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Pentax WG-3

Pentax WG-3
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PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
An award winning and good spec compact digital camera
Compact 16MP 4x Yes Jan 2014
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Pentax WG-3 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Pentax WG-3 number 749 across all digital cameras.
88
Reviews
7 Reviews + 1 Award
76
Features
Good Features
67
Age
4 Years Old
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 74%. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. Praktica 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 2018.
The WG-3 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Very small optical zoom
16 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and new-generation imaging engine \\a backlit 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, coupled with the new-generation imaging engine delivers A top sensitivity of ISO 6400 with low-noise characteristics and super-high resolution imaging with no compromise in image quality, color accuracy, and noise performance in any lighting condition, underwater and in the field.\
\<br> waterproof to 45 feet \\pentax\'s 15th generation waterproof digital compact camera has intensified tough as the further enhanced the watertight construction allows for a depth of 45 feet\'swim in the pool, snorkel and dive in the ocean, kayak river rapids, surf the big waves or get caught in a downpour, all the while capturing beautiful photography and HD video for up to two hours of continuous operation.\
\<br> crushproof \\heavy-duty and dependable in harsh, demanding conditions, the crushproof construction withstands weights up to 220 LBF (pound-force), preventing from damage at the bottom of a backpack, or when accidentally wedged between a body and a solid object.\
\<br> dustproof \\the dustproof design protects the camera from any dry, dusty environments your adventures may take you ensuring clear, clean images at sandy beaches and in windy desert storms.\
\<br> six LED macro lights to assist in close-up shooting \\capture the tiniest details while the positioning of six LED macro lights around the circumference of the lens barrel allows for brighter, uniform illumination on a subject when the digital microscope mode is selected perfect for insects, flowers, nature and still-life photography.\
\<br> 3 inch high resolution LCD screen with anti-reflection \\an extra-large, high-resolution 3 inch color LCD monitor with horizontally extended 16:9 proportions, and approximately 460,000 dots, offers beautiful capture and playback while the pentax-original AR (anti-reflection) coating assures clear, glare-free images on-screen, even in harsh sunlight. its wide-view design offers a clear view from approximately 170 degrees, making it useful in low and high angle shooting.\
\<br> PENTAX sensor \'shift shake reduction system \\the triple shake reduction system combines an image-sensor-shift-type SR (shake reduction) mechanism with the digital pixel track and high ISO shake reduction modes to more effectively protect shake-prone images and low light photography for incredibly sharp blur-free images. keep your memories vibrant enjoy the reliability of stunning sunsets, and always-sharp adventures with the PENTAX SR system.\
\<br> shockproof \\the shockproof, ruggedized design protects from drops up to 6.6 feet, ensuring stable operation during rigorous outdoor activity or for life\'s everyday mishaps perfect for anyone, whether you re a mountain climber or a family with small children.\
\<br> coldproof \\coldproof to sub-freezing temperatures of minus 14 degrees F (10 degrees c) making the wg-3 ideal for use in cold, snowy, wet conditions from skiing to snowmobiling, snowshoeing to sledding, or just building a snowman in the front yard.\
\<br> faster F 2.0 aperture with a 4x optical zoom \\the newly designed optical 4x zoom lens offers a high-performance, large aperture of f2.0 at its widest angle to capture bright imagery no matter what the lighting condition, even in dim underwater conditions all the while offering a complete range of shots from wide-angle to telephoto (25mm-100mm equivalent in 35mm format) for everyday and extreme photography. the camera\'s intelligent zoom (digital) function also extends the range even further to approximately 28.8 times to cover the focal length to a 720mm super-telephoto (in 35mm format), to capture extra-high magnification images, such as wildlife, without compromising image quality.\
Slower than average start-up time

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

70
Portrait Photography
Very Good
65
Landscape Photography
Good
47
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
73
Sports Photography
Very Good
54
Wildlife Photography
Average

Pentax WG-3 Video Reviews

Pentax WG-3 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by website PhotographyBlog.com who concluded that this Pentax 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 the average expert rating of this camera is 74 out of 100.

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Excellent Brand

We checked 2,566 owner and expert reviews (including 483 verified purchases) for Pentax cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in January 2014.

Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Pentax WG-3 of 16MP is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 37% 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 typical of many cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Pentax WG-3 of only 4x is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 11% of all cameras when sorted 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 the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Pentax WG-3's maximum ISO sensitivity of 6,400 is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 38% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax WG-3 has an image stabilizer. 78% 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 pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 20% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Pentax WG-3's weight of 209g is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 52% 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, as do 68% of cameras.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The Pentax WG-3's digital zoom of 7.2x is bigger than 84% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

The internal memory of the Pentax WG-3 of 70MB is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 77% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the internal memory range from 1MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB.

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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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Features Calendar

The Pentax WG-3 features calendar. 87% of cameras do not feature calendar.

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Higher Than Average Waterproof Up to

Across all the cameras the waterproof (up to) range from 3m to 100m, and the average waterproof up to is 14m. The Pentax WG-3's waterproof up to of 14m is in the highest 30% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Pentax WG-3 has a GPS (satellite), unlike 89% of cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Display Diagonal

The Pentax WG-3's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 20% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Waterproof

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

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Has a Shock Resistant

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

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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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Features Brightness Adjustment

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

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Pentax WG-3 is 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Pentax WG-3's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 51% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Pentax WG-3 has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Has an HDMI Port

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

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Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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Slower Than Average Start-Up Time

Cameras have start-up times of between 0.1ms and 2,000ms, and the average start-up time is 590ms. The Pentax WG-3's start-up time of 1,800ms is slower than 88% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

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

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Dustproof

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

wg3orange

Barcodes:

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

Frequently Asked Questions About the Pentax WG-3

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