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Pentax MX-1 review

How appealing is this retro-styled premium compact?

Our Verdict

For

  • Wide aperture lens
  • Brass construction
  • Tilting screen

Against

  • Boxy design
  • Dated user interface
  • Some odd handling quirks

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution12 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
Image StabilizationOptical, Electronic
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom2x
Brand NamePentax
FeaturesSelf-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Face Detection, Pet Detection, Smile Detection, Blink Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4 AVC
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)362.9 g
Flash Memory Capacity75.30 MB
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution12.8 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedD-LI106
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Eye-Fi Card
Height61 mm
Width121.9 mm
Depth50.8 mm
Autofocus Points25
Focal Length6 mm to 24 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain Sync
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerRicoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
Product ModelMX-1
Product NameMX-1 Compact Camera
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number12621
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.ricoh.co.uk
Marketing Information

Classically Crafted, Contemporary Quality

With its genuine brass covers and advanced digital compact capabilities, the PENTAX MX-1 is where craft design meets contemporary quality. The MX-1's fast F1.8-2.5 lens, 4X zoom and large 12 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor allow for bright everyday imagery inside a stylish body. As its brass wears with time, feel the good old days come back to life in your images of today with the PENTAX MX-1.

Battery Life290 Shot/1.50 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • MX-1 Compact Camera
  • USB Cable I- USB
  • Rechargeable battery Li-Ion D-LI106
  • Battery charger D-BC106
  • Strap
  • Software Media S-SWxx
Display Resolution920000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone