|Powerful and reliable compact camera.|
Pentax Optio RZ10 Specifications: (source)
- Product type: Superzoom
- Sensor size: Other
- Video resolution: 720p
- Image stabilization: yes
- Available colors: White, black, purple, green, orange
- Resolution: 14 mega-pixels
- Optical zoom: 10 x
- Video frame rate: 30 fps
- Screen size: 2.7 in.
- Weight: 178 g
- Size (WxHxD) 97x61x33 mm
One of my favorite features of this compact camera is its fast face recognition. I've tested it during a lunch outing at Golden Palm Tree.
|"Now you see me...|
|...and now you don't." Tian Chad on the left says.|
Another thing to note about this camera which differentiates it best from all the others in its range (besides the 10 X zoom of course) is it's impressive features such as:
- Eye-Fi wireless SD/SDHC cards
- digital art filters such as Toy Camera and Retro
- a smile and blink detection
- improved dog and cat face detection (source)
- panaromic view
Haha. Funny to know about the improved dog and face detection but it's true that people do tend to snap pictures of their pets more than themselves. Please correct if I'm wrong.
In terms of picture quality, I must honestly say that I've seen better ones. But with that price tag and a 10X wide optical zoom with ISO 200 to boot, it's hard to deny what a bargain owning this camera is! You certainly won't get this kind of camera with these features at such a price.
Sample Pictures of Pentax Optio RZ10
And my personal favourite:
The camera works well with adequate lighting. And sample picture taken during the night are seen below.
|A bit too yellowish and redness when snapped under automatic mode.|
Pictures quality improves once I changed the settings in the camera for suitable use under red lightings. Thus caused the pictures to be redness in color. Not an admirable trait in digital pictures.
I wish I had more time with the camera to test it's impressive optical zooms but time didn't allow it. And to wrap my short review on this camera, I'd say that around RM999, it's a well priced compact camera and definitely a reliable travel companion.
Needless to say with camera-phones getting progressively more adept, I wonder if people would still need compact cameras. Food for thought. =)