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-1s 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.
Compact Digital Camera
1/1.7 Backlit CMOS
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
smc PENTAX zoom lens, 11e in 8g (4 aspherical elements)
Focal length (equiv.)
4X, Digital zoom: 1.95X, Combined zoom: 7.8X
Approx 5.2X at 7M, approx. 7.8X at 3M (including optical zoom)
F1.8 (wide) - F2.5 (tele) Smallest Aperture: F8
TTL contrast detection autofocus
Auto, Spot, Tracking , AF Select (25 Points), Infinity Landscape, Manual Focus, Pan Focus, AF Point Switching
Yes, range (.4 to infinity, depending on zoom setting)
Yes (by pressing the shutter release button half way)
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 (up to 32 faces), Smile Capture, Blink Detection
Yes (up to 1 pets face), auto or select from 3 pre-registered faces)
3.0 Tiltable color TFT with AR Coating (Tilt down to 45°, up to 90° (approx.))
(approx. 920,000 dots)
Wide angle viewable
Built-in auto flash
Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red-eye, Slow-speed synchro, Slow-speed+Red-eye, Trailing Curtain Sync
1.31 - 40 (wide, auto ISO), 1.31 - 29 (tele, auto ISO)
75.3 MB (approx.)
SD, SDHC, SDXC
Eye-Fi Compatible, File/Folder customization
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, PC/ AV out, HDMI (Type D) out
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-Li106
Approx 290 (D-Li106)
Approx 280 min (D-Li106)
Movie recording time
Approx 90 min
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.8 x 2.4 x 2.0 (excluding protrusions)
Without battery or removable memory: 12.8 oz (approx.)
Loaded and ready: 13.8 oz (approx.)
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)
TTL, Multi-segment, Center-weighted or Spot
+/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)
Auto ISO Range
ISO 100-200, ISO 100-400, ISO 100-800, ISO 100-1600, ISO 100-3200, ISO 100-6400, ISO 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.
Auto preset modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White),Tungsten, Flash
Programmed AE electronic lens shutter w electronic sensor shutter
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
Yes, automatically applied if shutter speed is slower than 1 sec
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
Green simplified mode available
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)
One shot, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting(L/H), Self-timer (2 or 10 sec.), Remote Control (immediately or 3 sec.), Auto Bracketing
Approx 1 FPS for 6 frames
Multi-exposure: n/a, Interval Shooting: n/a
One Shot, Index (4, 9 or 25 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 10X, scrollable), Movie Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar
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
Save as Still Image, Movie Divide, Add Title Picture
Still: RAW (DNG), JPEG(conforms to Exif 2.3), conforms to DCF2.0, DPOF, PRINT Image Matching III
Movie: MPEG?4 AVC/H.264
*For direct device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.
Windows XP (SP3), Vista, 7, 8, USB port
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