Summary Pentax WG-3

Prices Price
Camera only
$553
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 2
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 2
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 4x
Screen size
Help 3"
Aperture
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

Replacement

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

Ricoh WG-4
Ricoh WG-4 announced January 2013

Compare the new Ricoh WG-4 vs the WG-3

Ricoh WG-4
Ricoh WG-4 announced February 2014

Compare the new Ricoh WG-4 vs the WG-3

Pros

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The Pentax WG-3 vs other recent digicams

Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2
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
Size Quite small Help
Mid size (125×64×33 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
1.3"
Waterproof Waterproof Help
Great at the beach

Cons

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The Pentax WG-3 vs other recent digicams

Zoom Below average zoom Help
4x
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.7 MP
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
9
Announced Old Help
January 2013
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
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
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

Appearance

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