Summary Pentax WG-3

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Specifications Key specs
Help 4x
Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/2
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Wide angle
Help 25 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
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Pentax WG-3


Pentax has replaced the WG-3 with the WG-4 and WG-4.

Ricoh WG-4
Ricoh WG-4 announced January 2013

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Ricoh WG-4
Ricoh WG-4 announced February 2014
Lowest price Slightly cheaper

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The Pentax WG-3 vs other recent digicams

Size Quite small Help
Mid size (125×64×33 mm)
Macro focus Good macro Help
1.0 cm
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Weight Light Help
230 g
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Thickness Thin Help
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach
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The Pentax WG-3 vs other recent waterproof cameras

Aperture Uniquely wide aperture Help
Screen size Large screen Help


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The Pentax WG-3 vs other recent digicams

Zoom Below average zoom Help
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.7 MP
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
240 shots
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
4 seconds
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Announced Old Help
January 2013
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users


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Pentax WG-3

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