Do any MX-1 owners have any comparison shots they've taken with other premium compacts?

Started Feb 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Do any MX-1 owners have any comparison shots they've taken with other premium compacts?
In reply to marike6, Feb 17, 2013

marike6 wrote:

Don't have the MX-1 yet, but an extremely interested in this camera as the shots I have seen look extremely sharp, with good detail. The only thing keeping my from buying the MX-1 right now is the X20, which I'm expecting in a couple of weeks.

Anyway, some samples are starting to appear on Flickr, and there are now some full size images. Even though they are JPEGs, they look really good.

MX-1 set on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadogumu/sets/72157632704451760/with/8450175215/

The image of the red chinese lantern show that they lens is fantastic. The sensor is likely the same as 12 mp Sony sensor that is in the Olympus XZ-2 and Nikon P7700, as colors look similar.

As far as RAWs, there are some full-sized RAWs online, but I haven't found a converter that works with them as of yet, but haven't tried SilkyPix, which Pentax usually bundles with their cameras, if I'm remembering correctly.

Nicer images here, same great IQ (See link below).

http://www.quesabesde.com/noticias/pentax-mx-1-analisis-fotos-video,1_9433

Finally, PhotographyBlog has some full-size JPEGs. Quality looks great, but cloudy weather, dull photos. See what you think (See link below).

http://www.photographyblog.com/previews/pentax_mx1_photos/

I really want this camera, but two high end compacts, plus a Nikon V1 might be overkill.

Regards, Markus

Thanks, Markus. And thanks for drawing my attention to this camera after I was set on a decision between the G15 and LX7 (after being disappointed with my RX100 and selling it).

I would normally have never given Pentax a second look, but the MX-1 might just beat the G15 in the IQ department - plus offer some additional features that are important to me (articulating LCD, 30p full HD video vs 24p on the G15).

I don't really care about a hotshoe and viewfinder. The only thing I find a bit disappointing is that you can't swivel the flash up to bounce it.

I've been having a look at those links and like what I see. ISO 1600 seems very useable with some noise-reduction software.

Obviously the MX-1 will be no match for the RX100 with its larger sensor at wide angles, but at the tele end the MX-1 will have a 2 stop advantage which will easily make up for that. And without the mushy corners of the RX100!

One thing I did notice though is a lot of purple fringing (just look at the branches in this shot  to see what I mean). But it very easily taken care of on something like Lightroom.

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