Summary Pentax MX-1

Prices Price
Camera only
$400
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 2
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 10
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 4x
Screen size
Help 3"
Aperture
Help f/1.8
Screen resolution
Help 920k dots
Wide angle
Help 28 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
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Pros

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The Pentax MX-1 vs other recent digicams

Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
30 seconds
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
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The Pentax MX-1 vs other recent pro digicams

Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$399.95

Cons

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The Pentax MX-1 vs other recent digicams

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
208 ISO
Zoom Below average zoom Help
4x
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.3 EV
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
49.0
Color depth Little color depth Help
20.4 bits
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
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The Pentax MX-1 vs other recent pro digicams

Sensor size Small sensor Help
1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
1 fps
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12 MP
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
25
Announced Old Help
January 2013
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Screen type Screen type Help
LCD
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Popularity Not so popular Help
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