Pentax MX-1 Announced!


Link Posted 07/01/2013 - 14:18
Interesting. What is it built around? K-01? Q?
Last Edited by JohnX on 07/01/2013 - 14:19


Link Posted 07/01/2013 - 14:23
Looks great, now if the could just make it with a k-mount
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Link Posted 07/01/2013 - 14:46
It's got a 1/1.7inch backlit CMOS sensor, so it's not built around the K-01 or Q but completely new.


Link Posted 07/01/2013 - 14:49
Hardly a serious compact with no hot shoe.


Link Posted 07/01/2013 - 14:53
Pentax want to try announcing a better DSLR with fast AF and some better zoom lenses. This is not what I have been waiting for tbh.

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Link Posted 07/01/2013 - 15:03
Pre-production according to sister site Ephotozine. Looks like the hot shoe fell off. link

Personally I think it ugly 70's style but that perhaps is the fashion.
Last Edited by wvbarnes on 07/01/2013 - 15:06


Link Posted 07/01/2013 - 15:08
Pentax want to try announcing a better DSLR with fast AF

That would be the K5ii, K5iis
K5iis and a couple of lenses.


Link Posted 07/01/2013 - 15:09
I suspect some co-operation with Olympus... The Olympus XZ2 has identical specs for both sensor and lens, but has a hotshoe and a control ring around the lens.

However the lens/sensor combination gets well reviewed in the Olympus, so at least it is likely to be a competent performer!
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Link Posted 07/01/2013 - 15:35

Omfg. Just a shame there's no external flash sync

EDIT: Sample photo, probably at f1.8.

Last Edited by mdc on 07/01/2013 - 15:42


Link Posted 07/01/2013 - 15:53
Looks quite promising. Like the EV comp dial, within range of the thumb. That's a control I use often on a compact camera. No flash though? Well I suppose it wouldn't be a Pentax if there wasn't a fly in the ointment!


Link Posted 07/01/2013 - 15:53
Love that all black version. It does look as though there's intended to be a hotshoe on top, but maybe not and I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Nice preview.
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Link Posted 07/01/2013 - 15:59
The all black shot came from Pentax's official press release, and there's shots of it ALL over their site now, all sans-hotshoe unfortunately

I daresay some genius will find a way of opening it up and adding one eventually


Link Posted 07/01/2013 - 16:02
Saw the thread title, and thought we were getting a fully functional robust and reliable DSLR without all the bells and whistle that would be sold at a price to reflect that.

Shame on them for using the name "MX" on this compact.

Oh well. I'll move along



Link Posted 07/01/2013 - 16:06
Yes it would have been nicer to keep the MX name for something a bit more special! Perhaps they'll use LX for the upcoming FF...

Not the first time they've abused the 'MX' name though.

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