Pentax Optio H90

  • Pentax Optio H90
72
Based on 14 scores, 18 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • 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
  • Clean, classy looks. Very lightweight. Pocket-sized. Dead cheap. Simple, user-friendly control layout
  • Exterior design, affordable, HD video

Cons:

  • Poor quality above ISO800, A little barrel distortion at the widest angle
  • Noisy low-light photos

Expert reviews and ratings

By DigitalVersus on 40

Underneath its stylish retro design, the H90 is an entry-level compact with very limited spec. In many respects, it's barely even...

By GadgetSpeak on 80

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...

By ePHOTOzine on 80

I mentioned before that the camera seems very well specified for the price, and it seems it performs up to the job as well. It would've been good to see better performance at higher than ISO800, but for its price point that performance is...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

Pentax has come up with a really compelling compact camera with its Optio H90 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...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

Last week I reviewed the , a 12-megapixel, 5x zoom compact with an unusual retro style. Today I'm looking at its stablemate the new Optio H90, which is a 12-megapixel, 5x zoom compact with an unusual retro style. I'm sensing that there might be...

By Expert Reviews on 60

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

By V3.co.uk on 100

Great value, easy to use snapshot for those looking for a small digital camera to log their daily activities Good points Easy to use, affordable and lightweight; better-than-average zoom; shoots HD video Bad points Modest battery life; no paper...

By Stuff.tv on 80

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

By Pocket-lint on 90

Designed with minimalism in mind but with a range of suitably functional features, the H90 certainly fits the part: smart, small, stylish and easy to use. The H90 lacks optical image stabilisation and an optical viewfinder, however a superb set of...

By What Digital Camera on 84

Pentax Optio H90 review - FeaturesThe Pentax H90 is an affordable, strikingly-designed compact ‘inspired by Japanese trends'. With a 12.1 megapixel CCD sensor, 28-140mm 5x optical zoom lens and 2.7in, 230K-dot LCD screen, it's possible to...

By PhotographyBLOG on 80

Pentax's Optio H90 camera may indeed be 'no frills' at first glance. But in a world where we're overwhelmed with visual information, its boxy retro looks - resembling what would transpire on paper if you asked a child below the age of...

By IT Reviews on

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...

International Review By Les Numériques on 40

Sous ses airs sophistiqués, le H90 est un appareil d'entrée de gamme à la fiche technique limitée et à la qualité fort...

International Review By Smartson on

Testarna menar att denna kamera har en snygg design och att dess prestanda får godkänt med tanke på vilken prisklass man befinner sig...

International Review By PC-Welt.de on

Die Pentax Optio H90 ist mit einem Weitwinkel-Zoomobjektiv ausgestattet. Nach der Aufnahme lassen sich die Bilder mit Filter und Rahmen verschönern. Lesen Sie, wie die Kamera im Test hinsichtlich der Bildqualität abgeschnitten hat. Lesen Sie...

International Review By 01Net on 40

Quels sont les priorités pour un appareil d'entrée de gamme ? Etre à la fois peu cher et joli et disposer de fonctions intéressantes. Pentax semble avoir compris la formule avec l'Optio H90, proposé à 149 euros et...

International Review By Magnus.de on 80

Eine günstige, leichte (131 g) und optisch ausgefallene Mittelklassekamera. Bei ISO 400 leidet die Detaildarstellung unter dem internen Rauschfilter. Insgesamt sammelt die Pentax H90 trotzdem 61,5 Gesamtpunkte und liegt damit über dem...

International Review By Netzwelt on

Es kommt auf die inneren Werte an Rein äußerlich handelt es sich bei der Pentax Optio H90 durchaus um eine außergewöhnliche Kompaktkamera. Allerdings sind die inneren Werte ja bekanntlich wichtiger und hier überzeugt der...