Summary: This is a great camera - optics are sharp 16MP is more than I need but adds richness and depth. I bought it for the 18x zoom which is awesome! The lens does extend outward (my 5x zoom waterproof Optio does not extend) This can still fit in my pocket but being slightly bulky.
Summary: This is a nice camera with lots of features. I gave it a four because I'm having trouble setting up the transfer to my computer. It's not plug and play like I expected and I'm not a nerd but that's not really the camera's fault. Takes great pictures and the zoom is really good to have
Summary: This is the new version of a camera we bought 9 years ago and loved. We tried other cameras but they all had problems that we couldn't get over. Our first purchase of this exact model when sour. Something happened, explainable, and the camera died. It seemed not repairable.
Summary: It seems that the RX18 and the RZ18 are identical cameras. The user's manual has both designations on the cover. Mine is black and labeled rx18. Different suppliers at Amazon are liquidating their inventories so there is some spread in prices. I've seen prices up to $153.
Summary: I already have a Pentax Reflex and haven't had any issue at all. I was looking for a smaller "sister" and I picked up this camera. Great zoom, great pictures and good quality in the video recording mode, night pictures are not that good though(they came out kind of reddish if you don't change...
Summary: "Back in the days" I learned 35mm photography with a Pentax K1000, and still remember their classic ME Super camera and superb line of lenses. So, while looking to upgrade my old 5 MP digital camera, this Pentax model caught my eye - and mind.
Summary: I love the 18x optical zoom. I can take pictures of my family and friends even from across the yard, soccer field, etc. I like that it is small and lightweight and easy to use. Having a rechargeable battery is great, too.
Good and bad, but worth it if you get a good price
Debra Ann Dargay, Amazon
8 August 2012
Summary: I bought this camera because Costco offered it for $80 off. I wanted a pocket camera with a good zoom, and it does not disappoint there. There are a variety of modes to choose from, and the super close up is phenomenal for a small camera. Very light weight.
Summary: i got this camera just before christmas 2012 because i wanted something less expensive than a dslr that still had a good optical zoom. pros: relatively inexpensive (less than $150 with the reduction) small but not tiny so it fits adult hands pretty well.