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

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

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

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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
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  • 1Description
The purple 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
In the Box
Pentax WG-3 Digital Camera with GPS Kit (Purple)
  • 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
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    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 16 MP: 4608 x 3456
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 4:3, 16:9
    Optics
    Lens 9 elements in 7 groups
    4 Aspherical
    EFL: 4.5-18mm (35 mm equivalent: 25-100mm)
    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 
    4 - 1/4000  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 70 MB
    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
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 5.5 x 3.3"

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