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Pentax MX-1 Premium Compact Digital Camera

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  • Built around a 1/1.7” backlit CMOS sensor producing 12 megapixel
  • Pentax zoom lens with focal length of 6-24mm (equivalent to 28-112mm on a 35mm format)
  • 3” LCD monitor with 920,000 dots resolution
  • Sensor-shift Shake Reduction (SR) technology
  • ISO sensitivity of 100-12800
  • Classic compact design with brass covers and metal accents
  • RAW support and HDR mode
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MX-1 premium compact digital camera is designed around a 1/1.7” backlit 12 megapixel CMOS sensor with a ISO sensitivity of 100-12800. The camera is designed with a distinct effort to revive a classical look wrapped around an otherwise state of the art technology and thus, genuine brass covers and metal accents have been used in the construction. The camera sports a 1/1.7” backlit CMOS sensor producing an effective 12 megapixel and inculcates a number of DSLR like shooting options such as RAW development, HDR shooting and custom images mode.

Classically Crafted, Contemporary Quality

With its genuine brass covers and advanced digital compact capabilities, the PENTAX MX-1 is where craft design meets contemporary quality.  The MX-1’s fast F1.8-2.5 lens, 4X zoom and large 12 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor allow for bright everyday imagery inside a stylish body. As its brass wears with time, feel the good old days come back to life in your images of today with the PENTAX MX-1.

DSLR-like features in a compact body

This compact camera includes DSLR-like features such as textured mode dials, an exposure adjustment dial, In-body RAW development capability, HDR shooting and Custom images modes.

Beautifully crafted, genuine brass covers

Beautiful design is made to resemble a classic film camera; with its genuine brass covers and metal accents for a refined finish.

Fast and bright, wide-aperture smc PENTAX lens at F1.8-2.5

Enjoy a fast and bright, wide-aperture smc PENTAX lens at F1.8-2.5 for outstanding depth of field control and beautiful bokeh.

1/1.7’ Backlit 12 megapixel CMOS sensor

This high-end compact is equipped with a 1/1.7 inch, 12 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor for exceptional performance.

4X optical zoom ideal for everyday use

This 4X optical zoom features a versatile range for shooting at 28-112mm in the 35mm format, making it ideal for everyday use. The four-element aspherical lens corrects for various optical aberrations, ensuring sharp images free of ghosting and flaring throughout the entire range.

PENTAX body-based Sensor-shift & Pixel Track Shake Reduction (SR) stabilization

Dual PENTAX body-based Sensor-shift & Pixel Track Shake Reduction (SR) stabilization system effectively compensates for camera shake and ensures sharp, blur-free images and video, even in the most shake-prone and low lighting conditions.

ISO up to 12800

Shoot in any lighting condition with excellent high sensitivity performance throughout a wide dynamic range, with a maximum sensitivity of ISO 12800.

Fast Face Detection

Create the perfect group shot or a gorgeous portrait with Fast Face Detection technology, as it quickly finds up to 32 subjects in any scene for impeccably focused and exposed faces. This technology also includes Smile Capture and Blink Detection functions, as well as exposure modes specifically designed for portrait photography and even Pet photography.

Large 3-inch 920K pixel tilt LCD screen

The large, high-resolution 3-inch 920K pixel LCD screen can be tilted up or down for easy viewing and shooting from difficult angles. Menus are straightforward and user-friendly, and make use of a Dual-axis electronic level gauge for horizontal and vertical shooting.

1080p h.264 HD video

Capture full 1920 X 1080p resolution HD video with efficient, high quality h.264 compression at 30 frames per second. Also, make use of an HDMI port to allow smooth and functional output of high definition images, video and sound to HDTVs. Enjoy creative movie playback features, such as High-speed Movie mode for slow-motion playback and Time-lapse Movie mode for fast-forward playback.

1cm macro mode

Photograph tiny details in life-size with a 1cm macro mode, allowing you to focus on the smallest of subjects from as close as 1cm from the front of the camera lens. This is the perfect feature for taking beautiful shots of plants and insects.

TYPE

Compact Digital Camera

SENSOR

Type

1/1.7” Backlit CMOS

Effective pixels

12.0

Total pixels

12.76

Recorded resolutions

Still: JPEG:[4:3]12M,7M,5M,3M [16:9]9M,5M,3M,2M [3:2]10M,6M,4M,2M [1:1]9M,5M,3M,2M?RAW

Movie: HD (1920x1080 approx. 30fps), (1280x720 approx. 60/30fps), Audio Recording with Movie: Yes, Stereo

Quality levels: Still (Fine, Normal) Movie: Fixed Pixel Mapping: Yes

LENS

Type/construction

smc PENTAX zoom lens, 11e in 8g (4 aspherical elements)

Focal length (equiv.)

