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Pentax WG-3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 543 reviews of Pentax WG-3. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and image quality. The portability and performance are also appreciated, whereas reviews about the energy efficiency and storage are mixed. Many are less positive about the shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax WG-3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax WG-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Pentax WG-3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the durability and performance. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but there are some critical reviews about the energy efficiency. There are mixed comments on the water proof and shutter.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax WG-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 337 user reviews of Pentax WG-3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and performance. The portability and durability also get good reviews. There are some negative comments about the energy efficiency and reliability. The storage and battery get mixed comments.

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77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Pentax WG-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Pentax WG-3 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and durability. The design and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the battery. There are mixed comments on the low light performance and reliability.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Pentax WG-3 Review

 

Pentax WG-3 Review – The Pentax WG-3 features an eye-catching design which makes it stand out from the crowd. Find out whether it has the substance to match this style in the full What Digital...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Pentax WG-3 GPS Review

 

The Pentax WG-3 is a new outdoors camera, released in January 2013. The latest model is waterproof down to 14m and features a lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.0. The GPS model is available in purple and green for £325, the non-GPS version is...

Ideal camera body for using in extreme weather conditions, 1cm minimum focusing distance, Full 1080p HD video recording, Fast f/2.0 lens, Waterproof to 14m, LED macro lights, HDR mode, Good range of digital filters for editing photos

Noise effects image quality from ISO 200 upwards, Detail isn't too good, Only 4x optical zoom

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dpreview.com)

Pentax WG-3 GPS

 

Pentax has a long history of making rugged cameras. Its WG-3 series - which comes in standard and GPS flavors - is Pentax's fifteenth generation waterproof model. The WG-3 may have a unusual, almost playful design, but there's no doubt that it's as...

The WG-3 and WG-3 GPS are the fifteenth generation Pentax waterproof cameras, and quite a bit has changed over the years. The dull design of earlier models has been replaced by a curvier body with colors that stand out. Lenses have gone from slow to...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Pentax WG-3 GPS

 

The compact Pentax WG-3 GPS is rugged, waterproof, and packs a fast lens. Its design is striking, but its images show quite a bit of noise at higher ISO settings.

Sharp lens. Wide aperture. Short shutter lag. GPS. Inductive charging. Waterproof to 45 feet. Macro LED lighting. Unique design.

Noisy images. Slow to start and shoot. No dedicated battery charger.

Performance and Conclusions The WG-3 starts and captures an in-focus shot in about 2.5 seconds, can fire off shots continuously with 0.7 second between each photo, and records a 0.2-second shutter lag. The Canon D20 is faster to operate—it starts and...

Apr, 2013

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Pentax Optio WG-3 Review

 

The Pentax Optio WG-3 is a waterproof, dustproof and shock-resistant compact camera which can be used at a depth of up to 14 metres and can withstand a drop of 2 metres, cold to -10°C and a weight up to 100kg. The WG-3 features a 16 megapixel...

The WG-3 is the 15th generation of Pentax's ruggedized camera range, and it certainly shows. This is a solid product in more ways than one, both in terms of its build quality, ability to withstand most things that you could subject it to, and all-round...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : TJ Donegan (reviewed.com)

Pentax WG-3

 

The Pentax WG-3 looks to improve on the so-so image quality of last year's model, but without much success.

We had high hopes for the Pentax WG-3 when we first laid hands on it at CES this past January. An f/2 lens, a backside-illuminated image sensor, and sensor-shift shake reduction all seemed to point toward a waterproof camera with images that could...

Mar, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Pentax WG-3

 

big screen, waterproof, good quality, light and compact, rugged

no raw feature. only jpegs. strap not ideal for some uses

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Pentax WG-3

 

- wide and bright lens 25mm, f2.0 - waterproof and shockproof - great macro features including 6 LED ring light - great slow motion video and time laps - GPS - separate display with clock - double lock - power button green LED light helps when screen...

- short battery life - lack of 3:2 aspect ratio (available 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9) - no RAW - no Wi-Fi - no lens cover and display screen protection - even though you can charge battery using regular USB charger, the camera USB input is not a standard mini...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Pentax WG-3

 

wide and bright lens 25mm, f2.0 ; waterproof and shockproof ; great macro features including 6 LED ring light ; great slow motion video and time laps ; GPS ; separate display with clock ; double lock ; power button green LED light helps when screen is...

short battery life ; lack of 3:2 aspect ratio (available 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9) ; no RAW ; no Wi-Fi ; no lens cover and display screen protection ; even though you can charge battery using regular USB charger, the camera USB input is not a standard mini...

May, 2013

Consumer review (beachcamera.com)

WG-3 16MP White Waterproof Camera

 

This is a great camera to take everywhere and not worry about it. Beach, hiking, skiing, snorkeling (40 feet), bike riding, even a crowded venue where it might get knocked around. As for the kit that comes with it don't bother, if you want the items...

Feels sturdy ; Nice pictures ; Rugged ; You Don't Worry About It

Buy The Items Seperatly ; Shutter Button Hard Press ; The Kit Is Cheep ; Zoom Noise During Vidio

Jan, 2014

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