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Pentax X90

alaTest has collected and analyzed 334 reviews of Pentax X90. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and zoom also get good feedback. Many are critical about the low light performance, and views about the memory and contrast are mixed.

usability, zoom, performance, portability, image quality

low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax X90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax X90

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Pentax X90 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality and performance. The portability and zoom also get good reviews. There are some less positive comments about the viewfinder and durability. There are some mixed reviews about the screen.

usability, zoom, portability, performance, image quality

durability, viewfinder

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Pentax X90

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Pentax X90 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People really like the usability. The performance is also appreciated.

lens, performance, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Pentax X90

 

Pentax has updated its superzoom with a new longer lens and a bigger battery

May, 2011

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

Pentax X90 camera

 

Having a larger than average zoom always comes in useful, but the bulk that often comes with it means it's not always practical, or portable. One solution is Pentax's X90. Clearly with a look and feel inspired by a digital SLR, the camera welds a...

Broad focal range throws up a wealth of compositional choices, well placed and responsive buttons and controls, speedy in operation

Optical zoom not accessible when recording movies, average low light performance, plastic-y if solid feel

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...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techadvisor.co.uk)

Pentax X90 review

 

It offers 12Mp stills, records 1,280x7200-pixel HD video clips at 30fps and is capable of continuous shooting for action photography of up to 11fps. The Pentax X90's focal range is a wide angle 26-676mm in 35mm film terms. This goes some way towards...

The Pentax X90 is a good an all-in-one option for someone who wants to step up from a 3x zoom pocket compact, but prefers the portability and usability of a bridge model over a full-blown dSLR requiring costly lenses. It offers good zoom range, a nice...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Pentax X90

 

The Pentax X90 offers plenty of zoom power with a 26x optical zoom lens. It also boasts a series of manual controls plus the ability to shoot High Definition movies. The X90 is up against some very stiff competition in this category. My review...

Long Lens - General Features

Picture Quality - Noise in Lowlight - Loss of Detail in Light Objects - Shutter Lag with Flash

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.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Catherine Monfils (reghardware.co.uk)

Pentax X90 superzoom bridge camera

 

Review If you're shopping around for a compact bridge camera, then the Pentax X90 shouldn't be overlooked. The company entered the superzoom bridge camera market comparatively late with the X70, and the X90 revamp retains the design and a similar range...

Overall, the X90 is a very good all-in-one camera that thanks to its brilliant superzoom lens that covers a wide range of photographic situations. Although at times it handles and behaves like a DSLR, the image quality and noise performance are more in...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Matt Tuffin (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Pentax X90 review

 

A bridge camera that performs better than expected

Excellent image quality, full manual controls

Poor LCD and viewfinder resolution

A well built bridge model which turns out some impressive images and boasts an admirable feature list

Nov, 2010

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Pentax Optio X90 Review

 

A new 12.1 meagpixel bridge camera from Pentax sporting a whopping 26x zoom lens.

Light weight; Enormous zoom range; Generally accurate exposure system; Clarity at lower sensitivities; Image stabilistion

White balance performance under fluorescent light

Aug, 2010

Expert review by (professionalphotographer.co.uk)

PENTAX X90 digital camera

 

An all-in-one digital camera with upgraded specifications to assure solid performance in a variety of situations

Feb, 2010

Expert review by (photographymonthly.com)

PENTAX X90 digital camera

 

PENTAX X90 digital camera An all-in-one digital camera with upgraded specifications to assure solid performance in a variety of situations photography monthly

All looks very nice and I'd love to own one but no one seems to have mentioned what picture format it produces. Presumably JPEG only, but it would be nice to have a DNG option. Also, I wonder if it can take an adaptor for filters, close-up lenses, and...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Lars Rehm (dpreview.com)

Pentax X90

 

The sensors in these cameras are considerably smaller than you will find in a DSLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens model. One of the advantages of a smaller sensor is that, compared to an SLR, you need a physically much smaller lens. As you can see...

Jul, 2006

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