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Pentax Optio H90 gets reviewed: surprisingly good budget camera

Pentax Optio H90 gets reviewed: surprisingly good budget camera

Of Pentax's most recent range of point-and-shoots, the Optio H90 particularly caught our eye with its vaguely 70s stylings.  Over at PhotographyBLOG they've been putting the budget shooter through its paces, and it turns out to be surprisingly capable.  Not only are its 12-megapixel stills decent, it has a broader focal range than similarly-priced rivals and can also record HD video.

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Pentax X90 162.5x Intelligent Zoom camera outed

Pentax X90 162.5x Intelligent Zoom camera outed

How much zoom is too much zoom?  That's something you'll have to ask Pentax, whose new X90 camera - the successor to the Pentax X70 - boasts a 26x optical zoom and a special "Intelligent Zoom" feature that, they reckon, can extend it to 162.5x "without compromising the optical performance".  Behind that long-stretching lens there's a 12.1-megapixel sensor and both optical and digital anti-shake systems.

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Pentax Optio I-10, H90 and E90 get official

Pentax Optio I-10, H90 and E90 get official

We'll never know whether Pentax intended to officially announce their three latest digital cameras today, or if they were pushed by yesterday's leak, but in the end we're just happy to see more details about the trio.  The Pentax Optio I-10, Optio H90 and Optio E90 will all begin shipping next month, with the former two having a 12.1-megapixel sensors and 5x wide-angle optical zooms, while the latter - rocking the sub-$100 price point - gets 10-megapixels and a 3x wide-angle zoom.

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