Summary Pentax MX-1

Prices Price
Camera only
$389
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 4
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 12
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
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
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The Pentax MX-1 vs other recent pro digicams

Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$389.00

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
Color depth Little color depth Help
20.4 bits
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
49.0
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.3 EV
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Announced Old Help
January 2013
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
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The Pentax MX-1 vs other recent pro digicams

Sensor size Small sensor Help
1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
1 fps
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12 MP
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
25
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None
Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Screen type Screen type Help
LCD

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