6.0-24mm (28-112mm)

Optical zoom

4X, Digital zoom: 1.95X, Combined zoom: 7.8X

Intelligent zoom

Approx 5.2X at 7M, approx. 7.8X at 3M (including optical zoom)

Aperture

F1.8 (wide) - F2.5 (tele) Smallest Aperture: F8

FOCUS SYSTEM

Type

TTL contrast detection autofocus

Focus modes

Auto, Spot, Tracking , AF Select (25 Points), Infinity Landscape, Manual Focus, Pan Focus, AF Point Switching

Manual focus

Yes, range (.4” to infinity, depending on zoom setting)

Focus lock

Yes (by pressing the shutter release button half way)

Focus range

Normal: 1.3’ to infinity (wide), 5.2’ to infinity (tele)
Macro: 2” to 19.7” (wide) 8” to 19.7” (tele)
Super Macro: 0.4” to 7.9” (1cm) (wide)

Focus Assist Lamp

Yes

Face Detection

Yes (up to 32 faces), Smile Capture, Blink Detection

Pet Detection

Yes (up to 1 pet’s face), auto or select from 3 pre-registered faces)

LCD MONITOR

LCD

3.0” Tiltable color TFT with AR Coating (Tilt down to 45°, up to 90° (approx.))

LCD resolution

(approx. 920,000 dots)

Wide angle viewable

170°

FLASH

Type

Built-in auto flash

Flash modes

Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red-eye, Slow-speed synchro, Slow-speed+Red-eye, Trailing Curtain Sync

Effective range

1.31 - 40’ (wide, auto ISO), 1.31 - 29’ (tele, auto ISO)

STORAGE MEDIA

Internal memory

75.3 MB (approx.)

Removable memory

SD, SDHC, SDXC

Eye-Fi Compatible, File/Folder customization

n/a

INTERFACES

Ports

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, PC/ AV out, HDMI (Type D) out

Video out

NTSC, PAL

Printer interfaces

n/a

POWER SUPPLY

Power source

Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-Li106

Recordable images

Approx 290 (D-Li106)

Playback time

Approx 280 min (D-Li106)

Movie recording time

Approx 90 min

PHYSICAL SPECS

Dimensions (W x H x D)

4.8 x 2.4 x 2.0” (excluding protrusions)

Weight

Without battery or removable memory: 12.8 oz (approx.)
Loaded and ready: 13.8 oz (approx.)

Construction material(s)

Brass covers

Operating temperature

32-104°F

LANGUAGE SUPPORT

English
French
Germany
Spanish
Portuguese
Italy
Dutch
Danish
Swedish
Finnish
Polish
Czech
Hungarian
Turkey
Greek
Russian

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)

METERING SYSTEM

Type

TTL, Multi-segment, Center-weighted or Spot

Exposure compensation

+/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)

ISO SENSITIVITY

Auto

100-12800*

Auto ISO Range

ISO 100-200, ISO 100-400, ISO 100-800, ISO 100-1600, ISO 100-3200, ISO 100-6400, ISO 100-12800

Manual

100-12800

Auto ISO Range for Digital SR

100 – 12800, Dynamic Range Adjustment: Yes
*Fixed at ISO 100-1600 in Handheld Night Snap, Green modes.

WHITE BALANCE

Auto preset modes

Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White),Tungsten, Flash

Manual WB

Yes

SHUTTER

Type

Programmed AE electronic lens shutter w electronic sensor shutter

Shutter speed

1/2000 sec. - 1/4 sec., max. 30 sec. (1/8000 sec. - 30 sec. with Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority,Manual Exposure, and combination of electronic shutter enabled), Bulb

Noise Reduction

Yes, automatically applied if shutter speed is slower than 1 sec

CAPTURE MODES

Mode selection

Auto Picture, Program, 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), Movie, Green

Auto Picture modes

Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Standard, Flower, Sport, Candlelight, Blue Sky, Sunset, Text, Group Photo, Pet, Portrait x Blue Sky, Portrait x Sunset, Portrait x Backlight

Custom Image Modes

n/a

Green simplified mode available

Yes

Mode Dial

P/Av/Tv/M/User/HDR/SCN/AUTO PICT/Green/Movie

Date Imprint

Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode)

Digital filters (capture)

Movie (B&W, Sepia, Fisheye, Miniature, Sketch)

Dynamic Range adjustment

Yes (shadow, highlight)

Digital level

Yes

DRIVE MODES

Mode selection

One shot, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting(L/H), Self-timer (2 or 10 sec.), Remote Control (immediately or 3 sec.), Auto Bracketing

Continuous FPS

Approx 1 FPS for 6 frames
Multi-exposure: n/a, Interval Shooting: n/a

HDR

Yes

PLAYBACK MODES

Mode selection

One Shot, Index (4, 9 or 25 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 10X, scrollable), Movie Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar

Mode pallet

Slideshow, Image Rotation, Stretch Filter, Small Face Filter, HDR Filter, Collage, Digital Filter, RAW Development (Aspect Ratio, JPEG Recorded Pixels, JPEG Quality, Custom Image (Bright, Natural, Vibrant, Reversal Film, Monochrome) White Balance,Sensitivity, Shadow Correction, Distortion Correction, Original Frame, Movie Editing, Red-eye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, DPOF, Start-up Screen

Digital filters (playback)

B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starbust, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature, Slim, Invert Color Filter

Movie edit

Save as Still Image, Movie Divide, Add Title Picture

FILE FORMATS

Still: RAW (DNG), JPEG(conforms to Exif 2.3), conforms to DCF2.0, DPOF, PRINT Image Matching III
Movie: MPEG?4 AVC/H.264

COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS

*For direct device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.

Windows

Windows XP (SP3), Vista, 7, 8, USB port

Mac

MacOS 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, USB port

  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • Battery Charge Cradle D-BC106
  • Strap O-ST130
  • Software CD-ROM S-SW130
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI106(B)
  • AC Plug Cord
  • PENTAX Lens Cap O-LC130

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