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Pentax WG-3

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Pentax WG-3

Pentax WG-3
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A classic and good spec compact digital camera
Compact 16MP 4x Yes Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Pentax WG-3 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Pentax WG-3 number 726 across all digital cameras.
85
Reviews
2 Reviews
76
Features
Good Features
73
Age
3 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 78%. Praktica 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 2018.
Customers report good picture quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Very small optical zoom
Heavy-duty construction for underwater shooting
4x optical zoom lens with maximum aperture of f2.0
High-performance, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor
Dual anti-shake protection for sharp, blur-free images
Six LED macro lights to assist close-up shooting
Only 640 x 480 still image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

62
Portrait Photography
Good
49
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
32
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
73
Sports Photography
Very Good
54
Wildlife Photography
Average

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 Summary

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Pentax digital camera is 78 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including portablegear.nl and reviewed.com.

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Pentax Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 2,844 expert and owner reviews (including 541 verified purchases) for Pentax cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images.

Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since December 2014.

Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Pentax WG-3 of 16MP is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 41% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Pentax WG-3's optical zoom of only 4x is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 26% of all digital cameras when ordered 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 typical of many cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

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

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Pentax WG-3 of 6,400 is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 54% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Pentax WG-3 of only 2 is in the smallest 4% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Pentax WG-3's weight of 209g is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 48% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax WG-3 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Pentax WG-3 of only 4.9 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 5% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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Dustproof

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Pentax WG-3's display diagonal of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 51% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

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

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Pentax WG-3 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

The internal memory of digital cameras range from 1MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB. The Pentax WG-3's internal memory of 70MB is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 24% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Waterproof Up to

The average waterproof up to of all cameras is 14m, with the lowest being 3m and the highest being 100m. The waterproof up to of the Pentax WG-3 of 14m is in the highest 29% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax WG-3 features brightness adjustment. 78% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Waterproof

The Pentax WG-3 is waterproof. 92% of cameras are not waterproof.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Pentax WG-3 of 0.435" is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 79% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 12x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x. The Pentax WG-3's digital zoom of 7.2x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 16% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax WG-3 features noise reduction. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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