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8.8 out of 10

Pentax MX-1

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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

bldhndzgng, DP Review
30 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I was extremely excited to purchase this camera for $240 shipped.  The many reviews I read didn't scare me, this is a $550 camera for $240 after all.  After using it for about a week my response to anyone is "meh, it's ok, nice lens, slow performance, and a bit chunky to slide into a pocket".  I was disappointed that ISO noise starts being noticeable around 400. Overall it is decent...for $240.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best macro I have ever used for the price.

Frances E. Weaver, Amazon
10 July 2014
  • Summary: Great macro function. Easy to use, with little advance reading of the manual. Love that the exposure dial is on top. Don't love the charger with the long cord- Pentax needs to come up with a battery charge that plugs directly into a wall socket.
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Overall 8
8.0

great camera for the price

Tim Culbertson, Amazon
7 July 2014
  • Summary: great camera for the price. I already have a Pentax and it was nice to share battery and knowledge of the controls.
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Overall 10
10

great little compact

mark vogt, Amazon
30 June 2014
  • Summary: it doesn't replace my dslr but what an awesome little camera .. good images, only thing missing is the viewfinder
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Overall 10
10

The most satisfied camera in Japan

shoonsk8 "shoonsk8", Amazon
26 June 2014
  • Summary: This camera has been the most satisfied camera in Japan but in USA it was not. Therefore price in USA was less expensive than one in Japan. Of course not limited to certain price range. Among all the price range this camera is the best or second. The first place or other top rated camera can be thousand dollar range or tat least twice as much as this camera. Anyway, thanks to the lower rating in USA, I was able to purchase at very low price.
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Overall 10
10

Great performer

Dojax, Amazon
22 June 2014
  • Summary: Looked at several cameras to replace my recently dead pocket camera. For the features and price the MX-1 is hard to beat. Even if it is being discontinued. The image quality has been outstanding for a smaller sensor camera. In some ways its as good or better than my older DSLR. Jpgs with Raw shooting option is great. And the HD movie mode while kind of basic still works pretty well. Lots of options and modes. The tilting LCD helps with some shots or lighting situations.
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Overall 8
8.0

Takes great pics

TOM HALL, Amazon
19 June 2014
  • Summary: Well made, kinda heavy for its size but to me that's a plus. A tad too big to carry in your shirt pocket but as a small compact camera it takes awesome pics. Works well in low light. I'd recommend this camera for anyone looking for a top notch, well built compact camera.
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Overall 10
10

Love at first sight.

mildred, Amazon
16 June 2014
  • Summary: It has a fast f1.8 aperture, I could have ended the review here. Picture quality is very good as long as you know that you bought a point and shoot camera. This is a perfect companion for my Mirrorless camera. No fiddling with the menu needed, just point and shoot. A real beauty!
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Overall 8
8.0

A Pentax Fan of Old

Edward, Amazon
30 May 2014
  • Summary: I have been an avid Pentax user since the 1980's and have grown thru a K1000, ME Super and SF1N. I enjoy using this camera, it's looks and feel and real lens cap! The weight is not an issue for me, it is pat of the retro-esque nature of the experience of using this camera. Battery life seems stellar and Macro and Super Macro modes open up new ways to see the details in the world around. What I can't come to terms with is the write speed of images to the memory card.
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Overall 10
10

WOW

C Townsend, Amazon
28 May 2014
  • Summary: I bought this camera earlier this month as a graduation present for my fiance, and she absolutely loves it. She used to have a Ricoh GX100 that she was very fond of and she feels that this camera is better. We also have a couple other point and shoot cameras around the house that were in the $150-$200 price range, and this camera blows them away. All the pictures we've taken have turned out very good, macro pictures in particular look great.
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