Pentax primes outdoor cameras for CP+ showcase

Pentax has unveiled three new compact cameras designed for the outdoors, one of which features GPS functionality.

Pentax WG-3 GPS

Pentax will this week use the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging show, in Yokohama, Japan to show off its new WG-3 GPS (pictured), WG-3 and WG-10.

Boasting a waterproof capability down to 14m, the 16-million-pixel WG-3 GPS and WG-3 can also withstand a two-metre drop and temperatures as low as –10° Celsius, according to Pentax.

Both sport a 4x (25-100mm equivalent), f/2, zoom lens, a 3in (460,000 dot) LCD monitor and full HD video.

The WG-3 GPS and WG-3 are due to land in UK stores in March, priced £329.99 and £279.99 respectively.

The WG-3 GPS is compatible with the wireless Qi recharging system.

Also new is an entry-level model called the WG-10, priced £179.99.

It is built to be waterproof down to 10 metres, and shock resistant to a height of 1.5 metres.

All three models include a Digital Microscope mode, designed to be used with built-in LED Macro Lights surrounding the lens, showing a magnified image on screen.

The trio are compatible with wireless, Eye-Fi memory cards.

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