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Pentax WG-3 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 4x Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Excellent brand
Supports video recording
Quite large display diagonal

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Reviews

Excellent Brand

Cameras manufactured by Pentax generally have excellent reviews compared to other brands. 99% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Pentax WG-3 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Pentax WG-3 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras that came out more than two years ago. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras of this age and type is 1.8" and the largest is 3.2". At 3 inches, the Pentax WG-3 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Nikon AW130, or the Canon PowerShot D20 which has better reviews.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax WG-3 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax WG-3 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of this spec and age. Most waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 1728, 2592 x 1944, 2592 x 1464, 2048 x 1536 and 1920 x 1080 and 1024 x 768.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is actually the best still image resolution across all cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

Across comparable types of camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 480.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Pentax WG-3 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include the Ricoh WG-4 which has better reviews.

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Design

Waterproof

The Pentax WG-3 is waterproof, as are most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative waterproof digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Ricoh WG-4 which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Waterproof Up to

The waterproof (up to) of waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera range from 3m to 60m. At 14 meters, the Pentax WG-3 has a quite high waterproof up to compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

Alternative 14m waterproof digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Ricoh WG-4.

If this Pentax digital camera waterproof up to is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (15m) which is also higher rated.

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Dustproof

The Pentax WG-3 is dustproof. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also are dustproof.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras of this spec and age is 5.7x. At 7.2 times zoom factor, the Pentax WG-3 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (16x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera is 1 and the largest is 8.5. With a minimum aperture number of only 2, the Pentax WG-3 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4mm to 200mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 100 millimeters, the Pentax WG-3 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Pentax WG-3 has a fairly average optical zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 4x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus TG-2 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax WG-3 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax WG-3 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Pentax WG-3 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Histogram

The Pentax WG-3 features histogram. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Audio

Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax WG-3 features noise reduction. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also feature noise reduction.

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Features Voice Recording

The Pentax WG-3 features voice recording. Most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Pentax WG-3 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Pentax WG-3 has a hand strap. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Pentax WG-3 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Pentax WG-3 has an HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Pentax WG-3 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Pentax camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this camera.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Pentax digital camera was released in April 2017.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Pentax WG-3 has a relatively average weight (209 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax wg3gpsgreen, pentax wg3gpspu
Barcodes 00027075227910, 00027075227927, 00027075228023, 00027075228146, 00027075228252, 00027075228269, 00027075273344, 04549212228049, 04549212228162, 04549212228278

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