Excerpt: Pentax's X90 is a Super-Zoom digicam sporting a 26x optical zoom lens, 12.1-Megapixel imaging sensor, sensor shift image stabilization, 11fps burst shooting, 2.7-inch LCD and 720p video capture with an HDMI output. This incredibly versatile zoom range allows you to use this camera to frame just about any subject, whether you are after a distant object, or shooting macro images using the 1cm Super Macro mode.
Excerpt: Not to be confused with the waterproof W90 or standard H90 snapshots also from Pentax, this latest 12.1 effective megapixel X90 is a digital SLR-styled 26x optical zoom model, a step up from the 24x X70.
Excerpt: Pentax has produced some excellent DSLRs like the Pentax K-7 and Pentax K-M, but not everyone wants to invest in a camera with interchangeable lenses. The X90 is a bridge camera with an integrated 26x optical zoom, it bucks the trend for black livery with a gunmetal grey makeover.
Excerpt: 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 justifying the £300 asking price and Pentax's claim that it does everything but the ironing.
Excerpt: 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 non-swappable 26x optical zoom to a sensor producing 12 effective megapixel still images and 1280 x 720 pixels high-definition video at 30 frames per second, with continuous shooting of up to 11fps.
Pros: Broad focal range throws up a wealth of compositional choices, well placed and responsive buttons and controls, speedy in operation
Cons: Optical zoom not accessible when recording movies, average low light performance, plastic-y if solid feel