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Pentax Optio RZ18 - Digital camera - compact - 16.0 Mpix - 18x Optical Zoom - Black



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Pentax Optio RZ18 - Digital camera - compact - 16.0 Mpix - 18x Optical Zoom - Black



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.

18X optical zoom lens with 25mm wide-angle coverage to handle a variety of subjects and scenes
Within its slim, lightweight body, the Optio RZ18 incorporates a high-performance, extra-powerful 18X optical zoom lens covering focal lengths from 25mm wide angle to 450mm super-telephoto (in the 35mm format). Thanks to this extra-wide zoom range, the Optio RZ18 can capture beautiful, lively pictures in a wide range of subjects and scenes -- from spectacular landscapes to fast-action sports events. It also offers other advanced features, including: high-quality macro shooting down to just four centimeters from the subject. The digital wide function for an ultra-wide-angle image (equivalent to an image taken with an approximately 19mm lens in the 35mm format) from two separate images. Use the Digital Panorama mode effortlessly create a single panoramic picture from as many as three images.

Exceptional image quality assured by latest super-resolution technology
Thanks to the combination of approximately 16 effective megapixels, a high-performance smc PENTAX zoom lens and the advanced image processing system -- a system that uses the latest super-resolution technology to optimize image quality through meticulous section-by-section treatment of the captured image -- the Optio RZ18 delivers well-defined, high-quality images with extra-fine resolution. Even when images are enlarged to large sizes, the user is assured of sharp, high-resolution prints with edge-to-edge sharpness.

Dual shake reduction for sharp, blur-free images.
By combining a CCD-shift-type SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism with a Pixel Track SR, the Optio RZ18's dual shake reduction effectively reduces annoying camera shake to a minimum. Thanks to this dependable system, the photographer is assured of sharp, blur-free images, even under shake-prone shooting conditions, such as when using a telephoto lens, or when shooting a sunset or indoor scene.

Automatic selection of the most appropriate shooting mode
The Optio RZ18 features the PENTAX-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. Since this user-friendly mode instantly and unfailingly selects one of 16 shooting modes (including Blue Sky, Sunset and Pet) and optimizes various camera settings (including sensitivity and shutter speed), the photographer is always assured of the best results with minimal effort.

Extra-large 3.0-inch LCD monitor
The Optio RZ18 features a high-resolution 3.0-inch colour LCD monitor. Because this extra-large monitor provides a clear view of images and menus, the photographer can quickly and efficiently check captured images and menu settings. The Optio RZ18 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.

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

Automatic face detection for beautiful, lively snapshots
The 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 Optio RZ18 also comes equipped with other user-friendly features, including: the Small Face filter that makes the subject's face appear smaller than actual in recorded images; the Smile Capture mode that automatically releases the shutter the moment the camera detects the subject's smile; and the Blink Detection function that warns the photographer when the subject's eyes close at the time of shutter release.

Pet Detection
Upgraded 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 capture the best expressions of their beloved pets.

Highlights of the Pentax Optio RZ18 - Digital camera - compact - 16.0 Mpix - 18x Optical Zoom - Black

  • Wide-angle 18x zoom 25-450mm
  • 16 MP sensor
  • 3" LCD screen 460,000 dots
  • Sensor-shift Shake Reduction
  • HD video
  • Wireless remote-control shooting using an optional PENTAX remote controllers
  • Burst shooting of up to 40 images, at a maximum speed of 9 images per second
  • Digital filters, including Miniature and Toy Camera, to add creative visual effects
  • Choice of three image sizes (4:3, 16:9 and 1:1) to accommodate different applications
  • D-Range setting to prevent whitewashed (overexposed) and blacked-out (underexposed) areas in an image
  • Image viewing, editing and filing software included: MediaImpression 3.1 for PENTAX (Windows version compatible with Windows 7) and MediaImpression 2.1 for PENTAX (Macintosh version compatible with Mac OS X 10.7)
  • Eye-Fi connected: optimized for use with Eye-Fi wireless memory cards



