Summary: The Pentax X90 is a solid ultrazoom camera, with strong performance and a healthy range of manual control options. It's easy enough to use, but not always the most comfortable thing to hold—making the X90 a less-than-perfect choice.
Summary: While Pentax has been producing compact digital cameras for some years now, it took until 2009 to introduce their first entry into the ultrazoom class comprised of 10x and up optical zoom lenses.
Pros: Good image, color quality, Nice array of user inputs, Good shutter lag, AF
Cons: Telephoto AF slower, Disappointing video quality, Burst mode LCD blackout
Summary: 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.
Conclusion: The Pentax X90 is up against some very strong competition in this category. It offers plenty of features to get your teeth into, but picture quality struggles in comparison to other super zoom models that have really got their act together.
Pros: Long Lens - General Features
Cons: Picture Quality - Noise in Lowlight - Loss of Detail in Light Objects - Shutter Lag with Flash
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.
Conclusion: The Pentax X90 is all about shoehorning as broad a focal range as possible into a DSLR-like chassis, and as such it largely succeeds as a catch all device, being as adept at shooting expansive landscapes as intimate portraits and everything else in between.
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
Excerpt: Venu assez récemment au bridge, Pentax propose des modèles aux ambitions limitées mais au prix attractif. Un peu plus compact et franchement plus léger que nombre de ses concurrents, le X90 pourra déjà séduire par ces caractéristiques !
Pros: Bon zoom relativement lumineux, Bonne qualité d'image aux sensibilités de base, Prix attractif