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Pentax launches Optio RZ10 compact superzoom

Sep 9, 2010 at 04:00 GMT

Pre-Photokina 2010: Pentax has unveiled the Optio RZ10 compact superzoom digital camera. It features a 28-280mm equivalent stabilized zoom lens and 14 megapixel CCD sensor. It can shoot 720p HD video and up to 9.1 five megapixel frames per second. It also includes a 2.7" 230k dot LCD and comes in a variety of vibrant colors and is designed to be compatible with Eye-Fi wireless memory cards.

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10x Zoom In a Compact Body

PENTAX Imaging Systems has today [September 9 2010] unveiled its latest zoom compact camera, the PENTAX Optio RZ10.

With the focus on ease of use, the PENTAX Optio RZ10, offers a 10x wide angle optical zoom lens, perfect for a wide variety of subjects and occasions, from landscape to people, sports to pets.

The attractive exterior hides a multitude of advanced features and functions, to make capturing images and video, simple but fun.

These include dual shake reduction for the unsteady hand, a 14 Megapixel sensor, an upgraded Auto Picture mode and an HD video function.

Available in a range of five colours, the PENTAX Optio RZ10 will be available to purchase in the UK in October 2010.  

Recommended Retail Price: £179.99

Key Features

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Pentax Optio RZ10 specifications

Recommended price • $219.95
• £179.99
Sensor • 14.1 million effective pixels
• 1/2.33" type CCD
Image sizes • 4288 x 3216
• 4224 x 2376 (16:9)
• 3216 x 3216 (1:1)
• 3073 x 2304
• 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
• 640 x 480
Sensitivity • Auto ISO
• 80 − 6400
Lens • Focal length 5.0 − 50mm
• 28−280mm equivalent (in 35mm terms)
• 9 elements in 6 groups (5 aspherical elements)
• f/3.2−5.9
LCD • 2.7"
• 230,000 dots
Image format • JPEG (Exif 2.3)
• DCF 2.0
• DPOF
• PRINT Image Matching III
Movie format • AVI (Motion JPEG)
Memory • SD / SDHC
• Approx. 82.7 MB internal
Autofocus • TTL Contrast detection Autofocus system
• Multi-AF 5 points zone, Spot AF, Auto-tracking AF (anticipating subject movement)
Focus distance • Normal: 40cm − ∞ (W), 90cm − ∞
• Macro: 10cm − 50cm (W), 30cm − 50cm (T)
• Super Macro: 1cm − 30cm at focal length of 7.3mm
Exposure control • Multi-segment metering
• Center-weighted
• Spot metering
Shutter speed • 1/2000th − 1/4sec
• 4 sec in Night Scene mode
Exposure comp. • ± 2EV (1/3EV steps)
Flash • Integrated auto flash with Red-eye reduction function
• Flash On, Flash Off and Soft Flash modes
Flash range • 20cm - 5.3m (W, Auto ISO)
• 90cm - 2.8m (T, Auto ISO)
Video • HD, 720p 30/15fps
• VGA, 640 x 480 30/15fps
• QVGA, 320 x 240 30/15fps
• with video editing and digital stabilization
Battery • D-LI192 rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
• Approx 260 shots (CIPA standard testing)
Interfaces • PC / AV (PAL / NTSC)
• USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
Drive modes • One-shot
• Self-timer (2 or 10 sec)
• Continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
• Burst shooting (5MP up to 9.1fps for 40 frames)
Digital filters • B&W
• Sepia
• Toy camera
• Retro
• Color
• Extract Color
• Color Emphasis
• High Contrast
• Soft
• Starburst
• Brightness
White balance • Auto
• Daylight
• Shade
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Manual
Weight (inc battery and card) • 178g
Dimensions (inc lens) • 97mm x 61mm x 33mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.3")

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