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Pentax WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Green)

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Product Highlights
  • 16MP Backlit CMOS Image Sensor
  • 3" Widescreen TFT LCD with AR Coating
  • 4.5-18mm (35mm Equiv: 25-100mm) f/2 Lens
  • Sensor-Shift/Digital Image Stabilization
  • Waterproof to 45.9', Shockproof to 6.5'
  • Crushproof against 220 LBF
  • Dustproof, Freezeproof to 14°F
  • Capture Full HD 1080p Video
  • GPS Records Data onto Images
  • Wireless Recharging Capabilities

The green Optio WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit from Pentax provides you with the WG-3 camera, a carabiner strap and a macro stand. The camera has a backlit CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 16MP. It's equipped with a 3", 460K-pixel widescreen TFT LCD monitor providing a 170° horizontal and vertical viewing angle. The monitor has an anti-reflective coating. The WG-3's 4x optical zoom lens has an effective focal length of 4.5-18mm, equivalent to 25-100mm in 35mm format. It also features a wide, fast f/2.0 aperture. Six LED Macro Lights around the circumference of the lens barrel allow for brighter, more uniform illumination for macro work. The lens has a protective cover with an SP coating.

To compensate for camera shake, and thus enable you to capture blur-free shots, the camera utilizes two forms of image stabilization: sensor-shift and digital. The digital component is divided into two parts: Pixel Track and high ISO. This rugged camera is waterproof, with a depth rating of 45.9'. It's also shockproof against drops up to 6.5', and crushproof against up to 220 LBF. Additionally, the WG-3 is dustproof (JIS 6) and built to withstand extreme temperatures as cold as 14°F.

Capture Full HD 1080p video at 30fps. The camera is equipped with a GPS module for recording position and travel log data onto captured images. The WG-3's advanced imaging engine enables a high ISO of 6400 for low-light shooting. Also aiding in efficiency of use is the ability to wirelessly recharge the battery, which alleviates the need to open battery compartments or remove the battery from the device.

