Pentax Optio W90 Review

Overall Score

40

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 28-140 mm (5x) F3.5-5.5 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 6400 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 108 x 59 x 25 mm, 164g.
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Pentax Optio W90 Overview


First introduced in February, 2010, Pentax Optio W90 is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Pentax W90 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Pentax Optio W90

Sensor resolution of Pentax W90 ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Pentax W90 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Pentax W90


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax Optio W90 with competitors in waterproof cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Manual Focus
Environmental Sealing
9 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
3.5 Lens at Wide
164g Light Body
Timelapse Recording
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.5
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Image Stabilization
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.5
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Pentax Optio W90 has an Overall Score of 40/100 and ranked #386 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #780 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Pentax W90 Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
33
Value for money score
57
Portability score
97
Overall score
40
Average Scores in Waterproof
Imaging Score
21
Features Score
44
Value For Money Score
60
Portability Score
95
Overall score
44

Physical Dimensions of Pentax W90


Pentax Optio W90 weighs 164g and has external dimensions of 108 x 59 x 25mm (4.25 x 2.32 x 0.98"). Considering that the average weight of Waterproof cameras is 196g, Pentax W90 is 32 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Pentax W90 is less by 1mm more than the average length in Waterproof.

Weight Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Pentax W90
164g
Average weight
196g
Min weight
110g
Max weight
307g

Thickness Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Pentax W90
25mm
Average Thickness
28mm
Min Thickness
19mm
Max Thickness
89mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax Optio W90 with the dimensions:

Pentax Optio W90

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Optio W90 Dimensions Optio W90
Pentax WG-3 Pentax WG-3 230 g 164 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 108 x 59 x 25 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 164 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 108 x 59 x 25 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon P7800 399 g 164 g 119 x 78 x 50 mm 108 x 59 x 25 mm
Ricoh WG-4 GPS Ricoh WG-4 GPS 235 g 164 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 108 x 59 x 25 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 164 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 108 x 59 x 25 mm
Casio Exilim EX-100 Casio EX-100 389 g 164 g 119x67x50 x x mm 108 x 59 x 25 mm
Casio Exilim EX-10 Casio EX-10 384 g 164 g 120 x 68 x 49 mm 108 x 59 x 25 mm
Pentax MX-1 Pentax MX-1 391 g 164 g 122 x 61 x 51 mm 108 x 59 x 25 mm

Specifications of Pentax Optio W90


General
Brand Pentax
Model Optio W90
Announced February, 2010
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1500 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 3.90
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Soft
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model D-LI68
Physical
Weight 164 g
Physical Dimensions 108 x 59 x 25 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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