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Pentax WG-3: $184.90 (Amazon)
Posted By: Adam, 01-09-2014, 04:58 PM

Here's a great price on the WG-3 on Amazon:

Amazon.com: Pentax WG-3 16MP White Waterproof Shockproof Crushproof Digital Camera: Camera & Photo

$184.90


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01-09-2014, 08:04 PM   #2
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Nice color body! The f/2.0 lens on a waterproof camera is very handy for underwater shots...
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I see orange and black bodies further down the page, for similar prices. The white one looks nicest to me though.
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Ah, if I didn't get an Olympus TOUGH TG-820 last year for cheap, I would jump on this deal for that f/2.0 lens alone. I've found it very helpful to have a waterproof, drop-proof, crushproof camera on vacations and for my small children to use for fun.

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Does anyone know if the door latch issue from the WG2 was fixed on the WG3? If so, this is a camera at a price I would definitely consider.
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I'm not sure what the latch issue was on the WG2, but the WG3 has a double latch systems and it works well for me.
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The latch on the WG1 and WG2 had a strange "loose" design to allow for pressure differentials when underwater. The problem was, it was easily breakbale, leading to a useless camera.

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I'm not sure what the latch issue was on the WG2, but the WG3 has a double latch systems and it works well for me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
The latch on the WG1 and WG2 had a strange "loose" design to allow for pressure differentials when underwater. The problem was, it was easily breakbale, leading to a useless camera.


Mine is pretty firm, it actually is a little difficult to undo. The two latches open and close in two different directions.

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Does anyone know if the door latch issue from the WG2 was fixed on the WG3? If so, this is a camera at a price I would definitely consider.
Yes, they redesigned the door so that there's only one now.

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if only it shoot files in RAW.

this would be a great alternative to a $300 "baggie" for my DSLR.
plus at 200, i'd much rather have the waterproofing fail on this then on my baggie and my 1500 DSLR
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If only, if only if only. C'mon... it's a water-proof, shock-proof, cold-proof camera with an f/2.0 aperture at wide angle... for under $200.
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I jumped on one. My WG-1 went missing a few days before a trip to Mexico, alas. Got the kit with extra battery and float strap for like $10 more. Hoping the IQ is improved from the earlier model, but not expecting too much.
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I jumped on one. My WG-1 went missing a few days before a trip to Mexico, alas. Got the kit with extra battery and float strap for like $10 more. Hoping the IQ is improved from the earlier model, but not expecting too much.
Please let us know. I have an unused Olympus TG-820 that I could sell if the WG-3 is a big improvement over earlier models.
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Please let us know. I have an unused Olympus TG-820 that I could sell if the WG-3 is a big improvement over earlier models.
It's not a huge improvement, but the lens is better. Have you seen the review?

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nice color.

regret getting my Hero 2... lol.
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