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Pentax MX1BK

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Pentax MX-1
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A good spec and multi award winning compact digital camera, but representing only middle of the road value for money
Compact 12.76MP 4x Yes Jan 2013
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Pentax MX-1 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Pentax MX-1 number 503 across all digital cameras.
91
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30 Reviews + 9 Awards
63
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 76%, based on 30 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Pentax digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Large-aperture, 4x optical zoom lens \
Back-illuminated CMOS image sensor \
\\The mx-1 incorporates a newly designed back-illuminated CMOS image sensor. with a top sensitivity of ISO 12,800 and approximately 12.0 effective megapixels, it boasts remarkable high-sensitivity, low-noise characteristics and assures high-speed image data readout to deliver super-high-resolution images. the mx-1 also features a state-of-the-art imaging engine. supported by the latest super resolution technology, this engine offers outstanding image-processing performance to produce clear, high-quality images with well-defined details. in addition, its unique handheld night snap mode helps the photographer capture blur-free night-time images by taking multiple images at one time, then synthesizing them into a single composite picture.\<br>\<br> classic design reminiscent of film cameras \
\\With its textured-rubber grip, and brass top and bottom panels that develop a distinctive appearance after years of use, the mx-1 offers a classic design reminiscent of traditional film cameras. it also features a number of metallic parts, including the lens ring, to complete the tasteful, high-class finish.\<br>\<br> in-body RAW data development & dedicated exposure compensation dial \
\\Thanks to a dedicated exposure compensation dial, the mx-1 assures user-friendly, direct-access to the exposure compensation setting without the need to access the menu screen. it also features a mode dial for swift, effortless setting of 10 different shooting modes ranging from the hands-off auto picture and the all-purpose programmed AE, to the more creative aperture-priority AE, shutter-priority AE and metered manual. as a result, the photographer is assured of outstanding creative freedom to choose the most appropriate shooting mode for a particular scene or subject without delay. what\'s more, the mx-1 comes equipped with a host of slr-standard features to optimize its operability, including advanced user interface functions, easy-to-access controls and in-body RAW data development.\<br>\<br> dual shake-reduction system to ensure sharp, blur-free images \
\\The mx-1\'s dual shake-reduction system couples the PENTAX developed sensor-shift SR (shake reduction) mechanism with a digital SR mode to more effectively compensate for annoying camera shake. this hybrid system assures the photographer of sharp, blur-free images even under demanding shooting conditions prone to camera shake, such as; when using a telephoto lens, shooting with incidental light in poorly lit locations, or photographing sunset scenes.\<br>\<br> large, tilt-able LCD screen \
\\The mx-1 comes equipped with a large 3.0-inch, high-definition LCD screen with approximately 920,000 dots. its tilt-able design allows the photographer to adjust the monitor up and down and set it at the angle easiest for viewing. it also provides a clear view of images and menus displayed on the screen to assure a quick, effortless check of recorded images and swift, easy setting changes.\<br>\<br> full hd-standard movie recording \
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution

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How Big is the Pentax MX-1?

The Pentax MX-1 is 122.5mm wide and 60mm tall. It is 51.5mm deep and weighs 363g.

Pentax MX-1 front dimensions
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Pentax MX-1 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $331.61 it is more expensive than 51% of cameras.

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The Pentax MX-1's sensor megapixels of only 12.8MP is in the lowest 24% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Pentax MX-1 is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Digital cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Pentax MX-1 of 4x is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 62% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax MX-1 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Pentax MX-1's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is higher than 74% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Pentax MX-1's weight of 363g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 31% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax MX-1 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of digital cameras.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Pentax MX-1 of 28mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 8% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Image Sensor Size

Across all the cameras the image sensor sizes range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.47". The Pentax MX-1's image sensor size of 0.588" is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 7% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Pentax MX-1 has an HDMI port. 73% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Features Smile Detection

The Pentax MX-1 features smile detection, unlike 89% of cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

The Pentax MX-1's internal memory of 75.3MB is in the biggest 18% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the internal memory range from 1MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of cameras range from 1GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 43GB. The Pentax MX-1's maximum memory card size of 64GB is larger than 77% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Pentax MX-1 of only 1.95x is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax MX-1 features contrast adjustment. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Pentax MX-1's display diagonal of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 58% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax MX-1 features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Pentax MX-1 features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pentax mx1silver, pentax mx1bk

Barcodes:

00027075225176, 00027075225282, 00027075225299, 00132017668239, 00166599415127, 00947541449519, 01153603065507, 04549212225192, 04549212279751, 05053973976303

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