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Pentax

Pentax MX-1 Classic Design Compact 12MP Digital Camera with 4x Zoom Lens, 3-inch LCD Tilt Screen, 1920X1080 HD Video, Shake Reduction (SR) - Silver

SKU: IPXMX1SL MFR: 12633
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About the Pentax MX1

With its genuine brass covers and advanced digital compact capabilities, the PENTAX MX-1 is where craft design meets contemporary quality. The MX-1's fast F1.8-2.5 lens, 4X zoom and large 12 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor allow for bright everyday imagery inside a stylish body. As its brass wears with time, feel the good old days come back to life in your images of today with the PENTAX MX-1.

The Pentax MX1 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Travel and more.The Pentax MX1 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Pentax MX1 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Pentax MX1: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good image quality, Good in low light, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD and Zoom range/performance.

Pentax MX1 Includes

  • MX-1 Digital Camera USB Cable I-USB7
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI106(B)
  • Battery Charge Cradle D-BC106
  • AC Plug Cord
  • Strap O-ST130
  • PENTAX Lens Cap O-LC130
  • Software CD-ROM S-SW130
  • Penatx 1 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

(9)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Good image quality (9) , Large clear LCD (9) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (8) , Easy to use (7) , Good in low light (6) , Image stabilization (6) , Zoom range/performance (4) , Nice body color (3)
Cons:
No viewfinder (7)
Best Uses:
Travel (9) , Family photos (8) , Landscape/scenery (6) , Low light (6)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (6) , Casual photographer (2) , Semi-pro photographer (1)

Pentax MX1 Features

  • Beautiful design is made to resemble a classic film camera; with its genuine brass covers and metal accents for a refined finish.
  • The 4X optical zoom features a versatile range for shooting at 28-112mm in the 35mm format, making it ideal for everyday use.
  • Enjoy a fast and bright, wide-aperture smc PENTAX lens at F1.8-2.5 for outstanding depth of field control and beautiful bokeh.
  • This high-end compact is equipped with a 1/1.7 inch, 12 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor for exceptional performance.
  • The large, high-resolution 3-inch 920K pixel LCD screen can be tilted up or down for easy viewing and shooting from difficult angles.
  • Dual PENTAX body-based Sensor-shift & Pixel Track Shake Reduction (SR) stabilization system ensures sharp, blur-free images and video, even in dim lighting.
  • Capture full 1920 X 1080 HD video with h.264 compression and make use of an HDMI port to allow smooth and functional output of high definition images, videoand sound to HDTVs
  • This compact camera includes DSLR-like features such as textured mode dials, an exposure adjustment dial, In-body RAW development capability, HDR shooting and Custom images modes.

Pentax MX1 Specifications

Resolution Effective: 12.0 Megapixel, Actual Pixels: 12.76 Megapixel
Sensor 1/1.7" Backlit CMOS
File Resolutions Still: JPEG:[4:3]12M,7M,5M,3M [16:9]9M,5M,3M,2M [3:2]10M,6M,4M,2M [1:1]9M,5M,3M,2M?RAW

