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Pentax WG-3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 543 reviews of Pentax WG-3. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the durability and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback. The energy efficiency and storage get mixed comments. Some have doubts about the shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax WG-3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax WG-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Pentax WG-3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and performance. The image quality and portability also get good opinions, whereas the water proof and shutter get mixed reviews. There are some critical comments about the energy efficiency.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax WG-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 337 user reviews of Pentax WG-3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and performance. The portability and durability are also mentioned favorably. The energy efficiency and reliability get critical reviews. Opinions about the storage and battery are mixed.

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77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Pentax WG-3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Pentax WG-3 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviews about the image quality and durability are overall positive. The design and performance are also appreciated. The low light performance and reliability get mixed comments. Many are critical about the battery.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dpreview.com)

Pentax WG-3 GPS

 

Pentax has a long history of making rugged cameras. Its WG-3 series - which comes in standard and GPS flavors - is Pentax's fifteenth generation waterproof model. The WG-3 may have a unusual, almost playful design, but there's no doubt that it's as...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Pentax WG-3 GPS

 

The compact Pentax WG-3 GPS is rugged, waterproof, and packs a fast lens. Its design is striking, but its images show quite a bit of noise at higher ISO settings.

Sharp lens. Wide aperture. Short shutter lag. GPS. Inductive charging. Waterproof to 45 feet. Macro LED lighting. Unique design.

Noisy images. Slow to start and shoot. No dedicated battery charger.

Performance and Conclusions The WG-3 starts and captures an in-focus shot in about 2.5 seconds, can fire off shots continuously with 0.7 second between each photo, and records a 0.2-second shutter lag. The Canon D20 is faster to operate—it starts and...

Apr, 2013

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Pentax Optio WG-3 Review

 

The Pentax Optio WG-3 is a waterproof, dustproof and shock-resistant compact camera which can be used at a depth of up to 14 metres and can withstand a drop of 2 metres, cold to -10°C and a weight up to 100kg. The WG-3 features a 16 megapixel...

The WG-3 is the 15th generation of Pentax's ruggedized camera range, and it certainly shows. This is a solid product in more ways than one, both in terms of its build quality, ability to withstand most things that you could subject it to, and all-round...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : TJ Donegan (reviewed.com)

Pentax WG-3

 

The Pentax WG-3 looks to improve on the so-so image quality of last year's model, but without much success.

We had high hopes for the Pentax WG-3 when we first laid hands on it at CES this past January. An f/2 lens, a backside-illuminated image sensor, and sensor-shift shake reduction all seemed to point toward a waterproof camera with images that could...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Pentax WG-3 Review

 

Pentax WG-3 Review – The Pentax WG-3 features an eye-catching design which makes it stand out from the crowd. Find out whether it has the substance to match this style in the full What Digital...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Pentax WG-3 GPS Review

 

The Pentax WG-3 is a new outdoors camera, released in January 2013. The latest model is waterproof down to 14m and features a lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.0. The GPS model is available in purple and green for £325, the non-GPS version is...

Ideal camera body for using in extreme weather conditions, 1cm minimum focusing distance, Full 1080p HD video recording, Fast f/2.0 lens, Waterproof to 14m, LED macro lights, HDR mode, Good range of digital filters for editing photos

Noise effects image quality from ISO 200 upwards, Detail isn't too good, Only 4x optical zoom

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (beachcamera.com)

WG-3 16MP White Waterproof Camera

 

This is a great camera to take everywhere and not worry about it. Beach, hiking, skiing, snorkeling (40 feet), bike riding, even a crowded venue where it might get knocked around. As for the kit that comes with it don't bother, if you want the items...

Feels sturdy ; Nice pictures ; Rugged ; You Don't Worry About It

Buy The Items Seperatly ; Shutter Button Hard Press ; The Kit Is Cheep ; Zoom Noise During Vidio

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (buydig.com)

Speedy delivery, just as described!

 

It was just as described, I was very pleased!

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (beachcamera.com)

Speedy delivery, just as described!

 

It was just as described, I was very pleased!

Jan, 2014

Consumer review (beachcamera.com)

Great rugidized camera

 

Great for photography in rough conditions. Picture quality quite good. All your typical features plus the microscope mode with the LED light ring.

Great Microscope Feature

Jan, 2014

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