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Pentax Optio RZ10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and performance are overall positive. The responsiveness and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and exposure. Opinions about the battery and image quality are mixed.

usability, portability, responsiveness, performance, design

shutter, features, flash, exposure, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio RZ10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 127 reviews)

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Pentax Optio RZ10 Review

 

Pentax's Optio RZ10 is a perfectly respectable camera that attempts to follow in the same vein as mini-DSLR concepts from bigger name competitors. The problem is that the camera spends too much time on various pieces of the puzzle and seems to forego...

Unique style ; 10x optical zoom ; Dead-simple user interface

Disappointing image quality ; Noisy operation ; Ugly in-camera UI ; Gets dirty easily

The Pentax Optio RZ10 experiments with an interesting design and offers a dead-simple interface, but can’t recover from poor image quality.

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Pentax Optio RZ10 Review

 

The Pentax Optio RZ10 is an affordable and compact 14-Megapixel digicam. It is versatile and easy to use thanks to its 10x optical zoom and Smart Auto shooting mode. Its a decent option for an introductory digital camera. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Compact, Lightweight body ; Easy to use ; Versatile 10x optical zoom ; Four colors: Black. Lime, Violet, White ; Good battery life

Noise throughout images at all ISO settings ; Sub-par performance for $200+ camera ; Poor HD video quality ; No HDMI port

The Pentax Optio RZ10 is an affordable and compact 14-Megapixel digicam. It is versatile and easy to use thanks to its 10x optical zoom and Smart Auto shooting mode. Its a decent option for an introductory digital camera. Read more in our

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Hugely disappointing

 

When I read the features this camera offered I thought I had made a nice choice for a pocket camera to use in situations when I would not want to carry the SLR. Aside from the fact that I was not able to get ANY useful outside photos using any of the...

It has a detailed owners manual ; The grip is non slip ; It has a histogram

The shutter button has no decernible click ; LONG shutter lag. I shoot animals. I can depress the shutter button and the dog can run across the entire dog park before the picture is taken ; Exposure controls are useless

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Hugely disappointing

 

When I read the features this camera offered I thought I had made a nice choice for a pocket camera to use in situations when I would not want to carry the SLR.

It has a detailed owners manual ; The grip is non slip ; It has a histogram

The shutter button has no decernible click ; LONG shutter lag. I shoot animals. I can depress the shutter button and the dog can run across the entire dog park before the picture is taken ; Exposure controls are useless

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Amazon review summary for Pentax Optio RZ10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Pentax Optio RZ10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

usability, performance, color, value for money, battery

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Pentax Optio RZ-10

 

This is a rugged little camera. I took it out on the streets of Bangalore and the neighboring villages. I captured lots of good shots from a moving vehicle. It seems better for day and action than night. The zoom was excellent but very unstable without...

Easy To Use","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Nice Body Color","Rugged","Short Lag Time

Poor Flash","Poor night flash","Short Battery Life

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Not what I expected

 

Maybe im being harsh... it just didn't live up to what it expected, I was hoping the camera would have lots of functionality and instead what I saw was a childish interface with childish options, maybe the camera is for a child who knows?

good focus ; good zoom ; Hard to comment on this camera as I briefly tested it and my first thoughts were not satisfactory

noisy when focusing ; terrible auto white balance indoors ; noise in the picture indicates that the processor isn't good enough for the mega pixel ; No setting to manually adjust the shutter speed ; Terrible GUI

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Don't buy this camera

 

I learned than buying online in this site is not reliable. I asked for a refund and I had to pay fifty. if you can avoid it.

multiple features

Blurry and not sharp images, long speed shooting time , poor battery, poor performance in general

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Spectacular photos. Simple to use.

 

For travel, photos of pets, friends and family. All around my favorite camera.

Easy To Use","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Great Zoom","Small \/ Compact

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Awesome Camera

 

Impressive 10x zoom for a point and shoot.

I had a Pentax Optio 555 for 7 years and loved it. Photos in all sorts of lighting came out great. I dropped it recently and it broke. Bought this camera based on my great experience with Pentax. This lived up to my expectations and more. Fast turn on...

No optical viewfinder

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.33''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Pentax D-LI92
Battery Type:Pentax D-LI92

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No
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