Pentax MX-1

Announced Jan 7, 2013 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 112 mm (4×)
dpreview conclusion

Pentax's first entry into the premium pocket camera category is big on image quality but also a bit big for the pocket, which narrows its niche a little more than its competitors. Still, it's a very capable camera with a good set of features, a handsome finish, and an impressive sensor and lens combination.

Good for

Those looking for a high quality camera with a great sensor and sharp lens, who also like a little style and heft for extra stability.

Not so good for

Enthusiasts looking for more rapid control over exposure and other settings. Anyone looking for a camera that slips easily into a pocket.

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Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Exposure and focus accuracy
Image quality (raw)
Image quality (jpeg)
Flash performance
Low light / high ISO performance
Performance (speed)
Movie / video mode