LCD and Viewfinder
Pentax RZ10 has a Fixed Type 2.7″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7″, the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
RZ10 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare) or Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Pentax RZ10 can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately RZ10 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Pentax RZ10 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
With Pentax RZ10, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30,15 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
RZ10 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Pentax RZ10 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Pentax RZ10 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Pentax RZ10 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 178 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Pentax RZ10 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend RZ10 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Pentax RZ10 vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Pentax RZ10 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Pentax RZ10 is $180.00