With a 10X optical zoom lens, the recently released Pentax Optio RZ10 digital camera provides something you don't find in many beginner-level digital cameras: A thin model that offers a large zoom capability.
Pentax has included a strong macro mode with the RZ10, too, giving this lens tremendous versatility. Additionally, Pentax has included dual IS with this model, which is important for a camera with such a large zoom lens. The RZ10 offers 14.1MP of resolution and a 2.7-inch LCD, and it can shoot HD video at 720p.
The RZ10 should be available for purchase now at an MSRP of $219.95 (Compare Prices). Look for this camera in a variety of colors, including black, white, lime green, and violet.
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