PENTAX WG-8 Digital Camera
PENTAX WG-8 Digital Camera €479,99
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PENTAX WG-8 Digital Camera
PENTAX WG-8 Digital Camera
PENTAX WG-8 Digital Camera
PENTAX WG-8 Digital Camera
PENTAX WG-8 Digital Camera
PENTAX WG-8 Digital Camera
PENTAX WG-8 Digital Camera
PENTAX WG-8 Digital Camera
PENTAX WG-8 Digital Camera
PENTAX WG-8 Digital Camera

PENTAX WG-8 Digital Camera

A top-of-the-line digital compact camera, featuring outstanding waterproof performanc; high-power, discharge-adjustable Ring Light; and webcam function
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  • Heavy-duty construction for underwater shooting
  • 1/2.3” Sensor with 20 MP for High-quality, high-resolution images
  • Five-times optical zoom lens
  • Heavy-duty construction for underwater shooting
  • 4K-resolution movie recording for videos
  • Extensive shooting and editing functions
  • 18 Scene modes 
  • 12 Digital Filters

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An all-weather digital compact camera highly dependable in harsh conditions


Heavy-duty construction with outstanding protection against water, dust, shock and freeze, perfect for shooting at demanding locations including underwater and in the rain

The PENTAX WG-8’s solid, airtight body is not only waterproof to a depth of 20 meters and for up to two hours of continuous underwater operation*1 and dustproof against dirt and dust*2 but it’s also shockproof against a fall from heights of up to 2.1 meters*3 crushproof against weights of up to 100kgf (kilogram force)*4 and cold-resistant to temperatures as low as -10°C*5 Thanks to this heavy-duty construction, the WG-8 performs superbly and dependably in harsh, demanding locations, such as in the snow-covered mountains and under water.

*1 Equivalent to IPX8 or JIS Class 8
*2 Equivalent to IPX6 or JIS Class 6
*3 Measured using RICOH IMAGING-original testing standards, including a drop from a height of 2.1 meters onto a surface of 5cm-thick plywood, with the camera’s power on, conforming to Method 516-5-Shock of the MIL-Standard 810F.
*4 Measured using RICOH IMAGING-original testing standards.
*5 The number of images that can be captured may be lower when the camera is operated at lower temperatures.


Aperture:F5, Shutter speed: 1/125 sec, Exposure compensation: 0.0EV, Sensitivity: ISO 125, White balance: Auto Photographed by Kiyotaka Kitajima


Sharp, high-resolution images with approximately 20 effective megapixels and low-noise, high-dynamic-range characteristics

The combination of a state-of-the-art back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with approximately 20 effective megapixels and outstanding light receiving efficiency and a high-performance imaging engine mean that the WG-8 can deliver high-resolution, low-noise images that retain excellent resolution even when they are cropped and enlarged.

5X optical zoom lens with a 28mm wide-angle coverage

Within the compact, lightweight body, the WG-8 features a five-times optical zoom lens with an angle-of-view coverage from 5mm to 25mm (equivalent to approximately 28mm to 140mm in the 35mm format), covering a wide range of applications from wide-angle shooting of sweeping landscapes to telephoto shooting of distant subjects.

4K-resolution movie recording

The WG-8 provides 4K-resolution movie recording (at 3840 x 2160 pixels).* In addition to the conventional Movie SR (Shake Reduction) mode, it also features the Movie SR+ mode in the HD and Full HD movie recording modes to assure natural, flawless movie clips free of camera shake and distortion. * The maximum recording length or image size of a single movie file is 25 minutes or 4GB.




If you would like to learn more about the PENTAX WG-8 in detail, visit our special page: PENTAX WG-8

WG-8 digital camera Frequently asked questions and corresponding answers

Water proof, dust proof and shockproof function

Q: How is the performance of waterproof / dustproof / shockproof?

A: • This camera is provided with a waterproof / dustproof design complying with JIS waterproof grade 8 and JIS dustproof grade 6 (equivalent to IP68).
• The camera satisfies the PENTAX drop test (1.6m height onto a 5cm thick plywood surface) complying with MIL-Standard 810F Method 516.5-Shock testing.
• The camera satisfies the PENTAX test for the waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof performance, but this does not guarantee it will remain free of trouble or damages.
• Waterproof performance is not guaranteed if the camera is exposed to impact such as being dropped or hit.
• The camera's accessories are not waterproof.

Storage media

Q: What are the storage media?
A: The built-in memory (approximately 68MB), SD, SDHC, SDXC Memory Cards.
*We do not quarantee the operation of memory cards used through the adapter, and we do not recommend the use of micro SD cards. Please use SD, SDHC, or SDXC cards.

