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  • 16 megapixel 1/2.3” CMOS sensor
  • Rugged design built for outdoors, crush proof up to 220 LBF (pound-force)
  • Waterproof up to 45’ depth
  • Freeze-proof up to -10 ? C
  • 3” LCD monitor with a resolution of 460,000 dots
  • Full HD video recording
  • Built-in GPS that records locational data

Manufacturer # 12673

Our Stock # PX12673

Pentax Optio WG-3 GPS Waterproof Digital Camera (Purple)

Price:
$349.00

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Optio WG-3 GPS waterproof digital camera is powered by a 1/2.3" backlit CMOS sensor with an effective 16 megapixel and an ISO sensitivity of 125-6400. The camera is designed to withstand water up to a depth of 45’, withstand drop from up to 6.6’, cold proof up to – 10 ? C and crushproof up to 220 LBF making it ideally suitable for adventure, underwater and other types of photography where normal water-resistant cameras would fail. Additionally the camera shoots beautiful full HD videos, has a built-in GPS feature and a 3” LCD monitor that boasts a 460,000 dots resolution.

Your Adventure Is Now

We intensified 'tough' with the 15th generation of our ruggedized compact camera as it builds on proven PENTAX experience to bring you the best adventure proof camera yet. Capture outstanding images in any element with its brighter 4X optical zoom and new Shake Reduction system. Enjoy built-in digital pressure, altitude and depth gauges, a compass and wireless charging in the upgraded GPS model. Dive deeper, climb higher, explore longer, and capture even more of your journey with the PENTAX WG-3 GPS. Your adventure is now.

16 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and new-generation Imaging Engine

A Backlit 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, coupled with the new-generation imaging engine delivers a top sensitivity of ISO 6400 with low-noise characteristics and super-high resolution imaging with no compromise in image quality, color accuracy, and noise performance in any lighting condition, underwater and in the field.

Waterproof to 45 feet

PENTAX’s 15th generation waterproof digital compact camera has intensified ‘tough’ as the further enhanced the watertight construction allows for a depth of 45 feet—swim in the pool, snorkel and dive in the ocean, kayak river rapids, surf the big waves or get caught in a downpour, all the while capturing beautiful photography and HD video for up to two hours of continuous operation.

Crushproof

Heavy-duty and dependable in harsh, demanding conditions, the crushproof construction withstands weights up to 220 LBF (pound-force), preventing from damage at the bottom of a backpack, or when accidentally wedged between a body and a solid object.

Dustproof

The dustproof design protects the camera from any dry, dusty environments your adventures may take you—ensuring clear, clean images at sandy beaches and in windy desert storms.

Advanced GPS functions & Wireless Recharging in GPS models

Select GPS models come equipped with a sophisticated GPS module, which automatically records position data and travel log data onto captured images, and adjusts the built-in clock to local time. Find your way, check your direction, altitude, pressure and water depth with the camera’s digital compass and gauges right on the front of the unit. Get up and go quickly with the added ease of wireless recharging, also incorporated in the GPS model.

Full 1080p30 HD video recording, h.264 compression

Capture full HD video in widescreen 1080p resolution (1920x1080) with efficient, high quality h.264 compression at 30 frames per second. Also featuring a high-speed camera function for slow-motion playback of captured movie clips and a fast-forward movie function. A micro-HDMI terminal is also provided on the camera body for simultaneous output of movie clips and sound to external devises.

PENTAX Sensor–Shift Shake Reduction system

The triple shake reduction system combines an image-sensor-shift-type SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism with the digital Pixel Track and high ISO Shake Reduction modes to more effectively protect shake-prone images and low light photography for incredibly sharp blur-free images. Keep your memories vibrant—enjoy the reliability of stunning sunsets, and always-sharp adventures with the PENTAX SR system.

Shockproof

The shockproof, ruggedized design protects from drops up to 6.6 feet, ensuring stable operation during rigorous outdoor activity or for life’s everyday mishaps—perfect for anyone, whether you’re a mountain climber or a family with small children.

Coldproof

Coldproof to sub-freezing temperatures of minus 14 degrees F (10 degrees C) making the WG-3 ideal for use in cold, snowy, wet conditions from skiing to snowmobiling, snowshoeing to sledding, or just building a snowman in the front yard.

