Pentax Optio RZ18 reviews and prices: Compact camera

9 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 9 reviews.
Pentax Optio RZ18: 16.56 MP (Megapixels), 18x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Electronical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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lesley, london Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
easy to use, lots of features.
Bad points:
baed up.ttery life could be better, might need to buy a spare one and have it charg
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Aug 2012

irene, widnes Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
very easy to use
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jul 2012

Tim, Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
excellent feature range for money, can get remote for pictures too
Bad points:
only comes with one battery
plastic case feels flimsy
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 6.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Sep 2012

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Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Optical zoom ratio 18
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 7
Type of image stabiliser Electronical Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
PictBridge No
Weight (g) 170
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
In-built memory (Megabytes) 96
Release date 2011-10-25
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 450
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 25

Also known as: Optio RZ18

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Manufacturer's Description

The Optio RZ18 is the latest addition to the popular PENTAX Optio RZ series, which features a high-magnification zoom lens in a compact body. It provides photographers with simple, effortless shooting of a wide variety of subjects and occasions. From travel and landscape to action and spectator sports the RZ18 retains many of the convenient features of its predecessors — including the dependable dual shake reduction for effective reduction of camera shake, and the advanced Auto Picture. The very wide-angle smc PENTAX 18X optical zoom lens to greatly extend the zoom range. The number of effective pixels has also been increased to 16 megapixels to deliver higher-resolution images, while the built-in LCD monitor has also been upgraded to a larger 3.0-inch version with 460,000 dots for sharper, clearer subject image. Thanks to the perfect harmony of existing and new features, the Optio RZ18 offers both higher performance and simpler operation than ever before.

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