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Pentax Optio RZ18

alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 reviews of Pentax Optio RZ18. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and zoom. The price and usability also get good opinions. The exposure and battery get mixed views, while the shutter and energy efficiency get negative opinions.

portability, usability, price, zoom, image quality

durability, flash, low-light, energy, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax Optio RZ18 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax Optio RZ18

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Pentax Optio RZ18 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality and zoom. The price and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the shutter and durability. There are some mixed reviews about the low light performance and flash.

portability, usability, price, zoom, image quality

durability, shutter

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax Optio RZ18

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Pentax Optio RZ18 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the design and portability. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the durability and exposure.

price, usability, image quality, portability, design

exposure, durability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Pentax Optio RZ18

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Pentax Optio RZ18 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the size and zoom. The price and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the durability.

usability, portability, price, zoom, size

durability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Jeff Meyer (techradar.com)

Pentax Optio RZ18 review

 

18x zoom and 16 megapixel resolution

18x zoom lens ; Big and bright screen ; Great Dynamic Range setting ; Sensible button layout

Can't zoom while recording videos ; Noise at lower ISOs ; Slow processing times ; Struggled with strong colours in bright conditions

An 18x zoom lens, 16 megapixel resolution, a full price of £199.99/AU$299/US$299.95 and a street price of around £100/AU$150/US$120? It's certainly a headline that demands your attention. After all, anyone in the market for a take-anywhere pocket...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pentax Optio RZ18 review

 

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

May, 2012

Expert review by : GadgetSpeak (gadgetspeak.com)

Pentax Optio RZ18

 

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 cameras .

Mar, 2012

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Pentax Optio RZ18 Digital Camera Review

 

The Pentax Optio RZ18 has a massive 18x optical zoom and is put the test by Daniel Bell.

Keenly priced; Good video quality; D-lighting

Noise significant at ISO 800 upwards

Nov, 2011

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Pentax Optio RZ18 Digital Camera Sample Photos

 

Here are a range of sample photos taken on the Pentax Optio RZ18 compact digital camera with an 18x optical zoom lens.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

PENTAX Optio RZ18 Preview

 

PENTAX has just announced the newest member of its RZ zoom series, the 16 megapixel Optio RZ18. Let's begin by talking about the lens. In 35mm terms, this 18x optical zoom lens is the equivalent of a 25 - 450mm lens. If that's not quite enough, there...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Pentax Optio RZ18 Review

 

The Pentax Optio RZ18 is a new travel-zoom compact digital camera sporting a wide-angle 18x zoom lens. Offering a versatile focal range of 25-450mm, the Pentax RZ18 also features a 16 megapixel sensor, Dual Shake Reduction system, high-resolution 3...

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...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Digital Camera-HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Pentax Optio RZ-18

 

In the very crowded travel zoom category, the RZ-18 does little to best the competition. Reviews point out the camera's poor image quality even at low ISOs, uncompetitive 720p HD video mode, and slow performance. The RZ-18's price has plummeted since...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Pentax Optio RZ18

 

Good zoom and macro

Annoying noise when you power up and tendency to obscure flash it is on right rather than left.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Pentax Optio RZ18

 

Good zoom and macro

Annoying noise when you power up and tendency to obscure flash it is on right rather than left

Nov, 2012

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