Faster F 2.0 aperture with a 4X Optical Zoom

The newly designed optical 4X zoom lens offers a high-performance, large aperture of F2.0 at its widest angle to capture bright imagery no matter what the lighting condition, even in dim underwater conditions—all the while offering a complete range of shots from wide-angle to telephoto (25mm-100mm equivalent in 35mm format) for everyday and extreme photography. The camera’s Intelligent Zoom (digital) function also extends the range even further to approximately 28.8 times to cover the focal length to a 720mm super-telephoto (in 35mm format), to capture extra-high magnification images, such as wildlife, without compromising image quality.

Six LED Macro Lights to assist in close-up shooting

Capture the tiniest details while the positioning of six LED Macro Lights around the circumference of the lens barrel allows for brighter, uniform illumination on a subject when the Digital Microscope mode is selected—perfect for insects, flowers, nature and still-life photography.

3 inch High resolution LCD Screen with Anti-Reflection

An extra-large, high-resolution 3 inch color LCD monitor with horizontally extended 16:9 proportions, and approximately 460,000 dots, offers beautiful capture and playback— while the PENTAX-original AR (Anti-reflection) coating assures clear, glare-free images on-screen, even in harsh sunlight. Its wide-view design offers a clear view from approximately 170 degrees, making it useful in low and high angle shooting.

TYPE

Compact Digital Camera

SENSOR

Type

Backlit CMOS w primary color filter

Size

1/2.3”

Effective pixels

16

Total pixels

16.79

Recorded resolutions

Still: 16M (4608x3456), 12M (1:1, 3456x3456), 12M (16:9, 4608x2592), 7M (3072x2304), 5M (16:9, 3072x1728), 5M (2592x1944), 4M (16:9, 2592x1464), 3M (2048x1536), 2M (16:9, 1920x1080), 1024 (1024x768), VGA (640x480)

Movie: HD (1920x1080p30, 1280x720p60/30)

Quality levels: Still: *** best, ** better, * good, Movie: fixed

LENS

Type/construction

PENTAX zoom lens, 9 elements, 7 groups (4 aspheric elements), protective cover w SP coating

Optical zoom

4X

Focal length (equiv.)

4.5-18mm (25-100mm)

Digital zoom

7.2X

Combined zoom

28.8X

Intelligent zoom

Approx. 6X at 7M to 28.8X at VGA

Aperture

F2-4.9

FOCUS SYSTEM

Type

TTL contrast detection autofocus, AF assist lamp, Macro Illuminating LEDs

Focus modes

9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, 1CM Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus

Manual focus

Yes

Macro focus

Yes, Macro and 1CM Macro available

Focus lock

Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way

Focus range

Normal: 1.31’ to infinity
Macro: 0.33’ to 1.64’
Super Macro: 0.03 (1cm) to 0.98’ (at mid-zoom, set automatically)

LCD MONITOR

LCD screen

3” widescreen TFT color LCD w anti-reflective coating on cover

LCD resolution

HVGA 460,000 dots

Wide angle viewable

Yes (approx. 170° horizontal/vertical)

FLASH

Type

Built-in series control auto flash

Flash modes

Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye

Effective range

34’ (wide, auto ISO), 14’ (tele, auto ISO)

STORAGE MEDIA

Internal memory

70 MB

Removable memory

SD, SDHC, SDXC

INTERFACES

Ports

USB 2.0 hi-speed, USB / AV out, HDMI (Micro, Type-D)

Video out

NTSC, PAL, HD (HDMI supports HD Auto, 1080i, 720p, 480p)

Printer interfaces

n/a

POWER SUPPLY

Power source

Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI92

Recordable images

Approx. 240

Playback time

Approx. 200 min

Movie recording time

Approx. 65 min

Audio recording time

Approx. 270 min

AC adapter available

Yes (optional)

PHYSICAL SPECS

Dimensions (W x H x D)

4.9” x 2.5” x 1.3”

Weight

Without battery or removable memory: 7.7 oz
Loaded and ready: 8.4 oz

Construction material(s)

Reinforced polycarbonate plastic w aluminum accents

Operating temperature

14-104°F (coldproof)

