Summary: The Pentax H90 looks the part, is a generally solid compact camera and, despite the image quality being a bit of a let down, is a front-running entry-level compact. For the money it’s one of the better compact cameras out there, is well-equipped with a rechargeable li-ion battery and will do you...
Pros: Exterior design, affordable, HD video
Cons: Screen has poor viewing angle, image quality and softness, high ISO settings and wide-angle barrel distortion
Excerpt: 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: It brings home how similar most compact cameras look when something a little different turns up. The H90 is hardly a radical departure but the minimal, two-tone design has a certain tranquil elegance.
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...
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: Pentax's Optio H90 camera may indeed be 'no frills' at first glance. But in a world where we're overwhelmed with visual information, its boxy retro looks - resembling what would transpire on paper if you asked a child below the age of ten to draw a picture of a camera - are oddly comforting.
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.
Pentax Optio H90 : Kompaktkamera mit ungewöhnlichem Design
17 June 2010
Excerpt: Die umfangreiche Ausstattung der Pentax Optio H90 gehört inzwischen zum Standard von Kompaktkameras und so grenzt sie sich durch ihr markantes Design von anderen Modellen ab. Jetzt müssen im Test nur noch Bedienung und Bildqualität überzeugen, damit Farbe und Formen einzug bei den Digitalkameras...