Pentax WG-3 GPS with Ricoh G900 Comparison

Pentax WG-3 GPS and Ricoh G900 Main Features

  • July, 2013
  • February, 2018
  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 20 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 25-100 mm (4x) F2.0-4.9 Zoom Lens
  • 28-140 mm (5x) F3.5-5.5 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • 3840x2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • Built-In GPS
  • 125 x 64 x 33 mm, 238g.
  • 118 x 66 x 33 mm, 247g.
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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

Ricoh G900 Scores


Imaging score
23
Features score
48
Value for money score
43
Portability score
94
Overall score
47

Ricoh G900 with Pentax WG-3 GPS Overview


Let's compare Pentax WG-3 GPS with Ricoh G900. These models are included in the Waterproof cameras. Pentax WG-3 GPS was released in 2013, and Ricoh G900 in 2018. G900 is newer, which is a plus. WG-3 GPS 5 years older.
The sensor resolution of WG-3 GPS is greater than that of G900. 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.
The minimum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. The maximum ISO value for these cameras is the same and is . WG-3 GPS has image stabilization(Sensor-shift), G900 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Both cameras feature a 3-inch fixed screen.

General WG-3 GPS G900
Brand Pentax Ricoh
Model WG-3 GPS G900
Announced July, 2013 February, 2018
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" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels 1040k 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 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting n/a fps n/a fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.40 5.50
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Flash on, flash off
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 BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions mm 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm² 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 6400 6400
Min Native ISO 125 125
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 3840x2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264 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 Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) DB-110 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Battery
Battery Life 240 shots 340 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI92
Physical
Weight 238 g 247 g
Physical Dimensions 125 x 64 x 33 mm 118 x 66 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 Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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