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02-11-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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Hands-on with the Pentax WG-3

Here's a hands-on video (from CP+) with the Pentax Optio WG-3, which is now available for pre-order. Looks like this is more than your typical upgrade! I'd say that this is Pentax's best outdoor camera to date.

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I wonder why he said 'Ricoh wide angle lens'?
Cool upgrade to the Wg series!
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Seems to be a great compact but I wanted it to have raw-format.

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I've been eagerly awaiting this upgrade; I'd really like one of these cameras BUT - what's the image quality like with the new lens ???
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Any news yet? New samples? sample videos?
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First thoughts - I'm really pleased with still image quality (a handful of samples here) but I haven't tested it rigorously. Sadly, testing has been cut short by the appearance of a big sensor blotch so I'm looking to send it back to B&H for exchange.
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More thoughts! Got my replacement WG3 from B&S and have spent more time learning how to drive it. I'm very pleased, especially with macros, closeups and short distance. By manipulating picture modes and ISO I have been able to get some shots with nice bokeh.

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