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8.3 out of 10

Pentax Optio WG-3

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax Optio WG-3

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Overall 2
2.0

Poor Picture Quality

Farah Ysvette Mourad Vera, Amazon
31 May 2014
  • Summary: Picture quality is terrible: grainy (not good grainy) and flat outside the water, murky and flat inside the water (I was at the Dry Tortugas, and my friend's little Nikon took MUCH clearer pictures, so it wasn't the water), which pretty much made me kick myself for not buying a disposable underwater camera instead. For some reason my zoom in/out buttons did not work at all.
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Overall 2
2.0

no zoom

Erika R. Wesnousky, Amazon
31 May 2014
  • Summary: The zoom function failed to work after a dozen photos for no apparent reason. Not much more to say than that....
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Overall 2
2.0

VERY DISAPPOINTING PRODUCT!!!!

thanh, Amazon
30 May 2014
  • Summary: This camera HAD RUINED my Europe vacation!!! We received it a few days before we depart, and it went perfectly well in our first 3 days in France. All pictures were taken on the first 3 days really nice. On the 4th day, the screen suddenly turned BLACK even we had charged the battery full on the night before. It’s worst more because it happened right on our tour day at the most amazing chateau.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy this gimmick camera/TOY

damo, Amazon
7 May 2014
  • Summary: This brand new camera gets stuck in movie mode 50% of the time. The only way you can stop it is by opening up the battery compartment and ejecting the battery. What a hassle and not what you want if you are snorkeling at the time. It shipped after the due date it was supposed to arrive so I didn't have it for a 1 week training ship excursion when I needed it. When I got back I took it on a pacific cruise where I wanted it for snorkeling.
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Overall 2
2.0

LCD Screen broke within 3 days of using the product

V. Kasyanov, Amazon
4 May 2014
  • Summary: The camera actually worked well when you could see what you were taking a picture of. Underwater shots came out crisp and clear. However, within 3 days of using the camera, the LCD screen started to shut off on its own, one could tell that the camera still worked, and throughout the time was taking pictures. Really enjoyed the camera in the 3 days of the trip that it worked.
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Overall 2
2.0

Decent camera, but poorly made

Erin, Amazon
25 April 2014
  • Summary: Very disappointed with this camera. The camera itself is decent. It takes OK pictures, although there is quite a bit of fogging of the lens. The real problem that I had, however, was the build of the accessories. I trusted the strap and carabiner that are attached to this "rugged camera." After less than a year of light use (maybe 20 picture days) the strap broke. It is not sewed or glued on, so it just came undone and the camera went crashing to the bottom of the river.
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Overall 2
2.0

not waterproof!

Jen, Amazon
19 April 2014
  • Summary: Good thing I took pictures with OTHER cameras in Costa Rica in addition to this one because one little dip in a waterfall and that was it. The previous model never failed in YEARS of use!
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Overall 2
2.0

Case opened, camera flooded on second swim

Heidi Doyle, Amazon
17 April 2014
  • Summary: We bought this camera for a snorkeling trip. On the second swim (still first day), the camera case opened up without us moving any of the switches on the bottom. The camera flooded and became inoperable. Very disappointing!
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Overall 2
2.0

Great Quality Photos/Video, Poorly Made

doxiegirl92, Amazon
13 April 2014
  • Summary: The pictures this camera managed to take before it leaked were great quality. I was excited to share all the cool things I saw during my trip to Hawaii this spring. The camera was BRAND NEW. I read the manual before using it. Even the part that says if you drop the camera, the waterproof capabilities may be rendedered useless. So even though this is supposed to be a life proof, rugged, waterproof camera I was EXTREMELY careful with it the whole trip.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not what I expected!

Janet "J G", Amazon
9 April 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this camera last year just before going on a snow skiing trip, I chose it because it was waterproof and shock resistant... and I had not skied in over ten up years, so falling down was inevitable! From day one, the photos have not been clear, no matter what setting I choose! The only time I get decent photos is when the lighting is perfect, like on a sunny Florida day!
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