Any WG-3 owner? Please share samples and experience

Started Mar 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
BrianC Veteran Member • Posts: 4,596
Re: Any WG-3 owner? Please share samples and experience

BorisK1 wrote:

BrianC wrote:

In movie mode the WG-3 will NOT auto focus when zooming. It will zoom while shooting with the movie button though, however it will still not auto focus.

I haven't seen any documentation regarding auto focus in movie mode so I don't know if it's supposed to or not.

I had the WG-2 last year and returned it.........thinking the WG-3 would be better I wanted to try it. So far, not as good as I had hoped.

I also tested my Sony HX5V inside the house and then aimed at a bright window.............it adjusted to the outside light where the WG-3 had a complete wash out, so bright I couldn't make anything out.

The movie performance will be a deal breaker for me.............

The WG-3 manual says "You can use the optical zoom and autofocus functions while recording movies when [Enable Autofocus] (p.118) and [Enable Optical Zoom] (p.118) are set to ☑ (On) in the [ Movie] menu. However, operation noise is recorded in the movie."

Did you enable AF and optical zoom?

Yes, I've tried all settings..........I just got off the phone with Pentax.

I was told the camera will NOT auto focus while zooming......bummer

Today for the first time I was able to zoom while in movie mode but the camera still will not re-adjust for for outside light after shooting inside. He thinks it's defective.

I will be returning the camera but really wanted it to be the one for me.

The no zooming in movie mode is the deal breaker.......darn it Pentax, I have loved my 4 different dslrs but I have to give up on your rugged cams.

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