• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28mm - 112mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 120mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Pentax MX-1 advantages over Canon N100

  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon N100 advantages over Pentax MX-1

  • More lens zoom
    5.0x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 51 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    12 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    289g vs 399g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

User reviews

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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 Fujifilm X10

Pentax MX-1
Fujifilm X10
  • $448
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon N100
Fujifilm X10
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus XZ-2

Pentax MX-1
Olympus XZ-2
  • $448
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $264
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Less shutter lag
Canon N100
Olympus XZ-2
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
  • $264
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Canon G15

Pentax MX-1
Canon G15
  • $448
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon N100
Canon G15
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon G16

Pentax MX-1
Canon G16
  • $448
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $395
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
Canon N100
Canon G16
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $395
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Nikon P340

Pentax MX-1
Nikon P340
  • $448
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Wi-Fi
Canon N100
Nikon P340
  • $346
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $350
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • In-camera panoramas
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