Pentax WG-3

Announced Jan 29, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 100 mm (4×)
dpreview conclusion

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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71%
dpreview score
Good for

Outdoorsy photographers who want good photo quality and a faster-than-average lens.

Not so good for

People who take a lot of low light or flash photos, or who expect accurate color when shooting underwater.

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