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PentaxX90 Super Zoom Digital Camera
 
4.2

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Image stabilization (20)
  • Good image quality (12)
  • Zoom range/performance (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Large clear LCD (9)

Cons

  • Lag / shutter delay (4)
  • Noisy at high ISO (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (19)
  • Travel (19)
  • Landscape/scenery (18)
  • Low light (11)
  • Wildlife (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (11), Casual photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worth every penny

after reading all the reviews,I determined that I like the Zoom feature and the picture quality. the vast settings makes it more like a DSLR.I wish the shutter speed was faster(but then...Read complete review

after reading all the reviews,I determined that I like the Zoom feature and the picture quality. the vast settings makes it more like a DSLR.I wish the shutter speed was faster(but then it would be a DSLR instead of a point & shoot.
eventually I will get a DSLR,but as a starter & first camera this will give you a great start.
and if you don't need more than this, its a camera you will keep forever.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I'm disappointed with the camera.

Wide range of zoom and quick. Very good macro. Good image stabilization and an easy grip. But the image is not clear, has a high noise level in low ISO inclusive. And...Read complete review

Wide range of zoom and quick. Very good macro. Good image stabilization and an easy grip. But the image is not clear, has a high noise level in low ISO inclusive. And is impossible have total control on the flash in manual mode. Poor autofocus in video mode.

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5.0

Love it.

By Carol

from South Bend, Indiana

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

I love my camera. I take pictures of people, bugs, the moon and even out the window of the train. My brother in law broke my camera and I immediately found and bought another.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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3.0

Super dooper, or super [*]?

By mango man

from San Anselmo, CA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Image Quality
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Lightweight
  • Very ergonomic design

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay
  • Poor Focusing

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Travel
  • Video

Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

This camera has its limitations, but many of them can be over-ridden by reading your manual cover to cover six times so that you understand the camera's multiple setting. Right out of the box it works well, but I found the lag between pressing the shutter and actually taking the picture to be unacceptably long. Often the image I wanted to collect was no longer available due to the delay. If you shut off some of the accessories, such as smile detector, face detector, etc., the shutter lag times definitely improves. Changing focal modes also helps control the final outcome.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 9
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Feature's galore

By Tomwor

from Michigan

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Travel
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

Bought this to take to my daughter's wedding at Disneyworld as I needed more versatility than my
old point and shoot. I was very satisfied with all the feature's and the ease of use. Excellent camera for the price!

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 9
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Worth every penny

By lowpost

from philadelphia,PA

About Me Casual Photographer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Extreme zoom
  • Good Image Quality
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • Continuous Shooting
  • Lag / Shutter Delay
  • Zoom needs tripod

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Travel
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

after reading all the reviews,I determined that I like the Zoom feature and the picture quality. the vast settings makes it more like a DSLR.I wish the shutter speed was faster(but then it would be a DSLR instead of a point & shoot.
eventually I will get a DSLR,but as a starter & first camera this will give you a great start.
and if you don't need more than this, its a camera you will keep forever.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 7
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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3.0

Super macro possibility.

By Belimage

from Gaspé, Québec, Canada

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay
  • Noisy At High ISO
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Macrophotography
  • Travel
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

Fisrt i was a little disappointed by the fragile feeling and the small grip.
But it is very easy to use and this camera is able to produce fantastic macro shots.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 9
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

A super buy

By Buddy

from Rancho Cucamonga, Ca

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • High ISO Performance
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel

    Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

    I found this to be a very user friendly camera. I would advise reading the basic instructions first.
    I thought I had a decent camera until I started using this one. Buy with confidence.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Dearn B&H, This camera is super!

    By Jim, "Dr. Sports Mind"

    from Blacksburg, VA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

      Dear B&H,

      I was an "old 35mm guy" slef taught to include developing my own black and white photos; moreover I am more thart a point and shoot person. The X90 fits my needs well. Its clear clean photo resolution and quick response in all light situations keep the quality of my work just where it nneds to be; at a high level. The price was right too. Its too bad the my Nikon F 60 will remain in its case yet a while longer! So far, since I have not used the X 90 for more than 45 days I cannot comment on its limitations yet.

