• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Pentax H90 advantages over Canon 6D

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 71 mm
    Thinner

Canon 6D advantages over Pentax H90

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.54 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1090 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    6 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1044k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    4.4 fps vs 2.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    1250 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality on par to more expensive full-frame DSLRs (including the 5D Mark III); Responsive all-around performer; Superior HD video-shooting chops; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features, Built-in GPS and geotagging.

  • Lacks a built-in, pop-up flash; No external headphone jack; Rather basic 11-point autofocus system; Mediocre burst speed.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Pentax H90
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash
  • $2774
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon 6D
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $2774
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag

Compared to Nikon D610

Pentax H90
Nikon D610
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner
  • $1864
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon 6D
Nikon D610
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • $1864
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Canon 7D Mark II

Pentax H90
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner
  • $1231
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon 6D
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1231
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Olympus FE-5010

Pentax H90
Olympus FE-5010
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Wider angle lens
  • $190
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 6D
Olympus FE-5010
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $190
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FP1

Pentax H90
Panasonic DMC-FP1
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $150
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon 6D
Panasonic DMC-FP1
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $150
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash
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