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Pentax Optio H90

Mark Peters
CES report
Thursday 28th, January 2010
Posted by: Mark Peters

Pentax Imaging Company announces a new digital camera with a unique design, the Pentax Optio H90. The Pentax Optio H90 digital camera with a clean, contemporary design that is as in style in a museum of modern art as at a concert or sporting event. Developed with the concept of “functional beauty” in mind, the fashionable and affordable Pentax H90 offers a full assortment of features to capture a variety of subjects and scenes. This first model in the new Optio H line features a wide angle 5X optical zoom lens (28mm-140mm equivalent), a 12.1 megapixel high resolution CCD sensor, and widescreen HD video capture at 720p and 30 FPS.

Pentax Optio H90

Pentax Optio H90 digital camera features
Improved Pixel Track Shake Reduction technology captures blur-free images and the Face Detection, Smile Capture, and Blink Detection functions help users create better portraits. Furthermore, the Pentax Optio H90 offers Eye-Fi connectivity capability for use with Eye-Fi wireless memory cards. The Pentax Optio H90 will ship in February 2010 in a choice of Orange-Silver, Matte Black and Ceramic White for $179.95.

Pentax Optio H90

12.1 megapixel Pentax H90 with 2.7" LCD monitor
Featuring 12.1 effective megapixels, the Pentax Optio H90 delivers exceptional image resolution with the Pentax-developed high-performance imaging engine for high quality images with well-defined details. Even when images are enlarged, the camera delivers sharp, high-resolution prints with edge-to-edge sharpness. Despite its compact body, the Pentax H90 features a large 2.7 inch high-brightness color LCD monitor with approximately 230,000 dots. With this large monitor, the user may check results of images and make any desired menu adjustments quickly.

Pentax Optio H90

Pentax Optio H90 camera body
Designed with functional beauty in mind, the Pentax Optio H90 features clean, straight lines and easy-to-push round, control buttons. Featuring high quality aluminum alloy and matte paint finish, the body is shaped for a firm, comfortable hold. The Pentax H90 features a high-performance optical 5X zoom lens covering focal lengths from 5.1mm to 25.5mm (equivalent in the 35mm format to approximately 28mm wide angle to 140mm telephoto). With this wide zoom range, the Pentax Optio H90 may be used for a wide variety of subjects and scenes from spectacular landscapes, majestic architecture and group shots within confined spaces to tightly cropped snapshots from a distance. Featuring an Intelligent Zoom function, which allows for even tighter zooming in on the subject, the digital zoom range extends approximately 3X.

Pentax Optio H90

Record HD movies with the Pentax Optio H90 camera
The Pentax Optio H90 captures beautiful, high-definition movie clips (1280 x 720 pixels). The camera is equipped with sophisticated Movie SR (Shake Reduction) mode, which automatically compensates camera shake during movie capture for high quality, stabilized movie clips with minimal effort. The Optio H90’s Face Detection AF & AE function detects up to 32 faces and optimizes focus and exposure settings in a mere 0.03 seconds even when faces are tilted or turned sideways. The Pentax Optio H90 is equipped with a Smile Capture mode that automatically releases the shutter the moment the camera detects the subject’s smile, and a Blink Detection function that alerts users if a subject’s eyes closed at the time of shutter release.

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