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Pentax-optio-w90.32758246
6.3 out of 10

Pentax Optio W90

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Photography Review
6 December 2012
  • Summary: I always wanted a camera that I could literally take and use anywhere. The Pentax W90 fits the bill very nicely. And indeed it does go everywhere with me. I reviewed it for ePHOTOzine and liked it so much that I bought one. If you want a tough camewra that you won't worry about to carry in your jacket pocket, one that will withstand the kids jumping on it, one that you can use in rain, sleet, snow, ice and even underwater, this is it.
  • Pros: Waterproof, crushproof, cold resistant and very compact. Buy the pentax Neoprene case to go with it - it hardly adds any bulk and gives good protection and fast access. It's a very liberating experience to have a carry-anywhere camera that can be used in all conditions. My picture of the inside of a working dishwasher has caused some interest, but eqyually well I've shot images from the street floor covered in water, driving rain, and when doing camera club talks pop ...
  • Cons: Infinity is not the best area of performance for the lens. It's much better at morer modest distances, but given its take-anywhere uses, this is probably not an unreasonable compromise. The flat glass cover for the lens also needs to be kept scrupulously clean, so in the very long term it gets more cleaning than camera lenses normally would. No scratches after 18 months or so, but eventually it may take its toll. This would be equally true of any waterproof camera.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Photography Review
1 May 2012
  • Summary: I purchased the Pentax W90 mainly for it's Macro picture taking abilities. I love taking macro pictures! With the Microscope mode I am able to get within 1 inch of a subject and take an incredible picture. I also love taking pictures underwater in the ocean. This is where I ran in to problems with the Pentax W90.
  • Pros: Macro
  • Cons: Noise
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Photography Review
9 July 2011
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Photography Review
9 July 2011
  • Summary: I had this camera for about 2 years for using on my kayak. The picture quality is not as good as non-waterproof cameras, but if you take your time you can get some high quality shots. The macro mode produced some of the best results. I had used it several times in depths down to about 3 feet without a problem, but when I took it down to about 8 feet the seal succumbed, water leaked in, and that was it for the camera.
  • Pros: Lightweight, convenient for pictures while kayaking, canoeing or just hiking in the rain.The zoom works well and the macro mode works very well.
  • Cons: Difficulty controlling the focus spot, flash is useless on the water. Should only be used down to 2-3 feet and not for long periods of time.
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Overall 8
8.0

Camera works

Chyrl A. Mullins "Ken & Chyrl", Amazon
7 February 2011
  • Summary: We have not used the camera enough to write much. However the camera and kit was shipped quickly. When we opened the kit we found that the SD card would NOT format, we contacted the seller and was quickly given an RMA #, we returned the bad SD card and a new was was shipped immediately. We chose this camera due to the fact that all of our previous camera have died due to sand (from beach trips) or contact with the ground (i.e we dropped them).
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Ggen, Walmart
26 September 2010
  • Summary: We have had problems with other H2O cameras, but this one is GREAT. We purchased it to use only in water situations, but like it so much we use it for everything. The picture quality is fantastic, the camera is easy to use and so sturdy you feel like you can just take it anywhere with confidence you won't break it.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

girlonthebeach, Walmart
18 August 2010
  • Summary: Have not had this long enough to try all the features, but so far very happy with photo quality. I had the Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 which had a very slow shutter speed and I missed several shots with it. Do not have that problem with the Pentax Optio...shutter speed it great. Only problem I've encountered so far, and maybe because I haven't gotten all the way thru the manual yet, is shooting underwater video then coming out of the water still shooting.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

girlonthebeach, Walmart
18 August 2010
  • Summary: Have not had this long enough to try all the features, but so far very happy with photo quality. I had the Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 which had a very slow shutter speed and I missed several shots with it. Do not have that problem with the Pentax Optio...shutter speed it great. Only problem I've encountered so far, and maybe because I haven't gotten all the way thru the manual yet, is shooting underwater video then coming out of the water still shooting.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Eugene B, DP Review
19 July 2010
  • Excerpt: I selected the Pentax WR90 over other cameras in the class for the following reasons (http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/Q209waterproofgroup/). 1- Slim design to fit in shirt and side leg pockets. 2- Pentax reputation for solid construction. (I used to repair cameras and found Pentax to have superior construction to Cannon.) 3- Recessed shutter and power button for ease of sliding in and out of pockets.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

yamarch, DP Review
11 July 2010
  • Excerpt: Solid, well built and easy to use. I take my W90 when shooting in wet and extreme weather conditions. The digital microscope mode is a nice feature. It activates three LED lights around the lens to produce a macro lighting effect and delivers clean, crisp 1920 x 1080 images. The IQ is acceptable but should not be compared to a P&S camera with a larger sensor.
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