CAMERA HARDWAREMODEL: WG-3TYPE: Compact Digital Camera
SENSOR- Type: Backlit CMOS w primary color filter- Size: 1/2.3"- Effective pixels: 16- Total pixels: 16.79- Recorded resolutionsStill: 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
LCD/VIEWFINDER- 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)- Viewfinder: n/a
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 rangeNormal: 1.31' to infinityMacro: 0.33' to 1.64'Super Macro: 0.03 (1cm) to 0.98' (at mid-zoom, set automatically)
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: 70MB- 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.200min- Movie recording time: Approx.65 min- Audio recording time: Approx.270 min- AC adapter available: Yes (optional)
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS- Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.9" x 2.5" x 1.3"- Weight: Without battery or removable memory: 7.4 oz, Loaded and ready: 8.1 oz (non-GPS)- 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: Approx1.8 sec- Release lag: Approx0.016 sec
LANGUAGE SUPPORT- English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian
COMPUTER SYSTEM 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, 10.8USB port
IMAGE CAPTUREIMAGE STABILIZATION- Still: Sensor-Shift-Type (SR : Shake Reduction), Dual (SR & Pixel Track SR), High-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)- Movie: Movie SR
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: 125-6400WHITE 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- DynamicRange 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: Burst 10 FPS for up to 30 frames (5M or 4M)- 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
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Great for the outdoor adventurer!
from Palo Alto CA
About Me Casual Photographer
Comments about Pentax Optio WG-1 Waterproof Digital Camera - Purple 8 GB Bundle:
The best surprise about this camera was the great slow-motion replay option in the video setting. We had a lot of fun making short videos zip lining through the trees!! Great for outdoor activities, no need to worry about getting the camera wet or dirty, also gives the opportunity to take photos and video in the water with unique results.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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About Me Photo Enthusiast
I will use this camera during the warm months and on vacation near and in water. Since it is now winter, I have not yet used it much, so I have yet to fully evaluate it.It was probably the easiest user manual to follow of the digital cameras I have owned!
Good tough camera for a home inspector
By Your Commendable Home Inspector
from Palm Harbor, FL
Good tough camera for a home inspector. I take about 200 photos of every home I inspect, and this camera is the best one I've used so far. I've had past cameras fail in 6 - 8 months due to the harsh environment. So far, I think this one will hold up better than any before it. The one issue I've found so far is when shooting in a dark attic, it sometimes decides to forego the flash and tries to do a long, open shutter exposure. Of course the picture always ends to be a blurry mess because I'm crawling around in an attic... Other than that, its tough, it fits in my pocket, good on batteries, and fires quickly.
I would buy this again
from Marianna, Fl
Very happy with this camera!
from Venice, FL
Camera hasn't been tested in low light conditions yet. It was a bit complicated figuring some of it out, but then again it was bought for a present for my 11 yr old. She loves it - I probably just need to spend a little more time with the manual, but she is using it and taking some nice pictures!! Works great underwater too.
Great underwater experience!
By Fun in the sun
Snorkeling in the ocean
from moreno valley, Ca
Took it on vacation in Hawaii.No problems snorkeling with it. I'm pleased with it's performance
By Bob the Builder
from Thurmont, MD
We use this camera inside and outside. We have dropped the camera, used it in the rain, in the dust of a manufacturing environment and so far so good. The pictures are clear and the camera is easy to use.
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Loved It Until it Leaked and Died
By kgf traveler
About Me Semi-Pro Photographer
Was very excited to get this camera as a companion to my Nikon 7000 DSLR camera for a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Was pleased when I tested it at home- nice color, sharp images, great macro feature. Although the LCD display is almost impossible to see underwater or in bright light, we were very pleased with the results of the first four days of use- underwater and on land. I followed the care instructions to the letter, but on the forth day of snorkeling THE CAMERA LEAKED AND DIED :-( Fortunately I was able to recover the photos I had previously taken by using a card reader. I'm so disappointed. I had hoped to use the camera on many trips when I didn't want to expose my DSLR to the elements, or carry that much weight around. Now I have to figure out if/how to get the camera fixed.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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My favorite underwater picture
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very nice camera!
from stuart, fl.
bought to use for hunting and fishing. wanted something that i could get slopped up and not have to worry about ruining. so far this camera fits the bill perfectly! very happy with camera! well worth the money. looking forward to lots of use.