Pentax Optio RZ10 Review

November 5, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |


Camera Type Digital zoom compact camera
Type 1/2.33’’ CCD
Size 1/2.33’’
Effective Pixels Approx. 14 megapixels
Still 14M (4288x3216), 10M (16:9) (4224x2376), 10M (3216x3216), 7M (3072x2304), 2M (16:9) (1920x1080), 640 (640x480 pixels)
Movie HDTV (1280x720), 30/15fps
VGA (640x480), 30/15fps
QVGA (320x240), 30/15 fps? ?
Colour Depth 12 bits x 3 colours
Sensitivity Auto, Fixed (ISO 80 - 6400)
Shake Reduction CCD-shift Shake Reduction
Focal Length 5.0 ? 50.0mm f/3.2(W) - f/5.9(T), equ. to 28?280mm in 35mm
Digital Zoom
  • Optical zoom: 10x
  • Digital zoom: approx. 6.7x
  • Intelligent zoom: approx. 14x at 7M, approx. 67x at 640 (including optical zoom)
Construction PENTAX zoom lens, 9 elements in 6 groups (5 aspherical elements)
Focusing System
Type TTL Contrast detection Autofocus system
Functions 9-point Multi?AF, Spot AF, Auto?tracking AF (anticipating moving subject)
Focus Range (automatic) Normal : 0.4m ? infinity (at wide setting), 0.9m ? infinity (at tele setting)
Macro : 0.1m ? 0.5m (at wide setting), 0.3 m ? 0.5m (at medium magnification length)
Super macro : 0.01m ? 0.3m (at focal length of 7.3mm)

Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus: available?
Type 2.7’’ (6.86mm) colour LCD, extra wide angle viewing
Resolution approx. 230k dots
Type Program controlled electronic auto exposure with electronic shutter with CCD
Speed 1/2000  - 1/4 sec.  4 sec at most. (Night Scene mode setting)
Exposure system
Metering Multi-segment metering, Centre-weighted metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Auto Picture, Program, Portrait, Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Movie, Landscape, Blue Sky, Sunset, Flower, Sport, Pet, Digital SR, Natural Skin Tone, Kids, Fireworks, Frame composite, Party, Food, Candlelight, Text, Surf & Snow, Digital Wide, Digital Panorama, Green
Compensation +/-2EV (1/3 EV steps)
Type Integrated auto flash control
Modes Flash-on and Flash-off modes
"Red-eye" reduction function employs a pre-discharge.  Soft flash
Effective Range Wide: approx. 0.2 ? 5.3m (ISO Auto)
Tele: approx. 0.9 ? 2.8m (ISO Auto)
Exposure Parameters
Modes One shot, Self-timer (2 or 10 sec)
Continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
Burst Shooting (L/M/H)
L: approx. 3.7fps for up to 14 frames at 5MP
M: approx. 6.3fps for up to 20 frames at 5MP
H: approx. 9.1fps for up to 40 frames at 5MP?
Face Recognition Face recognition AF&AE is available for all modes up to 32 faces, Smile Capture, Blink Detection
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Manual setting
Digital Filter B&W, Sepia, Toy camera, Retro, Colours, Extract colour, Colour Emphasis, High Contrast, Soft, Starburst, Brightness?
Recording Sound : Yes
Movie “Shake reduction” ? stabilized video
Duration : Depends on memory card capacity
Resolution : HDTV (1280x720), 30/15fps ; VGA (640x480) 30/15fps ; QVGA (320x240), 30/15 fps
Editing Video Editing
Digital Filter B&W, Sepia, Toy camera, Retro, Colours, Extract colour, Colour Emphasis, High Contrast, Soft, Starburst, Brightness?
Options Slideshow, Image Rotation, Small Face filter, Digital Filter, Frame composite, Movie Edit, Red-Eye compensation, Resize, Cropping, Image / Sound copy, Voice memo, Protect, DPOF, Face close-up playback, Startup image, Eye-Fi compatible?
Internal Approx. 82.7 MB
External Compatible with SD, SDHC, and Eye?Fi wireless memory cards
Special Features

World time :
75 cities, 28 time zones

Others :

Noise reduction if shutter speed exceeds 0.25 sec. Motion Blur reduction. Shake Reduction system.
EyeFi cards compatible


English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Thai, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

Interface USB2.0 (Hi-Speed), PC/AV terminal (NTSC/PAL, mono), AC power input
Source Rechargeable D?LI92 Lithium?ion battery
Performance Approx. 260 shots* and 300 min** in play mode    * Recording capacity shows approximate number of shots recorded during CIPA-compliant testing. Actual performance may vary depending on operating conditions. ** According to the result of PENTAX in-house testing.
Height 61 mm
Width 97 mm
Depth 33 mm
Weight 157 g unloaded, 178 g loaded and ready?
PC Windows XP SP2, VistaTM and 7
Mac OS X 10.3.9 or above
Included Software Arcsoft Media Impression 2.0 pour PENTAX
Kit Content AV cable, USB cable, AC cable, Li-ion battery, battery charger, strap and software