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Pentax Adds X90 Digital with 26x Optical Zoom

Pentax X90 DSLR Pentax X90 DSLR

Pentax has announced the X90 superzoom with a 26x optical zoom lens ideal for use in macro mode, a 12.1-megapixel-resolution image-stabilized sensor and 11 fps capability.

Although the X90 is housed in a compact, lightweight body, the internal lens offers a 26mm wide-angle to a 676mm super telephoto equivalent range. For extreme zoom situations, intelligent zoom can be used to reach 162.5x magnification. To assist the zoom feature, Pentax has incorporated a CCD-shift-type SR (shake reduction) to maximize blur-free images. In HD video mode, the X90 shoots in up to 720 HD format at 30 fps.

Other features include auto picture mode, auto face detection and a new small face filter mode, which reduces the size of the subject's face so that it appears smaller in proportion to the body. The camera has a 2.7-inch LCD electronic viewfinder with diopter adjustment, P/A/S/M exposure modes and a longer-lasting lithium ion battery.

Functional with the Eye-Fi wireless SD memory card, the lens enables users to more easily transfer photos to a computer or to an online sharing site.

The Pentax X90 retails for $399. Eye-Fi 2 GB cards retail for $45.

Additional Info

  • Company: Pentax
  • Company Phone #: 800-431-5880