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.
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.
Summary: At this price, it is simply the best P&S you can get. Others have mentioned about the AWB issue. And I agree that if you change the setting from bright to natural, it solved 80% of the problem. The other 20% is just personal preference nothing that can't be fixed with a quick PS adjustment. Other than the above limitation, this sturdy camera delivers crisp images, quick focus, great indoor low light shots. I am very happy with this purchase.
Summary: Woot had it on sale for 200.00 dollars needed Sharper photos I have a Sony DSC-HX9V Don't laugh, Plus I don't have alot of money, so This is coming from someone who looks for outstanding Value. MX-1 is Great!!!
Summary: All the reviews on this camera are about the wonderful pictures it takes - and it does. In its Auto mode it is already a lot more photography savvy as I ever will be. But what made me so happy about this purchase is the fit and finish of this instrument. In a world where everything you buy feels more chincy than the item you are replacing there is seldom real happiness anymore for me. Not with this Pentax.
Summary: This is a great steal! Higher ISO tends to be grainy with the smaller sensor (no more than any other small sensor camera), but this camera’s stability allows me to use 100 ISO handheld in low light almost all the time. The lens is really sharp (I’m not a pixel peeper by nature). The RAW to JPEG engine is really good!
Summary: The color profile from out of camera jpegs was great, and in general the image quality and menu system of this camera are fantastic. It saddened me a great deal to return this camera. The problem is that except for shooting in Candid Capture mode, the focus assist lamp flashes whenever you activate the shutter. Even if you manually turn it off in the settings menu, it will still flash or blink, the exception being in Candid Capture mode, which places everything in auto.
Summary: somebody doesn't care about its weight. I can recommend strongly but wants to find real point and shoot style. it won't be ideal one. The weight is biggest issue. almost it is way heavier than mirrorless cameras. However, image quality is way great. can't believe that tiny sensor can make great photos.
Summary: I love this camera! Everything about it is brilliant and it blends perfectly into the rest of my pretentious retro and pseudo-retro camera collection. This camera is quite heavy and much more bulky than other compact performance camera's but that is to be expected with the brass body components and only feels more retro-thentic. There is a discernible lag when shooting in .RAW but the average prosumer will be shooting in .JPG anyways, so no big deal.