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PENTAX MX-1 - Overview

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  • 12 Megapixels
  • CMOS back illuminated sensor 1/1,7 inch
  • Wide aperture lens : f/1,8 - 2,5
  • 4X Zoom 
  • Tilt-able 3" LCD screen

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Large-aperture, optical 4X zoom lens

large aperture lens

The PENTAX MX-1 features an optical four-times zoom lens offering a large maximum aperture of F1.8 to F2.5 and a 28mm wide-angle coverage (in the 35mm format). Because the camera’s high performance assures sharp, well-defined images even when the zoom lens is set at maximum aperture and the widest angle of view, the photographer can use faster shutter speeds in dimly lit locations and take advantage of a beautiful bokeh (out-of-focus) effect in the background. The MX-1 also provides a 1cm Macro mode to capture dramatic close-up images of a subject from just one centimetre away, and an Intelligent Zoom function to extend the zoom coverage up to approximately 7.8 times (for a focal length of approximately 218mm in the 35mm format) without compromising image quality.

Back-illuminated CMOS image sensor

big backilluminated CMOS sensor

The MX-1 incorporates a newly designed back-illuminated CMOS image sensor. With a top sensitivity of ISO 12800 and approximately 12.0 effective megapixels, it boasts remarkable high-sensitivity, low-noise characteristics and assures high-speed image data readout to deliver super-high-resolution images. The MX-1 also features a state-of-the-art imaging engine. Supported by the latest Super Resolution technology, this engine offers outstanding image-processing performance to produce clear, high-quality images with well-defined details. In addition, its unique Handheld Night snap mode helps the photographer capture blur-free night-time images by taking multiple images at one time, then synthesizing them into a single composite picture.

Classic design reminiscent of film cameras

designed as old film camera

With its textured-rubber grip, and brass top and bottom panels that develop a distinctive appearance after years of use, the MX-1 offers a classic design reminiscent of traditional film cameras. It also features a number of metallic parts, including the lens ring, to complete the tasteful, high-class finish.

In-body RAW data development & dedicated exposure compensation dial

Setup dial wheel

Thanks to a dedicated exposure compensation dial, the MX-1 assures user-friendly, direct-access shift of the exposure compensation setting without the need to recall the menu screen. It also features a mode dial for swift, effortless setting of 10 different shooting modes — ranging from the hands-off Auto Picture and the all-purpose Programmed AE, to the more creative Aperture-priority AE, Shutter-priority AE and Metered Manual. As the result, the photographer is assured of outstanding creative freedom to choose the most appropriate shooting mode for a particular scene or subject without delay. What’s more, the MX-1 comes equipped with a host of SLR-standard features to optimize its operability, including advanced UI (user interface) functions, easy-to-access controls and in-body RAW data development.

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Type - Camera Type Compact digital camera
Sensor - Type CMOS
Sensor - Effective Pixels

approximately 12.76 megapixels

Dimensions - Height 60mm
Dimensions - Width 122.5mm
Dimensions - Depth 51.5mm
Dimensions - Weight

363g unloaded, 391g loaded and ready

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