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Pentax WG-8 Green

The PENTAX WG-8 is a rugged camera delivering high-resolution images with its 20MP sensor and 5x optical zoom lens. Waterproof up to 20 m, it's ideal for underwater photography. With advanced shooting and editing functions, a 3.0-inch LCD monitor, and a powerful ring light, it offers versatility for various shooting scenarios.

Additionally, it features a webcam function for live streaming, advanced GPS functions, and 4K-resolution movie recording. Accessories like a remote control and wide-angle adapter enhance photography experiences.

Pentax WG-8 Green

High-quality, high-resolution images

Combining a state-of-the-art back-illuminated CMOS image sensor (which provides excellent high-sensitivity, low-noise characteristics, and assures high-speed read- out of image data signals) with a high-performance imaging engine, the WG-8 delivers a top sensitivity of ISO 6400 and super-high-resolution images with approximately 20 effective megapixels. It also provides advanced image processing functions, made possible by the super-resolution technology, to assure sharp, clear, high-resolution images. It even provides such innovative functions as a Hand-held Night Snap mode, which automatically captures several images of the same nighttime scene and produces a single, blur-free composite image from them.

Five-times optical zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle coverage

Alongside the sensor, the lens is an elementary component of a camera. And so the fivefold zoom lens of the PENTAX WG-8 offers an optical zoom range of 5 mm to 25 mm with a sophisticated design consisting of 11 elements (including 5 aspherical) in 9 groups. The zoom range, which corresponds to approximately 28 mm to 140 mm in 35 mm format, allows users a wide range of applications, from exciting close-ups from a distance of just one centimetre, to expansive landscape shots, to exciting portraits or nature shots in the telephoto range.

Robust construction for underwater photography up to a depth of 20 m, for up to two hours of continuous operation Today, more than ever before, photos are an important documentation of family, friends, holidays and all the many adventures of everyday life. There are plenty of situations that start on the water slide in the amusement park and don't end with climbing or canoeing adventures, kitesurfing or diving. But the more exciting the adventure, the greater the fear of taking the expensive camera or smartphone out of the safe bag, the greater the fear of minor or major damage. And the more exciting the adventure, the greater the risk of damage.

Extensive shooting and editing functions

The PENTAX WG-8 is in no way inferior to a full-blown camera in terms of many of its features. For example, the camera offers various metering methods for autofocus and exposure. Photographers can choose from a wide range of exposure options, such as 18 scene programmes to select the most suitable fine-tuning for the subject, including the new depth-of- field composite mode, or give free rein to their creativity with 12 digital filters.
And so that you don't have to spend ages searching through the menu and settings when it comes down to the second, the WG-8 offers two memory locations that can be called up via the function dial

3.0-inch LCD monitor with wide viewing angle

The WG-8 is equipped with a large, high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD monitor (3:2 ratio and approx. 1,040,000 dots). The AR (anti-reflection) coating applied to the monitor's protective cover minimises annoying glare and reflections, thus ensuring a sharp, clear image on the screen, even in strong sunlight, as is often the case when shooting outdoors. It also features the Outdoor View setting, which allows the user to adjust the brightness of the monitor to the changing light conditions in order to optimise the visibility of the image on the screen.

Powerful ring light with six LEDs

The WG-8 has six LEDs mounted around the lens to minimise camera and subject blur in macro and close-up shots. The six LEDs can be set individually. This unit also offers selective lighting, where the user can activate only the horizontally or vertically aligned lights to illuminate the subject more three-dimensionally and emphasise its contours.

Webcam function for live-streaming of high-quality, high-resolution images

Simply by switching the WG-8 to the UVC (USB Video Class) mode and connecting it to a computer with an USB cable (included as a standard accessory), it can be used as a web camera* for real-time streaming of Full HD-resolution video images at 30 frames per second. When combined with the camera’s macro shooting capability and built-in Ring Light unit, the user can deliver more detailed, creative images than those captured by the computer’s built-in camera during online business meetings or private online communications.

Advanced GPS functions and built-in digital compass

The WG-8’s built-in GPS module automatically records position data and travel log data onto captured images, and adjusts the built-in clock to local time. This module can be activated with a single action, and can receive signals from GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System), as well as U.S. GPS satellites. The GPS Lock function lets the user save GPS data onto captured images by using previously acquired position data — highly convenient for shootings inside buildings. GPS data, directional data acquired by the digital compass and UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) can also be imprinted on the lower right corner of an image.

4K-resolution movie recording for extended shooting of high-quality movies

In addition to the many photos we take and share with our friends and family, videos offer a special opportunity to relive our experiences and adventures. The WG-8 makes it possible to record videos in 4K resolution in H.264 format to capture high-quality film clips (3840 x 2160 pixels, 30 frames per second).

Camera

Megapixels
Approx. 20 megapixels
ISO Range
125 - 6400 in Manual, Auto Mode
Memory
Built-in Memory (approx. 27MB)
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Sensor Type
1/2.3" CMOS
Fastest Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 1/4 Second
Focus Points
TTL contrast detection auto focus system with AF Assist Beam
9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF
Video
Internal Recording Modes
H.264
1920 x 1080
External Recording Modes
USB
HD (1920 x 1080) at 30.00 fps
File Formats
Still Image: JPEG
Movie: MPEG-4
Built-in Flash
Yes
Built-in Lens Focal Length
5 - 25 mm
Built-in Lens Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 - f/5.5
Weather Sealing
Environmental Protection
Water-Resistant to: 20.0 m (IPX8)
Shockproof: 2.1 m
Crushproof: 100 kg
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What's in the box

  • Pentax WG-8 Green
    • Rechargeable Battery DB-110
    • USB Power Adapter
    • Power Plug
    • USB Cable I-USB173
    • Strap
    • Macro Stand
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

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