Like other WG series, these new Pentax rugged cameras, WG-3 and WG-3 GPS, displays the strong and tough senses in so cool and unique design. Compared to the previous version, these new cameras are tougher – up to 14m water resistance for two hours underwater, up to 2.0m shock resistance, up to -10degree Celsius cold resistance and up to 100kgf crush resistance. It gives you more confident of mind in recording the moments at anywhere with any condition even in your very wild adventures.
Both models, the WG-3 and WG-3 GPS, depend on the same machine – a 16MP CMOS image sensor and a F2.0-4.9 wide angle lens with 4x optical zoom that are supported by Triple Shake Reduction system, six LED Macro lights, and other features to ensure the high quality result on both image and video up to 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution either from close or far distance.
To extent the simplicity and mobility, the compact size is bundled with comfortable texturized grip, WiFi charging capability, a dedicated video button, and a carabiner strap inbox.
So, what is the difference between those models? It is only about GPS ability, the WG-3 GPS is the WG-3 with GPS ability. With the WG-3 GPS, you can geo-tagging your recorded moments. Beside the geo-tagging feature, it also displays a mini LCD at near of lens to inform the stats of compass, altitude, pressure, and water depth.
In addition, Both model features a 3.0-inch widescreen TFT color LCD with anti-reflective coating, a built-in flash, 70MB built-in storage, memory card slot, USB 2.0, HDMI, video out, rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI92, and so on.
The release date and pricing
Fashioned in 4.9(W) x 2.5(H) x 1.3(D) inch in stylish ruggedized design, Pentax WG-3 and WG-3 GPS are going to hit market next month, March 2013, in two color options for each model – black and orange for WG-3 and green and purple for WG-3 GPS. The price tag is set at $299.99 (WG-3) and $349.99 (WG-3 GPS). $50 for GPS ability, which one is your camera?