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Pentax MX-1

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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax MX-1 Review: So Much To Like

Digital Camera Review
12 April 2013
  • Summary: CONCLUSION The Pentax MX-1, while classified as a compact digital camera, is a fairly large and heavy compact which doesn't offer the shirt pocket portability which tends to define the classic definition of a "compact" digital. However, I wandered around Disneyland and the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park for two days with the MX-1 draped around my neck and am none the worse for wear as a result.
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Overall 7
7.4

Expert Review

DP Review
14 January 2013
  • Summary: Pentax's first entry into the premium pocket camera category is big on image quality but also a bit big for the pocket, which narrows its niche a little more than its competitors. Still, it's a very capable camera with a good set of features, a handsome finish, and an impressive sensor and lens combination.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality in JPEG and Raw, Solid build, Appealing design, Good color, practical color modes, Overall good performance in low light, Good optical quality - center to corner sharpness, with little sign of chromatic aberration, Fast autofocus, 10fps full-res burst mode, Captures a Raw image even in special color/effect modes, Switches to Macro mode automatically, 1cm Macro mode allows extreme closeups, In-camera Raw conversion for individual or batch reproc...
  • Cons: Too large for most pockets, No hot shoe or accessory port, Tungsten lighting sometimes left quite yellow by AWB system, Motor sounds audible when zooming (with optical zoom enabled), Lacks second dial to give easy control of both aperture and shutter speed in Manual mode, Camera doesn't hang level from strap thanks to front-mounted strap lugs, Slow to power down, Slow to return control to user after shots
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Overall 8
8.3

Pentax MX-1 review

Amateur Photographer
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: With around seven other credible competitors, it's not surprising to find that the Pentax MX-1 offers little we've not seen before. Its size and the lack of a viewfinder may dampen enthusiasm for the model, and it's disappointing to find little by way of user-customisable controls, such as function buttons and noise-reduction options. The camera's sluggish processor is also something of a let down.
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Overall 9
8.5
Ease of use 8
8.0
Control 9
8.5
Video quality 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 9
9.0
Build quality 9
8.5

Pentax MX-1

PhotoReview
3 April 2013
  • Summary: Good for : - Shooting in low light levels. - Close-up shooting. - Landscape photography, but not in bright, contrasty conditions. - Street photography, but not in bright, contrasty conditions. Not so good for: - Shooting sports and action. - Photographing wildlife.
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Overall 8
8.4

Pentax MX-1

CNET
28 March 2013
  • Summary: The MX-1 is a sprightly camera that looks, feels and performs like a more expensive model.
  • Pros: Excellent design, look and feel, Sturdy construction, Very good photo and video quality, RAW capture, Plenty of in-camera editing options
  • Cons: Video record button doesn't work when in dedicated video mode (but shutter button does), Slow RAW processing times, Noise starts to affect detail and colour on images at ISO 1600 and above
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax MX-1 Review

ePHOTOzine
7 March 2013
  • Excerpt: The Pentax MX-1 is a new "serious compact" with a bright f/1.8 4x optical zoom lens, tilting 3 inch screen and slightly larger than normal backlit CMOS sensor. The MX-1 features a retro design with top and bottom brass plates and is available in silver and black or entirely black.
  • Pros: Metal top and bottom plates, Excellent macro performance, Dual axis electronic level, Rubber grip front and back, Timelapse / High Speed Video with sound, Lots of Digital Filters / Effects, Bright f/1.8 4x optical zoom lens
  • Cons: Lacks flash hot-shoe, Competitors have additional controls around lens etc, Feels large and heavy, HDR / Panoramic stitching not great, Slow write times
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax’s retro throwback is anything but old-fashioned inside

Good Gear Guide.au
4 March 2013
  • Pros: Wonderful design and ergonomics, Excellent lens and sensor
  • Cons: Slow to save RAWs, Size rivals mirrorless competitors
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Overall 8
8.3
Picture quality 9
8.9

Test: Pentax MX-1 (Digitalkamera)

CHIP Online
17 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Fazit: Die Pentax MX-1 überzeugt im Test mit guter Bildqualität bei niedriger ISO-Zahl und einem lichtstarken Objektiv. Ab ISO 800 nimmt das Bildrauschen deutlich zu, dafür stimmt die Detailwiedergabe. Das Zoom vergrößert nur vierfach. Für Schnappschüsse arbeitet der Autofokus allerdings zu langsam. Als Kreativ-Kamera für den erfahrenen Fotografen schlägt sich die Pentax-Kamera aber solide.
  • Pros: Lichtstarkes Objektiv, Wertiges Gehäuse, Akku-Laufzeit, Bildqualität überzeugt
  • Cons: Langsamer Autofokus, Display sonnenuntauglich
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

digitallife.se
14 July 2013
  • Conclusion: Pentax MX-1 ser ut som en kamera för entusiaster, men inte alla entusiaster. Optiken är förstklassig och retrodesignen snygg. För att locka även de mer konservativa hade MX-1 behövt mer manuella kontroller och en optisk sökare. Mer moderna användare, som har råd och vill ha en kamera som är lika snygg som bilderna den kan ta – här är den.
  • Pros: Känslig optik, Hög byggkvalitet, Vinklingsbar display
  • Cons: Ingen optisk sökare, Rattarna dåliga sett till resten av kameran, Små, trånga knappar
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Overall 8
8.4

MX-1

Das Digitalkamera-Magazin
16 May 2013
  • Conclusion: Ein gutes Ergebnis erzielt die Pentax MX-1 in unserem Praxistest , wie aber schneidet die lichtstarke Premium-Kompaktkamera im Labor ab? Hier unser Eindruck: Als Bildsensor kommt bei der Pentax MX-1 (Datenblatt) ein 1/1,7 Zoll großer CMOS-Sensor mit 12 Megapixel (4.000 x 3.000 Pixel) zum Einsatz. Diese Größe hat sich in Kombination mit einer moderaten Auflösung als Garant für eine gute Bildqualität im Kompaktkamerasegment herausgestellt.
  • Pros: Gute bis sehr gute Bildqualität für eine Kompaktkamera (bis ISO 800), Bei höheren ISO-Werten für eine Kompaktkamera eine überdurchschnittliche Bildqualität, Mit 28 bis 112mm (KB-äquivalent) praxistaugliche Brennweite, Sehr Lichtstarkes Objektiv mit F1,8 bis 2,5, Das Kameragehäuse ist sehr gut verarbeitet, Schnappschuss-tauglich: schneller Autofokus, sehr kurze Auslöseverzögerung, Viele Einstellungsmöglichkeiten, Effektiver optischer Bildstabilisator, Hochauflösendes, ...
  • Cons: Langsame Serienbildaufnahme bei der RAW- und JPEG+RAW-Speicherung (rund 1 Bild/Sek.), Zu groß für die Hosentasche, Für eine Kompaktkamera schon ziemlich schwer, Ein besser ausgeprägter Handgriff hätte der Pentax MX-1 gut getan, Tasten könnten größer ausfallen, Kein Blitzschuh vorhanden
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