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Pentax WG-10

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Pentax WG-10

Pentax WG-10
Pentax WG-10
Pentax WG-10
Pentax WG-10
Pentax WG-10

The Pentax WG-10 is an affordable entry-level waterproof compact camera that builds on the design of the WG-1, but features improved hardware.

It will be available for $179 through select stores only (Target in the US).

The WG-10 is water proof for a depth to 10 meters and for up to two hours submerged. It is shock resistant against a fall from 1.5 meters and cold proof down to -10 degrees C.

The WG-10 includes the Pentax microscope mode with built-in light for macro photography in the form of five LED's around the lens.

The camera has three kinds of shake reduction:
1: Pixel Track SR (software based)
2: Digital SR (boosting ISO to prevent long shutter speeds)
3: Move SR: provides blur-free movie clips through software based shake reduction

Other features:

1) High-speed Face Detection function, with Self-Portrait Assist mode

2) Protector Jacket O-CC1182 (optional accessory) to protect
the camera body from scratches and grime

3) O-ST1352 Float Strap (optional accessory) to prevent the loss of the camera in the water

4) Auto Picture mode to automatically select the most appropriate shooting mode from 16 different scene modes

5) 12 digital filters for creative expressions

6) Digital Wide mode to compose an extra-wide-angle picture (equivalent to approx. 21mm wide angle in the 35mm format) from two separate images

7) Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN SD memory cards.

Camera nameOptio WG-10
Sensor14 MP 1/2.3 inch CCD
ISO range80 - 6400
Aspect ratio16:9, 4:3, and 1:1
Shake reductionPixel tracking and High-ISO anti-shake (Digital SR)
Exposure modesAuto Picture, Program, Night Scene, Digital Microscope, Landscape,
 Flower, Portrait, Underwater, Interval Shooting, Handheld Night Snap,
 Surf and Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Candlelight, Fireworks, Night Scene Portrait,
 Text, Food, Digital Wide, Panorama, Green Mode
Exposure compensation+/- 2 EV (1/3EV steps)
Light meterMulti-segment, center weight, spot
Shutter speeds1/4s to 1/1500s. Night scene mode up to 4s
Drive modesOne shot, Self-timer (2s and 10s), Remote control (immediate or 3s), continuous shooting, burst shooting, interval shooting, auto bracketing
Lens5x optical zoom, 5 - 25 mm F3.5 - F5.5 (28 - 140 mm eqv.)
Optics11 elements (5 aspherical) in 9 groups
Digital zoom6.7x
Auto focusNormal, Macro, 1 cm macro
Manual focusInfinity, pan focus, manual focus
Closest focus distanceStandard: 50 cm/1.64 ft (entire zoome range)
 Macro: 10 cm/0.33 ft (entire zoome range)
 Super macro: 1 cm/0.4 in. (mid-zoom position)
Live ViewYes
White balanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual setting
Digital filtersTwelve: B&W/Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis,
 High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature
In-camera picture editingYes
MovieUp tp HD (1280 x 720) at 30 fps.
Movie shake reductionMovie SR (software based)
In-camera movie editingSave as still, movie divide, add title picture
LCD monitor2.7 inch, 230,000 dots
Storage mediaSD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi compatible
File formatStill: JPG, Movie: MPEG-4 AVC/h.264
ConnectivityUSB2.0, PC/AV, HDMI
Special featuresFace detection (up to 32 faces), pet detection, smile capture, blink detection, self-portrait assist.
 Digital wide mode, 21 mm eqv. (stitched from two images).
 Water proof to 10 m / 33 ft, shock proof (1.5 m / 4.9 ft drop), cold proof (-10 C / 14 F)
Megapixels: 14 MP CCD
ISO Range: HD (1280 x 720), 16:9, 30 fps
FPS: 5x optical zoom 5 - 25 mm (28 - 140 mm eqv.)
LCD: 2.7 in., 230,000 dots

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