16MP Resolution
Features a backlit CMOS image sensor with a primary color filter and a 16MP resolution. The sensor works with the camera's advanced imaging engine to offer a maximum ISO of 6400 for low-light shooting--without compromising on image quality or color accuracy
3" LCD
Equipped with a 3", 460K-pixel 16:9 widescreen TFT LCD monitor that offers a 170° horizontal and vertical viewing angle. The screen has an anti-reflective (AR) coating for glare-free viewing in bright light
4x Optical Zoom Lens
The lens' effective focal length is 4.5-18mm (35mm equivalent: 25-100mm), covering a wide-angle to telephoto range with a 4x optical zoom. The camera's Intelligent Zoom (digital) function extends the range further to approximately 28.8x, covering up to a 35mm equivalent focal length of 720mm. The lens also has a wide, fast f/2.0 maximum aperture. A total of 6 LED Macro Lights surround the circumference of the lens barrel, enabling brighter, more uniform illumination for macro work when the Digital Microscope mode is selected. Additionally, the lens has a protective cover with an SP coating
Image Stabilization
To counteract the effects of camera shake, especially in low light, the Optio WG-3 uses two forms of Shake Reduction (image stabilization): sensor-shift and digital. The digital component is divided into two parts: Pixel Track and high ISO. Together, the three components are referred to as the triple shake reduction system. The Movie SR mode stabilizes your videos
Extreme Durability
This rugged camera is waterproof for up to 2 hr of continuous use at a maximum depth of 45.9'. It's also shockproof against drops up to 6.5', and crushproof against up to 220 LBF. Additionally, the WG-3 is dustproof (JIS 6) and built to withstand extreme temperatures as cold as 14°F
Full HD Movies
Record Full HD 1080p videos at 30 frames per second in widescreen format (1920x1080), with h.264 compression and stereo sound. Benefit from a high-speed recording function for slow-motion playback of captured movie clips, as well as a fast-forward function. The micro HDMI port lets you output videos to an HDTV or other compatible monitor
GPS
GPS module automatically records position and travel log data onto captured images, while providing you with the following additional benefits: a built-in digital compass, gauges for pressure, altitude and water depth, and wireless recharging capabilities. The GPS also adjusts the built-in clock to local time
Focus System
Utilizes TTL contrast detection autofocus. AF assist lamp and macro illuminating LEDs make focusing easier. Focus modes include 9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, 1CM Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus, and Manual Focus. Focus lock can be activated by pressing the shutter release button halfway
Exposure Metering
Performs TTL, Multi-segment, Center-weighted and Spot metering
Shooting Modes
The camera has an HDR function featuring both Capture Mode, which combines 3 captured images to create a single image with wide dynamic range, and Playback filter, which processes a single image in a way that gives it the HDR look. Additional shooting modes include Handheld Night Snap (ISO 125-1600), Underwater, Underwater Movie, Digital Microscope (2MP), Flower, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, High Speed Movie (VGA, 120fps capture, 30fps playback, up to 15 sec length), Time-Lapse Movie (up to 15 sec length) , 1CM Macro Movie, Surf & Snow, Kids, Digital Wide (5MP), Digital Panorama (2MP per frame), Report (1280x960, ISO 125-1600), and Green (ISO 125-1600). Dynamic Range Adjustment: Yes (highlight and shadow correction). There's also an Auto Picture function, consisting of the following 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
Face Detection
Up to 32 faces detectable. Smile Capture, Blink Detection, Self Portrait Assist, Self Portrait Assist + Smile Capture, and Pet Recognition (1 face detectable) are all available
Drive Modes
Continuous, Burst Shooting, Remote Control with optional control unit WP (3s, 0s), and Auto Bracketing available
Playback Modes
One Shot, Index (6 or 12 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 10X, scrollable), Movie Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, and Calendar modes selectable. Mode pallets include 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 (B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Color Extract, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fisheye, Brightness, Miniature), HDR Filter, Original Frame, Movie Edit (Save as Still Image, Movie Divide, Title Picture), Red-Eye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, DPOF, Start-up Screen
File Formats
Stills: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0, DPOF, PIM III
Movies: MP4 (AVC h.264)
Audio: WAV (PCM), 32kHz, 16-bit stereo, High Speed Movie: 8kHz, 16-bit stereo
Language Support
English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian
Additional Features
Quality levels: Best, better and good for stills; fixed for movies
Custom Image Tone: Bright, Natural, Monochrome
Date, date-time, and time stamp (not available in Green mode)
File/Folder customization: Folder name (date, PENTX, custom), file name (IMGP, custom)
Electronic level
Startup time: Approx 1.8 sec
Release lag: Approx 0.016 sec
Construction: Reinforced polycarbonate plastic with aluminum accents
OS Compatibility
Windows XP (SP3), Vista, 7 or 8, or Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 16.79 Megapixel
Effective: 16 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM, WAV
Max Resolution 16MP: 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 4:3, 16:9
Optics
Lens 9 elements in 7 groups
4 Aspherical
EFL: 4.5-18 mm (35 mm equivalent: 25-100 mm)
Aperture: f/2.0 (W) - 4.9 (T)
Zoom Optical: 4x
Digital: 7.2x
Intelligent Zoom: 28.8x
Focus Range Normal: 1.31' (0.40 m) - Infinity
Macro: 0.33' (0.10 m) - 1.64' (0.50 m)
Super-Macro: 0.36" (0.91 cm) - 0.98' (0.30 m)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 125-6400
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1/4 - 1/4000 sec
4 - 1/4000 sec in Night Scene Mode
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Bracketing, Program, Programmed Auto
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Shooting Modes Auto
Fireworks
Food
Landscape
Macro
Night Portrait
Night Scene
P
Panorama
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Snow
Sports
Underwater
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (White), Manual, Shade, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 10 fps at 5 MP for up to 30 frames
Up to 10 fps at 4 MP for up to 30 frames
Self Timer 10 Sec, 2 Sec
Interval Recording Yes
Remote Control WP (Optional)
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Flash On
Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
Off
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 34' (10.36 m)
Telephoto: 14' (4.27 m)
Memory
Built-in Memory 70MB
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 30 fps
1280 x 720: 60 fps, 30 fps
Video
Video Clip Length Up to 25 Min
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 3.0" LCD Widescreen (460,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
HDMI D (Micro)
USB 2.0
Software System Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), Vista, 7
Mac: OS X 10.4 or later
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Waterproofing 45.9' (14.0 m)
Power
Battery D-LI92 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter K-AC117U (Optional)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.9 x 2.5 x 1.3" / 12.4 x 6.4 x 3.3 cm
Weight 8.4 oz / 238 g with battery and memory card
Pentax WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Green)
  • D-LI92 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery for Pentax X70 Digital Camera
  • Power Adapter D-PA135J
  • I-USB7 USB Interface Cable
  • Software CD-ROM S-SW135
  • Carabiner Strap O-ST134
  • Macro Stand O-MS2
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    PentaxWG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Green)
     
