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Pentax Optio WG-3
7.8 out of 10

Pentax Optio WG-3

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Overall 7
7.1

Expert Review

DP Review
6 May 2015
  • Summary: The Pentax WG-3 offers a curvy, rugged design that can handle tough conditions with aplomb. Its lens is noticeably faster than most of its peers at its wide end, which allows for better low light photos. Its unique macro ring light and stand allow for extreme close-ups.
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Pentax Optio WG-3 GPS

consumersearch.com
16 May 2014
  • Conclusion: There's no doubt that the Pentax Optio WG-3 GPS is designed for underwater use, as it's Pentax's 15th-generation waterproof model. Don't be fooled by its quirky design or bright colors; it is a serious, rugged camera, full of features, and capable of taking great underwater photos.
  • Pros: Very rugged body, Macro light ring, Wireless charging, Optional wide-angle lens
  • Cons: Poor battery life
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Overall 8
7.6

Pentax WG-3 GPS: Review

Review guidelines
15 October 2013
  • Summary: The Pentax WG-3 GPS is, of course, a camera with a unique character. Its resistance to water, frost and shock is, of course, in itself already quite peculiar, but it must be added an extreme design, the presence of a variety of sensors (GPS, altimeter, barometer, compass, electronic level), a...
  • Pros: Robust and well waterproofed, The presence of GPS, Altimeter and barometer, Relatively bright zoom lens.
  • Cons: Only decent image quality, Autofocus is not very powerful, Not very intuitive menu. Extreme design is not for everyone.
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Overall 9
8.6
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
9.0

Pentax WG-3 Review

What Digital Camera
12 June 2013
  • Summary: The Pentax WG-3 survived all our testing challenges and produced good levels of detail that rival the very best tough compacts in the market. Unfortunately, the WG-3 weakness is its performance underwater and it’s not uncommon to end up lightening images in software to create the best results.
  • Pros: Rubberised body; Attractive styling; Good image quality
  • Cons: Dark underwater performance; Screen scratches very easily; Slow zoom
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Overall 8
7.8

Pentax WG-3 GPS

pentaxforums.com
22 May 2013
  • Summary: Below is a video version of our in-depth review of the WG-3. It includes some footage of the camera on the beach.
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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax WG-3

PC Magazine
23 April 2013
  • Conclusion: The compact Pentax WG-3 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.
  • Pros: Sharp lens. Wide aperture. Short shutter lag. Waterproof to 45 feet. Macro LED lighting. Unique design.
  • Cons: Noisy images. Slow to start and shoot. No dedicated battery charger.
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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax WG-3 GPS

PC Magazine
23 April 2013
  • Conclusion: 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.
  • Pros: Sharp lens. Wide aperture. Short shutter lag. GPS. Inductive charging. Waterproof to 45 feet. Macro LED lighting. Unique design.
  • Cons: Noisy images. Slow to start and shoot. No dedicated battery charger.
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Overall 7
6.6

Expert Review

reviewed
28 March 2013
  • Summary: The Pentax WG-3 looks to improve on the so-so image quality of last year's model, but without much success.
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Overall 7
7.0
Design 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

Pentax Digital Camera WG-3

GadgetSpeak
23 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Having recently tried other digitalcameras designed for those who photograph underwater I did not expect too many surprises from the PentaxWG-3. Here in the introduction I can say that I was wrong, very wrong, as it has two features I have never seen before.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 7
7.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 7
7.0

Pentax Optio WG-3

PhotographyBLOG
30 July 2013
  • Summary: 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 handling and feature-set.
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