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Press Release

June 4, 2013

PENTAX WG-3 White Blue
A new color variation of the PENTAX WG-3
digital compact camera, offering underwater shooting
down to 14 meters — perfect for all types of outdoor activities

PENTAX WG-3 White Blue

PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the addition of the new White Blue model to the PENTAX WG-3 lineup. Launched in March 2013, this digital compact camera provides easy, worry-free photo shooting in all kinds of outdoor activities, thanks to its dependable waterproof construction.

The WG-3 is a rugged, outdoor-friendly digital compact camera. It has an outstanding waterproof construction that allows underwater shooting down to a depth of 14 meters, and excellent shock-resistant performance to withstand a fall from a height of two meters. It also assures exceptional image quality, thanks to the combination of a newly designed, four-times zoom lens with a large maximum aperture of F2.0; a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with solid performance in high-sensitivity shooting; and a state-of-the-art imaging engine. The WG-3 has been well received by active photographers for its effortless operation and outstanding specifications — perfect for all types of outdoor activities and sports events.

The new White Blue model features a vibrant white body, accentuated by a vivid blue trim that hints at the ocean in summer. Its aluminum-alloy front panel has been treated with a meticulous hairline finish to add a silvery sparkle to the beautiful, brilliant body. The body edge has been given a matte-black coating, both to further emphasize the brilliance of the bright-colored body, and to strengthen the sense of toughness of this outdoor imaging tool.

♦ White Blue [ ⇒ Product Image]
PENTAX WG-3 White Blue Specifications
Lens   PENTAX zoom lens, 9 elements in 7 groups(4 aspherical elements)
Focal Length 4.5 - 18mm
35mm equivalent focal length approx. 25 - 100mm
Aperture F2.0(W) - F4.9(T)
Zoom Optical Zoom 4X
Digital Zoom approx. 7.2X
Intelligent Zoom approx. 6X at 7M, approx. 28.8X at 640 (including optical zoom)
Motion Blur Reduction Still Sensor-Shift-Type (SR : Shake Reduction), Dual (SR & Pixel Track SR),
High-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)
Movie Movie shake reduction mode (Movie SR)
Focus Type 9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF
Focus Range
(From lens face)
0.4m - infinity (whole zoom area)
1.31ft - infinity (whole zoom area)

0.1 - 0.5m (whole zoom area)
0.33 - 1.64ft (whole zoom area)

1cm Macro:
0.01 - 0.3m (Mid-zoom to telephoto)
0.03 - 0.98ft (Mid-zoom to telephoto)

Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus: available
Face detection Face Detection AF&AE is available for all modes up to 32 faces. Smile Capture, Self-portrait Assist, Self-portrait Assist + Smile Capture, Blink Detection
Pet detection Detect up to 1 pet's face(auto)
Number of Effective pixels approx. 16 megapixels
Image Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
Number of Recorded pixels Still 16M, 12M(1:1), 12M(16:9), 7M, 5M(16:9), 5M, 4M(16:9), 3M. 2M(16:9), 1024, 640
Movie 1920, 1280
Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) Auto, Manual (ISO 125 - 6400)
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade,Tungsten light, Fluorescent light(D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:White Light), Manual
Viewfinder   -
Display 3.0" wide-LCD, Wide viewing angle, approx. 460K dots, AR Coating(LCD Cover only)
Exposure Control Metering System Multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot AE metering
Exposure Compensation ±2EV(1/3EV steps)
Scene modes   Auto Picture, Program, HDR, Handheld Night Snap, Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Digital Microscope, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, High Speed Movie, Time-Lapse Movie, 1cm-Macro Movie, Digital SR, Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Fireworks, Food, Digital Wide, Digital Panorama, Report, Green
Playback modes   Slidshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Collage, Digital Filter(B&W/Sepica, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature), HDR Filter, Original Frame, Movie Edit, Red-eye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, DPOF, Start-up Screen
Shutter Speed   1/4000 - 1/4sec.(Mechanical and electronic shutter) 4sec at most. (Night Scene mode setting)
Built-in flash Modes Flash-on and Flash-off modes. "Red-eye" compensation function employs a pre-discharge.
Flash Range Wide:
approx. 0.2 - 10.4m (ISO Auto)
approx. 0.66 - 34 ft (ISO Auto)

approx. 0.2 - 4.2m (ISO Auto)
approx. 0.66 - 14 ft (ISO Auto)
Drive Modes One shot, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting, Remote Control, Auto Bracketing
Storage Media Built-in memory (approx. 70 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
Power Source   Rechargeable lithium-ion battery D-LI92, Optional AC adapter kit is also available
Battery life Still*: Approx. 240 shots (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
Playback**: Approx. 200 min. (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
Interfaces USB2.0(Hi-Speed): USB/AV terminal, HDMI terminal(Type D)
Video Output NTSC/PAL
Water proof / Dustproof Equivalent to JIS Class 8 waterproof and JIS Class 6 dustproof capabilities.
Dimensions approx. 125(W) × 64.5(H) × 32(D)mm
approx. 4.9(W) × 2.5(H) × 1.3(D) inches
Weight With battery & SD card approx. 229g (loaded and ready)
approx. 8.1oz.
Body approx. 209g (without battery and SD memory card)
approx. 7.4oz.

* Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. conditions.
Actual performance may vary depending on operating.
** According to the result of PENTAX RICOH IMAGING in-house testing.

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