- 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Display
- ISO 80 - 3200
- 1280 x 720 video
- 32-95mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
- 145g - 102 x 59 x 25mm
- Released January 2010
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- Size Comparison
Pentax E90 summary
Pentax E90 is Pentax's Small Sensor Compact camera originally released on January of 2010. The camera houses a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The E90 is rated #254 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over-all #1246 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. You should try out our Advanced camera finder to see camera results based on your custom criteria.
Here is a diagram of various factors used in the rating system.
Pentax E90 family
The Pentax E90 has a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can check out all earlier and new models as well as important specifications.
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Pentax E90 Gallery
You can check the E90 from different angles in the gallery below.
Pentax E90 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the Pentax E90 based on factors which are usually considered essential in a camera.
Pentax E90 Sensor details
The Pentax E90 is powered by the Prime processor chip. The sensor dimension in the Pentax E90 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 3648 x 2736 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CCD sensor has 10 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 80 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath displays the E90's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The E90 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is highlighted in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Pentax E90 dimensions
Pentax E90 is 0.32 lb (145g / 5.11 oz) & has outside proportions of 102mm x 59mm x 25mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.0"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Pentax E90 is less heavy in comparison with various rivals.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Here is a image of the Pentax E90 with a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will illustrate the button layout on the E90.
Pentax E90 Lens specs
The E90 features an inbuilt lens and it has a focal range of 32-95mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which may not be amazing nevertheless it will definitely be helpful in certain cases.
At the widest 32mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.1 and that's very slow and not the best for low light occasions and you will probably find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You could also need to boost the ISO which results in noisy files. At the tele end, 95mm comes to f5.9 which is fairly slow and you would need to choose slow shutter speeds.
Pentax E90 Connectivity
The E90 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can copy pictures and at times alter camera settings without connecting directly to the camera.
Several applications even allow a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Pentax E90 Video specs
The max video quality in the Pentax E90 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful for today's standards. You should shoot for a minimum 1080p quality for video recording. The camera does not have a microphone or headphone jack so you have got little control over the audio. It is perhaps best to look at a different model if you want better audio for your video clips.
Pentax E90 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing for the Pentax E90 so you need to be careful in wet or dusty conditions.
Pentax E90 Display and Viewfinder
The Pentax E90 is equipped with a 2.7 inch fixed display supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display is not a touch screen.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The ViewFinder specifications for Pentax E90 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders can be particularly useful.
Pentax E90 Shutter specs
The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Pentax E90 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Pentax E90 features only integrated flash without external flash support.
Pentax E90 Autofocusing specs
Pentax E90 features just Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster & exact in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing.
The Sensor supports 3 focus points to select from. Pentax E90 lacks manual focus. Manual focus mode is useful in low light or you want more exact control on depth of field.
Pentax E90 Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the maximum (470) battery life in this type of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the highest battery life:
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Pentax E90 for various categories of photography
The following graph displays a rundown of the Pentax E90 for various categories of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Pentax E90 Portrait photography factors
The Pentax E90 receives a points tally of 20 which is dreadful, and means the camera is simply not very good for portraits. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW files and potential to use external lighting.
Pentax E90 Street photography advice
Getting a reasonable points tally of 47, the Pentax E90 is relatively acceptable to use in street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Pentax E90 as a Sports photography camera
A dreadful sports photography points tally of 17 indicates the Pentax E90 is simply not very good for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have good focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Pentax E90 Travel photography features
Weight is very important when selecting a travel camera. On the whole, the Pentax E90 gets a modest 51 as a travel camera which is reasonably suitable to purchase for your vacations.
Pentax E90 Landscape photography info
For anybody looking to choose a camera for landscape photography, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Pentax E90 with it's dreadful score of 23 for a landscape camera is simply not very good in the current market.
Pentax E90 Vlogging info
A camera for vlogging really should offer a moving display screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Considering everything, the Pentax E90 is simply not very good as a vlog camera as it gets a dreadful rating of 22.
Pentax E90 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the E90, below is a collection of the highest placed cameras that fall in to the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The graph here provides you an overview of the E90 vs it's highest scored competitors mentioned earlier.
These are some more cameras you may view as alternative options. To review a complete comparison, just click on the "compare" link.