Pentax WG-10 Waterproof Camera (Part 2)

7/12/2013 5:32:42 PM


The additional sample images and product photos are available in the device database in which you are able to add your own reviews, photos and product reviews.

The sample images

The sample images

The sample images

The images have the trend of well-exposing with good color reproduction. Portraits display the red eye effect when using the flash, but you can remove this in playback. The Digital Microscope takes very impressive macro shots. If you want the images that have a higher dynamic range, you are able to select the options to increase the details in the highlights and shadows.

Lens quality

Lens test images

Lens test images

The images have a pretty level of detail at both ends of the lens, although they are slightly softer around the edges and corners. Purple fringing is not so much to affect the contrast. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of only 1 cm, so it is likely to be impressive to take macro shots.

ISO image noise level

ISO test images

ISO test images

The image noise is low at ISO 80 and 100, only slightly higher at ISO 200. The images turn into slightly softer at ISO 400 with the level image detail cut down at ISO 800. Many more details are lost at ISO 1,600, with a very soft image created. Image quality is slightly worse at the highest settings of ISO 3,200 and 6,400, with image size restricted to only 5 megapixels.

White balance effect

White balance test images

White balance test images

Under the incandescent lights, the auto white balance (AWB) creates the images with the orange colors, with shooting incandescent preset for much better results. Under the fluorescent lights, the AWB works well, with color images using the preset fluorescence.

White balance test image

White balance test image

Panorama mode

The WG-10 stitches the details together in panoramic mode. There are some problems that occur during that process, but it's not worth noting when sharing on the web.

Digital Filters

Digital Filters

Digital Filters

The tones of the images can be used during video recording, the rest of the filters above have been added by using the editing options that are available in playback.


The Pentax WG-10 is available that is priced at $210. The waterproof camera models proposed include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5, which is available for $442.5, the Nikon Coolpix AW110, which is available for $405; and the Canon Powershot D20, which is available for $390. To learn more about the waterproof cameras, refer to the Top 10 Best Waterproof Cameras. If your budget is limited, the Olympus Tough cameras score well in our assessments, such as the TG-620 and TG-320 models.

You will also need to purchase a memory card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and protected - just based on our complete guide to buy camera bags.


·         Product name: Pentax WG-10

·         Price: $210


·         The number of money spent on buying it is quite worthy.

·         Waterproof, shockproof, freeze-proof and crushproof

·         Digital microscope mode

·         The image quality is good.

·         The ranges of effects for image editing


·         Only HD video recording at 720p mode

·         Small screen, low resolution

·         Only a lock for the battery slot / card


·         The Pentax WG-10 provides good image quality at a reasonable price for a waterproof camera.

·         There are the better waterproof camera models available, but if you have your budget restricted, or want a camera for a child, your choice is not wrong.

·         You are able to create unique photos with the Digital Microscopy mode; there are also the ranges of digital filters that are available for editing images in playback.



·         Max Aperture: f/3.5 - f/5.5

·         35mm equivalent: 28mm - 140mm

·         Optical Zoom: 5x

Image Sensor

·         CCD pixels: 14Mp (Megapixels)

·         Pixels (W): 4,228

·         Pixels (H): 3,216

·         Sensor Type: CCD

·         Sensor Size: 1/2.3 inch

·         Sensor Size (width): No Data

·         Sensor Size (height): No Data

·         Aspect Ratio: 4:3; 16:9

LCD Monitor

·         LCD Monitor: 2.7in

·         Screen resolution: 230k dots

·         Touch Screen: No


·         Min Focus: 1cm

·         Focusing modes: Autofocus

Exposure Control

·         Shutter speeds shortest: 1/1500sec

·         Shutter speeds longest: 1/4sec

·         Exp modes: Program; Scene modes; A

·         Metering: Centre-weighted – Average; Multi Pattern; Spot

·         ISO sensitivity: 80 – 6,400

·         White balance: Auto; Manual; Outdoors/Daylight; Incandescent; Fluorescent; Shade

·         Exposure Comp: +/-2

Shooting Options

·         Continuous shooting: 0.7fps


·         Movie mode: Yes

·         Video Resolution: 1,280x720 720p

·         Video FPS: 30

·         Stereo Sound: No

·         Optical Zoom with Video: No

Other Features

·         Image Stabilization: Yes


·         HDMI: Yes

·         USB: USB 2

·         Wi-Fi: No


·         Card Type: SD; SDHC; SDXC

·         File Type: JPG

Power Source

·         Battery Type: Rechargeable D-LI92 Lithium-Ion battery

·         CIPA Rating: 260

Box Contents

·         Box Contents: USB cable, Li-ion battery, Battery charger, AC plug cord, Strap, Macro stand and Software


·         Weight: 163g

·         Width: 115.5mm

·         Height: 58.5mm

·         Depth: 28.5mm

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