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Pentax WG-3

Pentax WG-3
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An award winning and good spec compact camera
Compact 16MP 4x Yes Jan 2014
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Pentax WG-3 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Pentax WG-3 number 886 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
7 Reviews + 1 Award
78
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 74%.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Pentax digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Very small optical zoom
16 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and new-generation imaging engine \\a backlit 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, coupled with the new-generation imaging engine delivers A top sensitivity of ISO 6400 with low-noise characteristics and super-high resolution imaging with no compromise in image quality, color accuracy, and noise performance in any lighting condition, underwater and in the field.\
\<br> waterproof to 45 feet \\pentax\'s 15th generation waterproof digital compact camera has intensified tough as the further enhanced the watertight construction allows for a depth of 45 feet\'swim in the pool, snorkel and dive in the ocean, kayak river rapids, surf the big waves or get caught in a downpour, all the while capturing beautiful photography and HD video for up to two hours of continuous operation.\
\<br> crushproof \\heavy-duty and dependable in harsh, demanding conditions, the crushproof construction withstands weights up to 220 LBF (pound-force), preventing from damage at the bottom of a backpack, or when accidentally wedged between a body and a solid object.\
\<br> dustproof \\the dustproof design protects the camera from any dry, dusty environments your adventures may take you ensuring clear, clean images at sandy beaches and in windy desert storms.\
\<br> six LED macro lights to assist in close-up shooting \\capture the tiniest details while the positioning of six LED macro lights around the circumference of the lens barrel allows for brighter, uniform illumination on a subject when the digital microscope mode is selected perfect for insects, flowers, nature and still-life photography.\
\<br> 3 inch high resolution LCD screen with anti-reflection \\an extra-large, high-resolution 3 inch color LCD monitor with horizontally extended 16:9 proportions, and approximately 460,000 dots, offers beautiful capture and playback while the pentax-original AR (anti-reflection) coating assures clear, glare-free images on-screen, even in harsh sunlight. its wide-view design offers a clear view from approximately 170 degrees, making it useful in low and high angle shooting.\
\<br> PENTAX sensor \'shift shake reduction system \\the triple shake reduction system combines an image-sensor-shift-type SR (shake reduction) mechanism with the digital pixel track and high ISO shake reduction modes to more effectively protect shake-prone images and low light photography for incredibly sharp blur-free images. keep your memories vibrant enjoy the reliability of stunning sunsets, and always-sharp adventures with the PENTAX SR system.\
\<br> shockproof \\the shockproof, ruggedized design protects from drops up to 6.6 feet, ensuring stable operation during rigorous outdoor activity or for life\'s everyday mishaps perfect for anyone, whether you re a mountain climber or a family with small children.\
\<br> coldproof \\coldproof to sub-freezing temperatures of minus 14 degrees F (10 degrees c) making the wg-3 ideal for use in cold, snowy, wet conditions from skiing to snowmobiling, snowshoeing to sledding, or just building a snowman in the front yard.\
\<br> faster F 2.0 aperture with a 4x optical zoom \\the newly designed optical 4x zoom lens offers a high-performance, large aperture of f2.0 at its widest angle to capture bright imagery no matter what the lighting condition, even in dim underwater conditions all the while offering a complete range of shots from wide-angle to telephoto (25mm-100mm equivalent in 35mm format) for everyday and extreme photography. the camera\'s intelligent zoom (digital) function also extends the range even further to approximately 28.8 times to cover the focal length to a 720mm super-telephoto (in 35mm format), to capture extra-high magnification images, such as wildlife, without compromising image quality.\
Slower than average start-up time

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

70
Portrait Photography
Very Good
65
Landscape Photography
Good
47
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
73
Sports Photography
Very Good
54
Wildlife Photography
Average

Pentax WG-3 Video Reviews

Pentax WG-3 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Pentax WG-3 of 16MP is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 62% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Pentax WG-3's optical zoom of only 4x is smaller than 74% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Pentax WG-3 of 6,400 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 39% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax WG-3 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Pentax WG-3's minimum aperture number of 2 is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 74% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Pentax WG-3 of 209g is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 52% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax WG-3 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The Pentax WG-3's digital zoom of 7.2x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 16% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Pentax WG-3 has an HDMI port. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

Cameras have internal memory of between 1MB and 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB. The Pentax WG-3's internal memory of 70MB is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 22% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Calendar

The Pentax WG-3 features calendar, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature calendar.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Pentax WG-3 has a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Display Diagonal

The Pentax WG-3's display diagonal of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 20% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Waterproof

The Pentax WG-3 is waterproof, which is unusual. 92% of cameras are not waterproof.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Pentax WG-3 has a shock resistant, which is unusual. 96% of cameras do not have a shock resistant.

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Dustproof

The Pentax WG-3 is dustproof, unlike 93% of digital cameras which are not dustproof.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax WG-3 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax WG-3 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. The best resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Pentax WG-3's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 43% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Pentax WG-3 has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax WG-3 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Slower Than Average Start-Up Time

Across all the cameras the start-up times range from 0.1ms to 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 590ms. The start-up time of the Pentax WG-3 of 1,800ms is slower than 88% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Pentax WG-3 features multi burst mode. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Higher Than Average Waterproof Up to

The lowest waterproof up to of cameras is 3m, the highest is 100m, and the average waterproof up to is 14m. The waterproof up to of the Pentax WG-3 of 14m is higher than 70% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax WG-3 features noise reduction. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Pentax WG-3's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm is longer than 75% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

wg3orange

Barcodes:

00027075227910, 00027075228023, 00027075228146, 00027075228252, 00027075228269, 00027075273344, 04549212228162

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