Pentax Optio RZ18

Pentax Optio RZ18

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Pentax Optio RZ18 pricing

Price Date
Current $209 Oct 28, 2020
Highest* $209 Jun 18, 2020
Lowest* $110 May 16, 2020
Average $189
* Highest/Lowest price found on Amazon in the last 120 days.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechRadar on 60

The camera does have some useful and effective features, such as the Dual Shake Reduction system and Dynamic Range setting, and the range of creative art filters and scene mode do produce strong effects. But for all the little things it does well, the...

By Expert Reviews on 60

A big, sharp 18x zoom lens at an incredible price, but only consider it if you're not interested in video or low-light photography...

By GadgetSpeak on 72

Not slim, not sleek and the cream colour makes it look a little strange. However the important thing is image quality and here I have no complaints, in fact this ultra compact model has other features not always found with other small...

By DigitalVersus on 40

The Pentax Optio RZ18 is nothing out of the ordinary. It's an easy-to-use camera with a powerful zoom, but picture quality just isn't up to scratch. In this product category, we'd recommend the Olympus SZ-20 over this model, as even though...

By PhotographyBLOG on 70

The Pentax Optio RZ18 is an appealing travel-zoom camera with a truly versatile 18x zoom lens, but it's unfortunately let down by average image quality, no-frills build quality and slow processing times.The RZ18 takes a similar approach to previous...

By ePHOTOzine on 70

The competition for mid-zoom cameras is hotting up, with most of the major manufacturers offering their own version. For its price, the RZ18 packs a versatile zoom lens and produces decent pictures. Video quality is good but there is no optical zoom...

By on 80

Overall, Pentax has come up with a good-sized point and shoot with superb super-zoom capabilities is a versatile all-rounder. The build quality, video recording and features are basic, but its core performance in both low light and with detail in...

By CNET UK on 70

Ignore the low-tech case, the clicky buttons and the slightly grainy back screen and focus instead on the great results you can get from this mid-priced superzoom. The Pentax Optio RZ18 really is much better than its build quality suggests, and keenly...

International Review By Betabuzz on 75

Die Pentax Optio RZ-18 ist eine gelungene Einsteiger-Digitalkamera mit einem extrastarken Zoom. Letzterer, aber auch die Bildqualität sind für den zugrunde gelegten Preis klar überdurchschnittlich. Somit ist das Gerät eine...

International Review By Les Numériques on 40

Le RZ18 n'a rien d'extraordinaire : c'est un appareil simple à l'utilisation, doté d'un gros zoom. Malheureusement, la qualité des images ne suit pas... Dans cette gamme de produits, on lui préférera...

International Review By on

Die Kompakte aus dem Hause Pentax wiegt wegen des Kunststoffgehäuses gerade einmal 192 g mit SD-Karte und Akku. Zoomwippe und Knöpfe lassen sich gut bedienen. Der Auslöseknopf könnte allerdings etwas leichtgängiger sein. Wer die...

International Review By on

Die Optio RZ18 von Pentax wurde für Anwender konzipiert, die eine kompakte Digitalkamera suchen, aber auf einen leistungsstarken optischen Zoom nicht verzichten möchten. In diesem Segment ist die Konkurrenz groß. Deshalb muss sich die...

International Review By on

Die Pentax Optio RZ18 ist eine Kamera mit riesigem Brennweitenbereich, aber auch deutlichen Schwachstellen bei der Bildqualität. Angesichts der guten Ausstattung kann man trotzdem von einem guten Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis...