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Advantages of the Pentax MX-1

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Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The MX-1's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/1.9
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At its widest zoom, the MX-1's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/2000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 1s
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30x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Ricoh IV

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,230k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
390 shots vs 290 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Size
Slightly smaller
109×59×33 mm vs 122×61×51 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Weight
Lighter
190 g vs 391 g
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2.1x lighter
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2.7 fps vs 1 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 2"
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Around 40% thinner
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similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
MX-1f/1.8
IVf/1.9
Common Weaknesses
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
MX-11 fps
IV2.7 fps
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
28 mm

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Battery life Great battery life Help
MX-1290 shots
IV390 shots
Common Weaknesses
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
MX-112 MP
IV10 MP
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
MX-11/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm
IV1/1.8" 7.49x5.52mm

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