The Optio RZ18 seem to be an inexpensive point and shoot camera with some decent features like the 18x zoom and 16mp sensor and the 3” LCD that has HVGA resolution. The RZ18 can also do 720P video at 30fps and is available in black, pearl white and orange for $299.95 in October.
PENTAX Imaging Company announced the Optio RZ18 digital compact camera. Featuring a slim, lightweight body, the new model offers a powerful 18X optical zoom lens covering focal lengths from 25mm wide angle to 450mm super-telephoto (in the 35mm format). The Optio RZ18 is the latest addition to the RZ zoom lens series, which provides photographers simple, effortless shooting of a wide variety of subjects and occasions, from travel and landscape to action and spectator sports.
The Optio RZ18 features include:
- Multiple PENTAX Shake Reduction (SR) image stabilization options, including sensor-shift SR, for sharp images in any lighting.
- Powerful automatic shooting modes such as Auto Picture and scene modes take the guesswork out of great photography.
- Creative special-effects filters add artistic flair to the common snapshot.
- Advanced 9-point autofocus with a 4cm super macro mode.
- Face detection for perfectly focused and exposed portraits, includes a dedicated pet recognition feature.