Pentax WG-3 GPS Overview
|I own it||I want it||I had it|
The Pentax WG-3 GPS features built-in GPS (obviously), an image-stabilized 16MP CMOS sensor, and an F2.0-4.9 lens with 25-100mm equivalent zoom. It is waterproof down to 45 feet, drop-resistant from heights of 6.6 feet, dust-resistant, and can handle temperatures down to 14F. Finally, it's back-pocket-safe, meaning you can sit on it and it's still likely to work (the WG-3 can handle up to 220 pounds of pressure).
New to the GPS model is a built-in clock that can also report the pressure, altitude, depth, and compass direction. This model also charges wirelessly.
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|ISO||Auto 125-6400, 125, 200, 400,800, 1600, 3200, 6400|
|Focal length (equiv.)||25–100 mm|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||238 g (0.52 lb / 8.40 oz)|
|Dimensions||125 x 64 x 33 mm (4.9 x 2.5 x 1.3″)|
The Pentax WG-3 GPS offers a curvy, rugged design that can handle tough conditions with aplomb. Its lens is faster than most of its peers at its wide end, which allows for better low light photos. It also features a unique macro ring lamp, front-mounted LED clock/altimeter, and wireless battery charging support. Image quality is typical for a compact camera, meaning good, not great. Low light focusing is quite sluggish, and the flash is weak and slow to recharge. Battery life is below average.
Good for: Outdoorsy photographers who want good photo quality, a faster-than-average lens, and a solid GPS implementation.
Not so good for: People who take a lot of low light or flash photos, or who expect accurate color when shooting underwater.