Pentax Optio W90 review
Looking for a waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and cold proof digitalcamera? Pentax optio W90 fulfills all your requirements because it is an error free camera that you can submerge in up to 6 meters of water, can be used in temperature as cold as -10°C and can be dropped from a height of 1.2 meters. Pentax optio is a 12 megapixels camera consists of 5x zoom lens and focal length ranging from 28-140 mm. The other features include shooting of HD movie at 1280×720 pixels at 30 frames per second, macro and digital microscope modes of 1 cm, LCD screen of 2.7 inch, face detection system with an upgraded level and triple anti-shake protection for the avoidance of unwanted camera shake. The cost of Pentax Option W90 is £269.99 / $299.95 and is available in black and green color.
Pentax optio W90 comes into the category of indestructible compact cameras with not only waterproof features but also shock proof and dust proof. Its strong competitor in this regard is Olympus’ Mju Toug but with the economical price Pentax optio W90 stands tall amongst all of its competitors.
Combination of 1 cm macro mode with digital zoom function of Pentax optio W90 make it easy for the users to have a detailed shot of microscopic objects. So people looking forward for the butterfly or rock collection feels this camera as a special teat for them. The only drawback comes in this regard is the resolution drop to 2.1 megapixels as a result of this combination and presentation of image in 16:9 widescreen ratio rather than the default ratio of 4:3.
Another extraordinary feature of Pentax optio W90 is its face detection technique for the easy recognition of cats and dogs. It also increases the chances of achieving a usable animal portrait. A good feature of Pentax optio W90 is the effective resolution of 12.1 megapixels with a larger than average 5x optical zoom with a focal length range of 28-140 mm.
The most interesting feature for the users is the addition of HDMI output for attaching the camera to a flat panel TV. Use of a widescreen LCD in Pentax optio W90 is based on the inclusion of a functionality due to which an image captured previously can be put in the top left hand corner of the screen and the subsequent image can be taken by the user.
If you have any doubts about the toughness of Pentax optio W90, it is important to note that it is inspired by Casio’s shock-proofed G-Shock watches. The manly screw heads available on the brushed metal faceplate shows that it contains the same feeling in a building site as well as in a beach. Its elongated shape provides the feeling of a camera phone so when given a consideration for looking then Pentax optio W90 certainly comes on the top. To automatically boost the shutter speed it deploys the software when taking a low light photography. There is a self explanatory playback button beneath the zoom rocker that provides a familiar pairing of controls.