Summary: I purchased this camera after much research and was looking forward to having a great camera. I take hundreds of pictures a week - mostly of children and events they participate in, as well as crafting and such to put on my blog (a good mix of indoor and outdoor conditions). My old point and shoot finally died, so I figured this would be a great time to move a step up.
Summary: I recently purchased the Pentax X90. I was excited about this camera and its features until I took it outside for a day to do some wildlife photography. The shake was horrible, even with a tripod. Even in the lower zoom ranges, the shake was bad. Plus when the camera lens was zoomed out, it took way too long to get the lens back into a normal range. I tried shutting the camera off, then back on - the zoom would automaticaly zoom ALL THE WAY OUT when turned back on.
Summary: After doing much research and wanting to upgrade from my Panasonic TZ5 (10x Optical), I decided to try the Pentax for the greater zoom range...boy what a disappointment! Having owned several Digital Point and Shoots, this has to be the worst I have tried. I would normally try the camera before reading the manual, then read the manual to see what I may be missing. With this one though, I promptly read the entire manual while the battery was charging.
Summary: Very disappointing : on automatic setting, this camera does not cope well with variable lighting levels within the frame or with (auto) flash photography where there is also additional (eg street) lighting. Using the same settings,with similar subjects and conditions, my older Panasonic, Canon and Fuji digital cameras do much better.
Summary: Je ne comprends pas que cet appareil ait une critique aussi bonne, moi je le trouve franchement mauvais. Viseur électronique de piètre qualité, extrême lenteur de la mise au point et du calcul de la lumière et donc prise de vue très lente (le sujet est parti quand le déclencheur déclenche !). Mauvaise qualité d'objectif (manque énorme de piqué) et couleurs non réalistes. Zoom maxi donné pour plus de 600 mm (correspondance 35 mm)qui en fait environ 400.