Product Description
Pentax Optio RZ18 - digital camera
Product Type
Digital camera - 720p - compact
Memory Card Slot
SD card
Sensor Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
Max Video Resolution
1280 x 720
Lens System
18 x zoom lens - 4.5 - 81 mm - f/3.5-5.9
Focus Adjustment
Automatic, manual
Min Focus Distance
40 cm
Digital Zoom
7.2 x
Image Stabiliser
Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
Camera Flash
Built-in flash
LCD display - 3"
Supported Battery
1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
Interfaces Provided
Composite video/audio, USB 2.0
Microsoft Certification
Compatible with Windows 7
Dimensions (WxDxH)
10.8 cm x 3.5 cm x 6 cm
170 g



Product Type
Digital camera - 720p - compact
Enclosure Colour
Sensor Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
Optical Sensor Type
Total Pixels
16,560,000 pixels
Effective Sensor Resolution
16,000,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size
ISO (Max)
Optical Zoom
18 x
Digital Zoom
7.2 x
Image Stabiliser
Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
Face Detection
Print Standard
Direct print, DPOF support, Exif Print support, PRINT Image Matching
Auto Focus
TTL contrast detection
Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
Digital Video Format
Image Recording Format
Max Video Resolution
1280 x 720
Interfaces Provided
Composite video/audio, USB 2.0

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity
ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO 1600, ISO 3200 (5MP), ISO auto (80-1600), ISO 6400 (5MP)
Exposure Metering
Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure Modes
Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
Shooting Programs
Landscape, portrait mode, text, party/indoor, surf & snow, PET, Blue Sky, food, fireworks, flower, night scene, sports mode, sunset, candle, night scene with portrait, anti shake, frame composition, kids, natural skin tone, digital wide, digital panorama
Special Effects
Soft, Black & White, Sepia, Colour, Colour Accent, miniature, Retro, Colour Extract, brightness, Toy camera, starburst, High contrast
White Balance
Custom, automatic, presets
White Balance Presets
Fluorescent, tungsten light, daylight, shade
Max Shutter Speed
1/2000 sec
Min Shutter Speed
4 sec
Exposure Compensation
±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

18 x zoom lens - 4.5 - 81 mm - f/3.5-5.9
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
25 - 450mm
Focus Adjustment
Automatic, manual
Min Focus Distance
40 cm
Macro Focus Range
Zoom Adjustment
Motorised drive
Lens Construction
11 groups / 12 elements
Built-in lens shield, aspherical lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash
Built-in flash
Flash Modes
Fill-in mode, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
Effective Flash Range
0.2 m - 4.3 m

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed
2.5 frames per second, 0.9 frames per second, 5.3 frames per second, 9.1 frames per second
Self Timer Delay
10 sec, 2sec
Additional Features
Audio recording, multi-picture burst, RGB primary colour filter, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, histogram display, in-camera red-eye removal, cropping an image, resizing an image, Scene Detection Technology, Face Detection AF/AE, Dynamic Range Adjustment, Blink Detection technology, Smile Capture, Face Recognition, Pet Recognition, Pixel Track SR


3" LCD display
460,000 pixels
Display Form Factor


Microphone Operation Mode


Connector Type
1 x USB 2.0 , 1 x composite video/audio output
Memory Card Slot
SD card


Drivers & Utilities


Compatible with Windows 7
"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Included Accessories
Carrying strap, battery charger, USB cable, audio / video cable
Body Material


Battery Type
Pentax D-Li92
1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

RAM Installed
96 MB
Memory Card Slot
SD card
Supported Memory Cards
SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Image Storage
JPEG 4608 x 3456 , JPEG 3456 x 3456 , JPEG 4608 x 2592 , JPEG 3072 x 2304 , JPEG 1920 x 1080 , JPEG 640 x 480
Video Capture
MJPEG - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps , MJPEG - 1280 x 720 - 15 fps , MJPEG - 640 x 480 - 30 fps , MJPEG - 640 x 480 - 15 fps , MJPEG - 320 x 240 - 30 fps , MJPEG - 320 x 240 - 15 fps

Dimensions & Weight

10.8 cm
3.5 cm
6 cm
170 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
40 °C

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