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Pentax Optio RZ10 / 14 Megapixels / 10 x Wide Angle Optical Zoom / 2.7 inch LCD / Digital Camera / Black

Released on 28 October 2010

Manufacturer: Pentax

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With the focus on ease of use, the PENTAX Optio RZ10, offers a 10x wide angle optical zoom lens, perfect for a wide variety of subjects and occasions, from landscape to people, sports to pets. The attractive exterior hides a multitude of advanced features and functions, to make capturing images and video, simple but fun.

These include dual shake reduction for the unsteady hand, a 14 Megapixel sensor, an upgraded Auto Picture mode and an HD video function.

Optical 10x zoom lens for a variety of subjects and scenes - lens covering focal lengths from 28mm wide angle to 280mm telephoto. An intelligent zoom function allows the zoom range to be extended to 67x (1876mm) in the 35 mm format. With macro photography as close as 1cm you can be sure of capturing your subject near or far.

Dual Shake Reduction to assure sharp images - combines mechanical and digital shake reduction systems which minimize camera shake to achieve the highest quality blur-free images. The RZ10 also has HD Movie recording - records movie clips in high definition HDTV resolution.

Auto Picture Mode - automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for a given subject or scene. Selecting from 16 scene types this optimises numerous camera settings including sensitivity and shutter speed to ensure the best results. Exceptional Picture Quality - the high performance imaging engine combined with the 14 effective megapixels sensor reproduces true-to-life colours and exceptional image resolution.

Automatic Face Detection - detection of up to 32 faces within the image field for sharp focus. Plus the ability to make faces smaller, an automatic shutter release to capture smiles and blink detection to avoid closed eyes.

  • Wide angle 10x f/3.2 5.9 optical zoom (equ. to 28 280mm)
  • 14 Megapixel CCD sensor
  • Video recording in HDTV (1280x720 pixels), 30 fps
  • Sensor shift Shake Reduction
  • 2.7'' LCD monitor, 230 000 dots
  • Effective Pixels Approx. 14 megapixels
  • Still 14M (4288x3216), 10M (16:9) (4224x2376), 10M (3216x3216), 7M (3072x2304), 2M (16:9) (1920x1080), 640 (640x480 pixels)
  • Movie HDTV (1280x720), 30/15fps VGA (640x480), 30/15fps QVGA (320x240), 30/15 fps
  • Colour Depth 12 bits x 3 colours
  • Sensitivity Auto, Fixed (ISO 80 - 6400)
  • Shake Reduction CCD-shift Shake Reduction
  • Lens
  • Focal Length 5.0 50.0mm f/3.2(W) - f/5.9(T), equ. to 28 280mm in 35mm
  • Digital Zoom
  • Optical zoom: 10x
  • Digital zoom: approx. 6.7x
  • Intelligent zoom: approx. 14x at 7M, approx. 67x at 640 (including optical zoom)
  • Construction PENTAX zoom lens, 9 elements in 6 groups (5 aspherical elements)
  • Focusing System
  • Type TTL Contrast detection Autofocus system
  • Functions 9-point MultiAF, Spot AF, Autotracking AF (anticipating moving subject)
  • Focus Range (automatic) Normal : 0.4m infinity (at wide setting), 0.9m infinity (at tele setting)
  • Macro : 0.1m 0.5m (at wide setting), 0.3 m 0.5m (at medium magnification length)
  • Super macro : 0.01m 0.3m (at focal length of 7.3mm)
  • Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus: available
  • Screen
  • Type 2.7'' (6.86mm) colour LCD, extra wide angle viewing
  • Resolution approx. 230k dots
  • Shutter Type Program controlled electronic auto exposure with electronic shutter with CCD
  • Speed 1/2000 - 1/4 sec. 4 sec at most. (Night Scene mode setting)
  • Exposure system
  • Metering Multi-segment metering, Centre-weighted metering, Spot metering
  • Exposure Modes Auto Picture, Program, Portrait, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Movie, Landscape, Blue Sky, Sunset, Flower, Sport, Pet, Digital SR, Natural Skin Tone, Kids, Fireworks, Frame composite, Party, Food, Candlelight, Text, Surf & Snow, Digital Wide, Digital Panorama, Green
  • Compensation +/-2EV (1/3 EV steps)
  • Flash
  • Type Integrated auto flash control
  • Modes Flash-on and Flash-off modes
  • "Red-eye" reduction function employs a pre-discharge. Soft flash
  • Effective Range Wide: approx. 0.2 5.3m (ISO Auto)
  • Tele: approx. 0.9 2.8m (ISO Auto)
  • Exposure Parameters
  • Modes One shot, Self-timer (2 or 10 sec)
  • Continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
  • Burst Shooting (L/M/H)
  • L: approx. 3.7fps for up to 14 frames at 5MP
  • M: approx. 6.3fps for up to 20 frames at 5MP
  • H: approx. 9.1fps for up to 40 frames at 5MP
  • Face Recognition Face recognition AF&AE is available for all modes up to 32 faces, Smile Capture, Blink Detection
  • White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Manual setting
  • Digital Filter B&W, Sepia, Toy camera, Retro, Colours, Extract colour, Colour
  • Emphasis, High Contrast, Soft, Starburst, Brightness
  • Movie
  • Recording Sound : Yes
  • Movie "Shake reduction" stabilized video
  • Duration : Depends on memory card capacity
  • Resolution : HDTV (1280x720), 30/15fps
  • VGA (640x480) 30/15fps
  • QVGA (320x240), 30/15 fps
  • Editing Video Editing
  • Playback
  • Digital Filter B&W, Sepia, Toy camera, Retro, Colours, Extract colour, Colour
  • Emphasis, High Contrast, Soft, Starburst, Brightness
  • Options Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face filter, Digital Filter, Frame composite, Movie Edit, Red-Eye compensation, Resize, Cropping, Image /
  • Sound copy, Voice memo, Protect, DPOF, Face close-up playback, Startup image, Eye-Fi compatible
  • Storage
  • Internal Approx. 82.7 MB
  • External Compatible with SD, SDHC, and EyeFi wireless memory cards
  • Special Features
  • Features World time :
  • 75 cities, 28 time zones
  • Others :
  • Noise reduction if shutter speed exceeds 0.25 sec. Motion Blur reduction. Shake Reduction system.
  • EyeFi cards compatible

customer Reviews

 Average rating (1 review)

 Great shots for a great price

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Top 100 Electronics Reviewer

Very pleased with crisp high quality pictures produced from the RZ10.
The 10x zoom is great and if you have a tripod it helps steady the camera on long range shots.
I like the feel of the camera, it's got a grippy rubberised feel in your hands.
Coming with a rechargeable battery means no money wasted on disposable batteries - a welcome relief.
In summary this is a very good camera, highly recommended.

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