Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-22-2015, 10:23 AM - 2 Likes   #1
Veteran Member
NitroDC's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 342
MX-1 in montreal

Took the MX1 as a quick street photo camera to my trip to montreal. After editing these in lightroom I quickly learned that noise and sharpness do not matter all that much. If I only had just my K-01 (my second camera I took) I would have been swapping lenses back and forth and losing so many on-the-go shots. This is an amazing street camera. I had more fun shooting with this than the K-01

Montreal 1

Montreal 2

Montreal 3

08-22-2015, 02:00 PM   #2
Senior Member

Join Date: Feb 2013
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 186
hi. I too use the MX-1 for travelling. I think its top notch. Sharpness from this camera is excellent. Gets a bit noisey on higher iso's but don't go too high really. Just wish they would make the MX-2. To be fair, then lens swap issue could be resolved with a zoom lens. That said, I took a K5 away once with a 50mm prime & a sigma 10-20mm. But with the heat I just found the weight on long walks a bit uncomfortable. Off to Asia soon and would love to be taking the K5 but from previous holiday experiences I know I'm gonna be better off with the MX-1.

Last edited by geoffw; 08-22-2015 at 02:39 PM.
11-03-2015, 11:42 AM   #3
Forum Member

Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 79
The MX-1 is a wonderful and useful camera. I got mine a few weeks later is was made available and is one of the best purchases in my life.
Its 1.8 lens is great and the exposure compensation wheel is one of the most useful features ever.
11-06-2015, 09:36 AM   #4
Junior Member

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 28
Actually last year I planned to buy a Olympus XZ2. But I couldn't find one. Saw a discounted MX-1 and took that instead. Still happy with it, the black color goes away and it makes awesome pictures. My best travel camera and I don't think there is anything seriously better with that size at the moment.

11-06-2015, 11:17 AM   #5
Forum Member

Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 79
QuoteOriginally posted by RiderX Quote
My best travel camera and I don't think there is anything seriously better with that size at the moment.
I think the same. Besides, how much will it cost to have an f/1.8-2.5 lens on a DSLR?

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, digital camera, k-01, montreal, pentax cameras, point and shoot, street
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do you see MX-1 UV filter in the market? compiler Pentax Compact Cameras 3 10-08-2014 06:19 AM
Should i shoot in raw in my pentax mx-1? tootal2 Pentax Compact Cameras 11 07-18-2014 05:54 PM
Q7+08 (and MX-1) in Philadephia DaveInPA Pentax Q 7 03-10-2014 07:02 PM
Buy Mx-1? Or wait for Mx-2? Sdenby Pentax Compact Cameras 24 02-01-2014 08:52 PM
PENTAX MX-1 HIGH-END DIGITAL COMPACT WINS PRESTIGIOUS 2013 DESIGN AWARD MX-1 Receives Adam Homepage & Official Pentax News 6 03-21-2013 09:58 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:48 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]