• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon A1300 advantages over Pentax WG-3 GPS

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    140 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Lighter weight
    174g vs 239g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Pentax WG-3 GPS advantages over Canon A1300

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    1.5 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Eye-catching, aggressive styling; Digital Microscope mode with 6 LED ring light; Improved ruggedness; Front-panel monochrome LCD readout; Can power up via inductive charging.

  • Struggles in low-light situations despite bright f/2 max lens aperture; So-so image and video quality; User interface has steep learning curve; Poor battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Canon A3300 IS

Canon A1300
Canon A3300 IS
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher extended ISO
Pentax WG-3 GPS
Canon A3300 IS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon A1200

Canon A1300
Canon A1200
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $101
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 24p video
Pentax WG-3 GPS
Canon A1200
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $101
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon A1400

Canon A1300
Canon A1400
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Pentax WG-3 GPS
Canon A1400
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Pentax WG-3

Canon A1300
Pentax WG-3
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Pentax WG-3 GPS
Pentax WG-3
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Ricoh WG-4 GPS

Canon A1300
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Pentax WG-3 GPS
Ricoh WG-4 GPS
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Slow-motion videos
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