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Model Name: Pentax Optio W90 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor: Pentax W80
W80 vs W90
Successor:  
General
Model Number: W90
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $329.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2010-04-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 5.7 oz (161 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.2 x 2.3 x 1.0 in.
(107 x 59 x 25 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2256 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1464 (3.8 MP, 16:9),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30/15)
640x480 (30/15)
320x240 (30/15)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Pentax zoom lens, 11 elements in 9 groups, 5 aspherical elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 140 mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.5 (tele) - ???
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 30 cm
0.4 - 11.8 in
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 6.25x; Intelligent Zoom up to 31.3x at VGA
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point Contrast Detection with face recognition, spot, pan, and auto tracking modes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto (80-1600), Digital SR (80-6400), Manual (80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400), ISO 3200-6400 5MP or 3.8MP
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent , Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/1500
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Night Scene, Underwater, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Digital Microscope (2.1M), Digital Wide (5M), Surf & Snow, Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M or 3.8M), Kids, Pet, Sport, Fireworks, Candlelight, Night Scene Portrait, Text, Food, Digital Panorama (2M per frame), Frame Composite (3M or 2.1M), Report
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye, Soft
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: 13 ft (wide, auto ISO), 8.2 ft (tele, auto ISO)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional IR
Connections (extended): HDMI Out (type D)
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 1.85
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): 4
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 1.03
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.258
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.266
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.004
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.10
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 12,277
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI88
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI88 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 205
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Software S-SW102 (CD ROM)
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.3.9+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Waterproof to 20 feet, Shockproof to 4 feet, Coldproof to sub-freezing temperatures, Dustproof. 720p HD Movies, HDMI Output, Advanced Pixel-Track Shake Reduction, Optional Infrared Remote. Available in Black and Pistachio Green.

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