Pentax Optio RZ 18 Digital Camera (Black)

Pentax Optio RZ 18 Digital Camera (Black)

Pentax Optio RZ 18 Digital Camera (Black)

B&H # PEORZ18B MFR # 14161
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Product Highlights

  • 16Mp Resolution
  • 3.0" LCD Screen
  • 4.5-81mm Pentax Zoom Lens
  • 720p HD Video Capture
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • 18x Optical Zoom
  • Face Detection
  • Shake Reduction Image Stabilization
  • Built-In Auto Flash
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Pentax RZ18 overview

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The Pentax Optio RZ 18 Digital Camera (Black) is a point-and-shoot that keeps things simple while giving you today's most sought after features. What might those be? High def 720p video capture, face detection, image stabilization, and advanced 9-point autofocus are chief among them. More than just slim and convenient, however, the RZ 18 also packs in 16Mp, for high-quality, enlargement-friendly photos.

Helping to make those stellar images would be the camera's Pentax zoom lens with a 4.5-81mm 35mm equivalent focal length (25-450mm). The lens also features an 18x optical zoom, plus a 27x Intelligent Zoom, and Pentax's Shake Reduction image stabilization. The camera also has a built-in flash for capturing stills in low-light or night-time situations. Another useful aspect of the RZ 18 is the large 3.0" LCD screen. You can compose, review, and navigate without having to squint with this, fast-becoming, industry standard size display.

When it comes to getting the best shot for each individual situation the RZ 18 has modes like Auto Picture, which take the guesswork out of getting it right. Other features such as creative special effects filters add a unique and fun bent to your images. And using the optional remote control you can take your pictures even further by getting yourself in the shoot, photographing large groups, or tinkering with self-timer, continuous, or burst modes, with ease. No matter how or what you shoot, though, the Optio records your files to compatible SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards (sold separately).

Generous 18x zoom (equivalent to 25-450mm) with extra wide angle lens captures subjects near and far
High resolution 16 megapixel sensor for large prints or aggressive image cropping
Slim footprint for outstanding portability and inconspicuous use
Multiple PENTAX Shake Reduction (SR) image stabilization options, including sensor-shift SR, for sharp images in any lighting
Large 3 inch LCD with HVGA resolution (460,000 dots)
Powerful automatic shooting modes such as Auto Picture and scene modes take the guesswork out of great photography
Creative special effects filters add artistic flair to the common snapshot
Advanced 9-point autofocus with a 4cm super macro mode
Face detection for perfectly focused and exposed portraits, includes a dedicated pet recognition feature
Widescreen HD video in 720p at 30 frames per second
Remote control sensor works with any optional PENTAX infrared remote control (optional)
Compatible with SD, SDHC, and modern SDXC memory cards

Pentax RZ18 specs

Pixels Actual: 16.56 Megapixel
Effective: 16 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.33" CCD
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: AVI
Audio: WAV
Max Resolution 16 MP: 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 16:9
Image Stabilization Digital
Lens 12 elements in 11 groups
4 Aspherical
EFL: 25-450mm (35 mm equivalent: 4.5-81mm)
Aperture: f/3.5 (W) - 5.9 (T)
Zoom Optical: 18x
Digital: 7.2x
Intelligent Zoom: 27x
Focus Range Normal: 1.31' (39.93 cm) to Infinity
Telephoto: 4.3' (131.1 cm) to Infinity
Macro: 0.33' (10.06 cm) to 1.64' (49.99 cm)
Super-Macro: 0.13' (39.62 mm) to 0.98' (298.70 mm)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 80-6400

Auto: 80-1600, Digital SR: 80-6400, ISO: 3200-6400 5Mp, Manual: 80-6400

Shutter Type: Electronic
Speed: 1/2000 - 4 Seconds in Night Scene Mode
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot, TTL 256-zones
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten
Self-Timer 2 Seconds
Interval Recording None
Remote Control Remote Control WP / F (Optional)
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Flash On
Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
Built-In Memory 96 MB
Memory Card Type SD
Video Recording Yes
Audio Recording With Video)
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (460,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
USB 2.0
Software System Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), 7
Mac: OS X 10.3.9 or later
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Battery 1x D-LI92 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter AC Adapter Kit K-AC117 (Optional)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.3 x 2.4 x 1.4" / 10.9 x 6.1 x 3.6 cm
Weight 6.7 oz / 189.9 g

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