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04-09-2010, 05:34 AM   #1
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Anyone with a W90 yet..

I am trying to decide if the new w90 is worth it. I would like to see any shots. And see any reviews. Thought about the new panasonic thats water proof but looks like it going to be 150 more that the w90..

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Ned has some shots on his blog:
NED BUNNELL: First Weekend with the W90
Here is a brief, hands - on, pre-production review:
Pentax Optio W90 Brief Hands-On Photography Bay | Digital Camera Reviews, News and Resources
04-09-2010, 11:58 AM   #3
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Sweet.

Ari Thanks for the find.. I cant wait to get mine. The "big" camera needs a rest .
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Pentax P&S are actually good in good/bright light but once the available light becomes low, the noise usually sets in..but hey, this is P&S, so I have no qualms with it with my W80. Am still happy with it.
If I didn't get the W80, i might have gotten the W90 as the LED lights must come in handy for those macro shots.

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I concur with GerryL on the good/bright light part. Pentax P&S is good or on par with most well-known brand when taking picture in the bright light like, morning/afternoon sunlight. But when it comes to dimly lit area, or night time photography, the P&S "sucks".
Well, I have no regret, just accept the Pentax P&S camera's limitation.
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A substantial DPR W90 thread....

....haven't read much of it, but what I have, doesn't enthrall me too much about the W90 :ugh:

Any W90 images?: Pentax Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
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See I like the idea of playing with it. Not Carrying the k20d to a theme park Lugging that monster aroung. And The ability to take it in water = BONUS.. If your buying a P&S then you know its not a DSLR. and Your stuck with average shots. However 20 years ago I had the Canon Aqua Snappy. WOW. That little 35mm was incredilble. Thanks to my wife for losing it on a business trip to ALASkA. I just want a fun durable camera I can beat up the w90 is looking real good in that department. Now I have to decide BLACK OR GREEN?
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I have..

I have got the w90 heres a few shots i have took with it:

Index of /w90

I took the photos of the ring i bought my gf with macro mode, with 3 leds on

The one with a picture of my gf in twice was using the image stitching mode.

the horse was at 5x optical zoom

Any other photos i think were in auto shot.

Sorry no underwater shots atm.

I enjoy using this camera, its great.

1 thing i'd like to see in ths camera's firmware is picbridge, i don't know if pentax can update this or w/e.

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Just notice this thread so I will pop in and ask the question.

The W90 has no SR. I would imagine taking low light pictures at night would be quite difficult to get sharp pictures?
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Image Stabilization: Still: Pixel Track SR, Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M or 3.8M) Movie: Movie SR

Optio W90 Black - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site

What ever that means. Really I will use the k20d for the tought stuff .
I bought this because its a rugged camera. That I will slip in my pocket at the beach,theme park, work , and any thing I decide to shoot. Should be delivered thursday 29.. I will post pictures next week fo sure.
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w90 under water

the boys under water on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Really a fun little camera. Its not 20d quality but it fun.
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This might be a stupid reason to not buy this camera... but all I need to know is if I can zoom in and out while taking videos? This is the only reason why I have not bought previous models because that was not possible.

If someone can confirm if I can zoom in and out while shooting vids that will be the selling point for me (I probably will end up with the camera anyway.. but not so soon..)

EDIT: It turns out I saw a vid on youtube and my question has been answered. The camera can indeed zoom in and out while shooting vid! Sweet, this camera should be mine in a few weeks now

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Video test dry to water.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ron_Man Quote
This might be a stupid reason to not buy this camera... but all I need to know is if I can zoom in and out while taking videos? This is the only reason why I have not bought previous models because that was not possible.

If someone can confirm if I can zoom in and out while shooting vids that will be the selling point for me (I probably will end up with the camera anyway.. but not so soon..)

EDIT: It turns out I saw a vid on youtube and my question has been answered. The camera can indeed zoom in and out while shooting vid! Sweet, this camera should be mine in a few weeks now
The only problem with these cameras including the W80 is the sound 'coz with every button you press, it is picked up by the microphone.
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