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Pentax WG-3

£230.00
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
An award winning compact camera with fine features but high running costs
Compact 16MP 4x Yes Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Pentax WG-3 Review

With very good reviews but average features, we have ranked the Pentax WG-3 number 704 across all digital cameras.
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7 Reviews + 1 Award
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Average Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
42
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 74%. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. Canon digital cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Pentax digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
The WG-3 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
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
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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

One Industry Award

This Pentax digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by review website PhotographyBlog.com who thought that this digital camera was very good.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and PC Mag this camera has an overall expert rating of 74 out of 100.

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Pentax Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 2,540 owner and expert reviews (including 474 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Average Megapixels

The Pentax WG-3's sensor megapixels of 16MP is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 40% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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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 commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Pentax WG-3 of only 4x is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 22% of all digital 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 the most commonly found resolution on 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 ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Pentax WG-3 of 6,400 is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 56% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Pentax WG-3 of 2 is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 54% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Pentax WG-3 of 209g is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 49% 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, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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4608 X 3456 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 1464|2592 x 1456|2048 x 1536|1920 x 1280|1920 x 1080|1024 x 768|640 x 480, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Pentax WG-3 has a shock resistant. 96% of cameras do not have a shock resistant.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of all digital cameras is 390MB, with the smallest being 1MB and the biggest being 32GB. The internal memory of the Pentax WG-3 of 70MB is quite big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 24% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Waterproof

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

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Pentax WG-3 has a GPS (satellite), unlike 90% of cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Pentax WG-3 has an HDMI port, unlike 72% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax WG-3 features contrast adjustment. 84% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Calendar

The Pentax WG-3 features calendar. 86% of cameras do not feature calendar.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the Pentax WG-3 of 3" is fairly large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 16% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

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

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of digital 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 quite big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 13% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Dustproof

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

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Pentax WG-3's image sensor size of 0.435" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 20% 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, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Pentax WG-3 has an anti-dust function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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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 11% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Noise Reduction

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

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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 digital 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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Average Waterproof Up to

The waterproof up to of the Pentax WG-3 of 14m is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 72% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

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


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pentax wg3gpsgreen

Barcodes:

00027075227910, 00027075227927, 00027075228023, 00027075228146, 00027075228252, 00027075228269, 00027075273344, 04549212228162, 04549212228278

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