    3.9

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    71%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Large clear LCD (9)
    • Compact (7)
    • Fast shutter speed (6)
    • Great resolution (6)

    Cons

    • Limited zoom (3)
    • Short battery life (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (9)
    • Family photos (6)
    • Macro photography (6)
    • Wildlife (6)
    • Sports/action (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    One Tough Camera

    I go into the mountains, streams and seashores frequently. As a member of a Mineral and Gem Club we take many trips into isolated, rugged and often times wet areas. So I was...Read complete review

    I go into the mountains, streams and seashores frequently. As a member of a Mineral and Gem Club we take many trips into isolated, rugged and often times wet areas. So I was looking for a camera that was light weight and compact that would be able to take a beating and getting wet and this camera can go underwater up to 42 feet. I also want a camera that took photos at high MexaPixels and be able to take video too. That is a big order to ask from a camera! But this camera fit the bill on every demand and did it so easily and with a speed and quality way beyond anything I would have expected. I have seven cameras, two of which are GoPro Cameras that fit the bill for things I do. But this Pentax has not left my hip since I recieved it because it is always ready to cover any situation I find myself in. I just can't say enough about how much I love this camera and can say I am sure anyone who puts this in their arsenol will be as happy as I have been.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    good camera, but beware

    Bought the camera for a snorkeling adventure with my family. I have used sealife cameras before so I know the concerns with keeping the o-ring clean and each night I cleaned. For the first...Read complete review

    Bought the camera for a snorkeling adventure with my family. I have used sealife cameras before so I know the concerns with keeping the o-ring clean and each night I cleaned. For the first two days it lived up to its name. Great pictures and didn't have to worry about getting it wet. On day 3 of snorkeling it leaked and no more underwater pictures. Compartment only has a single gasket to prevent leaks. Would not recommend this for beach adventures. Lesson is to always bring a backup underwater camera

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    5.0

    Wonderful camera!

    By Jeff I.

    from Cave Creek, AZ

    Comments about WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Purple):

    I bought this because I needed a waterproof camera for a rafting trip. It has proved to be a great little camera, tough & practical. Easy to use, lots of features, the battery is long lasting & it takes sharp photos.

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    5.0

    Fantastic

    By Maritime

    from Buzzards Bay

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Resolution
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Green):

      I've taken some great nature shots, but will be using the camera on fishing boats to record the catch.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Perfect!

      By Carol Miller

      from Brasil

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Limited Zoom

      Best Uses

      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Green):

      The camera is excellent, very good size and can take anywhere. The cool thing is that it is shock proof, and for some people "not very careful" like me, she's perfect!
      Buy with BH is always the best choice to make! The delivery is very fast and never had a problem. My favorite store of photographic equipment.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent Product

      By Berto

      from Chapel Hill, NC

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Purple):

            Got this camera for underwater use and it is very versatile. Received it very quickly as well.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Reallly great

            By Mike

            from Las Vegas

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Everything
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Battery Life
            • Great Resolution
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Nothing

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Macro Photography
            • Outdoors Water Stuff
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Green):

            I am a a pro photog with an array of high end 35mm dslr's, MedFormats & 4x5 & 8x10 view cameras. This Pentax WG-3 gps, camera does what my other cameras do not. I searched for the last 3 years for a rugged camera, not liking any of the offerings until now. This camera is the 15th gen of the Pentax lineup, and it was worth the wait. Can't say enough good stuff about it, built like a rock - really super solid, great grip on the body and buttons. Love the styling and fit in my hand. F2 lens, pretty darn good menu interface, and the on screen histogram and 2 way level is amazing in the way they are displayed and the speed of which they respond.A lot of reviews bash the low light quality, but with an f 2 lens, you can shoot at half the ISO most other may need to capture. Or just turn on the flash and be done with it.The surprise star feature of the camera is .... the built in compass of all things, which uses the internal GPS module to calculate - and man o man it is lightning fast and responsive, faster than my iphone compass by a lot. LED is also much better than expected. It is a 400+k pixel screen while some of the others are higher. But honestly, it is a point of diminishing returns. The screen is "smooth and dotless" to the naked eye of the user.Really much better than expected, and especially from Pentax ( sorry pentax ) which is not on the radar screen for most pros.This is a must buy if your looking for an alternative to your pro gear. So, what a nice surprise Pentax. This is the best rugged camera out there by far.

