Published on 06-03-2013 12:00 AM
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Pentax MX-1, Hands on Review
Pentax is playing catch up with retro designed cameras. This trend was started presumably by Fujifilm with their introduction of the Fujifilm X100. Now almost every major camera manufacturer is trying to put a retro designed camera in their product line.
With the introduction of the MX-1, Pentax is going into a crowded high end point and shoot camera segment. The competitors of this market are Canon S110, Lumix LX7, Olympus XZ-2, Nikon Coolpix P7700, Sony Cybershot RX100 and Fujifilm X10.
The Pentax MX-1 package comes with a 12 megapixel, 1/1.7in. backlit CMOS sensor and a 28-112mm equivalent f1.8 -2.5 lens. It has a 3 inch 920,000-dot tiltable LCD. The ISO sensitivity ranges from ISO 100-12,800. It can shoot in JPEG, RAW or JPEG + RAW mode.