Pentax WG-3 GPS

Last Updated (08 May’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ PCMAG

Pentax WG-3 GPS is a 16MP Backlit CMOS Image Sensor Waterproof Digital Camera with 4.5-18mm (35mm Equiv: 25-100mm) f/2 Lens. It features 3-inch TFT LCD Monitor with AR Coating, Sensor-Shift/Digital Image Stabilization, Waterproof to 45.9′, Shockproof to 6.5′, Crushproof against 220 LBF, Dustproof, Freezeproof to 14°F, Full HD 1080p Video Recording, GPS Records Data onto Images, and has ISO Sensitivity 125-6400. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.9 x 2.5 x 1.3″ / 12.4 x 6.4 x 3.3 cm and weight 8.4 oz / 238 g with battery and memory card.

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆


Pentax WG-3 GPS Features

The Pentax WG-3 GPS combines a 16 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and new-generation Imaging Engine which enables it to capture high image quality at ISO Sensitivity up to 6400. The combination of sensor and new engine enable you to get beautiful image quality with low-noise characteristics and super-high resolution imaging in any lighting condition, underwater and in the field. The camera also equipped with a 4x optical zoom lens which offers an effective focal length of 4.5-18mm, equivalent to 25-100mm in 35mm format allowing you capture bright imagery no matter what the lighting condition, even in dim underwater conditions.

In addition, Pentax WG-3 GPS is able to record Full HD 1080p video at 30fps which supported by a high-speed camera function for slow-motion playback of captured movie clips and a fast-forward movie function. You can also playback your videos on HDTV by connecting the camera via micro-HDMI terminal to your compatible HDTV. Not only does it, the camera has a 3-inch High resolution LCD Monitor with Anti-Reflection for viewing and playback your photos and videos.

Pentax WG-3 GPS is equipped with a GPS module for recording position and travel log data onto captured images. It is rugged camera which offers 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. Not only does it, the camera also offer dustproof and coldproof ability to sub-freezing temperatures of minus 14 degrees F (10 degrees C).

Additionally, this camera has more features such as Image Stabilization to compensate the camera effects, Focus System, Exposure Metering, Shooting Modes, Face Detection, Drive Modes, Playback Modes, and more. All of this features making the camera easier to capture high image quality in any shooting conditions.

Pentax WG-3 GPS Features:

+ 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

+ ISO 6400

Expert Reviews

Pentax WG-3 GPS Reviews

PCMAG reviews the Pentax WG-3 GPS and writes;
“The WG-3 GPS is one of the more interestingly designed tough cameras on the market. Its lens is fast and sharp, it can go deep underwater, and the LED lights around the lens are a great tool for macro photography. Its image quality is noticeably better than the WG-2,”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Ephotozine reviews the Pentax WG-3 GPS and writes;
“A lot of thought has gone into the design of the WG-3, it looks like an outdoors camera and it certainly acts like one. You can drop it, freeze it and even go down to 14m underwater, this is as deep as any other waterproof cameras will go..”
Rating: ★★★½☆

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