Pentax launches lightweight Optio RZ18 digital compact camera with 18X zoom

Pentax today announced the launch of the Pentax Optio RZ18 digital compact camera. Sporting a slim, lightweight body for easy carrying, the new 16 megapixels camera offers a host of advanced, user-friendly features. Within its slim, lightweight body, the Pentax Optio RZ18 incorporates a high-performance; extra-powerful 18X optical zoom lens covering focal lengths from 25mm wide angle to 450mm super-telephoto (in the 35mm format). The Optio RZ18 features a high-resolution 3.0-inch color LCD monitor. Because this extra-large monitor provides a clear view of images and menus, the photographer can quickly and efficiently check captured images and menu settings. The Optio RZ18 also offers a setting to magnify the letters displayed, by which users can further enhance the legibility of the menus and the operability of the camera.

The Optio RZ18 captures beautiful, high-definition-TV-quality movie clips (1280 x 720 pixels). It also comes equipped with the sophisticated Movie SR (Shake Reduction) mode, which automatically compensates camera shake during movie shooting with the help of exclusive software. With the Optio RZ18, everyone can enjoy high-quality movie shooting with minimal effort.
The Optio RZ18 also offers a choice of body color — pearl white, black or metallic orange. The Pentax Optio RZ18 with built in 96 MB memory measures 108 x 60 x 34.5) mm, weigh approximately 191g (loaded and ready).