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8.4 out of 10

Pentax Optio WG-3

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Overall 7
7.1

Expert Review

DP Review
26 June 2013
  • 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. Image quality is typical for a compact camera, meaning good, but not great. Low light focusing is quite sluggish, and the flash is weak and slow to recharge. Battery life is below average.
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Overall 7
7.1

Expert Review

DP Review
26 June 2013
  • 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. Image quality is typical for a compact camera, meaning good, but not great. Low light focusing is quite sluggish, and the flash is weak and slow to recharge. Battery life is below average.
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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
14 June 2013
  • Excerpt: 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...
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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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The Pentax WG-3 looks to improve on the so-so image quality of last year's model, but without much success.

cameras.reviewed.com
28 March 2013
  • Conclusion: 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 rival those of similarly priced high-end compact cameras. Now that we've spent some time with the WG-3 and run it through our lab tests, we have to say we've come away disappointed.
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Pentax Optio WG-3

PhotographyBLOG
4 August 2013
  • Excerpt: The design of the new Pentax Optio WG-3 almost literally screams "Action!". As with it's predecessor, you'll either love the ultra-modern look that resembles a robot's smartphone and appears to have boys under ten years old in its sights, or hate it. This isn't a camera for the shy and retiring, although out all-black test sample is certainly a lot more sober than the orange version.
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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax WG-3 Review

ePHOTOzine
29 July 2013
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: 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
  • Cons: No GPS, Detail isn't too good, Only 4x optical zoom
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Overall 7
7.0

Pentax WG-3 GPS Review

ePHOTOzine
23 April 2013
  • Excerpt: 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 available in orange and black for £290.
  • Pros: 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
  • Cons: Noise effects image quality from ISO 200 upwards, Detail isn't too good, Only 4x optical zoom
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Overall 8
8.4

WG-3 GPS

Das Digitalkamera-Magazin
16 August 2013
  • Conclusion: Eine größtenteils brauchbare Leistung hat die Pentax WG-3 GPS in unserem Praxistest abgeliefert, wie aber schneidet Sie bei den Laborergebnissen ab? Die Laborergebnisse: Der CMOS-Bildsensor der Pentax WG-3-GPS (Datenblatt) ist 1/2,3 Zoll groß, löst 15,9 Megapixel auf und wird rückwärtig belichtet (BSI). Als Sensorempfindlichkeiten lassen sich minimal ISO 125 und maximal ISO 6.400 einstellen.
  • Pros: Leicht überdurchschnittliche Bildqualität bei allen ISO-Werten, Gute Abbildungsleitung des internen 4-fach-Zooms (25 bis 100mm KB-äquivalent), Mit 25mm guter Weitwinkelbereich, Sehr gute Outdoorfähigkeiten und -funktionen, Wasserdicht bis 14m Wassertiefe (bzw. bis zum äquivalenten Druck von 14m Wassertiefe), Stoßfest aus bis zu 2m Fallhöhe und bruchsicher bis zu 100kg Last, Die Kamera arbeitet bei bis minus 10 Grad Celsius problemlos, Lichtstarke Blendenöffnung im Wei...
  • Cons: Während des Filmens: Dumpfer Ton sowie stark störendes Motorgeräusch des optischen Zooms, Starkes Wackeln während dem Zoomen im Videomodus, Display mit 460.000 Subpixel "nur" durchschnittlich aufgelöst, Keine Aufnahme im RAW-Bildformat möglich, Kein Ladegerät mitgeliefert, Akku muss in der Kamera geladen werden, Inkompatibel zur Lexar 256GB SDXC Professional 600x (UHS-I, Class 10) Speicherkarte
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