Optio RZ10

Optio RZ10

Record Screens & Menus


This is the "green" point-n-shoot mode. Here the camera controls all aspects of the exposure process. The Record and Mode menus are locked, you may only change the flash mode (Auto or Off), enable the Self-timer, or change between 9-point AF, Pan Focus or Macro focus mode while in point-n-shoot.Face detection is ON and you are shown the number of remaining pictures (161) and the battery level.

pentax_rz10_rec_info_anim.gifAuto picture mode gives you a few menu options like resolution, image quality and ISO. The camera still adjusts everything else so you can just point and shoot.

pentax_rz10_rec_ready.JPGWith the shutter half-pressed the autofocus locks, the active AF point bracket will shrink, turn green, now you are ready to shoot.

pentax_rz10_rec_4way_anim.gifPressing the directions on the 4-way controller brings up several shortcut menus. Left takes you to the Flash settings, Up goes to the drive modes, Right are the Focus modes and down are is the Mode Menu which is shown below.

pentax_rz10_rec_face_anim.gifThe Optio W80 not only offers Face Detection, it also has an auto Smile Capture feature as well as Face Priority that will choose specific faces over all others.

pentax_rz10_rec_mode_anim.gifShooting Modes:
Auto Picture, Program, Night Scene, Movie, Underwater, Underwater Movie, Landscape, Flower, Portrait, Digital Wide, Surf & Snow, Digital SR, Kids, Pet, Half-Length Portrait, Sport, Fireworks, Candlelight, Night Scene Portrait, Text, Food, Digital Panorama, Frame Composite and Report

pentax_rz10_rec_menu_anim.gifRecord Mode Options:
  • Recorded Pixels - 14M, 10M (1:1, 16:9), 7M, 2M (16:9), 640
  • White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Manual
  • Focusing Area - Choose your focusing mode
  • AE Metering - Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Sensitivity - Auto or fixed at 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 160, 3200, 6400
  • EV Compensation - Override metering ±2.0EV in 1/3 steps
  • Movie - Enters the Movie mode menu (shown below)
  • D-Range Setting - Highlight Correction and Shadow Correction
  • Shake Reduction - CCD-Shift, Dual, Off
  • Blink Detection - On or Off
  • Digital Zoom - On or Off
  • Instant Review - On or Off
  • Memory - Memorize settings between power on and off
  • Green Button - Choose the function of the Green Button
  • Sharpness - Settings for minus, normal, plus
  • Saturation - Settings for minus, normal, plus
  • Contrast - Settings for minus, normal, plus
  • Date Imprint - Off, Date, Date & Time, Time

(screen shot taken from Optio W80)

The Optio RZ10 has the ability to capture movies at 720p HD as well as the standard 640x480 and 320x240 resolutions at both 15 and 30 fps. You also have the option of using the Movie SR to help steady your handheld videos. While the 10x optical zoom is not available while recording, the digital zoom is and the optical zoom can be set before hand.

pentax_rz10_rec_movie_menu.JPGMovie Menu Options:
  • Recorded Pixels - 1280 @ 15 and 30fps, 640 @ 15 and 30fps, 320 @ 15 and 30fps
  • Movie SR - On or Off

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