New Pentax RZ18


Anvh

Link Posted 13/09/2011 - 14:55
A compact camera with 18x zoom.
35mm-equivalent focal lengths range from 25mm to 450mm and maximum aperture varies from f/3.5 to f/5.9 across the zoom range.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1315864861.html

Pentax isn't sitting still it seems. =)
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Last Edited by Anvh on 13/09/2011 - 14:56

Blincodave

Link Posted 13/09/2011 - 18:37
I wonder how the Ricoh acquisition will play out. Will future compacts after this be released as Ricoh or Pentax models?

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fatspider

Link Posted 13/09/2011 - 19:27
Quote:
Will future compacts after this be released as Ricoh or Pentax models?

My guess is Ricoh will continue to market their own products and run the Pentax brand as a subsidery company, although we may see Pentax DSLR siblings rebadged as Ricoh.
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MarkTaylor

Link Posted 17/09/2011 - 11:48
http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2011/09/pentax-rz18-compact-has-18x-optical-zoom

Quote:
Sadly, the RZ18 is lacking in the manual shooting mode department.

...Rather kills the appeal for me, making the similarly specified (and extremely competitively priced) Samsung WB700 far more tempting as a potential upgrade to my current compact.
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Last Edited by MarkTaylor on 17/09/2011 - 11:49
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