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Pentax Optio RZ18
Ilse Jurriën : September 23th 2011 - 09:45 CET
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PentaxPentax Optio RZ18 digital camera : Pentax adds a new digital compact camera to its RZ series. Featuring a slim, lightweight body, the Pentax Optio RZ18 offers a powerful 18x optical zoom lens covering focal lengths from 25mm wide angle to 450mm super-telephoto. The new Pentax Optio RZ18 camera provides photographers with simple, effortless shooting of a wide variety of subjects and occasions, from travel and landscape to action and spectator sports. While retaining many of the convenient features of its predecessors - including the dependable dual shake reduction for effective reduction of camera shake - the number of effective pixels have been increased to 16 megapixels 460,000 dots, making it easy to capture sharp and clear pictures with the Pentax Optio RZ18.

Pentax Optio RZ18

Pentax Optio RZ18 camera lens
The 18x optical zoom lens of the Pentax Optio RZ18 covers focal lengths from 25mm wide angle to 450mm super-telephoto (in the 35mm format). The extra-wide zoom range captures a wide range of subjects. The Pentax Optio RZ18 also offers a macro photo function to four centimeters from the subject and a digital wide function for an ultra-wide-angle image from two separate images. In addition, the Intelligent Zoom features further extends the zoom range to approximately 130x to cover the focal length of an approximately 3250mm super-telephoto lens (in the 35mm format).

Optio RZ18

Pentax Optio RZ18 3" LCD monitor
The Pentax Optio RZ18 incorporates an HVGA high-resolution 3" color LCD monitor. The large monitor provides a clear view of pictures and menus so photographers can easily check captured photos and menu settings. The Pentax Optio RZ18 digital camera also offers a setting to magnify the letters displayed, by which users can further enhance the legibility of the menus and the operability of the camera.

Pentax RZ18

Pentax Optio RZ18 shake reduction
With a sensor-shift Shake Reduction (SR) mechanism and Pixel Track SR, the Pentax Optio RZ18’s dual shake reduction effectively reduces camera shake to a minimum for more blur-free images even under shake-prone shooting conditions such as when using the telephoto lens or when shooting at sunset or in indoor scenes. Other SR options of the Pentax Optio RZ18 include traditional high ISO Digital SR and Movie SR for steady video recording.

Pentax Optio RZ18 camera

Auto Picture mode on the Pentax RZ18
The Pentax RZ18 features the original Auto Picture mode, which automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene by accurately assessing various photographic conditions on and around the subject. This user-friendly mode selects one of 16 shooting modes (including Blue Sky, Sunset, Pet, and many more) and optimizes various camera settings (including sensitivity and shutter speed) for better results with minimal effort.

Pentax Optio RZ18 digital camera

Pentax Optio RZ18 video recording
The Pentax Optio RZ18 captures beautiful, 720p high-definition-TV-quality movie clips (1280 x 720 pixels). The Pentax camera also comes equipped with the sophisticated Movie Shake Reduction (SR) mode, which automatically compensates camera shake during video recording with the help of exclusive software. With the Pentax RZ18, everyone can enjoy high-quality video shooting with minimal effort.

Pentax Optio RZ18 photo

Face detection on the Pentax Optio RZ18
The Pentax Optio RZ18 features the sophisticated Face Detection AF & AE function. This sophisticated feature instantly and accurately detects as many as 32 faces within the image field, then catches them in sharp focus and optimum exposure in a mere 0.03 seconds - even when some of the faces are tilted or turned away from the camera. To assist the photographer in capturing beautiful, lively snapshots, the Pentax Optio RZ18 also comes equipped with other user-friendly features, including:
• Smile Capture mode that automatically releases the shutter the moment the camera detects the subject’s smile
• Blink Detection function that warns the photographer when the subject’s eyes close at the time of shutter release.
• Pet mode for automatic detection of dog and cat faces. This unique mode not only detects the faces of dogs and cats with great accuracy, but it also gives priority to three pre-registered pet faces over unregistered ones, so that users can effortlessly focus on and expose for their own pets when in a group of pets.

Pentax Optio RZ18 test

Pentax Optio RZ18 price & availability
The Pentax Optio RZ18 offers a choice of body color; black, pearl white or metallic orange. The Pentax Optio RZ18 digital camera will be available for a suggested retail price of $300 USD / €240 in October 2011.

Pentax Optio RZ18 review

Pentax Optio RZ18 review
As soon as we receive a Pentax Optio RZ18 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Pentax Optio RZ18 review.
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