Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pentax WG-10 Camera

Pentax is further expanding its line of point-and-shoot compact cameras with a new model, WG-10. The water-, crush-, shock-, and cold-proof camera features a 14MP CCD sensor, 5X optical zoom lens (28-140mm equivalent), Digital Microscope mode, macro LED lights, Face and Blink Detection technology, and widescreen HD movie recording function. The camera is expected to be available in April at around $180.
Pentax WG-10 Camera



Compact Digital Camera


Type: 1/2.3” interline transfer CCD w primary color filter
Effective pixels: 14
Total pixels: 14.48
Recorded resolutions
Still: 14M (4288x3216), 10M (1:1, 3216x3216), 10M (16:9, 4224x2376), 7M (3072x2304), 5M (16:9, 3072x1728), 5M (2592x1944), 4M (16:9, 2592x1464), 3M (2048x1536), 2M (16:9, 1920x1080), 1024 (1024x768), VGA (640x480)
Movie: HD (1280x720p30/15), VGA (640x480p30/15), QVGA (320x240p30/15)
Quality levels: *** best, ** better, * good, Movie: Fixed


Type/construction: PENTAX zoom lens, 11 elements, 9 groups (5 aspheric elements), protective cover w SP coating
Optical zoom: 5X
Focal length (equiv.): 5-25mm (28-140mm)
Digital zoom: 6.7X
Combined zoom: 33.5X at 640 (including optical zoom)
Intelligent zoom: Approx 7.0X at 7M to 33.5X at VGA
Aperture: F3.5 (wide) - 5.5 (tele). Minimum aperture: F4.2 (wide), F6.6 (tele)


Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus, AF assist lamp, Macro Illuminating LEDs
Focus modes: 9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, 1CM Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus
Manual focus: Yes, 0 .4” to infinity (0.4” is only available in 2-4 zoom steps)
Macro focus: Yes, Macro and 1CM Macro available
Focus lock: Yes, by pressing the shutter release button half way
Focus range
Normal: 1.64’ to infinity
Macro: 0.33 to 1.97’
1 CM Macro: 0.03 (1cm) to 0.98’ (at mid-zoom, set automatically) 0.4x mag. 


LCD screen: 2.7” widescreen TFT color LCD w/ anti-reflective coating on cover
LCD resolution: 230,000 dots
Wide angle viewable: Yes


Type: Built-in series control auto flash
Flash modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye
Effective range: 13’ (wide, auto ISO), 8.2’ (tele, auto ISO)


Internal memory: 97MB
Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC


Ports: USB2.0(Hi-Speed): PC/AV terminal, HDMI terminal (Type D)
Video out: NTSC, PAL
Printer interfaces: n/a


Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI92
Recordable images: Approx 260
Playback time: Approx 280 min
Movie recording time: Approx 120 min
Audio recording time: Approx 350 min
AC adapter available: Yes (optional)


Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.5 x 2.3 x 1.1”
Without battery or removable memory: 5.2 oz 
Loaded and ready: 5.9 oz 
Construction material(s): Reinforced polycarbonate plastic w aluminum accents
Operating temperature: 14-104°F (coldproof)
Weather Resistant: Yes, JIS Class 8 waterproof submersible to 33’, JIS Class 6 dustproof
Shock Resistant: Yes, shockproof to 4.9’
Startup: Approx 1.3 sec
Release lag: Approx 0.037 sec


English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese


Still: Pixel Track SR, High-Sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR) 
Movie: Movie Shake Reduction Mode (Movie SR)


Type: TTL 
Multi-segment: Yes
Center weighted: Yes
Spot: Yes
Exposure compensation: +/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)


Auto, Manual (ISO 80 – 6400)


Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual Setting


Type: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter with CCD electronic shutter
Shutter speed: 1/1500 to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode)


Scene Mode selection: Auto Picture, Program, Night Scene, Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Digital Microscope, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Digital Wide, Digital SR, Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Fireworks, Candlelight, Night Scene Portrait, Text, Food, Digital Panorama, Frame Composite, Report, Green, Voice Recording (via reprogrammable Green button)
Green simplified mode available: Yes
Face detection available: Yes (up to 32 faces), Smile Capture, Blink Detection, Self Portrait Assist, Pet Recognition (1 face detect, 3 faces pre-registered)
P/A/S/M/B: P
Date stamp: Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode)
Digital filters (capture): Image Tone (Bright, Natural, Monochrome)
Dynamic Range Adjustment: Yes (highlight and shadow correction)


