Pentax are today launching the Optio RZ18, a pocketable compact digital camera boasting an 18x optical zoom.
Shooting 16MP pics with a 3-inch preview LCD screen, the RZ18 covers focal lengths from 25mm wide angle to 450mm super-telephoto in 35mm formats.
Macro shooting and panorama modes are supported by plenty of auto-scene selection offerings for all shooting scenarios, while a CCD-shift-type shake reduction mechanism helps compensate for shakey hand wobblings when you're snapping away.
Other features include a burst shooting mode of 9 images a second, Face and Pet detection and 1280 x 720 pixels HD-ready video capture.
Available in black, pearl or orange, catch the RZ18 in stores from mid October for a penny shy of £200.