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            1.0

            very poor service

            By adirondakJim

            from New York

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor service

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

              Comments about WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Green):

              after reading others reviews I felt I should update my review. In July I sent the camera back to pentax and in early July I was approved for a replacement. I am still waiting for the replacement. I have called numerous times and they only say the wharehouse is waiting for a stock from the manufacturer. Yet the camera is still being offered for sale.

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              • No

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              1.0

              Lasted 1 week

              By "Wished I bought an Olympus"

              from Washington DC

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Green):

                    I purchased the camera for its waterproof qualities to take on a 3 week Greek Island vacation. The camera performed superbly both in and out of the water for one week. After one week, I noticed condensation on the inside of the LCD screen. I unlocked both locks on the battery compartment and water dripped out. The camera has not worked since. Before the camera failed, I basically took the camera swimming for about 30 mins, would get out for an hour, and then go swimming again for 30 mins. This was the camera's routine for the week it was operational. Additionally I never swam below 10 feet of the surface and the camera was never dropped or subjected to extreme temperatures. I have contacted BH Photo and the Ricoh Customer Service Department. Currently the camera is being sent to Ricoh for either repair or exchange. Based on what happens next will determine if I change the rating. This simply could have been a one time bad camera, but for the price I expected a better experience. If Ricoh backs their product and does right by the customer, I will update my review.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Nice camera

                    By Brian

                    from Forest Hill, Maryland

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                    • Short Battery Life

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Green):

                    I have only had this camera about 2 weeks and so far I really like it. I bought it to have a general use, durable camera. I am pretty rough on equipment between geocaching, fire department, search & rescue, construction work, etc. It is pretty easy to use, once you get used to the features. The shake reduction is great. The microscope feature is great for taking very close pictures. I really like the GPS feature, It will help me remember where I took the pictures at. Having the strap & carabiner will be great while out on trails and moving around so I don't drop or loose this camera. The battery life isn't great, a few hours at best. I would recommend getting an extra battery or two and a spare charger. The picture quality isn't what I was hoping for, but it still takes decent pictures. The automatic time feature does not have a daylight savings time adjustment so depending on what time of year your time stamp could be off.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 8
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Funky design, excellent performance

                    By DebC

                    from Parkersburg, WV

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Battery Life
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Resolution
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Green):

                      This is the 3rd of 3 recent camera purchases and definitely the best! Comfortable fit, fast photos, excellent quality, withstands constant handling, heat, low light, sun and sand. Very impressive product.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 10
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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      What i was dreaming about all the time.

                      By Marek

                      from Austin, Texas

                      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Resolution
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Travel

                        Comments about WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Green):

                        All the time is in my back pack.
                        Microscope function is perfect (for the money of course).
                        Now I can take pictures in the jungle, boat, wind surfer.
                        Any places I don't dear to take my xk$ lenses.
                        Pictures of flowers from less then 1 inch are priceless.

                        Lack of any type lens cover is big plus.
                        Can you imagine camera in mud and automatic "door" on the lens get stuck ??

                        Lack of separate wall charger is bad. But it looks like this is industry directions dis days. I don't like it.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 8
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        2.0

                        good camera, but beware

                        By AdirondakJim

                        from Albany, New York

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • Poor Waterproofing

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel

                        Comments about WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Green):

                        Bought the camera for a snorkeling adventure with my family. I have used sealife cameras before so I know the concerns with keeping the o-ring clean and each night I cleaned. For the first two days it lived up to its name. Great pictures and didn't have to worry about getting it wet. On day 3 of snorkeling it leaked and no more underwater pictures. Compartment only has a single gasket to prevent leaks. Would not recommend this for beach adventures. Lesson is to always bring a backup underwater camera

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 7
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Unexpected surprise

