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Pentax WG-4 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.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 MeteringAccepts 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-4 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-4 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-4

The Pentax WG-4 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.

A freezeproof construction allows this camera to operate normally down to -10C. There is no viewfinder on the Pentax WG-4 and no provision to add one.

Model Specifications

BrandPentax ModelWG-4
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 *Macro LEDs. Tracking AF-C.
Viewfinder Type None Viewfinder Size
Display Attachment Display Size 460K Pixels 3" LCD
Exposure ModesP, T Scene Modes11Night, Underwater, Surf+Snow, 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 1.5 FPS, Unlimited JPEG *14 FPS @ 4 MP. Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s
Command Dials DOF Preview No
Protection Freezeproof to -10C Dust Reduction No
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR Yes Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer Yes Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG Flash Ports
Built-In Flash Yes, 11m (W-T) Flash Sync
Video Capture 1920x1080 @ 30 FPS 16:9 *High-speed 120 FPS video at lower resolutions. Sound Input
Video Format MPEG-4 WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity, Internal Memory GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life
Introduced 2014-02-05, DiscontinuedYES Construction *Waterproof to 15m, Crushproof to 100kg, Dustproof, Freezeproof -10C
Size 125 x 0 x 33mm (W x H x D) Weight 230g

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Pentax WG-4 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
1.5 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesSpot-Metering
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion Battery
3" LCD 460K PixelsSecure Digital Extended Capacity
Internal Memory
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