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Pentax WG-3 vs Ricoh G700SE

Portability
90
Imaging
41
Features
44
Overall
42
Pentax WG-3 front
 
Ricoh G700SE front
Portability
88
Imaging
36
Features
29
Overall
33

Pentax WG-3 vs Ricoh G700SE Key Specs

Pentax WG-3
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F2.0-4.9) lens
  • 230g - 124 x 64 x 33mm
  • Launched July 2013
Ricoh G700SE
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-5.5) lens
  • 307g - 117 x 68 x 32mm
  • Revealed October 2010
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Pentax WG-3 vs Ricoh G700SE Overview

Its time to look more in depth at the Pentax WG-3 versus Ricoh G700SE, both Waterproof cameras by competitors Pentax and Ricoh. There exists a sizable gap among the sensor resolutions of the WG-3 (16MP) and G700SE (12MP) but both cameras posses the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The WG-3 was unveiled 2 years after the G700SE which is a fairly significant difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before we go right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a quick summation of how the WG-3 grades versus the G700SE for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Pentax WG-3 over the Ricoh G700SE

 WG-3 G700SE 
RevealedJuly 2013October 2010Newer by 34 months

Reasons to pick Ricoh G700SE over the Pentax WG-3

 G700SE WG-3 
Screen resolution920k460kCrisper screen (+460k dot)

Common features in the Pentax WG-3 and Ricoh G700SE

 WG-3 G700SE 
Focus manually More accurate focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen dimensions
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither offers Touch friendly screen

Pentax WG-3 vs Ricoh G700SE Physical Comparison

If you're going to travel with your camera regularly, you will want to factor in its weight and proportions. The Pentax WG-3 offers physical measurements of 124mm x 64mm x 33mm (4.9" x 2.5" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 230 grams (0.51 lbs) and the Ricoh G700SE has measurements of 117mm x 68mm x 32mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.3") with a weight of 307 grams (0.68 lbs).

Look at the Pentax WG-3 versus Ricoh G700SE in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have at that moment. Underneath is a front view scale comparison of the WG-3 and the G700SE.

Pentax WG-3 vs Ricoh G700SE size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the WG-3 and G700SE is 90 and 88 respectively.

Pentax WG-3 vs Ricoh G700SE top view buttons comparison

Pentax WG-3 vs Ricoh G700SE Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's hard to visualize the contrast in sensor dimensions merely by checking out specs. The picture here will offer you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the WG-3 and G700SE.

As you can plainly see, both of the cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different megapixels. You can count on the Pentax WG-3 to provide more detail having an extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also let you crop pictures more aggressively. The younger WG-3 provides an advantage when it comes to sensor tech.

Pentax WG-3 vs Ricoh G700SE sensor size comparison

Pentax WG-3 vs Ricoh G700SE Screen and ViewFinder

Pentax WG-3 vs Ricoh G700SE Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Pentax WG-3 Portrait photography factors
Ricoh G700SE Portrait photography factors
41
you can focus manually
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
supports face detection focus
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
29
manual focus
no manual exposure
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Pentax WG-3
Street photography with Ricoh G700SE
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proof
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
51
environment sealing
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
more heavy than others in class (307 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Pentax WG-3 Sports photography highlights
Ricoh G700SE Sports photography highlights
45
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
weather proof
no shutter priority
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
not so great battery power (240 CIPA)
lacks phase detect auto focus
26
environment sealing
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Pentax WG-3
Travel photography with Ricoh G700SE
72
weather proof
decent megapixels (16MP)
flash built-in
rather wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
not so great battery power (240 CIPA)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
59
environment sealing
flash built-in
rather wide (28mm)
more heavy than others in class (307 grams)
low MP (12MP)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Pentax WG-3 as a Landscape photography camera
Ricoh G700SE as a Landscape photography camera
54
you can focus manually
rather wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
screen size is decent (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
weather proof
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
lack of manual mode
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
not so great battery power (240 per charge)
41
manual focus
rather wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
environment sealing
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
no manual exposure
lack of image stabilization
low MP (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Pentax WG-3 Vlogging info
Ricoh G700SE Vlogging info
36
rather wide (25mm)
great max aperture (f2.0)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
missing external microphone support
24
rather wide (28mm)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
no external microphone port
more heavy than others in class (307 grams)
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Pentax WG-3 vs Ricoh G700SE Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Pentax WG-3 and Ricoh G700SE
 Pentax WG-3Ricoh G700SE
General Information
Make Pentax Ricoh
Model type Pentax WG-3 Ricoh G700SE
Category Waterproof Waterproof
Launched 2013-07-19 2010-10-13
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 3:2
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 6400 3200
Minimum native ISO 125 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-100mm (4.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.0-4.9 f/3.5-5.5
Macro focusing distance 1cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 460 thousand dot 920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech Widescreen TFT color LCD with anti-reflective coating -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 secs 8 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/1500 secs
Continuous shooting speed 10.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.40 m 10.00 m (Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft Auto, On, Off, Auto red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps) 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 230 gr (0.51 lb) 307 gr (0.68 lb)
Physical dimensions 124 x 64 x 33mm (4.9" x 2.5" x 1.3") 117 x 68 x 32mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 240 photos -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID D-LI92 DB-60
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card, Internal SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Launch pricing $300 $0