Capture and Playback

Q: Can the ISO sensitivity be set in manually?
A: Yes. You can choose [AUTO], [125], [200], [400], [800], [1600], [3200] and [6400] from the setting menu.
* When set the [Shake reduction: ON], you can’t choose ISO [3200] and [6400]. You can choose maximum from ISO [1600].

Pentax WG-8 sample Images

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Photographed by Kiyotaka Kitajima: WG-8 / 1/320sec / F4.4 / WB: Auto / ISO125 / Bright / Underwater

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Photographed by Kiyotaka Kitajima: WG-8 / 1/320sec / F4.2 / WB: Auto / ISO125 / Bright / Underwater

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Photographed by Kiyotaka Kitajima: WG-8 / 1/250sec / F4.2 / WB: Auto / ISO125 / EV-0.3 / Vibrant / Macro

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Photographed by Kiyotaka Kitajima: WG-8 / 1/125sec / F5.0 / WB: Auto / ISO125 / Bright

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Photographed by Kiyotaka Kitajima: WG-8 / 1/1500sec / F4.2 / WB: Auto / ISO125 / EV-0.3 / Vibrant

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Photographed by Kiyotaka Kitajima: WG-8 / 1/40sec / F3.5 / WB: Auto / ISO125 / EV-0.7 / Vibrant

Frequently bought together

Strap O-ST 104

Strap O-ST 104

The Pentax O-ST104 wrist strap is designed to help you carry your compact camera more comfortably.
Rechargeable battery DB-110

Rechargeable battery DB-110

This spare battery is perfect for carrying around while traveling. It is the same as the battery included with the camera.
Remote Control O-RC1 waterproof

Remote Control O-RC1 waterproof



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PENTAX WG-8 Technical Specifications




Camera Type

Zoom-compact digital-still camera





PENTAX lens, 11 elements in 9 groups (5 aspherical elements)

Focal Length

5 - 25 mm
(Approx. 28 - 140mm in 35mm format equivalent)

Max. Aperture

F3.5(W) - F5.5(T)

Zoom Ratio

Optical Zoom: 5x 
Digital Zoom: 8.1x
Intelligent Zoom: approx. 7X at 10M,
approx. 40.5X at 640 (including optical zoom)

Focal length (Macro)


Maximum Magnification

Approx. 0.4 x




Image Sensor

1/2.3" CMOS


Total: approx. 20 megapixels

Still image: File Format / Recorded Pixels

JPEG(conforms to Exif 2.3), conforms to DCF2.0, PRINT Image Matching III

Size: L(20M)、M(10)、S(5M)、XS(3M)、2M、1M、VGA
• 2M and 1M are available only in the CALS mode. Aspect: 4:3、3:2、1:1
• In the CALS mode, the aspect ratio is fixed to 4:3.

Quality Level ★★★, ★★, ★

Movie: File Format / Recorded Pixels

MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

4K(3840 x 2160) : approx. 30fps,
1920(1920 x 1080): approx. 30fps,
1280(1280 x 720): approx. 60/30fps

Audio: File Format

【Movie/Underwater Movie】32KHz, 16bit, stereops

(Standard output)

AUTO, Manual (ISO 125 - 64000)

White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light(D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:White Light, L:Warm White), Ring light, Manual

Motion Blur Reduction

Still: Pixel Track SR Hi-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR: ISO 125 - 6400)

Movie: Movie SR、Movie SR+

Noise reduction

Automatically applied when the shutter speed is slower than 0.25 sec.




Focus type

TTL contrast detection auto focus system

9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF

Focus Range (From lens face)

Standard: 0.5m - infinity / 1.64ft. - infinity (entire zoom range)
Macro: 0.1 - 0.6m / 0.33 - 1.97ft. (entire zoom range)
1cm Macro: 0.01 - 0.3m / 0.03 - 0.98ft. (middle zoom position)

Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus: available

AF Assist Beam


Face Detection

AF&AE is available for all modes up to 30 faces (1 pet)
Smile Capture, Self-portrait Assist, Self-portrait Assist + Smile Capture, Blink Detection




Metering System

Multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering

EV Compensation

± 2EV ( 1/3EV steps)

Shutter Speed

1/4000 - 1/4sec. (Mechanical and electronic shutter),
4sec at most. (Night Scene mode setting)

Capture modes

Auto Mode, Movie Mode
Scene Mode(Auto Picture, Program, HDR, Handheld Night Snap, Movie, High Speed Movie, Digital Microscope, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, Surf & Snow, Kids, Pet, Sport, Night Scene, Fireworks, Digital SR, Report, Green, Depth of field composition)

Auto picture Scene Modes

Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Standard, Flower, Sport, Candlelight, Blue Sky, Sunset, Text, Group Photo, Pet, Portrait x Blue Sky, Portrait x Sunset, Portrait x Backlight

Dynamic range

available (Shadow/ Highlight adjustment)

