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Pentax Optio H90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability also get good views. The low light performance and flash get mixed views, while there are some less positive opinions about the viewfinder and image stabilizer.

usability, portability, price, image quality, design

battery, optics, sensor, stabilizer , viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio H90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Pentax Optio H90


This retro-styled ultra-compact stands out from the crowd.

May, 2011

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Pentax Optio H90 review


This minimalist point-and-shoot looks like something of a steal at this price. But where does it cut corners?

Stylish, user friendly and a decent performer – as long as the light conditions aren’t too demanding

May, 2010

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Pentax Optio H90 compact camera


Pentax's Optio H90 combines minimalist "functional beauty" with a 12.1-megapixel sensor, 5x wide-zoom lens, HD Movies and advanced auto tracking AF and a Face AF system able to "see" up to 32 faces. In the Optio H90, neat design meets functionality and...

Good image quality at low sensitivities, compact design, simple to use, Price, AF system, lens

High ISO image noise, limited manual control, no optical viewfinder, underpowered flash

In the Optio H90, neat design meets functionality and usability at a great price. In short, the package as a whole works really well (and you could pay a lot more for these features from another maker) and is great value too, and although there are a...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (

Pentax Optio H90 review


The Pentax Optio H90 has a 2.7in display and weighs a scant 128g – comparable to a mobile phone. Unlike most compact cameras we've reviewed, its presence is barely felt when you've got it stashed in a handbag or backpack. In fact, the main giveaway is...

Pentax has come up with a really compelling compact camera that is far better than the price tag and plain styling suggest. With responsive controls and a pared down list of manual and auto functions, this is perhaps the best value compact we’ve tried.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (

Pentax Optio H90 review


The design looks elegant but is functionally unremarkable, but the H90 costs less than we'd expect

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Pentax Optio H90


This is a name that has been huge in lenses for longer than even I can remember. Here a small unobtrusive matt box that would not attract a second look. Will the images it takes move it up from the mundane to the yes please?

Daylight shots were good and even zoomed images seemed quite stable and free from shake. The scene modes I tried did not appear to change the shot taken greatly from Auto mode when taking a similar image. Most of what I printed were 3 and 5MP images...

Nov, 2010

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Pentax Optio H90 review


An easy to use compact camera with a 5x wide angle zoom lens and 720p high definition video capabilities.

Sharp, clear images at lower ISOs; Wide angle lens; Compact design; Ease of use; Decent auto white balance performance; Good dynamic range for a compact of this level

A little barrel distortion at the widest angle

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Pentax Optio H90


Compact camera with a compact price This pocket camera, with a retro design, is underwhelming at first. But in fact it has a good resolution of 12.1 megapixels and a longer-than-average ...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Pentax Optio H90 review


Trendy design and an affordable price, how does the new Pentax H90 shape up? The What Digital Camera Pentax H90 review investigates…

Exterior design, affordable, HD video

Screen has poor viewing angle, image quality and softness, high ISO settings and wide-angle barrel distortion

The Pentax H90 looks the part, is a generally solid compact camera and, despite the image quality being a bit of a let down, is a front-running entry-level compact. For the money it’s one of the better compact cameras out there, is well-equipped with a...

Apr, 2010

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Pentax - Optio H90


With so many compact cameras vying for attention with special ergonomic curves and fancy controls, the Pentax H90 will appeal to those who want an easy ride with their photography. Featuring basic, easy to push buttons ...

If you're looking for a reasonably priced, simple but effective compact camera then the H90 could be for you. Very easy to control, we appreciated its simple button layouts and menu systems. Stills photography is reliable and the automatic scene modes...

Apr, 2010

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