Several Pentax technologies are included in effort to maximize the quality of captured content, including
Shake Reduction for image stabilization via via sensor shifting and Face Detection for automatic portrait focusing. A 3-inch HVGA LCD display serves as both a viewfinder and playback reference, where users can select from a variety of pre-configured shooting modes and special effects filters for making the most of their captured stills. A 4cm macro mode is also available that aims to mimic the capabilities of specialized SLR lenses, working alongside the camera's 9-point autofocus for a wide variety of shooting environments. HD video recording at 720p resolution is offered at 30 frames-per-second, with SD, SDHC and SDXC card support for expanding on the RZ18's 96 megabytes of removable memory.