Ruggedized features

Waterproof (45.9’), Shockproof (6.5’), Crushproof (220 LBF), Coldproof (-10°C), Dustproof (JIS 6)

TIMING

Startup timing

Approx 1.8 sec

Release lag

Approx 0.016 sec

LANGUAGE SUPPORT

English
French
German
Spanish
Portuguese
Italian
Dutch
Danish
Swedish
Finnish
Polish
Czech
Hungarian
Turkish
Greek
Russian

IMAGE STABILIZATION

Still: Sensor-Shift-Type (SR : Shake Reduction), Dual (SR & Pixel Track SR),
High-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)
Movie: Movie SR (Maximum effect of Sensor-Shift-Type SR = approx. 3 stops)

METERING SYSTEM

Type

TTL

Multi-segment

Yes

Center weighted

Yes

Spot

Yes

Exposure compensation

+/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)

ISO SENSITIVITY

Auto

125-6400 auto range adjustable

Manual

125-6400

WHITE BALANCE

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: White Light), Manual

SHUTTER

Type

Programmed AE mechanical and electronic shutter mechanism

Shutter speed

1/4000 to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode)

CAPTURE MODES

Mode selection

Auto Picture, Program, HDR, Night Scene, Handheld Night Snap (ISO 125-1600), Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Digital Microscope (2M), Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, High Speed Movie (VGA, 120 FPS capture, 30 FPS playback), Time-Lapse Movie, 1CM Macro Movie, Digital SR, Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Fireworks, Night Scene Portrait, Food, Digital Wide (5M), Digital Panorama (2M per frame), Report (1280x960, ISO 125-1600), Green (ISO 125-1600)

Auto Picture 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

Custom Image Tone

Bright, Natural, Monochrome

Green simplified mode available

Yes (ISO 125-1600)

Face detection available

Yes (up to 32 faces), Smile Capture, Blink Detection, Self Portrait Assist, Self Portrait Assist + Smile Capture, Pet Recognition (1 face detect
PASMB: P

Date stamp

Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode)

Digital filters (capture)

n/a

Dynamic Range Adjustment

Yes (highlight and shadow correction)

File/Folder customization

Folder name (date, PENTX, custom), file name (IMGP, custom)

Electronic level

Yes

DRIVE MODES

Mode selection

One Shot, Self-Timer (10s, 2s), Continuous, Burst Shooting, Remote Control (3s, 0s), Auto Bracketing

Continuous FPS

approx. 1.5 fps, 16M(4:3): up to approx. 60 frames, approx. 1.7 fps, 12M(16:9): up to approx. 78 frames
Burst approx. 12 fps, 5M(4:3): up to 30 frames, approx. 14 fps, 4M(16:9): up to 30 frames

Multi-exposure

n/a

Interval

Interval Shot, Interval Movie, High Speed Movie (120 FPS capture, 30 FPS playback)

HDR

Yes. Capture Mode (3 captured images combined to create single image with wide dynamic range) or as a Playback filter (single image processed to have HDR “look”)

PLAYBACK MODES

Mode selection

One Shot, Index (6 or 12 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 10X, scrollable), Movie Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar

Mode pallet

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 (playback): (B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Color Extract, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fisheye, Brightness, Miniature), HDR Filter, Original Frame, Movie Edit, Red-Eye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, DPOF, Start-up Screen

Movie edit

Save as Still Image, Movie Divide, Title Picture

FILE FORMATS

Still: JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0, DPOF, PIM III
Movie (compression): MP4 (AVC h.264)
Sound: WAV (PCM), 32KHz, 16bit stereo, High Speed Movie?8KHz, 16bit, stereo

COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS

For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.

WINDOWS

Windows XP(SP3), Vista, 7, 8, USB port

Mac

MacOS 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 USB port

  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • Power Adapter D-PA135J
  • Carabiner Strap O-ST135 (for non-GPS)
  • Software CD-ROM S-SW135
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI92
  • Carabiner Strap O-ST134 (for GPS)
  • Macro Stand O-MS2

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5.0

super camera for those on the go

By Andiesunv

from Portland, Or

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        I love taking this camera swimming, kayaking and skiing. very easy to use underwater option and easy to clean after exposure to salt water. Good on hiking trips as you don't have to worry about dirt exposure either.

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