• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 32.00mm - 95.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Pentax E90 advantages over Canon 180

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 600 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Canon 180 advantages over Pentax E90

  • More telephoto lens reach
    224 mm vs 95 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    3 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    126g vs 170g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.0 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 32 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm A220

Pentax E90
Fujifilm A220
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Faster shutter
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer exposure
Canon 180
Fujifilm A220
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Pentax E80

Pentax E90
Pentax E80
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $130
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Higher extended ISO
Canon 180
Pentax E80
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $130
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm AV100

Pentax E90
Fujifilm AV100
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • More pixels
Canon 180
Fujifilm AV100
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony W830

Pentax E90
Sony W830
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus
  • $118
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon 180
Sony W830
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • Longer exposure
  • $118
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon 160

Pentax E90
Canon 160
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
Canon 180
Canon 160
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
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