Meedo Bar

Quick Search

January 30, 2013

Pentax announces the WG-3 and WG-3 GPS rugged digital cameras

Along with the WG-10, Pentax has also announced two other rugged camera models: the WG-3 and WG-3 GPS. Both models are waterproof and feature the highest depth rating in the WG series, along with a cold-resistant, dustproof, and crushproof body. You can check out some pictures of the camera, as well as its specs, after the jump.

The WG-3 and WG-3 GPS models are both waterproof to depths of 46 feet (14 meters) and shockproof against drops from heights up to 6.5 feet (2 meters). Both can withstand temps down to 14F (-10C). The big difference between the models is indicated by their names – the WG-3 GPS model can add position and travel log data to images via GPS capabilities. Likewise, the GPS model features wireless recharging, a digital compass, and a gauge showing water depth, altitude, and pressure.

Both cameras feature video recording in up to full 1080p HD, as well as a 3-inch LCD display covered with anti-reflection coating to reduce glares and difficulty seeing. The 16-megapixel CMOS sensor is backlit, there are 12 digital image filters and 16 shooting modes, and support for Eye-Fi wifi SD cards. Because the camera is designed to be rugged, it only makes sense that Pentax included a carabiner strap for both models.

To keep images from coming out blurry, the WG-3/GPS models feature 9-point auto focus, as well as spot auto focus and auto tracking AF. There’s sensor-shift shake reduction, as well as high-sensitivity digital reduction. Both models will be released in April, with the WG-3 being priced at $299.95, and the WG-3 GPS being priced at $349.95.