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Pentax WG-3 Review
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Why Has it Scored 37?
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 cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality.
This Pentax digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Very small maximum aperture number
Pentax WG-3 Video Reviews
How Big is the Pentax WG-3?
The Pentax WG-3 is 125mm wide and 645mm tall. It is 32mm deep and weighs 209g.
Pentax WG-3 In-Depth Analysis
One Industry Award
This camera received a "Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com who concluded that this Pentax camera was very good.
Average Expert Reviews
Pentax Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras
We checked 2,538 expert and user reviews (including 473 verified purchases) for Pentax digital cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Pentax has excellent ratings specifically within its cameras range. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Users Report Good Picture Quality
Two owners who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images.
It just didn't pack in enough image quality, performance…
Though the camera took decent pictures underwater and on dry land…
With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Pentax WG-3 has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.
With a weight of 209 grams, the Pentax WG-3 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other cameras.
1" Image Sensor Size
This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on cameras.
Average Optical Zoom
With an optical zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Pentax WG-3 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.
Has a Built-In Flash
The Pentax WG-3 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras.
Fairly Large Display Diagonal
Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Pentax WG-3 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst cameras of this age.
The Pentax WG-3 is dustproof. Most of the other digital cameras also are dustproof.
The Pentax WG-3 is waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras also are waterproof.
Average Waterproof Up to
At 14 meters, the Pentax WG-3 has a relatively average waterproof up to compared to most of the other cameras.
Has a GPS (satellite)
The Pentax WG-3 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other digital cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).
The Pentax WG-3 features calendar, as do most of the other cameras.
Features Multi Burst Mode
The Pentax WG-3 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras.
Features Contrast Adjustment
The Pentax WG-3 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.
Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number
The Pentax WG-3 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2) amongst cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture number of cameras is 3.4.
Fairly Big Digital Zoom
At 7.2 times zoom factor, the Pentax WG-3 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.
Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 2.3mm and the longest is 2,000mm. The Pentax WG-3 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 100 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras.
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 cameras.
Features Noise Reduction
The Pentax WG-3 features noise reduction, as do most of the other cameras.
Has an HDMI Port
The Pentax WG-3 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.
Very Small Maximum Aperture Number
The maximum aperture numbers of cameras range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. With a maximum aperture number of only 4.9, the Pentax WG-3 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.
Has an Anti-Dust Function
The Pentax WG-3 has an anti-dust function. Most of the other cameras also have an anti-dust function.
Features Brightness Adjustment
The Pentax WG-3 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.
Quite Big Internal Memory
At 70 megabytes, the Pentax WG-3 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras. The smallest internal memory of cameras is 1MB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 420MB.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The Pentax WG-3 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution
The highest video resolution supported by the Pentax WG-3 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Pentax digital 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. The worst video resolution of all cameras is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.
Has a Shock Resistant
The Pentax WG-3 has a shock resistant, as do most of the other cameras.
4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution
The Pentax WG-3 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Pentax 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, 2592 x 1456, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1280 and 1920 x 1080 and 1024 x 768. The best still image resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was January 2014 when this camera was released.
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