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Pentax Optio Z10 8MP Digital Camera with 7x Optical Zoom
List Price: $342.30

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Product Description

The Optio Z10 is equipped with 7X optical zoom lens, the highest magnification among current PENTAX compact digital camera models, built in a small and lightweight body of easy mobility. In addition, the Optio Z10 has a high resolution of 8.0 effective megapixels, and features shake reduction that allows stress-free telephoto photography, and face recognition with high-speed detection time. In all, the Optio Z10 is a model that everyone can easily enjoy photography with high magnification and high image quality.

  • 8.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints
  • 7x optical zoom; Digital Shake Reduction
  • 2.5-inch LCD monitor; 170-degree viewing angle
  • High-speed Face Recognition; Auto Picture mode
  • Compatible with SD/SDHC memory cards (not included); 52 MB built-in memory

Customer Reviews:

  • If you like picture noise, buy the Pentax Optio Z10
    This camera has speed settings from ISO 64 to 3200. Of these, only 64 and 100 are acceptable. In bright scenes you will get a picture with good detail and color and a small amount of noise. Even at these low settings, a slightly magnified image will show noise as a speckling in the image. I made a mistake buying this camera - somehow misunderstanding its characteristics before I bought it. If you do not believe me, then read the professional reviews, such as at

    The good - It's compact, has a 7x optical zoom, has a nice screen, easy to use controls, and takes adequate movies.

    The bad - It takes low quality noisy pictures, it has no image stabilization. Pentax claims it has image stabilization, but what they really do is increase the ISO level, reduce the exposure time, and greatly increase the noise level. You will get this effect whenever you take zoom pictures, except in the brightest of sunlight.

    My recommendation: Do not buy this camera! If you want a small high zoom camera that takes good movies, but has better noise characteristics, look at the very similar looking Casio with real image stabilization. Pentax certainly could do better....more info
  • Pentax Optio Z10
    It serves my purpose. Without the extending lens, it fits on CCTV bracket to mount for my windshield. Batteries don't last very long at all. ...more info
  • Pentax Optio Z-10
    This is a great camera. You can use the Auto but I prefer to use the Green mode where you can set the settings as in my SRT 101 35MM camera. I took a outdoor shot of a veined flower, about 8 inches away. It came out extremely detailed, and trust me I'm pickey. I then used the stitch mode where you can create a 'Digital wide angle' it also worked great. The feature of the lens that uses a refraction mirror to go from wide angle to close is great as you never get the lens protruding from the camera. The features in this camera are plentiful and you can use them to get really fantastic pictures. Read up on this camera and compare for yourself, you'll love it....more info
  • great camera
    I love my Pentax Optio Z10, it is small easy to travel with. I love how you just slide the lens cover to turn on and off. takes great pictures...more info
  • Good Value
    This is a great camera for the money. It was extremely easy to figure out all of the options, and I am sure that anyone who is somewhat used to digital cameras would agree. I love the zoom! ...more info
  • Great travel camera!
    I have had a number of good point and shoot digitals and enjoyed them, but hated the lag time. This camera all but does away with that! I even took sports shots of my grandkids and got the "on the move!"
    I like the shake reduction feature because I was shooting in low light a lot of times and needed it. Also, the night time and closeup features worked much better than my old Pentax, even though it was a great camera.
    My only complaint is that in high light it is impossible to see the image on the screen, and I discovered immediately that I could not take vertical pictures with my sunglasses on because they are polarized.
    Otherwise, it's a great little camera!!...more info
    This really is a remarkable camera. The moving-mirror zoom is one of those ideas which makes you wonder why nobody did not think of it and implement it sooner and works well. Picture quality is impressive and the quality of the colour is fantastic. And all at a very reasonable price....more info