Summary: Let me start off by saying as someone who has spent 8 years with a K100D and a K10D I was looking for something that would perform nearly as well in a smaller package. Both are hardly new or the latest and greatest in DSLR's but have performed flawlessly for that length of time.
High Quality Compact Enthusiast Camera with a Fast Lens at a Great Price
23 December 2014
Summary: The Pentax MX-1 was my camera of choice on a month-long bicycle trip along the entire length of the Pacific Coast Highway in the United States. It took the place of my Pentax K-5 DSLR. With its fast F1.8-2.5 lens, the MX-1 captured sharp images even in low light conditions.
Summary: I LOVE my Pentax MX-1 Black version. It is a LOT for the $289 I paid. The price jumped to $330 the next morning. The book is 233 pp. long. I was going somewhere, did NOT have a month to study the book, and a kid at the barber shop knew about cameras, as did his mother sitting next to me.
Absolutely fantastic! Sure I wish it was a little lighter ...
K. Kindle "Katie", Amazon
24 October 2014
Summary: Absolutely fantastic! Sure I wish it was a little lighter but it takes amazing pictures so I wont even complain about that. The styling looks a bit old school which I adore and you can take over 300 pictures without needing to recharge.
Summary: totally pleased ! one feature I really like is the in-camera post processing of images. I have a Canon S100 and the picture quality, at least in my eyes, is not nearly as good. This camera is a bit on the heavy side, but you do feel like you have something of value.