Pentax Optio X90 Review

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Review posted 06/18/2010

Quick Take
Pros
26x Optical Zoom (26-676mm);
Powerful Pop-up Flash;
Shake Reduction;
EVF and 2.7-inch LCD;
Green Mode;
Overall Camera Performance;
HDMI output
Cons
High amounts of noise in all ISO settings;
Inaccurate Auto White Balance;
Noise in Videos
Bottom Line
Pentax's X90 is an incredibly versatile Super-Zoom digicam featuring a 26x optical zoom, 12.1-Megapixel imaging sensor and 720p video capture. While it lacks a little in image quality, it has excellent performance and is easy enough for anyone to use. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
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Pentax's X90 is a Super-Zoom digicam sporting a 26x optical zoom lens, 12.1-Megapixel imaging sensor, sensor shift image stabilization, 11fps burst shooting, 2.7-inch LCD and 720p video capture with an HDMI output. This incredibly versatile zoom range allows you to use this camera to frame just about any subject, whether you are after a distant object, or shooting macro images using the 1cm Super Macro mode. 

Pentax X90 Features:
  • 12.1-Megapixel, 1/2.33-inch CCD Imaging Sensor
  • 26x optical zoom lens with a 35mm of 26-676mm
  • F2.8(W) - F5.0(T)
  • TTL contrast detection autofocus
  • 2.7-inch, 230,000 dot LCD with anti-glare coating
  • EVF viewfinder with 200,000 dot equivalent
  • 720p HD, 640x480 and 320x240 video recording with sound
  • HDMI output
  • 11fps continuous burst shooting
  • Face Detection: Up to 32 faces
  • 1cm Super Macro Mode
  • Powerful Pop-Up flash
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Shutter: 1/4000 - 4 seconds
  • Full automatic and Full manual controls
  • Li-Ion Rechargeable battery
  • 31.2 MB internal memory
  • SD/SDHC compatible

The Pentax X90 is available now with a MSRP of US $399.95.

In the Box:
  • X90 Body 
  • USB Cable I-USB7
  •  AV Cable I-AVC7
  •  Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI106
  •  Battery Charge Cradle D-BC106
  •  AC Plug Cord
  •  Strap O-ST92
  •  Lens Cap O-LC106
  •  Software CD-ROM S-SW104

Additional Views:
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