Pentax WG-3 GPS with Pentax W90 Comparison

Pentax WG-3 GPS and Pentax W90 Main Features

  • July, 2013
  • February, 2010
  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 25-100 mm (4x) F2.0-4.9 Zoom Lens
  • 28-140 mm (5x) F3.5-5.5 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • 80 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • -
  • 1.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • -
  • 125 x 64 x 33 mm, 238g.
  • 108 x 59 x 25 mm, 164g.
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Pentax WG-3 GPS Scores


Imaging score
21
Features score
56
Value for money score
66
Portability score
94
Overall score
52

Pentax W90 Scores


Imaging score
20
Features score
33
Value for money score
57
Portability score
97
Overall score
40

Pentax Optio W90 with Pentax WG-3 GPS Overview


Let's compare WG-3 GPS with Optio W90. Both cameras produced Pentax. These models are included in the Waterproof cameras. Pentax WG-3 GPS was released in 2013, and Pentax W90 in 2010. WG-3 GPS is newer, which is a plus. Optio W90 3 years older. However 3 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of WG-3 GPS is greater than that of Optio W90. However, the difference of 4 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the first camera (WG-3 GPS), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. WG-3 GPS has image stabilization(Sensor-shift), Optio W90 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Pentax WG-3 GPS has a larger 3-inch Fixed screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
Pentax WG-3 GPS has 1.0 fps continuous shooting.

General WG-3 GPS Optio W90
Brand Pentax Pentax
Model WG-3 GPS Optio W90
Announced July, 2013 February, 2010
Body Type Compact Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0 0
Macro Focus Range 1 1
Screen
Screen Size 3" 2"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 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 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/1500 sec
Continuous Shooting n/a fps 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.40 3.90
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor Dimensions mm 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm² 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 6400 6400
Min Native ISO 125 80
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 240 shots 0 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI92 D-LI68
Physical
Weight 238 g 164 g
Physical Dimensions 125 x 64 x 33 mm 108 x 59 x 25 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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