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Pentax WG-30

$555.91
$338.99 $216.92 cheaper than 69 days ago
A good value for money and fully featured 16 megapixel 5 times zoom factor camera
Compact 16MP 5x No Mar 2015
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Pentax WG-30 Review

Representing very good value for money but with mediocre reviews, we have ranked the Pentax WG-30 number 146 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 48?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Quite small display diagonal
Very low display resolution (numeric)

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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

Pentax WG-30 size in context

Pentax WG-30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent Brand

Based on 2,538 expert and user reviews (including 473 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent reviews for its cameras. Pentax also has excellent reviews specifically for its cameras compared to other brands. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Priced

The price range of digital cameras is from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras.

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Features

Average Megapixel

The Pentax WG-30 has a fairly standard megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Weight

The Pentax WG-30 has a fairly standard weight (172 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Pentax WG-30 has a fairly typical optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax WG-30 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9". At only 2.7 inches, the Pentax WG-30 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Pentax WG-30 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) amongst digital cameras of this age. The display resolutions (numeric) of digital cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. With a digital zoom of 7.2 times zoom factor, the Pentax WG-30 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Pentax WG-30 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras which support Wi-Fi.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Pentax WG-30 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras. 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. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax WG-30 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera 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. Across all cameras the best still image resolution 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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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 5.5, the Pentax WG-30 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age. Cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Dustproof

The Pentax WG-30 is dustproof, as are most of the other cameras.

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Features Calendar

The Pentax WG-30 features calendar, as do most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Pentax WG-30 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Waterproof

The Pentax WG-30 is waterproof. Most of the other cameras also are waterproof.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of cameras range from 0.001m to 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.17m. With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Pentax WG-30 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax WG-30 features noise reduction. Most of the other digital cameras also feature noise reduction.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

At 3.5, the Pentax WG-30 has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. The minimum aperture numbers of digital cameras range from -2 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 75mm. At 28 millimeters, the Pentax WG-30 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was March 2015 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

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