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Pentax Optio W90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 725 reviews of Pentax Optio W90. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and performance. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, but reviews about the focus and flash are mixed. Many are critical about the contrast and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, durability

reliability, shutter, memory, viewfinder, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio W90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax Optio W90

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Pentax Optio W90 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and performance. The durability and portability are also mentioned favorably. The price and battery get mixed opinions, while the reliability and water proof get critical reviews.

usability, portability, durability, performance, screen

water proof, reliability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio W90

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 375 user reviews of Pentax Optio W90 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the price and durability are overall positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback, whereas the energy efficiency and memory get negative comments. Reviews about the image stabilizer and lens are different.

usability, portability, performance, durability, price

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62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Pentax Optio W90 compact camera

 

Looking to take pictures within a volcanic ash cloud, possibly? It's seemingly not enough anymore that a digital camera simply shoots 12.1-megapixel photos and records 1280 x 720-pixel high definition movies to the best of its ability. It has to...

Robust enough to allow pictures that would prove impossible for standard cameras, more compact mobile phone-like dimensions than we're used to from a camera of this ilk, plus unique creative features and image quality that's better than expected

You'll pay extra over a non-protected digicam, and the modest battery life is its Achilles' heel

It's only worth paying a £100+ premium for the W90's rough and tumble resistant padding if you're the sort of person who indulges in said rough or indeed tumble. However, even for the less adventurous the W90 is one of the more coolly styled examples...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Steve Litton (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Pentax Optio W90

 

Pentax Optio W90: We push Pentax's rugged Optio W90 to its limits

A viable option for those who will make good use of its strongest features. The solid build comes at the cost of some quality but allows almost limitless flexibility

Apr, 2011

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Pentax - Optio W90

 

Every digital camera manufacturer worth its salt wants a waterproof model in its range, and true to this spirit Pentax has released its Optio W90. Not only does it allow you to take still and moving ...

If you're willing to pay that bit extra (although we've seen online prices as low as £194) for waterproofing and shockproofing as well as improved macro and face recognition technology, then the Optio W90 is an ideal outdoor activity camera.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Pentax Optio W90 review

 

John Riley reviews the shockproof, waterproof and freezeproof Pentax Optio W90.

Waterproof, Dustproof and Shockproof; Build quality; Colour reproduction; Image quality at close and medium distances; Fair price

Image quality at infinity

Nov, 2010

Expert review by (photographymonthly.com)

PENTAX Optio W90 digital compact camera

 

PENTAX Optio W90 digital compact camera A waterproof digital compact camera designed for worry-free underwater photo-shooting, with a new Digital Microscope mode to make active outdoor photography even more exciting photography monthly

Measured under PENTAX-original testing standards (from a height of 1.2 metres, onto a surface of 5cm-thick plywood), conforming to the Method 516.5-Shock of the MIL-Standard 810F

Feb, 2010

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Pentax Optio W90

 

Samsung EX187/100

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Pentax Optio W90 review

 

There are a lot of rugged point-and-shoot digital camera options this year, but while most manufacturers are new to the market, Pentax is on its 11th generation with the Optio W90. The 12-megapixel camera is waterproof down to 20 feet, shockproof to 4...

Outstanding design; excellent feature set and shooting options for its class.

Short battery life; no optical or mechanical image stabilization.

The well-designed Pentax Optio W90 offers up very good photos and performance at a reasonable price for a rugged pocket camera.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Dave Bullock (wired.com)

Review: Pentax Optio W90

 

A rugged cam that's not hideously ugly? Why, you're looking for the Optio W90 from Pentax.

Ruggedized without being ugly. Waterproof up to 18 feet and resistant to extremes in cold. 720p HD-video support, plus face detection plus Microscope mode gives you plenty of robust shooting options. Comes with a carabiner

Noisy images and video in low-light situations. No real whiz-bang features aside from ruggedness

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Pentax Optio W90 Review

 

Pentax continues to create competitive models for the "lifeproof" point-n-shoot category. The Optio W90 performed well during our tests, and is sure to please the active user who needs a camera that is as tough as they are. Read more in our Full...

Nice wide 5x lens; Extremely durable; Captures nice 12-megapixel photos; HD movie mode (720p max. resolution); Multiple Scene Modes; Good shooting performance; Great price for a Lifeproof camera ; Cons ; Weak Flash; Good deal of noise present at all...

Weak Flash; Good deal of noise present at all ISO settings in still photos and movies; Short Battery Life; LED lamps are not very bright ; Bottom Line ; Pentax continues to create competitive models for the "lifeproof" point-n-shoot category. The Optio...

Pentax continues to create competitive models for the "lifeproof" point-n-shoot category. The Optio W90 performed well during our tests, and is sure to please the active user who needs a camera that is as tough as they are. Read more in our

Jun, 2010

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Pentax Optio W90 Review

 

The Pentax Optio W90 is a robust compact camera that can be submerged in up to 6 meters of water, dropped from a height of 1.2 meters, and used in temperatures as cold as -10°C. Pentax's most water-, shock-, dust- and cold-proof digital camera, the 12...

Pentax's Optio W90 certainly looks the part and, as ever with devices of its indestructible ilk, it would be no surprise if image quality often comes second to beefy dimensions and additional padding. But this is not just a camera of outer muscle; it's...

May, 2010

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