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8.2 out of 10

Pentax Optio WG-3

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax Optio WG-3

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Overall 4
4.0

Made it through one day at the beach.

Tralfaz, Amazon
6 June 2014
  • Summary: I may have just gotten a lemon, but after one day at the beach and about an hour of snorkeling, and a good 10 hour wait for it to dry off before opening the case to get to the SD card, the LCD screen failed, rendering the camera pretty much useless. I know that asking for a camera that can be submerged is a big task, but it says right there "WATERPROOF," though it clearly is not.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not really waterproof

Dorcha Boisen, Amazon
28 April 2014
  • Summary: I bought this camera to take on a 16 day Grand Canyon River trip. It worked great for the first few days but after it got wet a few times most of the buttons stopped working. I was able to continue taking pictures but could not zoom, change settings, or view pictures taken. When I got home I promptly contacted the seller, DavisMAX, but they said I had to contact Pentax directly even though the camera is only 4 months old.
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Overall 4
4.0

Did not come with battery

Laura, Amazon
6 April 2014
  • Summary: Gave this camera as a gift on a trip and did not realize it did not come with a battery. Unfortunately, we don't know how well it works because we did not have time to get a battery before the trip. Did I miss something in the description? On the plus side, camera came quickly.
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Overall 4
4.0

Can't use GPS because...

G. Willard, Amazon
6 April 2014
  • Summary: The software to utilize the camera's GPS date crashes on my HP Pavilion laptop. It can't find the internet connection. It produces an error box full of script errors which I cannot stop or recover from. The Registration part of the included software has NO problem finding the internet on my HP. Go figure. I did not like the image quality either. I have returned my WG-3 GPS after only one day of use.
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Overall 4
4.0

The earlier version was better

Gringo, Amazon
2 April 2014
  • Summary: I had the precursor to this camera and loved it. It was light, slim, tough, inexpensive, and worked well. This one is not light, slim, and doesn't seem to work that well. The ring of LEDs for macro is a gimmick with this lens. This is not very competitive as a water proof point and shoot. Look at the Nikon AW100 instead.
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Overall 4
4.0

Waterproof, but doesn't take good underwater photos.

Grace, Amazon
11 February 2014
  • Summary: Pro: This camera is rugged and can handle a beating. It has also maintained a good waterproof casing. This has been fun to have at a waterpark and while swimming just because I don't have to worry about it getting damaged. Con: I have a friend who bought a waterproof, point-and-shoot camera for $100 less that takes way clearer, more vibrant underwater photos than this one.
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Overall 4
4.0

camera worked 2 times only for few minutes

garotario, Amazon
3 February 2014
  • Summary: nice camera, lots of future but I used it twice and the third time did not turn off. Called the company and they advised to return to the seller. Seller took it back, no question asked. no seller fault I believe some had more luck with it, i just did not want to get another one, it is too good to be true when i saw the price. sad to say, because it is a nice camera.
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Overall 4
4.0

Dead on arrival

Amazon Customer, Amazon
25 December 2013
  • Summary: Christmas day, my son's gift. We try to charge it, and it would stop blinking, try to turn it on, and it would show "Pentax" then beep a couple times, and turn off. I tested the battery - plenty of amps (I am an electrical engineer, so that was easy to determine.) Pretty much, the device is dead, likely due to firmware issue, or a component is broken (like the sensor), causing the device to not complete its power-on sequence. I got the idea to plug it into the computer.
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Overall 4
4.0

GPS is slow and weak

Cory Mac Vie, Amazon
11 December 2013
  • Summary: This review is solely on the GPS feature of the Pentax WG-3 GPS camera. Most GPS cameras and smart phones calculate lat/long location every second. The Pentax WG-3 seems to only calculate its location once every 60 seconds, possibly to reserve battery life. If you are capturing multiple photos a minute and GPS accuracy is important then this camera will NOT work. If you capture multiple photos a minute then each photo will have the same lat/long.
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Overall 4
4.0

BIG disappointment in picture quality.

J. H. M. "coolrabbit", Amazon
24 November 2013
  • Summary: This camera is a huge disappointment! Pictures are grainy and fuzzy, regardless o the camera setting or the situation (indoors, outdoors, low light, bright light). I have tried it all and not a single picture comes out clear enough to use full-sized or edit well. I took several side-by-side shots with the WG-3 and an old (6 year old) Pentax 5m point and shoot camera, and the old one blew this one away with crispness and clarity of pictures.
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