Image Tone

Bright, Natural, Vibrant, Slide Film, Monochrome





Force Off, Flash Auto, Fill Flash, Slow Sync., Slow Sync.∔Red‐Eye, Red-Eye Reduction

Flash Range

Wide:    approx. 0.2 - 5.5m / 0.66 - 18 ft. (ISO Auto)
Tele:     approx. 0.2  - 3.5m / 0.66 - 11 ft. (ISO Auto)




Display Type

TFT color 3.0" LCD, approx. 1040K dots, AR Coating(Cover only)


Brightness, Outdoor View Setting: ±2 Steps




Storage Media

Built-in Memory (approx. 27MB)

SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
FlashAir™ Card

Verified memory card

Sandisk, Panasonic, Toshiba




Drive Modes

One shot, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting, M Continuous, S Continuous, Remote Control, Auto Bracketing

Self- timer count

10 sec, 2 sec, Remote Control (immediately, 3 sec)

Start-up Time

Approx. 1.0 sec.

Release Time Lug

Approx. 0.003 sec.

Continuous shooting

Approx. 3 frames/sec.

Max. frames at conti. Shooting

30(Subject dependent)

High speed continuous shooting

Approx. 10 fps, 5M(4:3): up to 36 frames

Playback functions

One Shot, Index (20 thumb nails, 81 thumb nails), Enlargement (up to 10X, scroll available), Movie Playback, Histogram, Folder display, Delete, Select&Delete, Delete All, Calendar

Playback modes

Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Ink Rubbing Filter, Digital Filter, HDR Filter, Movie Edit, Red-eye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, Start-up Screen, Recover File, Auto Image Rotation

Movie edit functions

Save as still image, Divide Movies, Adding title picture

Digital filter

Playback only - B&W / Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature Filter


Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italy, Germany, Russian, Swedish, Danish, Indonesian, Norwegian, Hungarian, Greek, Polish, Vietnamese, Thai, Dutch, Turkey, Czech, Croatian, Hindi, Arabic   

Date Imprint

Date Imprint Available (Date, Time, Date & time) (except Green)





GPS display mode: LAT/LON, UTM, MGRS
GPS log, GPS lock, GPS time adjustment, GPS data imprint, UTC data imprint

Electronic Compass

Compass heading : Cardinal, Degrees, Cardinal/Degrees
Declination, Compass data imprint

Web Camera

USB Video Class 1.1


- Ring light
- USER Setting (U1/U2)
- ADJ Setting
- Green Button Setting
- Changing Folder name function supported
- Todays Shots Counter
- Electronic Leveler
- Copyright Information
- Eco Mode




Water proof / 

Equivalent to JIS Class 8 waterproof and JIS Class 6 dustproof capabilitie

- Waterproof - Up to 20m(65.6ft.) for 2hours
- Shock proof - Up to 2.1m (6.8ft.)
- Operating Temperature -10℃(14°F) to 40℃(104°F) 




Power Source

Rechargeable Battery DB-110
AC Adapter Kit K-AC166(Optional)

Battery life

Still*1:          approx. 340 shots (Rechargeable Battery)
Playback*2: approx. 260 min. (Rechargeable Battery)

*1 Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions.
*2 According to the result of RICOH in-house testing.


internal, (USB Type-C) approx. 180 min.




Connection Port

USB3.0 (Type C), HDMI output terminal (Type D)





Approx. 118.2 (W) x 65.5 (H) x 33.1 (D)mm /4.7 (W) x 2.6 (H) x 1.3 (D) inches (including lens depth)


Approx. 242g / 8.5 oz. (Included dedicated battery and SD memory card),Approx. 215g / 7.6 oz.(Body only)





Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Windows® 11


macOS 10.15, macOS 11.0, macOS 12, macOS13, macOS14

*Supported OS must be pre-installed in PC and updated to the latest version. USB port must be standard equipped.





Art. No. 7838 - Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery DB-110 
Art. No. 30275 - USB Cable I-USB173
Art. No. 39857 - Strap O-ST104
Art. No. 30276 - Macro Stand O-MS3
USB Power Adapter AC-U2
Power Plug





Art. No. 37838   - Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery DB-110
Art. No. 39892   - Remote Control O-RC1
Art. No. 171930 - Wide Conversion Lens DW-5
Art. No 910832  - Extension Adapter -TE-2
Art. No. 30280   - Neckstrap - O-ST174
Art. No. 39457  -  PENTAX Sport Strap - O-ST81
Art. No. 30278  -  Protector Jacket - O-CC173
Art. No. 38859  -  Camera case - O-CC135
Art. No. 30277  - Soft case - SC-900





Art. No. 01491 - PENTAX WG-8 BLACK 
Art. No. 01501 - PENTAX WG-8 GREEN





June 2024





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