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Pentax X90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 334 reviews of Pentax X90. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the image quality and portability. The performance and zoom are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the memory and contrast. Some have doubts about the low light performance.

usability, zoom, performance, portability, image quality

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax X90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax X90

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Pentax X90 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the image quality and performance are overall positive. The portability and zoom also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and durability, and views are divided on the screen.

usability, zoom, portability, performance, image quality

durability, viewfinder

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Pentax X90

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Pentax X90 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The performance also gets good reviews.

lens, performance, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Lars Rehm (dpreview.com)

Pentax X90

 

The sensors in these cameras are considerably smaller than you will find in a DSLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens model. One of the advantages of a smaller sensor is that, compared to an SLR, you need a physically much smaller lens. As you can see...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax Optio X90 Review

 

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....

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 ;...

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....

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....

Jun, 2010

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Pentax Optio X90 Review

 

The Pentax Optio X90 is a super-zoom digital camera that looks and feels like a DSLR. Featuring a 26x, 26-676mm lens with a sensor-shift Shake Reduction system, the X90 should cover most photographic bases. Also on offer are a 12 megapixel sensor, 720p...

The target audience for the Pentax X90 is surely the existing compact camera user looking to upgrade, as well as the family user. But then the same audience will also be ideally suited to an entry level DSLR or a lower-priced Micro Four Thirds type...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Pentax X90

 

In low-light or when high shutter speeds are a must, resolution can be traded off against further increased sensitivity, for a maximum of ISO 6,400 equivalent at five megapixels or below. As well as increasing the maximum sensitivity, shooting at...

Wide-angle megazoom with sensor-shift image stabilization ; Compact body for its class ; Good build quality ; Command dial ; Generally good placement of controls ; Very fast prefocused shutter lag ; Low geometric distortion (automatically corrected...

Soft corners at wide-angle ; Detail drops off noticeably at telephoto ; Zoom control is too fast ; Menu navigation is confusing ; Menu font can be difficult to read ; Poor low-light focusing, though AF assist helps ; Slowest shutter speed is only 4...

ISO 100 shots, though, are a little soft for 13x19 inches, looking better printed at 11x14 inches.

Expert review by : Kaitlyn Chantry (reviewed.com)

Pentax X90

 

Strong performance, a nice manual control set, but not the most comfortable handling

Excellent sharpness; Low distortion and chromatic aberration

Proprietary USB port; Uncomfortable grip

The Pentax X90 is definitely on the small side for ultrazoom cameras. The body seems to be pushing the limit of compact size for so large a lens. The good news is that its small size makes the X90 incredibly portable. The bad news is that you really...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Pentax X90 Review

 

While it took Pentax longer than most to get into the compact digital ultrazoom class, their X70 was by most accounts a worthy addition to that field. Pentax has improved on the original a bit and the new X90 has corrected some of the X70 deficiencies,...

Good image and color quality, Very good shutter lag and AF acquisition time (wide angle), Nice array of user inputs available in many shooting modes

AF acquisition time at telephoto a bit slower than average, Video quality disappointing

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax X90

 

Pentax has updated its superzoom with a new longer lens and a bigger battery

May, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax X90 camera

 

Having a larger than average zoom always comes in useful, but the bulk that often comes with it means it's not always practical, or portable. One solution is Pentax's X90. Clearly with a look and feel inspired by a digital SLR, the camera welds a...

Broad focal range throws up a wealth of compositional choices, well placed and responsive buttons and controls, speedy in operation

Optical zoom not accessible when recording movies, average low light performance, plastic-y if solid feel

The Pentax X90 is all about shoehorning as broad a focal range as possible into a DSLR-like chassis, and as such it largely succeeds as a catch all device, being as adept at shooting expansive landscapes as intimate portraits and everything else in...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techadvisor.co.uk)

Pentax X90 review

 

It offers 12Mp stills, records 1,280x7200-pixel HD video clips at 30fps and is capable of continuous shooting for action photography of up to 11fps. The Pentax X90's focal range is a wide angle 26-676mm in 35mm film terms. This goes some way towards...

The Pentax X90 is a good an all-in-one option for someone who wants to step up from a 3x zoom pocket compact, but prefers the portability and usability of a bridge model over a full-blown dSLR requiring costly lenses. It offers good zoom range, a nice...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Pentax X90

 

The Pentax X90 offers plenty of zoom power with a 26x optical zoom lens. It also boasts a series of manual controls plus the ability to shoot High Definition movies. The X90 is up against some very stiff competition in this category. My review...

Long Lens - General Features

Picture Quality - Noise in Lowlight - Loss of Detail in Light Objects - Shutter Lag with Flash

The Pentax X90 is up against some very strong competition in this category. It offers plenty of features to get your teeth into, but picture quality struggles in comparison to other super zoom models that have really got their act together.

Nov, 2010

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