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Pentax WG-30

75

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Pentax WG-30

$338.99
Pentax WG-30
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A good spec and cheap compact digital camera
Compact 16MP 5x No Mar 2015
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Pentax WG-30 Review

With very good features and representing value for money, we have ranked the Pentax WG-30 number 441 across all digital cameras.
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Value for Money
Very Good
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Features
Good Features
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Average optical zoom
Achieves high image quality even when shooting underwater, night scenes, and landscape
De the compact body of the wg-30 are a five-times optical zoom lens with an approx. 28mm wide-angle coverage (in the 35mm format) and the imaging power of approx.16.0 effective megapixels.<br>with a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with a high-performance image processing engine and low-noise performance, wide dynamic range shooting is possible.<br>a more evolved mermaid mode, suitable for underwater shooting, minimizes color cast underwater with optimized color reproduct
Heavy-duty construction, waterproof to 12 meters and shockproof to 1.5 meters
A microscopic world, invisible to the naked eye!
Ombining its 1cm macro and zooming function, the wg-30 magnifies the subject on its LCD monitor for the observation and photography of a microscopic world invisible to the naked eye, for astonishing new discover
Uded with a macro stand that supports your shooting purposes shoot images in a 2.44mm x 4.33mm range that fills the whole screen (when shooting with the maximum magnificat
Equipped with six LED macro lights for better illumination
Create interval movies with still images!
Inuously shoots still images at a fixed interval from the set start time and automatically connects the shot images to create one movie f
Y "frame-by-frame action" with this funct
Does not support Wi-Fi
Very low display resolution

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How Big is the Pentax WG-30?

The Pentax WG-30 is 122.5mm wide and 61.5mm tall. It is 29.6mm deep and weighs 172g.

Pentax WG-30 front dimensions
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Pentax WG-30 In-Depth Analysis

Value for Money

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Features

Average Megapixels

The Pentax WG-30's sensor megapixels of 16MP is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 39% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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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 cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Pentax WG-30 of 5x is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 44% of all cameras when ranked 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 the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Pentax WG-30 of 3.5 is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 96% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Pentax WG-30 of 6,400 is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 51% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Pentax WG-30 of 172g is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 37% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax WG-30 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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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 typical of many cameras.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Pentax WG-30 does not support Wi-Fi, although this is within the context that 69% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Waterproof

The Pentax WG-30 is waterproof. 92% of digital cameras are not waterproof.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The Pentax WG-30's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 25% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Pentax WG-30 of only 2.7" is in the smallest 13% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 1", the largest is 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Dustproof

The Pentax WG-30 is dustproof, unlike 93% of cameras which are not dustproof.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Pentax WG-30 is 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of cameras is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The Pentax WG-30's digital zoom of 7.2x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 17% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

The Pentax WG-30's internal memory of 68MB is in the biggest 26% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The internal memory of cameras range from 1MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax WG-30 features noise reduction. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Pentax WG-30 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Calendar

The Pentax WG-30 features calendar, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature calendar.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Pentax WG-30 of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 62% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pentax 04608

Barcodes:

00027075287358

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