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Pentax Optio W90 and X90: Release dates, specs and price

Pentax have released details on its two new cameras, the all-weather Optio W90 and superzoom X90. The former is a rugged camera, so we are never going to mistake it for one of the more elegant sleek models. This 12.1-megapixel camera can certainly take some pain, such as shocks and a fall of up to four feet.

For those who take holidays where there is likely to be dust, then the dustproofing feature is certainly going to appeal to you. The W90 offers 720p video recording at 30fps and a maximum 5x optical zoom. The W90 is expected to be released in April and will cost about $330.

The Pentax X90 is a special camera, as it is just one of a few cameras that boast 26x optical zoom. That amount of zoom requires technology to keep things still while taking a shot; the sensor-shift stabilizer is Pentax’s answer to that problem. The X90 should be released next month and have a price tag of $400. Both cameras are not short of problems though; the Pentax K2000 DSLR also fell short in a number of areas.

For spec details visit Engadget.

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