Pentax X90 Review

Overall Score

43

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 26-676 mm (26x) F2.8-5.0 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 6400 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 111 x 85 x 110 mm, 428g.
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Pentax X90 Overview


First introduced in July, 2010, Pentax X90 is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Pentax X90 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Pentax X90

Sensor resolution of Pentax X90 ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Pentax X90 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

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


Proc and Cons of Pentax X90


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Pentax X90 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
26 mm Wide Angle Lens
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Manual Focus
2.8 Lens at Wide
9 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.0
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Pentax X90 has an Overall Score of 43/100 and ranked #306 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #702 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Pentax X90 Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
49
Value for money score
60
Portability score
81
Overall score
43
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Pentax X90


Pentax X90 weighs 428g and has external dimensions of 111 x 85 x 110mm (4.37 x 3.35 x 4.33"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Pentax X90 is 36 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Pentax X90 is less by 2mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Pentax X90
428g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Pentax X90
110mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Pentax X90 with the dimensions:

Pentax X90

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight X90 Dimensions X90
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V Sony HX400V 660 g 428 g 130 x 93 x 103 mm 111 x 85 x 110 mm
Pentax X-5 Pentax X-5 595 g 428 g 119 x 86 x 107 mm 111 x 85 x 110 mm
Pentax X70 Pentax X70 410 g 428 g 110 x 83 x 90 mm 111 x 85 x 110 mm
Nikon Coolpix P900 Nikon P900 899 g 428 g 140 x 103 x 137 mm 111 x 85 x 110 mm
Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR Fujifilm HS35EXR 687 g 428 g 131 x 97 x 126 mm 111 x 85 x 110 mm
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Canon SX50 HS 595 g 428 g 123 x 87 x 106 mm 111 x 85 x 110 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Panasonic FZ1000 831 g 428 g 137 x 99 x 131 mm 111 x 85 x 110 mm
Olympus Stylus 1 Olympus 1 402 g 428 g 116 x 87 x 57 mm 111 x 85 x 110 mm

Specifications of Pentax X90


General
Brand Pentax
Model X90
Announced July, 2010
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
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 Electronic
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 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting n/a fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 9.10
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 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-L106
Physical
Weight 428 g
Physical Dimensions 111 x 85 x 110 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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