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Pentax Optio RZ18

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the zoom and color. The usability and portability also get good views, but the features and memory get negative reviews.

value for money, portability, usability, color, zoom

build quality, shutter, memory, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio RZ18 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 174 reviews)

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PENTAX Optio RZ18 Preview


PENTAX has just announced the newest member of its RZ zoom series, the 16 megapixel Optio RZ18. Let's begin by talking about the lens. In 35mm terms, this 18x optical zoom lens is the equivalent of a 25 - 450mm lens. If that's not quite enough, there...

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Pentax Optio RZ-18


In the very crowded travel zoom category, the RZ-18 does little to best the competition. Reviews point out the camera's poor image quality even at low ISOs, uncompetitive 720p HD video mode, and slow performance. The RZ-18's price has plummeted since...

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Amazon review summary for Pentax Optio RZ18


alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Pentax Optio RZ18 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, usability, portability, design, size

build quality, features, glare, lens, responsiveness

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Pentax Optio RZ-18 16 MP Digital Camera with 18x Optical Zoom - Orange


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GREAT CAMERA !!!!!!!...


Love this little camera!!! Has a lot of great features,and is easy to use. I have an"expensive" camera but it is heavier and requires changing lenses for the shots I want. This camera is small and fits in my pocket or purse so it's always handy!

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better than any camera ive had...


I love this camera. I always bought kodak and I wanted something different. I love the multi shot feature, color changing options, and many more options this camera offers. A little concerned about the caseing at first but once you use it you kinda...

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Pentax Optio Camera...


The casing is sort of cheeze - on the cheap side. The pictures are good - it is easy to use. The one thing I do not like is the battery - it has to be taken out of the camera & put in a charger instead of being charged in the camera.

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Resolution not good

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Easy to use....


That is an understatement, I hate reading directions and this was easy to use. I have some magnificent night shots of the moon and great close-ups of my flowers. This is quite versatile and I love it. I haven't downloaded anything yet because it is...

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Pentax camera...


This is a awesome camera. The pictures come out beautiful. This was a great buy.

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fantastic camera...


i love this

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: 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


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


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: Yes
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


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