Pentax Unveils X90 Mega Zoom, W90 All-Weather Cameras
By Greg Tarr On Mar 10 2010 - 1:41pm
GOLDEN, COLO. — Pentax added a
pair of point-and-shoot digicam models
targeted at photographers looking for either
advanced shooting capability or the
ability to shoot quality photos in a range
of outdoor conditions, respectively.
The new offerings include the X90
(shipping in April, $399 suggested retail),
an advanced mega-zoom camera with a
26x super-telephoto range, and the W90
(April, $329 suggested retail), which is the
company’s 11th-generation weatherproof
digital still camera, offering an edgy form
factor for active photographers.
The mega-zoom lens on the X90 has
a 26-676mm equivalent range, and the
1/2.33-inch interline transfer CCD sensor
offers 12.1-megapixel resolution. Also included
are a 2.7-inch LCD viewscreen with
anti-reflection coating and an electronic
viewfi nder with diopter adjustment.
The camera was designed to bring the
form factor and much of the functionality
of a d-SLR into a compact point-andshoot
with a full suite of both easy-to-use
automatic features and manual override
controls for creativity.