Summary: The Pentax Optio RZ18 is an excellent compact camera of the latest generation with an impressive 18x optical zoom that allows you to take pictures of all subjects, even those further afield. Perfect double the Shake Reduction system that allows you to always get sharp images without blurring.
Pros: 3-inch LCD screen, 16 MP sensor, 18x wide angle zoom, HD video (1,280×720 pixels) with sensor shift Shake Reduction.
Conclusion: The camera does have some useful and effective features, such as the Dual Shake Reduction system and Dynamic Range setting, and the range of creative art filters and scene mode do produce strong effects. But for all the little things it does well, the Pentax Optio RZ18 lags behind in the fundamentals compared to some of the other cameras in its class, such as the Samsung WB700 - another 18x superzoom that even offers manual control.
Excerpt: The march of progress never ceases, but we still find it astonishing that this 16-megapixel camera with an 18x zoom and 3in screen costs just over £100. We wondered how Pentax had brought it in at such a low price, but close inspection reveals quite a few reasons. The plastic body looks pretty basic, but it isn’t ugly. There's no HDMI output, though, and the plastic buttons feel cheap.
Summary: Not slim, not sleek and the cream colour makes it look a little strange. However the important thing is image quality and here I have no complaints, in fact this ultra compact model has other features not always found with other small cameras .
Excerpt: At first glance you'd be mistaken for thinking that the Pentax RZ18 is just another run-of-the-mill compact camera with a standard lens, but further investigation reveals that, as the name suggests, it actually has an 18x zoom with an incredibly versatile focal range of 25-450mm. This makes it well suited to everything from wide-angle landscapes to sports and even nature photography.
Summary: Pentax Optio RZ18 è una fotocamera compatta equipaggiata con un sensore da 16 megapixel, zoom ottico 18x, display LCD da 3 pollici e possibilità di registrare filmati HD con una risoluzione pari a 720p (1280x720 pixel)