Pentax WG-3 GPS Review

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

The Pentax WG-3 GPS offers a curvy, rugged design that can handle tough conditions with aplomb. Its lens is faster than most of its peers at its wide end, which allows for better low light photos. It also features a unique macro ring lamp, front-mounted LED clock/altimeter, and wireless battery charging support. Image quality is typical for a compact camera, meaning good, not great. Low light focusing is quite sluggish, and the flash is weak and slow to recharge. Battery life is below average.

Good for

Outdoorsy photographers who want good photo quality, a faster-than-average lens, and a solid GPS implementation.

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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Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Exposure and focus accuracy
Image quality (jpeg)
Flash performance
Low light / high ISO performance
Performance (speed)
Movie / video mode