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Pentax Optio WG-3 GPS - digital camera

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    Key Features

    • Heavy-duty construction for underwater shooting
    • 4X optical zoom lens with maximum aperture of F2.0 and wide-angle coverage
    • High-performance, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor
    • Dual anti-shake protection for sharp, blur-free images
    • Six LED Macro Lights to assist close-up shooting
    • Full HD movie recording for extended shooting of high-quality movies
    • Extra-large, high-resolution, wide-frame 3.0-inch LCD monitor
    • Advanced GPS functions and pressure/altitude/depth gauge to facilitate outdoor shooting
    • Wireless recharging
    • Sub-display on the front panel to indicate time, pressure and altitude
    • Two remote control receptors to widen signal coverage
    • Digital level to check the camera's horizontal/vertical inclination
    • Auto Picture mode to automatically select the most appropriate shooting mode from 16 different scene modes
    • Digital Wide mode to compose an extra-wide-angle picture from two separate images
    • Carabineer strap for hooking the camera to a backpack or other outdoor gear
    • 12 digital filters
    Developed as the top-of-the-line models of the dependable, heavy-duty PENTAX WG series, offers the best waterproof and shock resistance. They also feature a newly designed, large-aperture, four-times optical zoom lens, a high-sensitivity, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, and a new-generation imaging engine to deliver high-quality, low-noise images - even in the water, at night and indoors where the subject is poorly illuminated. Adding such outstanding features as - 10°C cold resistance, dual shake reduction system, Full HD movie recording and a high-performance, wide-frame 3.0-inch LCD monitor, the WG-3 GPS perform dependably and brilliantly in a wide variety of demanding outdoor scenes. The PENTAX WG-3 GPS model also features advanced GPS functions to record position data and travel log data onto captured images - along with a pressure/altitude/depth gauge, a digital compass and a wireless recharging system - to facilitate outdoor shooting.

