The first time I’ve ever laid my hands on a Pentax camera was years ago back in high school, when I tried out my uncle’s film SLR that had a broken 50mm lens. It was bulky, heavy, and looked like it would stand the rugged outdoors.
The same could be said to the upcoming Pentax Optio W90. Though not a dSLR, this new digital camera has been built to be used for outdoors especially for the adventurous ones.
- 12.1 megapixel CCD
- 720p high-definition video at 30 fps
- Wide-angle 5x optical zoom (28-140mm equivalent)
- 2.7″ LCD 16:9 display
- Waterproof up to 20 ft
The Optio W90 can recognize up to 32 faces with its own face-recognition technology. Not that just, a new feature not found in most of its competitors is a pet recognition feature that allows the camera to automatically snap the shutter when your pet turns to face the camera. Most neat for taking photos of your pets that wouldn’t just sit still.
Another neat feature of the Optio W90 is its Digital Microscope mode which enables you to capture images of objects that are within an inch away. Then the three LED lights surround the lens to provide lighting for these extreme macro shots. It would be great for taking photos of plants and flowers but I’m not sure if it will let you take nice photos of insects as you have to get really close with the camera.
The Pentax Optio W90 would be released this coming April and would carry a price tag in the region of $330.00 USD or Php15, 095.