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. They have also taken some incredible photos, my bar was set high indeed.
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. In addition to its fast lens, a favorite feature of the MX-1 is its built in Shake Reduction (SR) system. SR reduces the effects of hand shaking to help you capture sharp pictures when hand held.
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. They told me how to view pictures on the back of the camera. Just push ~3 buttons. So off to Stanford reunion, shooting in auto mode. Got 195 pix and got them to show on my computer.
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.