Model Name: Pentax MX-1 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Model Number: MX-1
Camera Format: Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $499.95
Street Price: $444.02
Date Available: 2013-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 14.1 oz (399 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.8 x 2.4 x 2.0 in.
(122 x 61 x 51 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: BSI CMOS
Effective Megapixels: 12.0
Sensor Format: 1/1.7 inch
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.90 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score: 49
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 20.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.3
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 208
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)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.3), 12-bit DNG RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (120p)
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: smc Pentax Lens, 11 elements in 8 groups (4 aspherical elements)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 112mm
Focal Length (actual): 6 - 24mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x
Aperture Range: f/1.8 (W) / f/2.5 (T) - f/8
Normal Focus Range: 40 cm to Infinity
15.6 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 20 cm
0.4 - 7.9 in
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 1.95x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Auto, Spot, Tracking , AF Select (25 Points), Infinity Landscape, Manual Focus, Pan Focus, AF Point Switching
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,000 dots (307,000 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Top Deck Display:
Maximum ISO (native): 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto (100-12800 with selectable upper limit), 100-12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
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
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: 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
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No
High Resolution Composite: No
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 (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: 1.31 - 40’ (wide, auto ISO), 1.31 - 29’ (tele, auto ISO)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: -2 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit DNG RAW
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) with stereo sound
Included Memory: 75.3 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional IR
Connections (extended): Micro (Type D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.43
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.91
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 7
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 4.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.24 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.25 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.178 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.30 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.016 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.2 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.4 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.8 seconds
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 290 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):  
Battery Life, Video:  
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 (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Included Software: Software CD-ROM including SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE for PENTAX RICOH IMAGING RAW development software
OS Compatibility:  
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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