The Optio RZ18 offers the ultimate in lens zoom flexibility in a slim, lightweight, travel-friendly body design. With an 18X extra wide optical zoom that can handle a wide variety of subjects and occasions — from travel and landscape to action and sports, a high-resolution 16 MP sensor, 3.0-inch LCD and HD movie capture, the Optio RZ18 offers an ideal blend of style, powerful functions and outstanding picture quality.
- Equipped with a high-performance, extra-powerful 18X optical zoom lens, covering focal lengths from 25mm ultra wide angle to 450mm super-telephoto (in the 35mm format), the Optio RZ18 can capture beautiful, pictures with a wide range of subjects and scenes — from spectacular landscapes to fast-action sports events. Macro focusing captures subjects as close as 4cm from the front of the lens.
- The combination of the 16 megapixel sensor, high-performance smc PENTAX zoom lens and advanced image processing system, delivers high quality pictures and well-defined details. Even when images are enlarged, you are assured of brilliant, high-resolution prints with edge-to-edge sharpness.
- Dual Shake Reduction technology combines Mechanical SR via CCD shift mechanism with Pixel Track SR to assure sharp, blur-free images even under demanding photographic conditions prone to camera shake, such as when using a telephoto lens or when shooting a sunset or indoor scene without flash.
- The PENTAX-original Auto Picture mode automatically selects one of 16 shooting modes (including Blue Sky, Sunset and Pet) and optimizes various camera settings, including sensitivity and shutter speed, to assure beautiful and sharp pictures.
- Capture beautiful, high-definition-TV-quality movie clips (1280 x 720 pixels). During movie recording, the sophisticated Movie SR (Shake Reduction) mode helps prevents blurry images by digitally minimizing camera shake.
- Face Detection AF & AE function detects up to 32 faces in the image field, then catches them in sharp focus and in optimum exposure in as little as 0.03 seconds. In addition to popular features such as the innovative Small Face filter, Smile Capture and Blink Detection, the Optio RZ18 can detect not only human faces, but also the faces of dogs and cats thanks to the Pet Detection function.
- Large 3.0 inch, 460,000 dot LCD makes it easy to frame a subject for video or still image capture.
- Wireless remote-control shooting possible using an optional PENTAX infrared remote control.
- Burst Shooting of up to 40 images at a maximum speed of 9 images per second.
- Eye-Fi connected: optimized for use with Eye-Fi wireless memory cards.
- Image viewing, editing and filing software included: MediaImpression 3.1 for PENTAX (Windows version compatible with Windows 7) and MediaImpression 2.1 for PENTAX (Macintosh version compatible with Mac OS X 10.7)
Optio RZ18 Features
Optio RZ18 Specifications
|Type||1/2.33 inch interline transfer CCD with primary colour filter|
|Effective Pixels||16 megapixels|
|Total Pixels||16.56 megapixels|
|Recording 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)
|Type/Construction||smc PENTAX zoom lens, 12 elements, 11 groups (4 aspheric elements)|
|Focal length (equiv.)||4.5-81.0mm (25-450mm)|
|Intelligent Zoom||Approx 27X at 7M to 130X at VGA|
|Type||3.0-inch TFT colour LCD
Resolution: HVGA (460,000 dots)
Wide Angle Viewable: Yes
|Type||Built-in series control auto flash|
|Modes||Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye
|Effective range||4.3m (wide, auto ISO), 2.6m (tele, auto ISO)|
|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 release button half way|
|Focus Range||Normal: 0.4m to infinity (wide), 1.3m to infinity (tele)
Macro: 0.1-0.5m (wide)
Super Macro: Approx 0.04-0.3m (at wide setting)
|Type||TTL metering. Choice of Multi-segment metering, Centre-weighted metering, Spot metering
|Exposure Compensation||±2EV(1/3EV steps)|
|Auto||80-1600, Digital SR 80-6400 (ISO 3200-6400 at 5M)
|Modes||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Manual setting
|Still||Sensor-Shift SR, Pixel Track SR, Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 at 5M)
|Type||Programmed AE electronic lens shutter with CCD electronic shutter
|Shutter speed||1/2000 to 1/4 sec (up to 4 sec in Night Scene mode)
|Mode selection||One Shot, Self Timer, 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)
|Self-timer||Yes (10 sec, 2 sec)
|Remote control||Infrared (using optional PENTAX remote Controller)
|Mode selection||Auto Picture (Standard, Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Sport, Flower, Candlelight, Blue Sky Sunset, Text, Group Photo, Pet, Portrait x Blue Sky, Portrait x Sunset, Portrait x Backlight), 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 (via reprogrammable Green button)
|Face detection||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)
|Date stamp||Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode)
|Dynamic Range Adjustment||Yes, highlight and shadow correction
|Mode selection||One Shot, Index (4 or 9 thumb nails), Magnification(up to 10X, scrollable), Movie Playback, Sound Playback, Histogram, Folder display, Select & Delete, Calendar
|Mode palette||Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face Filter, Digital Filter, Frame Composite (3M), Movie Edit, Red-eye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image/Sound Copy, Voice Memo, Protect, DPOF, Startup Screen, Face Zooming
|Digital filters (playback)||B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Colour, Extract Colour, Colour Emphasis, High Contrast, Starburst, Soft, Brightness Filter, Miniature
|Movie edit||Save as still image, movie divide
|Still||JPG (EXIF 2.3), DCF 2.0, DPOF, Print Image Matching III
|Movie (compression)||AVI (Motion JPG)
|Sound||WAV (PCM), monaural|
|Removable memory||SD, SDHC, SDXC
|Ports||USB 2.0 hi-speed, AV out
|Video out||NTSC, PAL
|Power source||Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-LI92
|Recordable images||Approx 240*
|Playback time||Approx 230min**
|Movie recording time||Approx 100 min**
|Audio recording||Approx 300 min**
|AC adapter available||Yes (optional)
|* Recording capacity above shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions.
** According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing
|Dimensions||108 x 60 x 34.5mm (W x H x D)
|Weight||Without battery or removable memory: 170g
Loaded and ready: 191g
|Languages||English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
|Computer System Requirements*|
|*For device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.
Windows: Windows XP/Vista/7, USB port
Mac: MacOS 10.3.9, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, USB port
Optio RZ18 Accessories
AC Adapter Kit AC117U
Model No. 38972
Battery Charger Kit K-BC92U
Model No. 39805
Rechargeable L-ION Battery D-LI92
Model No. 39800
Remote Control F
Model No. 37377
Waterproof Remote Control O-RC1
Model No. 39892
What’s In the Box
- Optio RZ18
- Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI92
- Battery Charger Kit K-BC92U
- USB Cable I-USB7
- AV Cable I-AVC7
- Strap O-ST104
- Software CD-ROM S-SW121