'The X90 can certainly match its main rivals in terms of specification, and is currently selling for around £274, which is fairly competitive. 6 comments.'
'Bottom Line - Pentax's X90 is an incredibly versatile 12.1-Megapixel Super-Zoom digicam, featuring an awesome 26x optical zoom lens with shake reduction, 720p video capture and full manual controls. '
'The Pentax Optio X90 is an entry-level DSLR designed to make the SLR experience less complex for those used to simple point-and-shoot digital cameras.'
'Overall, the Sony A550 and A500 look like good camera designs with some interesting innovations that take advantage of the serious CPU power of Sony's processing chips. '
'The Sony A550 delivers several exciting and unusual capabilities, including in-camera high dynamic range images that come out very well, and a full-resolution burst mode of nearly 7 shots per second. '
'Sony’s Alpha DSLR-A550 is a mid-range DSLR aimed at enthusiasts, featuring 14.2 Megapixels, built-in stabilisation, a vertically-tilting VGA screen, two Live View modes and quick continuous shooting at up to 7fps. '
'On the downside, however, the site found that the A550 sits somewhat uncomfortably between the low and high-end, with its slightly stripped down controls turning off pros, and its rather weak performance in auto mode potentially being a problem for beginners. '