Pentax Optio RZ18 – Compact 18X Optical Zoom Camera

I often get asked “What’s the best Camera to take on holidays”

My answer’s always the same … The one that you’re going to carry with you!

Most people want a versatile camera with a zoom lens which will go from wide angle to telephoto and be compact and lightweight enough carry with them where ever they go.

When on holidays I always get a kick out of the guy with the large DSLR camera equipped with a huge wide angle to telephoto lens.  Trekking on tours the DSLR camera is large and heavy and by the end of the day carrying a large camera on a holiday can become very inconvenient.  Point and shoot cameras are lightweight and small but often the smallest point and shoot cameras don’t have the optics or zoom range of their larger counterparts or DSLR.

The new Pentax RZ18 Point and Shoot Camera is a Superzoom camera with a 18x optical zoom (25-450mm equivalent) packed into an ultra compact lightweight body perfect for traveling.  The RZ18 is equipped with a 16 megapixel sensor, anti shake reduction technologies, a huge 3-inch HVGA LCD back display, 9 point autofocus, face detection, SDXC card slot and 720P, 30FPS, HD video mode.  The camera comes in three colors Black, White and Orange and retails for $299 US.

If you’re looking for a ultra compact, super zoom camera be sure to check out the Pentax RZ18.

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