• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 28mm - 112mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $345 Average Retail $500 MSRP
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 5.0x zoom 24mm - 120mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $360 Average Retail $350 MSRP

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Advantages

Pentax MX-1 over Canon N100

  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open by holding the shutter button down
  • Higher boost ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher boost ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Longer shutter
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon N100 over Pentax MX-1

  • Lens zoom ratio
    5.0x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly

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.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus XZ-2

Pentax MX-1
Olympus XZ-2
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
  • $381
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Hot shoe
Canon N100
Olympus XZ-2
  • $360
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens
  • $381
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Canon G15

Pentax MX-1
Canon G15
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $446
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon N100
Canon G15
  • $360
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle lens
  • $446
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon G16

Pentax MX-1
Canon G16
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bulb shutter
  • $510
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
Canon N100
Canon G16
  • $360
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle lens
  • $510
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm XQ1

Pentax MX-1
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $379
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon N100
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $360
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $379
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon P340

Pentax MX-1
Nikon P340
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens
Canon N100
Nikon P340
  • $360
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Manual focus
  • 24p
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