• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Pentax MX-1
  • Pentax WG-3 GPS
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Predecessor:   Pentax WG-2 GPS
WG-2 GPS vs WG-3 GPS
Successor:    
General
Model Number: MX-1 WG-3 GPS
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Mid-Sized Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $499.95 $349.95
Street Price: $399.95 $229.00
Date Available: 2013-02-15 2013-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 14.1 oz (399 g)
includes batteries
8.4 oz (239 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.8 x 2.4 x 2.0 in.
(122 x 61 x 51 mm)
4.9 x 2.5 x 1.3 in.
(125 x 64 x 33 mm)
Waterproof: No Yes
Waterproof Depth: n/a  
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: BSI CMOS  
Effective Megapixels: 12.0 16.0
Sensor Format: 1/1.7 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.90 microns 1.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 49  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 20.4  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.3  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 208  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
3984 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
3968 x 2232 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9),
2048 x 1152 (2.4 MP, 16:9)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1464 (3.8 MP, Other),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.3), 12-bit DNG RAW JPEG (Exif 2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.0 1.5
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (120p)
1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) with stereo sound MP4 (AVC H.264 video with 32Khz 16-bit stereo PCM audio)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: smc Pentax Lens, 11 elements in 8 groups (4 aspherical elements) Pentax zoom lens; 9 elements in 7 groups, 4 aspherical elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 112mm 25 - 100mm
Focal Length (actual): 6 - 24mm 4.5 - 18mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x 4.00x
Aperture Range: f/1.8 (W) / f/2.5 (T) - f/8 f/2.0 (wide) / f/4.9 (tele) - ???
Integrated ND Filter: Yes No
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.6 in to Infinity
40 cm to Infinity
15.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 20 cm
0.4 - 7.9 in
1 - 30 cm
0.4 - 11.8 in
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 1.95x Up to 7.2x; Intelligent Zoom up to 28.8x total at VGA
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Auto, Spot, Tracking , AF Select (25 Points), Infinity Landscape, Manual Focus, Pan Focus, AF Point Switching Contrast Detection: 9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, 1cm Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,000 dots (307,000 px) 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 100 125
ISO Settings: Auto (100-12800 with selectable upper limit), 100-12800 Auto (125-6400, adjustable), 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White),Tungsten, Flash Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: White Light), Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 4 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
Creative Exposure Modes: Natural Skin Tone, Handheld Night Snap (5M), Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Digital Panorama (2M per frame), High Speed Movie (VGA, 120 FPS capture, 30 FPS playback), Time Lapse Movie, Landscape, Blue Sky, Sunset, Flower, Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M), Kids, Pet, Portrait, Food, Fireworks, Surf & Snow, Sport, Fisheye, Sketch, Miniature Filter, Text, Frame Composite (3M); Digital filters (capture): Movie (B&W, Sepia, Fisheye, Miniature, Sketch); Dynamic Range adjustment: Yes (shadow, highlight) HDR, Night Scene, Handheld Night Snap (ISO 125-1600), Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Digital Microscope (2M), Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, High Speed Movie (VGA, 120 FPS capture, 30 FPS playback), Time-Lapse Movie, 1CM Macro Movie, Digital SR, Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Fireworks, Night Scene Portrait, Food, Digital Wide (5M), Digital Panorama (2M per frame), Report (1280x960, ISO 125-1600), Green (ISO 125-1600)
Self Timer: 2 or 10; 3 shots after 10 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red-eye, Slow-speed synchro, Slow-speed+Red-eye, Trailing Curtain Sync Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: 1.31 - 40’ (wide, auto ISO), 1.31 - 29’ (tele, auto ISO) 34 ft (wide, auto ISO), 14 ft (tele, auto ISO)
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes No
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit DNG RAW  
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) with stereo sound MP4 (AVC H.264 video with 32Khz 16-bit stereo PCM audio)
Included Memory: 75.3 MB 70.0 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional IR Optional IR
Connections (extended): Micro (Type D) HDMI Micro HDMI (Type D)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.43 1.68
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.91  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 7  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 4.0 1.5
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 60
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.24 seconds 0.21 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.25 seconds 0.11 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.178 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.30 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.016 seconds 0.022 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.2 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.4 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.8 seconds 4.8 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 290 shots 240 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-Li106 Proprietary D-LI92
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-Li106 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary D-LI92 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Software CD-ROM including SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE for PENTAX RICOH IMAGING RAW development software Software CD ROM
OS Compatibility:   Windows XP(SP3)/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.4+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Image Stabilization: Still: Sensor-Shift SR, Digital SR (ISO 100-12800), Dual (SR & Pixel Track SR); Movie: Movie Shake Reduction Mode (Movie SR); (Maximum effect of 3 stops using Sensor-Shift SR); 12-bit RAW (DNG) support, Dual-axial digital level, Dual remote control sensors. Available in black or two-tone silver and black. Dual Sensor-shift & Pixel Track Shake Reduction, f/2.0 4x lens, Full HD 1080p Movies, Waterproof (45.9'), Shockproof (6.5'), Crushproof (220 LBF), Coldproof (14 degrees F), Dustproof (JIS 6), Wireless charging capability, Built-in GPS. Available in purple or green.