Pentax Optio WG-3 Review

July 30, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

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The Pentax WG-3 is a new outdoors camera, released in January 2013. The latest model is waterproof down to 14m and features a lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.0. On test here is the model without GPS, available in orange and black for £290, the GPS model is available in purple and green for £325.
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Pentax has a long history of making rugged cameras. Its WG-3 series - which comes in standard and GPS flavors - is Pentax's fifteenth generation waterproof model. The WG-3 may have a unusual, almost playful design, but there's no doubt that it's as rugged as anything else on the market.
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The WG-3 has fairly large dimensions and its design is almost identical to the WG-2 that it replaces. Behind its 4x optical zoom (25-100mm) lies a 16MP CMOS sensor that offers a sensitivity range from ISO 125-6400. Similar to the Olympus TG-2, the WG-3's lens has a maximum aperture of f/2, allowing you to shoot faster in low light without having to increase the ISO sensitivity.
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