Pentax WG-3 Review

Overall Score

52

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 25-100 mm (4x) F2.0-4.9 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 64 x 33 mm, 230g.
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Pentax WG-3 Overview


First introduced in July, 2013, Pentax WG-3 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Pentax WG-3 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Pentax WG-3

Sensor resolution of Pentax WG-3 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Pentax WG-3 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Pentax WG-3


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax WG-3 with competitors in waterproof cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Environmental Sealing
9 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
4.9 Lens at Tele
Timelapse Recording
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.0
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.9
Low Battery Life: 240 shots
Type Scores

Pentax WG-3 has an Overall Score of 52/100 and ranked #135 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #475 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Pentax WG-3 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
57
Value for money score
68
Portability score
95
Overall score
52
Average Scores in Waterproof
Imaging Score
21
Features Score
44
Value For Money Score
60
Portability Score
95
Overall score
44

Physical Dimensions of Pentax WG-3


Pentax WG-3 weighs 230g and has external dimensions of 124 x 64 x 33mm (4.88 x 2.52 x 1.3"). Considering that the average weight of Waterproof cameras is 196g, Pentax WG-3 is 34 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Pentax WG-3 is more by 15mm more than the average length in Waterproof.

Weight Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Pentax WG-3
230g
Average weight
196g
Min weight
110g
Max weight
307g

Thickness Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Pentax WG-3
33mm
Average Thickness
28mm
Min Thickness
19mm
Max Thickness
89mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax WG-3 with the dimensions:

Pentax WG-3

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight WG-3 Dimensions WG-3
Ricoh WG-5 GPS Ricoh WG-5 GPS 236 g 230 g 125 x 65 x 32 mm 124 x 64 x 33 mm
Ricoh WG-4 Ricoh WG-4 230 g 230 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 124 x 64 x 33 mm
Ricoh WG-30 Ricoh WG-30 192 g 230 g 123 x 62 x 30 mm 124 x 64 x 33 mm
Nikon Coolpix AW130 Nikon AW130 221 g 230 g 110 x 66 x 27 mm 124 x 64 x 33 mm
Fujifilm XP80 Fujifilm XP80 179 g 230 g 104 x 67 x 26 mm 124 x 64 x 33 mm
Olympus Tough TG-4 Olympus TG-4 247 g 230 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 124 x 64 x 33 mm
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 230 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 124 x 64 x 33 mm
Pentax Optio WG-2 Pentax WG-2 192 g 230 g 122 x 61 x 30 mm 124 x 64 x 33 mm

Specifications of Pentax WG-3


General
Brand Pentax
Model WG-3
Announced July, 2013
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.40
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 240 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI92
Physical
Weight 230 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 64 x 33 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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