Pentax Optio WG-3 and WG-10

New waterproof compact cameras

By PF Staff in Pentax Rumors on Jan 28, 2013
Pentax Optio WG-3 and WG-10

Recent forum posts suggest that we'll see two new waterproof Pentax point-and-shoots at the upcoming CP+ show in Toyko.  The Optio WG-10, pictured above, will be entering the market as an affordable outdoor compact camera; we expect it to be substantially cheaper than the new Optio WG-3, shown below, which be replacing the current Optio WG-2

The WG-3 will be available with and without GPS, and it will feature better waterproofing than the WG-10.

The WG-10 is based on the design of the Optio WG-1 (originally launched in 2011) but will feature improved hardware and firmware features to bring it up to modern standards.

Pentax Optio WG-3

This is the first time that Pentax is launching two entirely different waterproof cameras side-by-side, something that we're very happy to be seeing, as it means that Pentax plans on further strengthening their image as an outdoor brand.  Furthermore, their two-camera lineup will now be able to more easily compete with other brands that also offer two waterproof compacts, such as Fuji or Nikon.

Enthusiasts, don't be alarmed: there's much more to be seen at CP+ than these two cameras.  Stay tuned to our homepage, as wel as our CP+ 2013 coverage page, for the latest in Pentax news and rumors!

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