- 12MP 1/1.7" BSI CMOS Sensor
- smc Pentax 28-112mm f/1.8-2.5 Zoom Lens
- 3.0" 920k-Dot Tiltable LCD Monitor
- Body-Based Shake Reduction Systems
- ISO 100-12800
- Full HD 1080p Video
- Genuine Brass Body Construction
- Macro Shooting Capabilities
The Pentax MX-1 Digital Camera (Black) is a compact point and shoot camera featuring a 12 megapixel 1/1.7" backside-illuminated CMOS sensor. This sensor is capable of producing high quality, detailed imagery with notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 12800. Pentax body-based Sensor-Shift and Pixel Track Shake Reduction systems can also be employed to further benefit difficult light shooting by compensating for the effects of camera shake.
The built-in lens features a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28-112mm, providing a wide breadth of shooting possibilities. A maximum f/1.8-2.5 aperture is ideally-suited for dimly-lit shooting as well as providing greater control over your depth of field when shooting. The lens construction incorporates four aspherical elements to help reduce the chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range, giving way to imagery with greater clarity and quality.
For image playback, review, and monitoring, a 3.0" 920k-dot LCD is available and features a tilting design to facilitate easier usage from high and low viewing angles. Further contributing to an overall successful design is the inclusion of genuine brass top and bottom plates for greater durability as well as a more aesthetic appearance reminiscent of a film camera.
The MX-1 is capable of recording full HD 1920 x 1080 video at 30fps, as well as standard HD 1280 x 720 video at either 60fps or 30fps. Playback can be done on either the LCD monitor or an HDTV when connected via the HDMI port.
- 1/1.7" 12MP BSI CMOS Sensor
- The MX-1 utilizes a 12 megapixel 1/1.7" backside-illuminated CMOS sensor to produce high quality imagery with especially notable low-light performance due to a maximum sensitivity of ISO 12800. The low-light shooting abilities are further extended by the integration of Pentax body-based Sensor-Shift and Pixel Track Shake Reduction (SR) systems. This method of image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake up to the equivalent of three stops.
The image sensor also aids in intelligent focusing capabilities by using technologies such as Fast Face Detection, Smile Capture, and Blink Detection. The combination of these modes enables you to take images of people in a quick and intuitive manner without sacrificing focus or exposure quality.
- smc Pentax 28-112mm f/1.8-2.5 Lens
- A fast f/1.8-2.5 4x optical zoom lens is featured on the MX-1, giving a 35mm-equivalent zoom range of 28-112mm. The wide maximum aperture benefits both low-light shooting as well as enabling greater control over depth of field. This lens also integrates four aspherical elements in its construction to reduce the appearance of chromatic aberrations and improve overall image quality.
Macro shooting capabilities are also afforded by the lens, and allow you to shoot as close as 0.4" / 1cm away from your subject.
- Full HD 1080p Video
- Full HD 1920 x 1080 video capture is supported up to 30fps in the high quality H.264 compression. Creative video playback options are available, such as high-speed and slow-motion playback options, and connection to an HDTV is also possible via the HDMI port.
- Compact and Functional Design
- The MX-1 is a compactly designed camera, yet it retains the design functionality reminiscent of larger, interchangeable lens cameras. Textured mode dials, exposure dials, and other physical features give this small camera an effective physical stature. Genuine brass covers are used on the top and bottom segments of the body to provide durability while also instilling a refined aesthetic appearance akin to a film camera.
For monitoring and reviewing imagery, a 3.0" 920k-dot LCD monitor is incorporated into the design and features tilting capabilities (down 45° and up 90°) for use from both high and low viewing angles. A dual-axis level gauge is also available and visible on the monitor for ensuring straight horizons when shooting in either vertical or horizontal orientation.
|Resolution ||Effective: 12.0 Megapixel, Actual Pixels: 12.76 Megapixel |
|Sensor ||1/1.7" Backlit CMOS |
|File 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) |
Pixel Mapping: Yes
|Lens ||smc PENTAX zoom lens, 11e in 8g (4 aspherical elements) Focal length (equiv.): 6.0-24mm (28-112mm) |
Aperture: F1.8 (wide) - F2.5 (tele) Smallest Aperture: F8
|Zoom ||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)
|LCD/Viewfinder ||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°
|Focus System ||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 (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) |
|Drive Modes ||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
|Timing ||Startup: approx. 1.6 sec., Release Time Lag: approx.. 0.019 sec. Continuous Shooting: approx. 1.57 fps (maximum approx. 37 frames |
|High-speed Continuous Shooting: ||[Burst Shooting L] approx. 2.86 frame/sec (for up to 10 frame) |
[Burst Shooting H] approx. 4.21 frame/sec (for up to 10 frame)
|Image Stabilization (Shake Reduction) ||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 ||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 ||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 |
|Built-in Flash Modes ||Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red-eye, Slow-speed synchro, Slow-speed+Red-eye, Trailing Curtain Sync |
|Effective Flash Range ||1.31 - 40' (wide, auto ISO), 1.31 - 29' (tele, auto ISO) |
|Capture 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 ||Yes |
|Playback Modes ||One Shot, Index (4, 9 or 25 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 10X, scrollable), Movie Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar |
|Playback 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 |
|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
|Internal Memory ||75.3 MB (approx.) |
|Memory Card Type ||SD, SDHC, SDXC |
|Interfaces ||Ports: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, PC/ AV out, HDMI (Type D) out |
Video out: NTSC, PAL
Printer interfaces: n/a
|Computer System Requirements ||Windows: Windows XP (SP3), Vista, 7, 8, USB port |
Mac: MacOS 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, USB port
|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.)
|Language Support ||English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italy, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian,Turkey, Greek, Russian|
Pentax MX-1 Digital Camera (Black)
- Lens Cap
- Camera Strap
- Battery Charger Cradle
- AC Power Cord
- USB Cable
- CD-ROM Software