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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.
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
In addition it has...
|Recommended price|| $219.95
|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)
|Image format|| JPEG (Exif 2.3)
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
|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
|White balance|| Auto
|Weight (inc battery and card)|| 178g|
|Dimensions (inc lens)|| 97mm x 61mm x 33mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 1.3")|