Pentax reveal Optio RZ18 18x compact ultra zoom camera

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optio-rz18.jpgPentax 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.

Gerald Lynch
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