Vintage Digital: Pentax Optio W90

As much as I tell myself I’m not going down the wormhole of collecting vintage digital cameras, the evidence is undeniable. Exhibit A, this Pentax Optio W90 circa 2010.

The ultra-macro (microscope) mode of this camera drew me to it, but I am finding a lot to love. The optics are excellent, it has a manual focus option, and the three LEDs around the lens are cool as heck.

Working my way through the 24 image type presets, I am impressed. It is water and shockproof, though I am not keen to test the latter.

MakePentax
ModelOptio W90
Yearc2010
FormatDigital (SDXC)
Sensor1/2.3 inch (12.1 MP)
ISO80-6400
LensPentax
 28-140mm equivalent
Focus1cm (microscope mode) – ∞
Max Aperturef3.5
Optical Zoom5X
Special Featuresmacro/microscope mode, LED ring, waterproof

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