Summary: This is my third small Pentax Optio, and the first of the RZ=18 series. It worked fine until the day I needed it and when pushing the "on" button, all I got were several beeps and the camera turned off. Same with batteries from my other Pentaxes.
Summary: I never found this camera satisfactory during its brief life. Pictures taken outdoors with the zoom, utilizing various preset settings, were seldom sharp or crisp. In bright light they were very washed out, almost gauzy.
Summary: I bought this camera to take on vacation rather than lugging the older larger Pentax with me. It does take nice pictures, but not the quality I expected. Also the flash is a long delay. Often my subjects have moved by the time the flash goes off!
Summary: There is a great Green button function which allows you to easily change the lighting, sensitivity, ISO and pixel size with a visual of the difference, this makes it very easy to customise the shots and keep the initiative, using this function I have had a lot of success with low light shots, which...
Excerpt: Wirkt extrem billig...fühlt sich an wie eine Einwegkamera, alles billigstes Plastik, das hört man schon beim drücken der Tasten. Habe die Kamera wieder zurück geschickt und bestelle mir dann dafür doch lieber eine Nikon, mit etwas weniger Zoom, dafür ordentlicher Verarbeitung.
Summary: C'est un bon compromis car elle s'adapte sur les appareils photo pentax sans avoir a payer le prix d'une batterie pentax. En revanche, la batterie ne tient pas très longtemps, il faut la recharger tous les jours.