Pentax has introduced its newest compact camera which is from the company’s Optio series, it is the Optio RZ18 Digital Camera. It utilizes a 16-megapixel CCD sensor and is also equipped with an 18x optical zoom lens that has the ability to cover the focal length from 25mm wide angle to 450mm super-telephoto in the 35mm format. It features a lightweight design in a small compact frame which makes it ideal for user who are always on the go.
The Pentax Optio RZ18 also comes with a 9-point autofocus with a 4cm super macro mode, burst shooting of up to 40 images, at a maximum speed of approximately 9 images per second plus it also comes with the ability record 720p HD videos at 30fps. Other specifications of the Optio RZ18 Digital Compact Camera includes multiple PENTAX Shake Reduction (SR) image stabilization options, there is the sensor-shift SR for quality images in any lighting and a 3-inch LCD display with a 480×320 pixel resolution which enables the user to select from a batch for captured images.
Pentax will release the new Optio RZ18 series in October and they will be available in the colors of Pearl, White, Black and Metalic Orange for the price of $299.95.