Pentax WG-8 Tough Camera - Black

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Introducing the Pentax WG-8 Tough Camera in Black

Premium Waterproof Digital Compact Camera

The PENTAX WG-8 is a top-tier digital compact camera, boasting exceptional waterproof performance for up to two hours of continuous underwater shooting. It features a high-power, discharge-adjustable Ring Light and a webcam function for versatile use. With its heavy-duty construction and advanced imaging capabilities, the WG-8 is perfect for capturing high-quality, high-resolution images and videos in various environments.

Key Features:

  • Image Sensor: 1/2.3” with 20 MP for high-quality, high-resolution images
  • Optical Zoom: Five-times optical zoom lens
  • Construction: Heavy-duty design for underwater shooting
  • Video Recording: 4K-resolution for high-quality videos
  • Shooting & Editing: Extensive functions with 18 scene modes and 12 digital filters
  • Face Recognition: Up to 30 faces / 1x for pets
  • LCD Monitor: 3.0-inch with wide viewing angle
  • Flash: Built-in flash
  • Advanced GPS: Functions with a built-in digital compass
  • Ring Light: Powerful with six LEDs
  • Webcam: Function for live-streaming
  • Compatibility: Wide-angle adapter

Main Features of the PENTAX WG-8:

  • High-Quality Images: The state-of-the-art back-illuminated CMOS image sensor provides excellent high-sensitivity, low-noise characteristics, and high-speed readout of image data signals. The WG-8 delivers super-high-resolution images with approximately 20 effective megapixels and a top sensitivity of ISO 6400. Advanced image processing functions ensure sharp, clear images, with innovative features like Hand-held Night Snap mode for blur-free nighttime photos.

  • 5x Optical Zoom Lens: The fivefold zoom lens offers an optical zoom range of 5 mm to 25 mm, equivalent to approximately 28 mm to 140 mm in 35 mm format. This sophisticated lens design includes 11 elements (5 aspherical) in 9 groups, providing versatile applications from close-ups to expansive landscapes and portraits.

  • Robust Underwater Construction: The WG-8 is waterproof up to 20 metres for two hours, shockproof up to 2.1 metres, crushproof to 100kgf, freezeproof to -10°C, and dustproof (IP6X). It's designed to withstand the rigours of adventure, from water slides and climbing to kitesurfing and diving.

  • Extensive Shooting & Editing Functions: The WG-8 offers various metering methods for autofocus and exposure, 18 scene modes, and 12 digital filters for creative freedom. The camera has two memory locations accessible via the function dial for quick settings adjustment.

  • 3.0-inch LCD Monitor: Equipped with a high-resolution 3.0-inch LCD monitor (3:2 ratio, approx. 1,040,000 dots) with AR (anti-reflection) coating for clear visibility even in strong sunlight. The Outdoor View setting adjusts the brightness for optimal screen visibility in changing light conditions.

  • Powerful Ring Light: Six LEDs around the lens minimise blur in macro and close-up shots. The LEDs can be individually set for selective lighting, enhancing subject contours for three-dimensional effects.

  • Webcam Function: Switch to UVC (USB Video Class) mode and connect the WG-8 to a computer via USB for real-time Full HD video streaming at 30 fps. The macro shooting capability and Ring Light enhance detailed, creative images for online meetings or private communications.

  • Advanced GPS Functions: The built-in GPS module records position and travel log data, adjusts the clock to local time, and can imprint GPS data, directional data, and UTC on images. It receives signals from GLONASS and U.S. GPS satellites.

Specifications:

  • Camera Type: Zoom-compact digital-still camera
  • Lens Construction: PENTAX lens, 11 elements in 9 groups (5 aspherical elements)
  • Focal Length: 5 - 25 mm, approx. 28 - 140 mm (35 mm format equivalent)
  • Maximum Aperture: F3.5(W) - F5.5(T)
  • Image Sensor: 1/2.3" CMOS, Total: approx. 20 megapixels
  • File Formats: JPEG for still images, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 for movies
  • ISO Sensitivity: ISO 125 - 6400
  • Focus Range: Standard: 0.5m - infinity, Macro: 0.1 - 0.6m
  • Built-in Flash: Range up to 5.5m (Wide) and 3.5m (Tele)
  • LCD Monitor: 3.0" TFT colour display with AR coating
  • Storage Media: Built-in memory (approx. 27MB) and SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
  • Video Recording: 4K (3840 x 2160) at 30fps, Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 30fps
  • Battery: Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery DB-110

Included Accessories:

  • Battery: Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery DB-110
  • USB Cable: I-USB173
  • Strap: O-ST104
  • Macro Stand: O-MS3
  • Power Adapter: AC-U2

Optional Accessories:

  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery: DB-110
  • Remote Control: O-RC1
  • Wide Angle Adapter: DW-5

Packaging Information:

  • Dimensions: 137 x 128 x 83 mm
  • Weight: 561 g

Article Codes:

  • PENTAX WG-8 Black: Art. No. 1491
  • PENTAX WG-8 Green: Art. No. 1501

Market Launch:

  • June 2024

The PENTAX WG-8 is ideal for those seeking a durable, high-performance camera for underwater and outdoor adventures. Its robust construction, high-quality imaging, and advanced features make it perfect for capturing stunning photos and videos in any environment.

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