    Product Features

    • Heavy-duty construction for underwater shooting
      By further enhancing the watertight capability of the camera body, PENTAX has upgraded the WG-3 GPS's underwater performance to 14 meters, and for up to two hours of continuous operation. These cameras are also designed to be highly shock-resistant, dustproof, cold-resistant, and crushproof. All these features make the WG-3 GPS dependable, heavy-duty imaging partners in harsh, demanding outdoor conditions.
    • 4X optical zoom lens with maximum aperture of F2.0 and wide-angle coverage
      The newly designed optical zoom lens offers a maximum aperture of F2.0 to capture bright, clear images with minimal noise, even under dimly lit underwater conditions. With its four-time zoom coverage, this versatile zoom lens accommodates a wide range of applications - from macro shooting of flowers to wide-angle shooting of spectacular landscapes. The camera's Intelligent Zoom function also extends the zoom range to cover the focal length, super-telephoto lens to capture extra-high-magnification images without compromising image quality.
    • High-performance, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor
      WG-3 GPS come equipped with a state-of-the-art, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, which is superior in high-sensitivity and low-noise characteristics to conventional sensors and assures high-speed readout of image data signals. Coupled with a new-generation imaging engine, this image sensor delivers a top sensitivity of ISO 6400 and super-high-resolution images with 16.0 effective megapixels. These models also provide advanced image processing functions made possible by the latest super-resolution technology to assure sharp and clear images. They even offer such innovative features as a Handheld Night Snap mode, which automatically captures four images of the same scene and produces a single blur-free, composite image from them.
    • Dual anti-shake protection for sharp, blur-free images
      WG-3 GPS's dual shake reduction system combines an image-sensor-shift-type Shake Reduction mechanism with a Digital SR mode to more effectively compensate for the adverse effects of camera shake and subject shake in shake-prone conditions, such as when capturing poorly lit subject with ambient light only, or when shooting sunset scenes.
    • Six LED Macro Lights to assist close-up shooting
      By positioning six LED Macro Lights around the circumference of the lens barrel for macro shooting, the WG-3 GPS provides brighter, more uniform illumination on the subject when the Digital Microscope mode is selected. With the Macro Lights, the user can clearly see a magnified view of a microscopic world often unnoticeable with the naked eye on the camera's LCD monitor and effortlessly capture eye-catching images. In order to minimize camera shake, and subject shake, the instant illumination enhance function allows for the use of a higher shutter speed by automatically raising the illumination level of the Macro Lights at the moment of shutter release. In addition, the Macro Lights can provide other user-friendly features, such as a Self-Portrait Assist mode to check if the subject's face is safely captured within the picture frame using the blink of an LED lamp, and a LED lighting mode to use the Macro Lights as a lighting device in the dark.
    • Full HD movie recording for extended shooting of high-quality movies
      WG-3 GPS provides Full HD movie recording employing the H.264 recording format, allowing the user to capture high-quality, extended movie clips at a frame rate of 30 frames per second. They also feature a high-speed camera function for slow-motion playback of captured movie clips and a fast-forward movie function to simplify creative movie techniques. A micro-HDMI terminal is also provided on their camera body for simultaneous output of Full HD movie clips and sound to external devices.
    • Extra-large, high-resolution, wide-frame 3.0-inch LCD monitor
      These WG-series models incorporate an extra-large, high-resolution 3.0-inch color LCD monitor with horizontally extended 16:9 proportions. The PENTAX-original Anti-Reflection coating minimizes annoying glare and reflections to assure a sharp, clear on-screen image even under harsh sunshine, while its wide-view design offers a clear view of the monitor from approximately 170 degrees horizontally and vertically, making it particularly useful in low and high angle shooting.
    • Advanced GPS functions and pressure/altitude/depth gauge to facilitate outdoor shooting
      The WG-3 GPS comes 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. Thanks to newly incorporated pressure sensor and digital compass, the user can not only check the pressure, altitude/underwater depth and direction of a shooting location, but also record such data onto captured images for future reference.
    • Wireless recharging
      The WG-3 GPS is compatible with the wireless Qi recharging system, which automatically recharges the built-in battery simply by placing the camera on a Qi-compatible commercial wireless recharger. Since this system eliminates the need to open and close the battery chamber cover, it greatly reduces the risk of foreign substances such as sand and dust clinging to special water seals installed in the cover.
    General
    Product Type
    Digital camera - compact
    Enclosure Colour
    Green
    Sensor Resolution
    16.0 Megapixel
    Optical Sensor Type
    BSI-CMOS
    Total Pixels
    16,790,000 pixels
    Effective Sensor Resolution
    16,000,000 pixels
    Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.3"
    Optical Zoom
    4 x
    Digital Zoom
    7.2 x
    Image Stabiliser
    Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
    Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
    Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    9
    AE/AF Control
    Subject-tracking AF
    Face Detection
    Blink Detection technology, Face Detection AF/AE, Pet Detection, Smile Capture, Self Portrait Auto Shutter
    Digital Video Format
    H.264
    Image Recording Format
    JPEG
    Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    AV Interfaces
    Composite video/audio, HDMI
    Exposure & White Balance
    Light Sensitivity
    ISO auto (125-6400), ISO 125-6400
    Exposure Metering
    Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
    Exposure Modes
    Programme, automatic
    Shooting Programs
    Landscape, portrait mode, surf & snow, PET, food, fireworks, flower, night scene, Underwater, sports mode, night scene with portrait, kids, report, digital wide, digital microscope, underwater movie, digital panorama, handheld night shot, Dynamic Range (HDR), digital IS, green
    Special Effects
    Soft, Black & White, Sepia, Colour, fisheye, miniature, Retro, HDR, Colour Extract, brightness, Toy camera, starburst, High contrast, Ink Rubbing, Color Emphasis, Collage
    White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
    White Balance Presets
    Tungsten light, daylight, shade, fluorescent light (daylight colour), fluorescent light (daylight white), fluorescent light (white)
    Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
    Min Shutter Speed
    4 sec
    Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
    Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps
    Lens System
    Type
    4 x zoom lens - 4.5 - 18 mm - f/2.0-4.9
    Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    25 - 100mm
    Focus Adjustment
    Automatic, manual
    Min Focus Distance
    40 cm
    Macro Focus Range
    1-50cm
    Zoom Adjustment
    Motorised drive
    Lens Construction
    7 groups / 9 elements
    Features
    Built-in lens shield, aspherical lens
    Camera Flash
    Camera Flash
    Built-in flash
    Flash Modes
    Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
    Features
    AF illuminator
    Effective Flash Range
    0.2 m - 10.4 m : ISO auto ( wide lens )
    0.2 m - 4.2 m : ISO auto ( tele lens )
    Additional Features
    Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2sec
    Additional Features
    Audio recording, multi-picture burst, USB 2.0 compatibility, date/time stamp, DPOF support, digital image rotation, PRINT Image Matching, histogram display, in-camera red-eye removal, cropping an image, resizing an image, digital image stabilization (video mode), interval shooting mode, in-camera film editing, Triple Shake Reduction technology, 1080p Full HD movie recording, built-in compass, built-in LED illuminator, Dynamic Range Adjustment, Exif Print support, built-in GPS, Pixel Track SR, digital level meter, built-in barometer, built-in altimeter, Eye-Fi Card Ready, high-speed recording, wireless recharging ready (Qi compatible)
    Display
    Type
    3" LCD display
    Resolution
    460,000 pixels
    Display Features
    Built-in
    Microphone
    Microphone Operation Mode
    Stereo
    Connections
    Connector Type
    1 x Hi-Speed USB
    Composite video/audio output
    1 x HDMI output
    Memory Card Slot
    SD card
    Software
    Software
    Drivers & Utilities, ArcSoft MediaImpression
    System Requirements for PC Connection
    Operating System Support
    MS Windows 7, MS Windows XP SP3, MS Windows Vista, Windows 8, Apple Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.8
    Peripheral Devices
    USB port, CD-ROM Drive
    Miscellaneous
    Included Accessories
    Carrying strap, AC power adaptor, USB cable, carabiner clip, macro stand
    Body Material
    Polycarbonate
    Protection
    Waterproof, crushproof, freezeproof, shockproof, dust resistant
    Underwater Depth
    Up to 14m
    Battery
    Battery Type
    Pentax D-Li92
    Details
    1 x Pentax D-Li92 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
    Battery Life Details
    Photo shooting - 240 shots
    Playback - 3.3 hours
    Video recording - 1.1 hours
    Voice recording - 4.5 hours
    Memory / Storage
    Memory Card Slot
    SD card
    Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
    Image Storage
    JPEG 4608 x 3456
    JPEG 3456 x 3456
    JPEG 4608 x 2592
    JPEG 3072 x 2304
    JPEG 3072 x 1728
    JPEG 2592 x 1944
    JPEG 2592 x 1464
    JPEG 2048 x 1536
    JPEG 1920 x 1080
    JPEG 1024 x 768
    JPEG 640 x 480
    Video Capture
    H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 30 fps
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 60 fps
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 120 fps
    Dimensions & Weight
    Width
    12.5 cm
    Depth
    3.2 cm
    Height
    6.45 cm
    Weight
    219 g
    Environmental Parameters
    Min Operating Temperature
    -10 °C
    Max Operating Temperature
    40 °C
    • Pentax Optio WG-3 GPS
    • Pentax D-Li92 Battery
    • Carrying strap, AC power adaptor, USB cable, carabiner clip, macro stand

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