• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Pentax H90 advantages over Nikon S6800

  • Less expensive
    $180 vs $220 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 210 vs 170 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Nikon S6800 advantages over Pentax H90

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    8 years vs 12 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.4 fps vs 2.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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

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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
Nikon S6800
Olympus FE-5010
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $190
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

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
Nikon S6800
Fujifilm JX250
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Fujifilm JX280

Pentax H90
Fujifilm JX280
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Manual focus
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
Nikon S6800
Fujifilm JX280
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Sony WX150

Pentax H90
Sony WX150
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
Nikon S6800
Sony WX150
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Fujifilm T550

Pentax H90
Fujifilm T550
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Manual focus
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
Nikon S6800
Fujifilm T550
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
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