                        By BeccaFoto

                        from Falmouth, MA

                        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Great Resolution
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Macro Focusing Is Awesome
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • Design Looks Like A Toy
                        • Limitedno Manual Control
                        • Potential To Scratch Lens

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Underwater

                        Comments about WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Purple):

                        I bought this camera for the durability, but was delighted to discover it has incredible macro capabilities!
                        The image quality is great and it has a lot of "bells and whistles." The only things I feel are lacking is a lens protector (the front element is exposed even when the camera is off), and the ability to shoot in more manual modes like Aperture Priority.
                        Overall, the WG-3 is perfect to bring along on those adventures when I'm too scared to bring my DSLR.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 8
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        2.0

                        Not great

                        By CZ-5

                        from Marion, IL.

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Fast Shutter Speed

                        Cons

                        • Limited Zoom
                        • Poor Image Quality
                        • Poor in Low Light
                        • Short Battery Life

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Purple):

                        So I took the WG-3, my Sony dsc-hx9v and my gopro on vacation with me. The WG-3 takes awesome macro pics. Everything else pretty much sucks, comparatively speaking. The WG-3 really needs a red filter for any underwater photography other than in a swimming pool. The panoramic and low light modes were terrible. Neither of which would focus correctly. I did enjoy not having to worry about the WG getting wet, but thats about it. The Sony takes much better pics and the gopro takes much better underwater pics. The only use I see for the WG-3 is if you need a rugged camera that takes lousey pics.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 8
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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Always tough, now also capable

                        By Blues_junkie

                        from Sydney, Australia

                        About Me Pro Photographer

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Rugged
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • Limited Zoom
                        • Short Battery Life

                        Best Uses

                        • Adverse Weather Camera
                        • Travel

                        Comments about WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Green):

                        The Pentax WG-3 complete with inbuilt GPS finally delivers the goods. This all-weather camera was always rated as one of the toughest on the market, however it lacked resolution, was rather noisy and had no inbuilt anti-shake mechanism of any kind; which, due to the pressure needed to press down the shutter release, often resulted in blurry pics.

                        Pentax's new WG-3 fixes all that. With a 16mp resolution, relatively low noise, good ISO range, and inbuilt anti-shake technology, this camera is not only waterproof, crush, and shockproof, has well-functioning, fast GSP, it also is easy to use, even for big fingers. The camera is a perfect little 'go anywhere' camera. The only thing I'd fix: the carry strap with the carabiner gets in the way of shooting and should have a simple single-handed sling strap. They could always give you the carabiner as an extra so if you want to hang the camera off your belt you can.
                        Great camera and definitely not just a toy.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 7
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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        One Tough Camera

                        By RockGirl

                        from Seattle, WA

                        About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Battery Life
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Resolution
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Purple):

                          I go into the mountains, streams and seashores frequently. As a member of a Mineral and Gem Club we take many trips into isolated, rugged and often times wet areas. So I was looking for a camera that was light weight and compact that would be able to take a beating and getting wet and this camera can go underwater up to 42 feet. I also want a camera that took photos at high MexaPixels and be able to take video too. That is a big order to ask from a camera! But this camera fit the bill on every demand and did it so easily and with a speed and quality way beyond anything I would have expected. I have seven cameras, two of which are GoPro Cameras that fit the bill for things I do. But this Pentax has not left my hip since I recieved it because it is always ready to cover any situation I find myself in. I just can't say enough about how much I love this camera and can say I am sure anyone who puts this in their arsenol will be as happy as I have been.

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                          • 10
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                          Required item: A memory card is not included, be sure to purchase enough storage capacity.

                          Transcend -  8GB SDHC Memory Card Class 10
                          • You Pay: $7.49
                           

                          Batteries & Power

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                          Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

                          Pentax -  D-LI92 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery for Pentax X70 Digital Camera
                          • You Pay: $34.95
                           
                          Watson -  LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li92 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 800mAh)
                          • You Pay: $17.95
                           

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                          Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

                          Ruggard -  Floating Wrist Strap (Orange)
                          • You Pay: $6.50
                           

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                          OP/TECH USA -  Cam Strap-QD (Black)
                          • You Pay: $8.95
                           

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                          GGI -  All In One USB 2.0 Digital Flash Card Reader / Writer
                          • You Pay: $9.95
                           
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