Summary: This is a name that has been huge in lenses for longer than even I can remember. Here a small unobtrusive matt box that would not attract a second look. Will the images it takes move it up from the mundane to the yes please?
If you’re after a straightforward point-and-shoot camera that takes up as little space as possible, the Pentax Optio H90 is a great choice.
Good Gear Guide.au
8 July 2010
Summary: Pentax has come up with a really compelling compact camera with its Optio H90 that is far better than the price tag and plain styling suggest. With responsive controls and a pared down list of manual and auto functions, this is perhaps the best value compact we’ve tried.
Pros: 12.1MP with wide angle lens and 5x optical zoom
Cons: Auto settings in low light produce fuzzy unimpressive results
Excerpt: When Pentax's own press release begins with a description of the £130 H90 as 'no frills', the reviewer's emotions are mixed. Should we feel despondent at the thought of seemingly another bland, run-of-the-mill 'landfill' compact being forced upon us? Or applaud its manufacturer for some refreshing straight talk in an industry usually hailing the humblest point and shoot as somehow 'revolutionary'?
Conclusion: In the Optio H90, neat design meets functionality and usability at a great price. In short, the package as a whole works really well (and you could pay a lot more for these features from another maker) and is great value too, and although there are a few minor niggles, the H90 is well worth considering if you're after an easy to use, stylish and neatly designed compact.
Pros: Good image quality at low sensitivities, compact design, simple to use, Price, AF system, lens
Cons: High ISO image noise, limited manual control, no optical viewfinder, underpowered flash
Summary: "Zeitlos" und "schlicht" nennt Pentax das Design der Pentax Optio H90. So fällt die 12-Megapixel-Kamera deutlich eckiger aus als vom Hersteller gewohnt, und auch die Farbgebung - vor allem die Variante in Silberfarben-Orange - ist eine Neuheit bei Pentax.