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01-07-2013, 07:11 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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MX1 new Camera model

New Pentax camera:

Pentax MX-1 Announced - Pentax Camera News & Rumors - PentaxForums.com

PENTAX - MX-1 Silver



01-07-2013, 07:13 AM   #2
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That thing looks pretty good!!
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Hmm this looks really tempting! especially for anyone looking at the Olympus XZ-2, Pany Lx-7 and the likes. Finally a competitive compact camera for when you don't want to bring your DSLR kit! :-).

p.s. This I think is a product that is designed under/post Ricoh/Pentax acquisition. I like the look of this camera, retro-esque but not too much so, a good feature set and a good zoom range. I would like a little larger sensor like the Sony RX-100, but form what i hear the Olympus XZ-2 is very competitive in terms of image quality against the RX-100, while having a similar sized sensor as the MX1. Plus Pentax engineers seem to have their noise algorithm down well. Looking forward to sample pics and comparisons!

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No hot shoe as indicated by both pics and also as not noted in text

01-07-2013, 07:19 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by Medium FormatPro Quote
No hot shoe as indicated by both pics and also as not noted in text
Tilting screen though! Shame about the hot shoe, seems a big omission
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Looks good!
Curious how good it actually is.
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I want it. Please be reasonably priced.

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I want it. Please be reasonably priced.
According to engadget - approx. 500 USD - Pentax launches brass-bodied MX-1 point-and-shoot: 12MP with 4X zoom

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I like black version better than silver


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the black version can go brassing too, they said.

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Seems to be sorta the same price range as the G12. I'd buy this over the Q10, and get a Q if I wanted to do k-to-q adapting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DavidOBryan Quote
New Pentax camera:

PENTAX - MX-1 Silver
Wow! Isn't that their first attempt at a "photographer's compact" (if we don't include the Q) since the 750z? And with a relatively large sensor! I look forward to see how this camera compares to LX-7 and similar serious compacts.
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From http://pentaximaging.com/digital-camera/MX-1_Silver:

1/1.7’ Backlit 12 megapixel CMOS sensor

Talk about a small sensor!

Not exactly what I was thinking of when dreaming of a digital revival of the MX...
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Brilliant! Definitely a step in the right direction. Go Pentax
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QuoteOriginally posted by baro-nite Quote
From http://pentaximaging.com/digital-camera/MX-1_Silver:

1/1.7’ Backlit 12 megapixel CMOS sensor

Talk about a small sensor!

Not exactly what I was thinking of when dreaming of a digital revival of the MX...
It is small, but at least it isn't a 1/2.3! I was hoping for a 1" sensor to compete with the RX100, but I'd still take this..
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