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Pentax WG-3 Review
|Value for Money||
|2 Years Old|
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.
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 In-Depth Analysis
Average Expert Reviews
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.
It just didn't pack in enough image quality, performance…
Though the camera took decent pictures underwater and on dry land…
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).
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.
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.
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".
Has an Image Stabilizer
The Pentax WG-3 has an image stabilizer. 77% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.
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.
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.
Has a Built-In Flash
The Pentax WG-3 has a built-in flash. 66% of cameras also have a built-in flash.
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.
Features Multi Burst Mode
The Pentax WG-3 features multi burst mode. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Pentax WG-3 is dustproof, which is unusual. 93% of cameras are not dustproof.
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.
Features Brightness Adjustment
The Pentax WG-3 features brightness adjustment, unlike 79% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.
The Pentax WG-3 is waterproof, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras are not waterproof.
Features Contrast Adjustment
The Pentax WG-3 features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.
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.
Features Noise Reduction
The Pentax WG-3 features noise reduction. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.
Released Over Two Years Ago
Pentax released the WG-3 in December 2014.
|Manufacturer Part Numbers||pentax wg3gpsgreen, pentax wg3black|
|Barcodes||00027075227927, 00027075228153, 00088022203579, 04549212228162, 04549212228278|