• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 28mm - 112mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 28mm - 140mm (35mm equiv.)

Advantages

Pentax MX-1 over Canon G16

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open by holding the shutter button down
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon G16 over Pentax MX-1

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lens zoom ratio
    5.0x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Newer
    12 months vs 20 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer shutter
    250 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Faster RAW shooting
    0.8 fps vs 0.5 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)

Review Excerpt

  • Good image quality for a compact camera in its class; Sharp, bright f/1.8-2.5 lens with 4x optical zoom; Cool retro-styled design with brass top and bottom plates; Tilting LCD; Exposure compensation dial; Speedy and accurate autofocus; Full HD video recording.

  • Image detail starts dropping off noticeably above ISO 800, and noise becomes problematic at ISO 3200 and beyond; Sluggish cycle times and burst performance; Issues with purple fringing in some shooting scenarios; Heavier and larger than other cameras in its class.

  • AF speed vastly improved; Increased continuous frames per second (JPEGs at 12.5fps vs 10fps in G15); Solid build and ergonomic, comfortable feel; Excellent f/1.8-2.8 5x optical zoom lens; Advanced photographic features, including PASM dial and RAW capture; Dedicated ISO button; Customizable buttons; Excellent macro mode; 1080p/60fps Full HD video.

  • LCD screen not articulated; Larger design makes it not very pocketable; Optical viewfinder not very accurate; RAW burst shooting still slow; Wi-Fi is clunky to set-up & no remote shooting capabilities; No built-in GPS.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P7700

Pentax MX-1
Nikon P7700
  • $419
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less shutter lag
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • $497
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • External Mic
Canon G16
Nikon P7700
  • $494
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $497
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Olympus XZ-2

Pentax MX-1
Olympus XZ-2
  • $419
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • 60p
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $416
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Less shutter lag
Canon G16
Olympus XZ-2
  • $494
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $416
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon G15

Pentax MX-1
Canon G15
  • $419
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • 60p
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon G16
Canon G15
  • $494
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • 24p

Compared to Fujifilm X20

Pentax MX-1
Fujifilm X20
  • $419
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $589
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon G16
Fujifilm X20
  • $494
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi
  • $589
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Canon N100

Pentax MX-1
Canon N100
  • $419
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots RAW
  • 60p
  • $352
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Touchscreen
Canon G16
Canon N100
  • $494
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots RAW
  • $352
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
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