Pentax MX-1 Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax MX-1 
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General
Model Number: MX-1
Camera Format: Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $499.95
Street Price: $418.84
Date Available: 2013-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 14.1 oz (399 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 4.8 x 2.4 x 2.0 in.
(122 x 61 x 51 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
3984 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
3968 x 2232 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9),
2048 x 1152 (2.4 MP, 16:9)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.0
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 30p, 60p/30p, 120p
CMOS Sensor (Megapixels): 12.76
CMOS Size (inches): 1/1.7 inch
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Sensor Type: CMOS
Effective Megapixels: 12.00
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 112 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 1.95x
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.6 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 20 cm
0.4 - 7.9 in
Aperture Range: f/1.8 (W) / f/2.5 (T) - f/8
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,000 dots (307,000 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto (100-12800 with selectable upper limit), 100-12800
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White),Tungsten, Flash
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Natural Skin Tone, Handheld Night Snap (5M), Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Digital Panorama (2M per frame), High Speed Movie (VGA, 120 FPS capture, 30 FPS playback), Time Lapse Movie, Landscape, Blue Sky, Sunset, Flower, Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M), Kids, Pet, Portrait, Food, Fireworks, Surf & Snow, Sport, Fisheye, Sketch, Miniature Filter, Text, Frame Composite (3M); Digital filters (capture): Movie (B&W, Sepia, Fisheye, Miniature, Sketch); Dynamic Range adjustment: Yes (shadow, highlight)
Self Timer: 2 or 10; 3 shots after 10 seconds
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red-eye, Slow-speed synchro, Slow-speed+Red-eye, Trailing Curtain Sync
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: 1.31 - 40’ (wide, auto ISO), 1.31 - 29’ (tele, auto ISO)
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Memory Included (MB): 75.3
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit DNG RAW
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) with stereo sound
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: Micro (Type D) HDMI
Included Software: Software CD-ROM including SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE for PENTAX RICOH IMAGING RAW development software
OS Compatibility:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-Li106
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-Li106 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 290
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Image Stabilization: Still: Sensor-Shift SR, Digital SR (ISO 100-12800), Dual (SR & Pixel Track SR); Movie: Movie Shake Reduction Mode (Movie SR); (Maximum effect of 3 stops using Sensor-Shift SR); 12-bit RAW (DNG) support, Dual-axial digital level, Dual remote control sensors. Available in black or two-tone silver and black.

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