• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Pentax H90 advantages over Fujifilm JX280

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.9 fps vs 1.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    6 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/2000 vs 1/1400 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Fujifilm JX280 advantages over Pentax H90

  • Less expensive
    $150 vs $180 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More pixels
    14.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    8 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
  • 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 an external screen 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 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
Fujifilm JX280
Olympus FE-5010
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $190
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

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
Fujifilm JX280
Panasonic DMC-FP1
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Wider angle lens
  • $150
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Olympus Tough-3000

Pentax H90
Olympus Tough-3000
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
Fujifilm JX280
Olympus Tough-3000
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • HDMI out

Compared to Fujifilm JX250

Pentax H90
Fujifilm JX250
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Manual focus
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Longer exposure
Fujifilm JX280
Fujifilm JX250
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Nikon S3300

Pentax H90
Nikon S3300
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Fujifilm JX280
Nikon S3300
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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