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Pentax Optio RZ18 Digital Camera Sample Photos

Here are a range of sample photos taken on the Pentax Optio RZ18 compact digital camera with an 18x optical zoom lens.

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Pentax Optio RZ18 Digital Camera Sample Photos: Pentax Optio RZ18 Lens Extended
Pentax Optio RZ18 Lens Extended

The Pentax Optio RZ18 is a compact camera with a wide angle 18x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 25 - 450mm. It features dual image stabilisation, a 16 megapixel sensor, 3 inch screen with 460k dots and 720p video. The RZ18 is available in white, black or orange for around £169.00. We will be posting our full review shortly, until then, click the images to view larger versions, and click "Hi-Res" to view the full size image. Additional sample photos can be viewed here.

Pentax Optio RZ18 Digital Camera Sample Photos: Pentax Optio RZ18 Screen
Pentax Optio RZ18 Screen

Pentax Optio RZ18 ISO test images

Pentax Optio RZ18 White-balance test images

Pentax Optio RZ18 Lens test images

Pentax Optio RZ18 Specifications

Max Aperturef/3.5 - f/5.9
35mm equivalent25mm - 450mm
Optical Zoom18x
Image Sensor
Pixels16.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeCCD
Sensor Size1/2.33 inch
Sensor Size (width)6.08mm
Sensor Size (height)4.56mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution460,000 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Min Focus4cm
Focusing modes
    Exposure Control
    Shutter speeds shortest1/2000sec
    Shutter speeds longest4sec
    Bulb modeNo
    Exp modes
    • Program
    • Scene modes
    • A
    • Centre-weighted - Average
    • Multi Pattern
    • Spot
    ISO sensitivity80 - 6400
    White balance
    • Auto
    • Manual
    • Outdoors/Daylight
    • Incandescent
    • Fluorescent
    • Shade
    Exposure Comp+/-2
    Shooting Options
    Continuous shooting9fps
    Movie modeYes
    Video Resolution
    • 1280x720 HD 720p
    • 640x480 VGA
    • 320x240 QVGA
    Video FPS30, 15
    Stereo SoundNo
    Optical Zoom with VideoNo
    Other Features
    Image StabilisationYes
    Card Type
    • SD
    • SDHC
    • SDXC
    File Type
    • JPG
    Power Source
    Battery TypeRechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI92
    Battery Life (CIPA rating)240shots
    Box Contents
    Box ContentsUSB Cable I-USB7, AV Cable I-AVC7, Li-Ion Battery D-LI92, Battery Charger Kit K-BC92, Strap O-ST104, Software CD-ROM S-SW121

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    Photographs taken using the Pentax Optio RZ18

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