Summary: I loved the WG 2 so I went for the 3. It is pretty much the exact same camera, but with some negatives. I did have a water breach the first time I submerged it and now am scared to get it wet... The battery doesn't last half as long as it did in the WG2 and the LCD screen makes some bright photos look washed out (they looked good on a computer). Overall I was happier with the WG2.
Summary: I was impressed with the photos this camera managed to capture the first few months of its life. However, it was in a camera bag and the bag fell off my parked motorcycle seat (32 inches) and the fall managed to break the screen. Not very rugged for a camera that claims to be "Adventure Proof." Looking on the Pentax web site for an email to get a service quote proved to be a waste of time.
Summary: Thus far the camera has been very good, but beware the card reader included in this bundle. It is the Zeikos ZE-SDR5. Check out the reviews for it. It corrupts the data on your SD card, necessitating a reformat of the card. I would give the camera 4 stars, but the card reader gets zero.
Great functions but disappointed with "waterproof"
8 July 2013
Summary: The camera has great functions. I owned the WG-1 that was also waterproof. I purchased the WG-3 in April and used it approximately 3 times prior to our cruise vacation in June. After doing the "water" test on it, which worked out great, we took it snorkeling. Within one hour of coming out of the water, the lens "steamed" but we were still able to view our pictures/videos. However, within 3 hours, the steam had cleared from the lens but the camera would not turn on.
Excerpt: I am a long time low(er) prosumer photographer. Have used Pentax sine the K-1000 film (had also used Nikon Nikkormat, and Cannon- a little) and used to develop BW in my bathroom with cereal bowls and develop prints in paper trays. Later I was able to use REAL darkrooms. LOL. (OMG - the longevity of real film, especially black and white! compared to digital!!). I was a late adopter of digital, up until about '08, IMO what you got was crud compared to film.
Summary: This camera is easily confused with identical Pentad Optio's because the model number is the same (WG-3), but this one does not have GPS. In every other way, it is identical to the WG-3 with GPS. I returned it because I thought I was buying the GPS model...which I then ordered.
Summary: I loved the underwater pictures and video this camera took. I thought the quality was really high considering the pictures were underwater. The only bad thing I can say about this particular camera is that it stopped working after about a week. The display kept flashing on and off and would not take pictures anymore. We returned it and got a full refund. I would buy this product again though. I think we just got a lemon.
Summary: Was very excited to get this camera as a companion to my Nikon 7000 DSLR camera for a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Was pleased when I tested it at home- nice color, sharp images, great macro feature. Although the LCD display is almost impossible to see underwater or in bright light, we were very pleased with the results of the first four days of use- underwater and on land.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Battery Life, Great Macro Option, Great Resolution, NICE COLOR, Small / Compact
Summary: The WG-3 is a digital camera which majors on its robustness - waterproof to 14m, will withstand 100kg of weight, can be dropped from 2m, operates down to -10 degrees C. It incorporates a GPS, an electronic compass and a pressure sensor to detect altitude and depth. All very impressive, but it isn't cheap - so is it worth it? First off, taken as a camera, it's fine - it produces decent enough images.
Pros: Не убивается. Хоть гвозди ей забивай) У меня руки из.. крюки, короче, падала раз 10, то на асфальт, то на камни в горах. Все ей нипочем. Один раз уронил в море, глубина всяко больше была заявленных 2-х метров, которые она держит. Но ничего, выжила! Только доставать тяжеловато было))