Pentax WG-10 Test

Pentax completes its range of compact outdoor cameras down. For a price of 200 euros (may 2013) has a lot to offer the new Pentax WG-10, shows how in the test.

Indicates the appearance of the Pentax WG 10: “can I get take me times hard take, I’m tough”. The many ribs and stiffening edge and of course the choice of materials show effect. Due to its design, the compact camera and mechanically significantly more stable than their relationship although better, but also softer is good to keep. The body of this digital camera is not new but also, the waterproof Pentax predecessor models of the same new WG-10 optically clear.

The processing of the camera is good, the waterproof covers are mechanically elaborately designed and reliably seal the openings. The WG-10 Pentax is waterproof, shockproof up to 1.5 meters height, pressure-resistant up to a depth of 10 meters up to 100 kilograms and can be used at temperatures up to-10 ° C.

Operation requires patience

The few buttons on the back of PENTAX WG-10 are small and are close to each other, according to a2zcamerablog. As a result there is a risk that caught more than one button, especially when working with gloves.

The main menu offers many setting possibilities, but unfortunately the individual menu items must always scans by be. The Pentax WG-10 does not notice the setting. A direct short walk is possible through a so-called “green button” . This button different setting values can be associated as ISO, resolution, quality level, and white balance. These values are displayed directly on pressing the “green button” on the display and can be changed immediately.

The placement of the socket for the tripod mount of the Pentax WG-10 is a joke. It is so far outside, that not even the threaded fittings even completely rests on the bottom of the camera. Also the 2.7-inch display is a made out of the camera. It has only a resolution of approximately 76,000 RGB pixels and shows only a 59 mm wide screen in record mode, the edge is used to represent different symbols. The figure on the display grießelt something in dark parts of the image and is generally not very sharp. That is, unfortunately, been saved in the wrong place.

Integrated illumination for macro photography

The focal length of the Pentax WG-10 ranges from 28 to 140 mm (KB), the standard for outdoor compact (equivalent to 5 x optical zoom). The light intensity is at the short focal length f3, 5, and at the maximum focal length of f5, 5. For an internal zoom lens, which is still acceptable, other cameras with comparable focal length can tease out here but something more. Videos can be recorded in HD resolution (1,280 x 720 pixels) with up to 30 frames per second with the Pentax WG 10.

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The five LEDs on the front ring of the lens, which are arranged around the optical axis are a special feature of the Pentax WG 10. Is the camera in the macro mode is switched, these LEDs will light up and allow clean illuminated macro shots. This is a good and practical solution, because just in the macro range is often with too little light and uneven illumination to fight.

Image quality

A 1/2.3 inch large CCD sensor with rear exposure and 14 megapixel resolution class average, an optical image stabilizer on board the Pentax WG 10. The resolution is not high in the middle of the image at ISO 100 in the wide-angle position with 1343 LP/BRA, the loss of sharpness to the corners with some 200 LP/bra also relatively small.

The pictures are well matched and smooth surfaces be rendered homogeneous, but the noise even at low sensitivity is relatively strong. At ISO 400, the impression of sharpness suffers from far and from ISO 800 images are little more to use. The Pentax WG 10 collects pluses, however, when the auto focus: 0, 15 s in the wide-angle and 0, 17 s in telephoto are peak values.

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Review conclusion

The Pentax WG-10 one of the best Outdoorkamerasis for a MSRP of €200. The processing is perfectly, the image quality at ISO 100 acceptable.

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