Pentax Optio RZ10 - Test Shots – Zoom, Contrast and Colour



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”Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera’s overall image quality, including dynamic range, colour rendition and the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image.”


The wide angle end is equivalent to 28mm.


The telephoto end is equivalent to 280mm.


Score in detail

  • Value 10
  • Image Quality 8
  • Build Quality 8


Camera type Digital SLR
Megapixels (Megapixel) 14 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 10x
Image Sensor 1/2.33-inch CCD
Optical focal length 5.0-50mm in 35mm terms
Shutter speed 4-1/2000 secs
Auto focus 9-point TTL contrast detection AF, face detection
Manual focus Yes
Max output resolution 4288x3216
Other resolutions 10MP (4224x2376), 7MP (3072x2304), 2MP (16:9) (1920X1080), 640 (640X480)
Focus range Wide/Tele: 40cm - infinity, Macro: 8cm
Exposure control Program, Auto Pict, 17 scene modes
Exposure metering Multi, Spot, Centre-weighted
Exposure compensation 1/3 EV steps, +/- 2EV
Image Stabilisation N/A
ISO settings Auto, 80-1600, 3200-6400 at 5MP
LCD Monitor 2.7-inch TFT LCD, 230k dots
Viewfinder N/A
Flash range Wide: approx 0.2-5.3m (ISO Auto) Tele: approx 0.9-2.8m (ISO Auto)
Flash modes Auto Flash/Flash OFF/Flash ON/Red-eye Reduction
White balance modes Auto, daylight, shade, tungsten, fluorescent, manual setting
Drive modes Single, continuous, HS continuous
Image formats JPEG, EXIF 2.2
Picture adjustments Sharpness, saturation, contrast
Video (max res/format) 1280x720 at 30fps
Movie length Card capacity
Self timer 10/2 secs
Memory card slot SD/SDHC
Supplied memory 83.7MB internal
Batteries supplied Li-on rechargeable 925mAh
Charger supplied Yes
A/V output PAL/NTSC
Charging/Computer Connection USB 2.0/AV
Manual Basic printed guide, full manual on CD

Physical Specifications

Dimensions Width (Millimeter) 97mm
Depth (Millimeter) 61mm
Weight (body only) (Kilogram) 157g (178g including batteries and card)kg