      Best regards,
      James Mills

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 10
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Super Zoom

      By Dawn

      from Appleton, WI

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

        I bought this camera for its ZOOM capabilities. I was also looking for a camera with a lithium battery so I would not have to carry extra AAs. Its light weight and easy to use. Read the manual - you'll be surprised at all the features.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        easy to use, from amateur to pro.

        By Ed

        from Hudson, Florida

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

          Great lens, easy to navigate the menu, very flexible from automatic to all manual controls. Great macro capability

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great little camera

          By PentaxFan

          from Lindenwold, NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Quiet

          Cons

          • Noisy At High ISO

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

          I bought the X90 to fill a couple of lacks of my Pentax K10-D, i.e., a long telephoto, extreme macro capability and the ability to take videos. The X90 does the job very well and at a price that's right. The telephoto is good and crisp at even the longer settings and I find it great for bird photography as well as candid shots of people at family gatherings. For insects and flowers the macro is great and, even though I don't take a lot of videos, I find this one very easy to use. I've always been a Pentax fan and find that this new camera continues to have the quality I've come to expect from Pentax.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Very good cost/benefit

          By Zeger

          from São Paulo, Brasil

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

          • Noisy At High ISO

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

          I'm not the best photographer, but I'm confident that this camera does proffesional work despite being a point & shoot. If you need a good quality point & shot camera switchable to a full manual one, this is the best choice.I take a lot of pictures of concerts and runs. This camera's quality is amazing. It is also very easy to use. If you are a beginner and want a nice camera around [$] that's the way.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 8
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          It's almost like a SLR!

          By Max

          from Chula Vista, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

            The camera is mostly used for family pictures. Once you read the manual in its entirety, taking pictures are as easy as counting 1,2,3. As of today, I have nothing bad to say about the camera.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            I WOULD BUY THIS ITEM AGAIN

            By LINDA THE WOLF

            from PROSPERITY,S.C.

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

              VERY FAST IN TAKING PICTURES
              GOOD IN LOW LIGHT

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              What a zoom!

              By Landscape photographer

              from Newcastle, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Zoom

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

                I usally carry the Nikon D80 with 18-135 plus 150-500 lense, but it gets heavy on long hikes. The X90 is great for times that I need the powerful zoom without the weight. The pictures are sharp and crisp. I've told a number of my friends and they may be in the market to purchase soon.

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                5.0

                Super Camera

                By Steve

                from Bonaire Ga.

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

                  easy to use,very good picture quality,we have tried a couple of other brands, but I'll stay with Pentax from now on !

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                  4.0

                  Great Easy to use

                  By Leeroy

                  from New Zealand

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Zoom

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

                    This is a very light weight compact camera which is easy to use. I bought it for taking action/surfing shots as it has the continous shooting mode - up to 9 frames per second. [...]

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                    5.0

                    Pentax x90

                    By Rudy

                    from Westland Michigan

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Short Lag Time

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

                      The camera is very light and easy to take around.
                      The functions are very simple and I would recommend this product to any one looking for a digital camera.

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                      3.0

                      Need my time with it

                      By The shooter

                      from Montrose, CO

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Light weight
                      • Small Size

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

                        I will need more experience with this camera before I can give an honest review. It seems to have all the control I will need and the photos appear sharp on the computer.

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                        4.0

                        Almost, but not there yet

                        By Robs Reflections

                        from Cleveland, Oh

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Zoom

                        Cons

                        • Slow focus

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

                        This is a good, but not great camera. I have been using digital cameras for 10 years. Everything from Olympus (my first) to Panasonic Lumix to my Nikon D90. I might be a little spoiled with the DSLR and the fast focus and shooting capabilities that go with a DSLR. I do not want to shell out $8,000.00 for a great long zoom lens for my D90, so I am looking for a super zoom camera for great bird pics. So far I have found good cameras, and this one is good and has a lot of fun features, just doesn't focus fast enough for me. It would make a great vacation camera.

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                        4.0

                        Good Dollar Value

                        By Ron

                        from Baltimore, Md

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Zoom

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Pentax X90 Super Zoom Digital Camera:

                          I have taken 750 still pictures in 6 weeks.
                          The zoom is great, especially when taking wildlife. I have not tried the video.

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