Pentax Optio RZ18 Slim Digital Camera Kit - Black - with 8GB SD Memory Card, Camera Case, Table Top Tripod


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About Pentax RZ18

The Pentax Optio RZ18 (Black) packs a big 18X 25-450mm equivalent lens into a slim body with a compact camera footprint. Powerful technologies such as PENTAX Shake Reduction, Auto Picture and scene modes, face detection and 9 point autofocus take the guesswork out of capturing outstanding still images and video.

Pentax RZ18 Features

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

Pentax RZ18 Specifications

Type: 1/2.33" interline transfer CCD w/primary color filter Recorded resolutions Still: 16M (4608x3456), 12M (1:1, 3456x3456), 12M (16:9, 4608x2592), 7M (3072x2304), 2M (16:9, 1920x1080), VGA (640x480) Movie: HD (1280x720p30/15), VGA (640x480p30/15), QVGA (320x240p30/15) Quality levels: Fixed
Effective pixels
Total pixels
Recorded resolutions
Still: 16M (4608x3456), 12M (1:1, 3456x3456), 12M (16:9, 4608x2592), 7M (3072x2304), 2M (16:9, 1920x1080), VGA (640x480)
Movie: HD (1280x720p30/15), VGA (640x480p30/15), QVGA (320x240p30/15)
LCD screen
3.0" TFT color LCD
LCD resolution
HVGA (460000 dots)
Wide angle viewable
Flash Type
Built-in series control auto flash
Flash modes
Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye
Effective range
14' (wide, auto ISO), 8.5' (tele, auto ISO)
Ports: USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out Video out: NTSC
Language Support
English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified/Traditional Chinese
ISO Sensitivity
Auto: 80-1600, Digital SR (80-6400) (ISO 3200-6400 5M) Manual: 80-6400
Type: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter w CCD electronic shutter
Shutter speed
1/2000 to 1/4 sec, up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode
Drive Modes
Mode selection: One Shot, Self-Timer (10s, 2s, Remote 3s), Continuous, Burst (5M, L/M/H), Remote Control Continuous FPS: Approx 0.89 FPS (Burst L 2.5 FPS for 10 frames at 5M, Burst M 5.26 FPS for 20 frames at 5M, Burst H 9.09 FPS for 40 frames at 5M)
File Formats
Still: JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0, DPOF, PIM III Movie (compression): AVI (Motion JPG) Sound: WAV (PCM), Monaural
Lens Type/Construction
smc PENTAX zoom lens, 12e in 11g (4 aspheric elements)
Lens Zoom
Optical zoom: 18x Focal length (equiv.): 4.5-81.0mm (25-450mm)
Digital zoom: 7.2x
Combined zoom: 130X
Intelligent zoom: Approx 27x at 7M to 130x at VGA Aperture: F3.5-5.9
Focus System
Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus
Focus modes
9 point AF, Spot AF, Auto Tracking AF, Macro, Super Macro, Infinity Landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus
Focus lock
Yes (by pressing the shutter button half way)
Focus range
Normal: 1.31' to infinity (wide), 4.3' to infinity (tele)
Macro: 0.33 to 1.64' (wide)
Super Macro: 0.13-0.98' (wide) (4cm)
Storage Media
Internal memory: 96 MB
Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Power source
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI92
Startup: Approx 1.5 sec, Release lag: Approx 0.03 sec
32-104Deg. F
Image Stabilization
Still: Sensor-Shift SR, Pixel Track SR, Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M) Movie: Movie SR
White Balance
Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent
Manual mode(s): Yes
Capture Modes 1
Mode selection: Auto Picture, Program, Portrait, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Movie, Landscape, Blue Sky, Sunset, Flower, Sport, Pet, Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M), Natural Skin Tone, Kids, Fireworks, Frame Composite (3M), Party, Food, Candlelight, Text, Surf & Snow, Digital Wide (5M), Digital Panorama (2M per frame), Green, Voice Recording Auto Picture modes: Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Standard, Flower, Sport, Candlelight, Blue Sky, Sunset
Capture Modes 2
Text, Group Photo, Pet, Portrait x Blue Sky, Portrait x Sunset, Portrait x Backlight Custom Image Modes: n/a Green simplified mode available: Yes Face detection available: Yes, up to 32 faces in 0.03 sec, Smile Capture, Blink Detection, Pet Recognition (up to 1 face from 3 pre-registered pet faces) P/A/S/M/B: P Date stamp: Yes, date, date-time, time Digital filters (capture): n/a Dynamic Range adjustment: Yes (shadow, highlight) File/Folder customization: Folder (date, PENTX)
Playback Modes 1
Mode selection: One Shot, Index (4 or 9 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 10X, scrollable), Movie Playback, Sound Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar Mode pallet: Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Digital Filter, Frame Composite (3M), Movie Edit, Redeye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image & Sound Copy, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Startup Screen
Playback Modes 2
Face Zooming Digital filters (playback): B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Brightness, Miniature Movie edit: Save as Still Image, Movie Divide
Computer System Requirements
Windows: Windows XP(SP3), Vista, 7, USB port, Mac: MacOS 10.3.9, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, USB port
Construction material
Operating temperature
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.3 x 2.4 x 1.4" (10.9 x 6.1 x 3.6 cm)
Without battery or removable memory: 6.0 oz (170g), Loaded and ready: 6.7 oz (189g)
Mfr #
14161 A
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