Pentax is a well-known camera manufacturer that is well recognized for its wide range of cameras. Pentax introduced the MX 1 camera that reminisces the olden retro days. Here’s more:
Pentax introduced the MX-1 that is styled after the original film camera of the same name. The camera has a retro design and reminisces the old camera. This camera has a 12 Megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor from Sony. The sensor size is typical for premium compact cameras and measures 1/1.7 inches. A top sensitivity of ISO 12800 is available, with the company promising low noise and super high-resolution images. This camera has a new imaging engine is also included to offer quick image processing for clear, high quality images with plenty of detail. The 4x optical zoom lens offers a maximum aperture of f/1.8 at its 35mm equivalent wide angle of 28mm. The maximum aperture rises to a still respectable f/2.5 at the telephoto end of the lens. The camera also features a 1cm macro mode for shooting images close-up. An intelligent zoom function is available to extend the zoom coverage up to approximately 7.8x times, or around 218mm in 35mm format. The camera’s 4x 28-112mm equivalent F1.8-2.5 lens has an ISO range of 100-12800. It has JPEG, Raw (DNG) and Raw+JPEG capture. Additionally, this camera has 1080p 30 fps video recording with stereo microphones.
Design and Display:
Pentax MX1 has SLR-like interface and the camera seems pretty solid. To go along with the retro design of the camera's exterior, the Pentax MX-1 features a textured rubber grip and brass top and bottom panels. Unusually, Pentax actually hopes that the paintwork will chip off from these areas to reveal the brass underneath, and giving it an aged, distressed feel. The Pentax MX-1 measures a surprisingly substantial 60 x 123 x 52mm (2.4 x 4.8 x 2 inches) and weighs 391g (13.8oz) loaded and ready to shoot. Pentax has a rich history in camera design and a two-tone camera design comes also in all-black colour. A metal top and bottom and a leather-like band around the middle provide a grip-able surface as well as a classic look. The camera is pretty bold, wide and thick, but lacks a hot shoe, and surprisingly has only one control dial, skipping the trend toward a customizable control ring around the lens. Favorably, this camera has a slightly larger LCD (with 4:3 aspect ratio) that flips up and down. The 3-inch LCD on the MX 1 has approximately 921-k dot resolution and articulating type. The monitor can be moved away from the camera back and then rotate forward approximately 90 degrees for use instead of a waist level viewfinder. The monitor on this camera is adjustable for 7 settings of brightness and colour adjustable for fifteen settings. There is no viewfinder on the camera and this might get a little disappointing.
The Pentax MX1 is a great camera with decent specs that come along with a sturdy body. The camera has a definitive retro look and feel to it.