The camera comes in the same compact format as previous Pentax WG models and has a 5x optical zoom equivalent to 28mm to 140mm in 35mm format. Thanks to the dynamic zoom range, it is easy to use the camera for everything from landscape and underwater photography to travel photography and portraits.
The camera has a rugged exterior that makes it easy to hold, even when you are wearing gloves in cold weather or under water. The airtight body is not only waterproof down to a depth of 14 meters for up to two hours of continuous operation (IPX 8 class), shockproof against a fall from a height of 1.6 meters and crushproof against weights up to 100kgf. Inside the camera we find a back-illuminated 16.0 megapixels CMOS image sensor, which produces images with high-sensitivity and low-noise characteristics. An effective image stabilisation allows you to easily photograph or film in low light conditions or underwater.
- 28-140mm zoom lens (equivalent in 35mm format)
- Waterproof down to a depth of 14 meters
- Macro function with Digital microscope function from 1cm shooting distance
- Six LED lights for macro shooting
- Macro stand included
- Underwater mode that compensates for the loss of contrast
- Face detection for up to 32 faces
Pentax WG-90 excels in macro photography with a MOD of 1cm and features a six-LED macro lights unit whose maximum illumination intensity has been upgraded to almost twice that of its predecessor. This unit even allows the photographer to adjust the illumination intensity in five levels for improved operability in close-up photography.
Smart underwater modes
Pentax WG-90 comes with Underwater and Underwater Movie shooting modes, both of which are pro-grammed to effectively compensate for the loss of contrast caused by the diffusion of light in the water, while enhancing the reddish hues which fade away in the water. These underwater-exclusive modes allow the user to capture sharp, clear images of underwater scenes. In the Underwater mode, the Flash Off + Flash On option allows the user to consecutively capture two images with a single shutter release — one without flash and another with flash.