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Pentax WG-3

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
An award winning and fully featured 16 megapixel 4 times zoom factor camera
Compact 16MP 4x Yes Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Pentax WG-3 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Pentax WG-3 as follows for Summary.
83
7 Reviews + 1 Award
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Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
37
Mediocre

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
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70
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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 front dimensions

Pentax WG-3 size in context

Pentax WG-3 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

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

This camera has an average expert rating of 75 out of 100 based on nine expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and PC Mag.

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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.


Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Pentax WG-3 has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 209 grams, the Pentax WG-3 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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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.

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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.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax WG-3 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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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.

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Dustproof

The Pentax WG-3 is dustproof. Most of the other digital cameras also are dustproof.

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Waterproof

The Pentax WG-3 is waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras also are waterproof.

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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.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Pentax WG-3 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other digital cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Calendar

The Pentax WG-3 features calendar, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Pentax WG-3 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax WG-3 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 cameras.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax WG-3 features noise reduction, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Pentax WG-3 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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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.

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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.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax WG-3 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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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.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax WG-3 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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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.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Pentax WG-3 has a shock resistant, as do most of the other cameras.

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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.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was January 2014 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pentax wg3gpsgreen, pentax wg3black

Barcodes:

00027075227910, 00027075227927, 00027075228023, 00027075228146, 00027075228153, 00027075228252, 00027075228269, 00027075273344, 00088022203579, 04549212228162, 04549212228278

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