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Pentax WG-3 GPS 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.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.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.Built-In GPSBuilt-In GPSAccepts 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-3 GPS 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.

A builtin Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Pentax WG-3 GPS to compensate for camera shake.

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-3 GPS

The Pentax WG-3 GPS features a 9-point Contrast-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. Manual Focus is also available.

The Pentax WG-3 GPS is waterproof to a 15 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-3 GPS and no provision to add one.

Model Specifications

BrandPentax ModelWG-3 GPS
Sensor 16 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 6 x 5mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization Built-In Dust-ReductionN / A
Sensitivity ISO 125 - 6400 Shutter-Speed 1/4000 - 4s
Lens25 - 100mm F/2 - 4.9Mininum Focus1cm (w) / 40cm (t)
ZoomInternalManual Focus Electronic
Filter Diameter Focus System 9-point Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp
Viewfinder Type None Viewfinder Size
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 460K Pixels 3" LCD
Exposure ModesAuto Scene Modes19HDR, Night Scene, Handheld Night, Underwater, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Interval Shot, Digital SR, Surf&Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Fireworks, Night Portrait, Food, Digital Wide, Digital Panorama, Report
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 Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s, Remote 3s
Command Dials DOF Preview No
Protection Waterproof to 15m
Weatherproof to -10C
Dust Reduction No
Digital Level 1 Axis Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Infrared Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR Yes Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG Flash Ports
Built-In Flash Yes6 Macro LED lights., 10.3 - 4.2m (W-T) Flash Sync
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 30 FPS 16:9 Sound Input
Video Format MPEG-4 H.264 WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity, Internal Memory GPS Position, Elevation, Orientation
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 240 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2013-01-29, DiscontinuedYES Construction Shockproof *Waterproof to 15m, Shockproof to 2m, Freezeproof to -10C, Crushproof to 100kg, Dustproof
Size 125 x 64 x 33mm (W x H x D) Weight 240g

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Pentax WG-3 GPS 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
4X Ultra-Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/4000-4s
Built-in StabilizationCustom white-balance
1 Axis Digital LevelSpot-Metering
Waterproof to 15mLithium-Ion Battery
Weatherproof down to -10CSecure Digital Extended Capacity
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingInternal Memory
3" LCD 460K Pixels
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