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Pentax WG-30 Digital Camera

$338.99
Compact Camera 16MP 5x CMOS Mar 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Pentax has excellent reviews for its digital cameras
Supports video recording
Does not have a GPS (satellite)
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Reviews

Pentax Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Pentax is one of the leading digital camera manufacturers according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all cameras. 99% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Pentax WG-30 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also support video recording.

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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 the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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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 similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Pentax WG-30 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Nikon AW130 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Design

Waterproof

The Pentax WG-30 is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also are waterproof.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative waterproof digital cameras currently available including the Nikon AW130 which has better reviews.

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Dustproof

The Pentax WG-30 is dustproof, as are most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 7.2 times zoom factor, the Pentax WG-30 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the digital zooms range from 2x to 16x.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 7.2x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Ricoh WG-4 ($275.00), or the Pentax WG-3 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Pentax WG-30 has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera. The smallest optical zoom of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1x, the biggest is 7.1x, and the average optical zoom is 4x.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot D20 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Pentax WG-30 of 140 millimeters is one of the longest. Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4mm to 200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 110mm.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 25mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 35mm. The Pentax WG-30 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Audio

Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax WG-30 features noise reduction. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also feature noise reduction.

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Features Voice Recording

The Pentax WG-30 features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Pentax WG-30 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The Pentax WG-30 features histogram. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also feature histogram.

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Features Calendar

The Pentax WG-30 features calendar. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also feature calendar.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Pentax WG-30 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera do have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon AW130, or the Olympus Stylus TG-2 which also has a higher rating.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Pentax WG-30 has a hand strap. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Pentax WG-30 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Pentax WG-30 has an HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax WG-30 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and spec. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Pentax 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.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is actually the best still image resolution across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution across similar types of camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The Pentax WG-30 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Pentax digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this Pentax camera.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Pentax WG-30 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera also do not support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the Nikon AW130 which also has a higher rating.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras of this spec and age range from 1.8" to 3.2". The Pentax WG-30 has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Pentax WG-30 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera. Digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 150,000 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Pentax WG-30 has a relatively typical weight (172 grams) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix S32 ($119.99) (175g) which is also higher rated.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027075287358

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