As well as being compared against other compacts, the Pentax Optio M90 is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Pentax Optio M90's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-W610) and Pentax (such as the Optio M85)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Pentax M90 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 32 mm) and is newer (april 2010 vs september 2009).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.9) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Pentax Optio M85

Pentax Optio M85
7 months older

Significant advantages of the M85 (vs the M90)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the M85 (vs the M90)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the M85 and M90

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×58×24 mm) vs Compact (99×59×23 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to ultra compact competitors the Pentax M90 has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 26 mm), is slightly larger (compact (99×59×23 mm) vs ultra compact (93×52×19 mm)), is older (april 2010 vs january 2012) and is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7").

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

Sony Cybershot DSC-W610
1 year newer
$133

Significant advantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the M90)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W610 (vs the M90)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W610 and M90

  • None found