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
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
Summary: The target audience for the Pentax X90 is surely the existing compact camera user looking to upgrade, as well as the family user. But then the same audience will also be ideally suited to an entry level DSLR or a lower-priced Micro Four Thirds type interchangeable lens camera for that matter.
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
Cons: Peu performant en haute sensibilité, Vidéo un peu en retrait