Pentax WG-3 GPS 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
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 125 x 64 x 33 mm, 238g.
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Pentax WG-3 GPS Overview


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


Proc and Cons of Pentax WG-3 GPS


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

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

Pentax WG-3 GPS has an Overall Score of 52/100 and ranked #135 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #476 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Pentax WG-3 GPS Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
56
Value for money score
66
Portability score
94
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 GPS


Pentax WG-3 GPS weighs 238g and has external dimensions of 125 x 64 x 33mm (4.92 x 2.52 x 1.3"). Considering that the average weight of Waterproof cameras is 196g, Pentax WG-3 GPS is 42 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Pentax WG-3 GPS is more by 16mm more than the average length in Waterproof.

Weight Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Pentax WG-3 GPS
238g
Average weight
196g
Min weight
110g
Max weight
307g

Thickness Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


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

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

Pentax WG-3 GPS

Specifications of Pentax WG-3 GPS


General
Brand Pentax
Model WG-3 GPS
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 n/a 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 ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 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 Built-In
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 238 g
Physical Dimensions 125 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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