it in fresh water and give it a couple of hours to dry fully before taking the SD card out. It worked out great!
from Honolulu, Hawaii
The camera fits well in your hand and is easy to use.
By Sail away
Bought for a cruise vacation, Virgin Islands, and camera did great above and below water, I am very happy with its performance.
Pentax Optio Family
I bought my first Optio which was maybe a 10th generation. I fell in love with it. My bro in-law broke it ocean diving at around 25-30 ft. So he bought me the generation before this one. I currently use it & love it. My sister being a new mama wanted one due to little ones slobbering all over things and not being so gentle. So she got the same one about a year ago. This one was purchased for my sis in-law who is expecting. They wanted one too since it is so nice to have with little kids; not having to worry about them breaking them:) They love it. This newer gen is a little larger & heavier, but it is tougher and not much different than the older versions. Which is good. If it isn't broke, dont fix it.