Pentax Optio H90 - Test Shots – Exposure Evaluation



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”Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera’s overall image quality, including dynamic range, colour rendition and the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image.”


The wide angle is equivalent to 28mm. File size for download 3.4MB.


The telephoto end is equivalent to 140mm. File size for download 3.8MB.


With D-Range switched off the dynamic range is pretty poor.


It’s not much better with D-Range switched on.


This was taken in the Flowers scene mode.


Score in detail

  • Value 8
  • Image Quality 5
  • Build Quality 8


Camera type Ultra Compact
Megapixels (Megapixel) 12.1 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 5x
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch CCD
Optical focal length 5.1 to 25.5mm
Shutter speed 4- 1/2000
Auto focus TTL Contrast detection AF
Manual focus Yes
Max output resolution 4000x3000
Other resolutions 9M (16:9), 7M, 5.3M (16:9), 5M, 3.8M (16:9), 3M, 2.1M (16:9), 1024, 640
Focus range 40cm to infinity, Tele: 1m to infinity, Macro 8cm
Exposure control Program, Auto Pict, 16 scene modes
Exposure metering Multi, Centre-weighted, Spot
Exposure compensation +/-2EV (1/3 EV steps)
Image Stabilisation N/A
ISO settings Auto, 80-1600, 3200-6400 at 5MP
LCD Monitor 2.7-inch TFT LCD, 230k dots
Viewfinder N/A
Flash range Wide: 0.15 to 4m Tele: 1 to 2.4m (AUTO ISO)
Flash modes Flash-on and Flash-off, Red-eye reduction, Soft flash
White balance modes Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Manual setting
Drive modes Single, Continuous, HS Continuous
Image formats JPEG, EXIF 2.2
Picture adjustments Sharpness, saturation, contrast
Video (max res/format) 1280x720 at 30fps
Movie length Card capacity
Self timer 10/2 secs
Memory card slot SD/SDHC
Supplied memory 26.7MB
Batteries supplied 740mAh Li-ion rechargeable
Charger supplied Yes
A/V output PAL, NTSC
Charging/Computer Connection USB 2.0
AV Out Yes
Manual 23-page basic printed guide, full manual PDF on CD

Physical Specifications

Dimensions Width (Millimeter) 94.5mm
Depth (Millimeter) 56.5 mm
Weight (body only) (Kilogram) 131g including battery and memory cardkg