Movie: HD (1920x1080 approx. 30fps), (1280x720 approx. 60/30fps), Audio Recording with Movie: Yes, Stereo
Quality Levels Still (Fine, Normal)
Movie: Fixed
Pixel Mapping: Yes
Lens smc PENTAX zoom lens, 11e in 8g (4 aspherical elements) Focal length (equiv.): 6.0-24mm (28-112mm)
Aperture: F1.8 (wide) - F2.5 (tele) Smallest Aperture: F8
Zoom Optical zoom: 4X, Digital zoom: 1.95X, Combined zoom: 7.8X
Intelligent zoom: Approx 5.2X at 7M, approx. 7.8X at 3M (including optical zoom)
LCD/Viewfinder LCD: 3.0" Tiltable color TFT with AR Coating (Tilt down to 45°, up to 90° (approx.))
LCD resolution: (approx. 920,000 dots)
Wide angle viewable: 170°
Focus System TTL contrast detection autofocus
Focus Modes : Auto, Spot, Tracking , AF Select (25 Points), Infinity Landscape, Manual Focus, Pan Focus, AF Point Switching
Manual Focus Yes (by pressing the shutter release button half way)
Focus Range Normal: 1.3' to infinity (wide), 5.2' to infinity (tele)
Macro: 2" to 19.7" (wide) 8" to 19.7" (tele)
Super Macro: 0.4" to 7.9" (1cm) (wide)
Focus Assist Lamp Yes
Face Detection Yes (up to 32 faces), Smile Capture, Blink Detection
Pet Detection Yes (up to 1 pet's face), auto or select from 3 pre-registered faces)
Drive Modes One shot, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting(L/H), Self-timer (2 or 10 sec.), Remote Control (immediately or 3 sec.), Auto Bracketing Continuous FPS: Approx 1 FPS for 6 frames
Multi-exposure: n/a, Interval Shooting: n/a
Timing Startup: approx. 1.6 sec., Release Time Lag: approx.. 0.019 sec. Continuous Shooting: approx. 1.57 fps (maximum approx. 37 frames
High-speed Continuous Shooting: [Burst Shooting L] approx. 2.86 frame/sec (for up to 10 frame)
[Burst Shooting H] approx. 4.21 frame/sec (for up to 10 frame)
Image Stabilization (Shake Reduction) Still: Sensor-Shift SR, Digital SR (ISO 100-12800), Dual (SR & Pixel Track SR)
Movie: Movie Shake Reduction Mode (Movie SR) (Maximum effect of 3 stops using Sensor-Shift SR)
Metering System Type: TTL, Multi-segment, Center-weighted or Spot
Exposure compensation: +/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)
ISO Auto: 100-12800*
Auto ISO Range: ISO 100-200, ISO 100-400, ISO 100-800, ISO 100-1600, ISO 100-3200, ISO 100-6400, ISO 100-12800
Manual: 100-12800 Auto ISO Range for Digital SR: 100 - 12800, Dynamic Range Adjustment: Yes *Fixed at ISO 100-1600 in Handheld Night Snap, Green modes.
White Balance Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White),Tungsten, Flash Manual WB: Yes
Shutter Programmed AE electronic lens shutter w electronic sensor shutter
Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec. - 1/4 sec., max. 30 sec. (1/8000 sec. - 30 sec. with Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority,Manual Exposure, and combination of electronic shutter enabled), Bulb
Noise Reduction Yes, automatically applied if shutter speed is slower than 1 sec
Built-in Flash Modes Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red-eye, Slow-speed synchro, Slow-speed+Red-eye, Trailing Curtain Sync
Effective Flash Range 1.31 - 40' (wide, auto ISO), 1.31 - 29' (tele, auto ISO)
Capture Mode Selection Auto Picture, Program, Natural Skin Tone, Handheld Night Snap (5M), Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Digital Panorama (2M per frame), High Speed Movie (VGA, 120 FPS capture, 30 FPS playback),Time Lapse Movie, Landscape, Blue Sky, Sunset, Flower, Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M), Kids, Pet, Portrait, Food, Fireworks, Surf & Snow, Sport, Fisheye, Sketch, Miniature Filter, Text, Frame Composite (3M), Movie, Green
Auto Picture Modes Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Standard, Flower, Sport, Candlelight, Blue Sky, Sunset, Text, Group Photo, Pet, Portrait x Blue Sky, Portrait x Sunset, Portrait x Backlight
Custom Image Modes N/A
Green Simplified Mode Yes
Playback Modes One Shot, Index (4, 9 or 25 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 10X, scrollable), Movie Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar
Playback Mode Pallet Slideshow, Image Rotation, Stretch Filter, Small Face Filter, HDR Filter, Collage, Digital Filter, RAW Development (Aspect Ratio, JPEG Recorded Pixels, JPEG Quality, Custom Image (Bright, Natural, Vibrant, Reversal Film, Monochrome) White Balance,Sensitivity, Shadow Correction, Distortion Correction, Original Frame, Movie Editing, Red-eye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, DPOF, Start-up Screen
Digital Filters (Playback) B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starbust, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature, Slim, Invert Color Filter
File Formats Still: RAW (DNG), JPEG(conforms to Exif 2.3), conforms to DCF2.0, DPOF, PRINT Image Matching III
Movie: MPEG?4 AVC/H.264
Internal Memory 75.3 MB (approx.)
Memory Card Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
Interfaces Ports: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, PC/ AV out, HDMI (Type D) out
Video out: NTSC, PAL
Printer interfaces: n/a
Computer System Requirements Windows: Windows XP (SP3), Vista, 7, 8, USB port
Mac: MacOS 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, USB port
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.8 x 2.4 x 2.0" (excluding protrusions)
Weight Without battery or removable memory: 12.8 oz (approx.)
Loaded and ready: 13.8 oz (approx.)
Language Support English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italy, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian,Turkey, Greek, Russian
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