Mode selection: One Shot, Self-Timer, Continuous, Burst (5M or 4M), Remote Control, Interval, Auto Bracket
Continuous Shooting: Approx. 0.68 FPS
High-speed Continuous Shooting: 2.27 FPS for 19 frames (5M or 4M)
5.26 FPS for 19 frames at ISO 3200-6400 (5M or 4M)
Self-timer: Yes (10s, 2s), Remote Control (immediate, 3s)
Remote control: Yes (infrared, optional)


Mode selection: One Shot, Index (6 or 12 thumbnails), Magnification, Movie Playback, Sound Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar
Mode pallet: Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Collage, Digital Filter(B&W / Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness Filter, Miniature), Original Frame, Frame Composite, Movie Edit, Red-eye Compensation, Resize, Cropping, Image/Sound Copy, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Startup Screen, Face close up playback.
Magnification: Up to 10X, scrollable
Digital filters (playback): B&W/Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Color Extract, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fisheye, Brightness, Miniature
Movie edit: Save as Still Image, Movie Divide, Add Title Picture


Still: JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0, DPOF, PRINT Image compatible
Movie (compression): AVI (Motion JPG) with sound
Sound: WAV (PCM), monaural


For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.
Windows: Windows XP (SP3), Vista, 7, 8, USB port
Mac: MacOS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, USB port carries the following accessories for Pentax WG-10 cameras:

1. D-LI92 battery;
2. D-BC92 battery charger;
3. I-USB7 data cable;
4. I-AVC7 AV cable.

Press Release

JANUARY 29, 2013


WG-10 offers compact pocketability with advanced features suitable for almost any environment

Denver, CO (January 29, 2013) — PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION (PENTAX) has today announced the availability of the compact and highly portable WG-10 adventureproof point and shoot camera, an ideal option for the on-the-go shooter who requires a capable yet sturdy image and video capturing device. Its durable assembly and robust feature-set makes the WG-10 the ideal companion camera for life’s explorers; striking the perfect balance between a point and shoot and PENTAX’s category defining adventure-ready features.

Waterproof to depths of 33 feet, the WG-10 can withstand the rough-and-tumble lifestyle of an active shooter.  The WG-10 bridges the gap between the common point and shoot and life’s more challenging photo opportunities that might require waterproofing or the ability to function in a very cold environment; like a trip to the waterpark or an impromptu snowball fight. The WG-10 offers a 14 megapixel image sensor and a state-of-the-art imaging processing engine assuring rich and detailed imagery.

“The WG-10 is a compelling offering for the active family or dynamic shooter,” said John Carlson, Sr. Marketing Manager, PENTAX. “With the WG-10 you no longer need to sit on the edge of the pool at the waterpark or flinch when your six-year-old grabs the camera to take a picture. It is durable enough to withstand the elements, yet still capture vibrant images worthy of framing or sharing.”

Within its compact body, the WG-10 also features a 5X optical zoom lens with coverage from 5mm to 25mm (equivalent to approx. 28mm wide angle to approx. 140mm medium telephoto in the 35mm format). This versatile zoom lens comes in handy for a wide variety of scenes and subjects, from wide-angle snapshots, to telephoto images. Additionally, the WG-10 features PENTAX’s category defining LED Macro lights coupled and Digital Microscope mode enabling focusing as close as one centimeter from the subject producing shadow-free, evenly-lit images.

Pricing and Availability
The WG-10 will be available in mid-April in red for $179.95.

Additional information including product specifications is available here: and product images are available here:

PENTAX is a leader in the production of a variety of adventure ready digital cameras including weather-resistant digital SLRs and stylish, compact, waterproof cameras, as well as lenses, flash units, binoculars, scopes, and eyepieces. For more than 90 years, PENTAX has developed durable, reliable products that meet the needs of adventurous consumers and businesses. With new headquarters in Denver, Colorado, PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is a subsidiary of PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. effective October 1, 2011. Additional details may be found here:

Source: Pentax

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