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WG-3 16MP Purple GPS-Enabled Waterproof Shockproof Crushproof Digital Camera
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Pentax WG-3 16MP Purple GPS-Enabled Waterproof Shockproof Crushproof Digital Camera

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GPS module, Backlit 16MP CMOS sensor, top sensitivity of ISO 6400, Triple shake reduction system, Waterproof, Shockproof, Crushproof, Cold-resistant, Dustproof, Optical 4X zoom, Six LED Macro Lights, High-resolution 3.0" LCD monitor, 1080p resolution


  • 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 degrees C)
  • 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
  • GPS models come equipped with a sophisticated GPS module, which automatically records position data and travel log data onto captured images, as well as offers a built-in digital compass, pressure/altitude/water depth gauges and wireless recharging capabilities


TYPE: Compact Digital Camera

- Type: Backlit CMOS w primary color filter
- Size: 1/2.3"
- Effective pixels: 16
- Total pixels: 16.79
- 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: Still: best, better, good, Movie: fixed

- Type/construction: PENTAX zoom lens, 9 elements, 7 groups (4 aspheric elements), protective cover w SP
- 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 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

- 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
- 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)

- 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)

- Internal memory: 70MB
- Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC

- 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 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)

- Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.9" x 2.5" x 1.3"
- Weight: Without battery or removable memory: 7.7 oz , Loaded and ready:
8.4 oz
- 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)

- Startup: Approx1.8 sec
- Release lag: Approx0.016 sec

- English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian,
Turkish, Greek, Russian

- 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

- Still: Sensor-Shift-Type (SR : Shake Reduction), Dual (SR & Pixel Track SR), High-sensitivity anti-shake mode
(Digital SR)
- Movie: Movie SR

- Type: TTL
- Multi-segment: Yes
- Center weighted: Yes
- Spot: Yes
- Exposure compensation: +/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)

- Auto: 125-6400 auto range adjustable
- Manual: 125-6400
- Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light(D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: White Light),

- Type: Programmed AE mechanical and electronic shutter mechanism
- Shutter speed: 1/4000 to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode)

- 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
- 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

- Mode selection: One Shot, Self-Timer (10s, 2s), Continuous, Burst Shooting, Remote Control (3s, 0s), Auto
- 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")

- 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

- 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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5 out of 5 stars   WG-3 16MP Purple GPS-Enabled Camera
By John (Massachusetts) May 28, 2014
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Pros: GPS works great, and GPS location logging is a really cool feature. Generates a trip log file that can be viewed on GoogleEarth. Can set interval with which GPS log points are taken. Picture quality seems good. Fairly easy to walk through the menu's and learn all the functions if you've used cameras like this before. Battery life seems good - logged GPS points for hours, took lots of pictures, and didn't drain the battery too much at all. I don't worry about it getting wet (have used it on kayaking trips in the rain without issue, but haven't dunked it under water (yet).
Cons: No lens cover or case, but this makes it 'faster' to grab and use when strapped to clothing or PFD. The battery/SD card access door seal doesn't seem very tight, and I'd be concerned about water getting in here. In really rough water I keep the camera in a waterproof pouch, which is good as I was dumped once with it. Doesn't come with a memory card, but they are cheap. Standard zoom controls as most cameras, but something easier to reach around the shutter release would be nice. No major complaints so far!
Other Comments: I've taken this camera on 3 kayak trips, and used it to complement my DSLR on hikes to keep from changing lenses on the DSLR as much. The GPS logging feature is really nice. Has all the traditional menu settings. Flash seems to work well for reasonably close objects. Haven't tried out the macro feature yet, or done much with movie mode. Mainly was looking for something to take kayaking with me that I wouldn't have to worry about getting wet.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great little camera: Pentax WG-r3
April 01, 2014
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Pros: Great little camera with many features only foind on more expensive cameras. Waterproof, shockproof, has GPS and Altimeter and depth meter.
Cons: Would like to have a hand strap as well as the caribiner.
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Camera!
March 26, 2014
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