• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 810.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony HX100V advantages over Pentax WG-3

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    810 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Pentax WG-3 advantages over Sony HX100V

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 93 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    230g vs 577g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • 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

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FZ100

Sony HX100V
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS
  • $500
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Hot shoe
Pentax WG-3
Panasonic DMC-FZ100
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $500
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony HX200V

Sony HX100V
Sony HX200V
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Higher extended ISO
Pentax WG-3
Sony HX200V
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic FZ60

Sony HX100V
Panasonic FZ60
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Pentax WG-3
Panasonic FZ60
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $270
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Pentax WG-3 GPS

Sony HX100V
Pentax WG-3 GPS
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Pentax WG-3
Pentax WG-3 GPS
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Ricoh WG-4

Sony HX100V
Ricoh WG-4
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Pentax WG-3
Ricoh WG-4
  • $189
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Slow-motion videos
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