Pentax recently announced that it will be releasing a new compact camera, but this one will carry very powerful superzoom. The Pentax Optio RZ18 will have a very powerful 18x optical zoom lens, the equivalent of 25 – 450mm. It will also have a 16 megapixel CCD sensor equipped with image stabilization. The 18x zoom feature is something that is not usually seen in a camera this small or even at the compact category of cameras. With no test images shown as of yet, it will remain to be seen whether incorporating such a powerful zoom in such a compact camera will affect the total image quality of the pictures taken with the Optio RZ18.
The whole look of the Pentax Optio RZ18 is quite beautiful. It possesses a minimalist aesthetic that allows the eyes to wander to its central feature – the zoom lens. Aside from the aforementioned features, it will also have a 3 inch LCD display with resolution of 460k dots. It will also have a nine-point autofocusing feature. Other features include preset shooting modes that will also include Auto Picture, a number of different filters, a face detection feature, a pet recognition feature and the capability to film widescreen HD videos with a resolution of 720p at 30 frames per second. Fashionable consumers will be very happy to know that the Optio RZ18 will come in different colors – white, black and metallic orange.