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Pentax Optio W90

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For Shooters With Furrowed Brows and Grizzly Dispositions

Gear Patrol
18 May 2013
  • Excerpt: The march of ruggedized cameras continues with the waterproof (20 ft), shockproof (4 ft), coldproof (14°F) Pentax Optio W90 ( $330 ). Specifically designed for adventure photography, the Optio W90 is equipped with a 12.1 megapixel sensor, 5x (28-140mm) wide optical zoom lens with a unique “Digital Microscope” mode that utilizes a unique LED lens lighting feature for macro photography (as close as 1cm!).
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax Optio W90

CNET
8 March 2011
  • Summary: The well-designed Pentax Optio W90 offers up very good photos and performance at a reasonable price for a rugged pocket camera.
  • Pros: Outstanding design; excellent feature set and shooting options for its class.
  • Cons: Short battery life; no optical or mechanical image stabilization.
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Overall 10
10

The Best Camera for Backpacking: Three Compact Digital Camera Reviews

Bright Hub
10 November 2010
  • Excerpt: The best camera for backpacking would be a compact digital camera rugged enough to withstand any conditions the wilderness generates and even the take photos underwater. The three best models are reviewed below because of their ability to take vibrantly...
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Pentax Optio W90

Steve's Digicams
14 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Pentax has hit the outdoors with the rugged new Optio W90, an all-weather, rough and tough camera meant to be taken on any adventure, no matter where it leads. This unit boasts 12-megapixels combined with a versatile 5x zoom lens, which is housed completely inside the camera's body. Shots are framed on the 2.7-in TFT color LCD with an anti-reflective coating and 230,000 dots of resolution.
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Overall 7
7.0

Review: Pentax Optio W90

Wired
15 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Point-and-shoot cameras often have it tough. A night out on the town can mean anything from a tumble down a flight of concrete steps to close encounters with vomit for the average handheld digi-snapper. But if you’re looking for a capable handheld cam that’s tougher than the Rocky series and prettier than the Victoria’s Secret catalog, you may want to consider the Optio W90.
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Pentax Optio W90 Brief Hands-On

photographybay.com
24 February 2010
  • Excerpt: While the Pentax Optio W90 has just been announced, I had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with a preproduction model of the new camera at CES 2010 last month.  For my first impressions on the 12MP deathproof camera, keep reading.
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Overall 8
7.7
Value for money 7
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Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Photo quality 7
7.0
Build quality 8
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Color and saturation 9
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Pentax Optio W90

Cameras
8 August 2014
  • Conclusion: If you buy a waterproof, robust digital camera your emphasis is likely to be more on fun than looking for a picture that offers truly high end picture quality. Even so I was disappointed with the picture quality offered by the Pentax Optio W90. There are some very good digital cameras in this category and my view is that there is better quality on offer elsewhere.
  • Pros: General features - macro lights - remote control
  • Cons: Inconsistent picture quality - Slow response when taking multiple photos
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
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Features 6
6.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Overall quality 10
10
Photo quality - landscapes 8
8.0
Photo quality - macro 8
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Photo quality - portraits 8
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Photo quality - low light 6
6.0
Photo quality - sports 6
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Pentax Optio W90

digicambuyer.co.uk
20 April 2011
  • Conclusion: A viable option for those who will make good use of its strongest features. The solid build comes at the cost of some quality but allows almost limitless flexibility
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[REVIEW—PENTAX W90]

DPexpert
8 December 2010
  • Summary: This is a point and shoot camera of above average competence. We like the look of it, sort of cold war techno chic. We would rank this on a par with the Canon Powershot D10 and many customers will no doubt prefer the Pentax’s austere, no nonsense body form. This is truly a go-anywhere camera that can be hosed down after a day at the beach or a trek up Kilimanjaro. There is something appealing about a camera that doesn’t need to be mollycoddled. A good buy.
  • Pros: We gave the W90 the tourist treatment around town and were impressed with the sharpness, exposure and colour as long as we didn’t go past ISO200. There is the usual tendency to over expose under grey skies. Auto white balance is good. The 1280X720 movie mode produces surprisingly good results. The “digital microscope” works well.
  • Cons: The exposure compensation control is buried in the menus when it should be controlled from a camera-body dedicated button.
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Pentax Optio W90

PhotographyBLOG
18 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Want to literally make a splash with your digital camera? Among designers of point and shoot compacts it appears at times that the current practical concerns govern how big a zoom can be crammed into how compact a chassis, and how many levels of indestructibility said compact can boast.
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