January 26, 2010
HOYA CORPORATION PENTAX Products is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX Optio H90 digital compact camera. Developed under PENTAX’s new “functional beauty” concept, the Optio H90 combines a functional, no-frills design with a full assortment of solid, basic features to accommodate a variety of subjects and scenes.
Positioned as an easy-to-operate, popular-class model, the Optio H90 features a high-performance wide-to-telephoto 5X optical zoom lens, approximately 12.1 effective megapixels, a large, easy-to-view LCD monitor, and simple operations, all in a compact, lightweight body. To ensure simplified, flawless operation and superb operability, scrupulous attention has been paid to every detail, including the position, shape, texture and quality of each part, and the operability and accessibility of every controller. As the result, the Optio H90 fits comfortably in the photographer's hand and operates flawlessly under all photographic conditions.
Solid, impeccable design, derived from the pursuit of functional beautyThe Optio H90 sports a simple, extremely functional design, with extensive use of straight lines and easy-to-push round control buttons efficiently positioned for easy access. To achieve the unparalleled functional beauty in the Optio H90 as an everyday photographic tool, PENTAX paid the utmost attention to every detail in design, material and finish. High-quality aluminum alloy is used for the camera’s upper front section; the entire lens barrel is coated with matte black paint; and the grip is shaped for a firm, comfortable hold.
Optical 5X zoom lens for wide coverage from wide angle to telephotoDespite its compact dimensions, the Optio 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). Thanks to this wide zoom range, the Optio H90 can 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. When coupled with the Intelligent Zoom function — which allows for even tighter zooming in on the subject — the zoom range can be extended to approximately 31.3 times.
Exceptional image qualityCoupling approximately 12.1 effective megapixels assuring exceptional image resolution with the PENTAX-developed high-performance imaging engine assuring faithful color reproduction, the Optio H90 delivers brilliant, high-quality images with well-defined details. Even when images are enlarged to larger sizes, the user is assured of sharp, high-resolution prints with edge-to-edge sharpness.
Large, easy-to-view LCD monitorDespite its compact body, the Optio H90 features a large 2.7-inch high-brightness color LCD monitor with approximately 230,000 dots. Since this monitor delivers large images and menus, the user can check them at a quick glance and easily make the desired settings and adjustments.
High-quality HD-proportioned movie recordingThe Optio H90 captures beautiful, high-definition-TV-quality movie clips (1280 x 720 pixels).* It also comes equipped with the sophisticated Movie SR (Shake Reduction) mode,** which automatically compensates camera shake during movie shooting with the help of exclusive software, making it possible for everyone to enjoy high-quality movie shooting with minimal effort.
* When the Optio H90's AV output terminal is used, movie
clips are output as normal-image-size data. If the user wishes to play back
movie clips at high-definition-TV proportions (1280 x 720 pixels), the data
must be transferred to a personal computer for playback.
** When the Movie SR mode is selected, the angle of view becomes narrower than normal shooting.
Automatic face detection for effortless snapshotsThe Optio H90 features the sophisticated Face Detection AF & AE function, a great tool in casual shooting of people. This user-friendly function instantly and accurately detects up to 32 faces in the image field, then optimizes focus and exposure settings in a mere 0.03 seconds' even when some of the faces are tilted or turned sideways. The Optio H90 also comes equipped with other convenient features to assist the photographer in capturing beautiful snapshots, including: the Smile Capture mode that automatically releases the shutter the moment the camera detects the subject's smile; and the Blink Detection function that warns the photographer when the subject's eyes close at the time of shutter release.
|Lens||PENTAX zoom lens, 7 elements in 6 groups (3 aspherical elements)|
|Focal Length||5.1 - 25.5mm|
|35mm equivalent focal length||approx. 28 - 140mm|
|Aperture||F3.5(W) - F5.9(T)|
|Digital Zoom||approx. 6.25X|
|Intelligent Zoom||approx. 6.5X at 7M, approx. 31.3X at 640 (including optical zoom)|
|Motion Blur Reduction||Still||Pixel Track SR
High-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)
|Movie||Movie shake reduction mode (Movie SR)|
|Focus||Type||9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF|
(From lens face)
0.4m - infinity (at wide setting), 1.0m - infinity (at tele setting)
1.31ft. - infinity (at wide setting), 3.3 ft. - infinity (at tele setting)
0.1 - 0.5m (at wide setting), 0.2 - 0.5m (at tele setting)
0.33 - 1.64 ft. (at wide setting), 0.66 - 1.64 ft. (at tele setting)
0.08 - 0.15m (at focal length of 6.36mm)
0.26 - 0.49 ft. (at focal length of 6.36mm)
Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus: available
|Face Detection||Face Detection AF&AE is available for all modes up to 32 faces.
Smile Capture. Blink Detection.
|Number of Effective pixels||approx. 12.1 megapixels|
|Image Sensor||1/2.3" CCD|
|Number of Recorded pixels||Still||12M, 7M, 5M, 3M, 2.1M(16:9), 1024, 640|
|Movie||1280, 640, 320|
|Sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)||Auto, Fixed (ISO 80 - 6400)|
|White Balance||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual setting|
|Display||2.7" LCD, approx. 230K dots|
|Exposure Control||Metering System||Multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering|
|Exposure Compensation||±2EV (1/3EV steps)|
|Scene modes||Auto Picture, Program, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Half-length Portrait, Movie, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Surf & Snow, Sport, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Food, Fireworks, Frame Composite, Party, Natural Skin Tone, Candlelight, Text, Blog, Digital Wide, Digital Panorama, Green|
|Playback modes||Slideshow, Image Rotation, Digital Filter(B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, Soft, Brightness Filter), Frame Composite, Red-eye Compensation, Movie Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image/Sound Copy, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Image Recovery, Start-up Screen, Face close up playback|
|Shutter Speed||1/2000 - 1/4 sec. (at wide setting) 1/1500 -1/4 sec.
(at tele setting). And 4 sec. at most (in Night Scene mode setting)
|Built-in flash||Modes||Flash-on and Flash-off modes.
"Red-eye" compensation function employs a pre-discharge. Soft Flash
approx. 0.15 - 4.0m (ISO Auto)
approx. 0.49 - 13 ft. (ISO Auto)
approx. 1.0 - 2.4m (ISO Auto)
approx. 3.3 - 7.9 ft. (ISO Auto)
|Drive Modes||One shot, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting|
|Storage Media||Built-in Memory (approx. 32.7MB), SD/SDHC Memory Card|
|Power Source||Rechargeable D-LI88 lithium-ion battery, Optional AC adapter kit is also available|
|Battery life||Still*: Approx. 210 shots (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
Playback**: Approx. 250 min. (Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery)
|Interfaces||USB2.0(Hi-Speed), AV terminal|
|Dimensions||approx. 94.5(W) x 56.5(H) x 24.5(D)mm (including lens depth)
approx. 3.7(W) x 2.2(H) x 1.0(D) inches
|Weight||With battery & SD card||approx. 131g (loaded and ready)
approx. 4.6 oz.
|Body||approx. 114g (without battery and SD memory card)
approx. 4.0 oz.
* Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots
recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending
on operating conditions.
** According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing.
[ Storage capacity ]
|Built-in Memory *||7||14||20||25||40||59||122||232|
|Built-in Memory *||0:00:10||0:00:21||0:00:31||0:01:01||0:00:49||0:01:34||0:25:52|
* Approx. 32.7MB
The maximum file size is 2GB for movie.
The maximum length is 24 hours for Voice recording.