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Pentax WG-30w Digital Camera

16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringWeatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Waterproof - Submersible under water up to a certain depth.Waterproof - Submersible under water up to a certain depth.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Pentax WG-30w is a Compact Digital Camera with a 1/2.3" sensor. Its 16 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 125-6400 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 125-6400. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in relatively low-light. With 16 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/4000 to 4s. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/4000, fast action can easily be frozen. Given that is does not support very slow shutter-speeds, this camera is unsuitable for night photography.

Pentax WG-30w

The Pentax WG-30w features a 9-point Contrast-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. A Real-Time Autofocus Tracking System allows focus to follow a moving subject within the frame. Manual Focus is also available.

The Pentax WG-30w is waterproof to a 12 meter depth. The weatherproof construction of this digital camera protects it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. This particular model is also freezeproof down to -10C. There is no viewfinder on the Pentax WG-30w and no provision to add one.

Model Specifications

BrandPentax ModelWG-30w
Sensor 16 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 6 x 5mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization None Dust-ReductionN / A
Sensitivity ISO 125 - 6400 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 4s
Lens28 - 140mm F/3.5 - 5.5Mininum Focus1cm (w) / 50cm (t)
ZoomInternalManual Focus Electronic
Filter Diameter Focus System 9-point Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp *Tracking AF-C
Viewfinder Type None Viewfinder Size
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 230K Pixels 2.7" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesAuto Scene Modes14Handheld Night, Digital Microscope, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Underwater, Surf+Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Night, Night Portrait, Fireworks, Food
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning
Continuous Drive 1 FPS, Unlimited JPEG Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s
Command Dials DOF Preview No
Protection Waterproof to 12m
Weatherproof to -10C
Dust Reduction No
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Infrared, WiFi Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR Yes Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer Yes Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG Flash Ports
Built-In Flash Yes, 3.9 - 2.5m (W-T) Flash Sync
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 30 FPS 16:9 *1280x720 @ 60 FPS. Sound Input
Video Format MPEG-4 WiFi Yes
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 300 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2014-10-08, DiscontinuedYES Construction Shockproof *Shockproof to 1.5m, Waterproof to 12m, Freezeproof, Dustproof
Size 123 x 62 x 30mm (W x H x D) Weight 194g

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Pentax WG-30w Highlights


Compact digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm

1/2.3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

16 Megapixels Fixed LensISO 125-6400
5X Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/4000-4s
Waterproof to 12mCustom white-balance
Weatherproof down to -10CSpot-Metering
1 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
2.7" LCD 230K Pixels
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