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Pentax WG-3

£230.00
A fairly highly rated and 3 year old compact camera, good for sports photography
Compact 16MP 4x Yes Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Pentax WG-3 Review

With very good reviews, we have ranked the Pentax WG-3 number 297 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 56?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 78%. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Very small optical zoom
Quite small maximum aperture number

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Pentax digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for sports photography, ranking number 211 in sports photography cameras. However good for portrait photography, ranking number 212 in portrait photography cameras as well being average for wildlife photography, ranking number 281 in wildlife photography cameras.
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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

Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 78% based on two expert reviews from sites including portablegear.nl and reviewed.com.

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Pentax Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 2,542 expert and owner reviews (including 474 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent reviews for its cameras. Pentax also has excellent reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Two people mentioned that it was able to produce good images.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £230.00 it is cheaper than 64% of cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Pentax WG-3 and the United Kingdom price of £230.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $696.97 (£905.71).

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Features

Average Megapixels

The Pentax WG-3's sensor megapixels of 16MP is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Pentax WG-3's optical zoom of only 4x is quite small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 18% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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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 typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax WG-3 has an image stabilizer. 77% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Pentax WG-3's minimum aperture number of 2 is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Pentax WG-3's weight of 209g is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax WG-3 has a built-in flash. 66% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Pentax WG-3 of only 4.9 is in the smallest 23% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Pentax WG-3 features multi burst mode. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Only Four Aspherical Lenses

The Pentax WG-3 has more aspherical lenses than most of the digital cameras. This camera is a four aspherical lens camera compared to most of the digital cameras which only have one aspherical lens.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Pentax WG-3 of 0.435" is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 2592|3456 x 3456|3072 x 2304|3072 x 1728|2592 x 1944|2592 x 1456|2048 x 1536|1920 x 1080|1024 x 768|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Average Waterproof Up to

The waterproof up to of the Pentax WG-3 of 14m is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The Pentax WG-3's digital zoom of 7.2x is in the biggest 14% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Pentax WG-3's display diagonal of 3" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Dustproof

The Pentax WG-3 is dustproof, which is unusual. 93% of cameras are not dustproof.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. 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.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax WG-3 features brightness adjustment, unlike 79% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Waterproof

The Pentax WG-3 is waterproof, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras are not waterproof.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax WG-3 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Pentax WG-3's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 100mm is in the shortest 16% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax WG-3 features noise reduction. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Pentax released the WG-3 in December 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax wg3gpsgreen, pentax wg3black
Barcodes 00027075227927, 00027075228153, 00088022203579, 04549212228162, 04549212228278

Frequently Asked Questions About the Pentax WG-3

11 aspherical lenses
130 more battery life (CIPA standard)
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
£21 More Expensive
£41 Cheaper
Vastly higher waterproof up to
A lot longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Older by over three years
240 more battery life (CIPA standard)
4.12MP higher megapixel
0.7 larger maximum aperture number
£209 More Expensive

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