Pentax WG-3 GPS with Ricoh WG-M1 Comparison

Pentax WG-3 GPS and Ricoh WG-M1 Main Features

  • July, 2013
  • September, 2014
  • 16 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 14 MP 1/2.3 CMOS Sensor
  • 25-100 mm (4x) F2.0-4.9 Zoom Lens
  • (1x) F2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • 100 - 800 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • -
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 1" Fixed Screen
  • -
  • 10.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • -
  • 125 x 64 x 33 mm, 238g.
  • 66 x 43 x 89 mm, 190g.
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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 WG-M1 Scores


Imaging score
20
Features score
28
Value for money score
47
Portability score
96
Overall score
35

Ricoh WG-M1 with Pentax WG-3 GPS Overview


Let's compare Pentax WG-3 GPS with Ricoh WG-M1. These models are included in the Waterproof cameras. Pentax WG-3 GPS was released in 2013, and Ricoh WG-M1 in 2014. WG-M1 is newer, which is a plus. WG-3 GPS 1 years older.
The sensor resolution of WG-3 GPS is greater than that of WG-M1. However, the difference of 2 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. At Pentax WG-3 GPS, the maximum ISO is greater by 5600. WG-3 GPS has image stabilization(Sensor-shift), WG-M1 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Pentax WG-3 GPS has a larger 3-inch Fixed screen, the other camera has a 1-inch Fixed screen.
Pentax WG-3 GPS has 10.0 fps continuous shooting.

General WG-3 GPS WG-M1
Brand Pentax Ricoh
Model WG-3 GPS WG-M1
Announced July, 2013 September, 2014
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 n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 1"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels 115k 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 0
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec 1/n/a sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/n/a sec
Continuous Shooting n/a fps 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.40 no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions mm 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm² 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 4320 x 3240
Max Native ISO 6400 800
Min Native ISO 125 100
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
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 350 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model D-LI92 DB-65
Physical
Weight 238 g 190 g
Physical Dimensions 125 x 64 x 33 mm 66 x 43 x 89 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal microSD/microSDHC, internal
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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