Pentax MX-1 Shake Reduction Options


JAK

Link Posted 15/05/2017 - 23:51
The camera manual (page 106) suggests the camera's Shake Reduction can be set to:
Sensor Shift;
Dual (Sensor Shirt + Electronic correction);
or Off
Even the camera's advertising blurb boasts about this dual system
Quote:
Dual shake-reduction system to assure sharp, blur-free images
The MX-1ís dual shake-reduction system couples the PENTAX-developed sensor-shift-type SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism with a digital SR mode to more effectively compensate for annoying camera shake. This hybrid system assures the photographer of sharp, blur-free images even under demanding shooting conditions prone to camera shake, such as when using a telephoto lens, shooting with incidental light only in poorly lit locations, or photographing sunset scenes.

I've been unable to find the Dual (Sensor Shirt + Electronic correction) setting in the menus. Am I alone in not having that 'Dual' option? I'm on version 1.00 and not been able to find a firmware update.
If that option really is there. where is its setting please?
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 15/05/2017 - 23:53

MrB

Link Posted 16/05/2017 - 00:24
Camera menu 2.

JAK

Link Posted 16/05/2017 - 00:30
Thanks. My only options there are Sensor Shift or Off, not 'Dual'. Is yours different?
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 16/05/2017 - 00:31

MrB

Link Posted 16/05/2017 - 00:34
There are conditions in the manual:




Cheers
Philip

JAK

Link Posted 16/05/2017 - 00:38
Thanks again, I didn't think to look on the next page!!


Edit.. or maybe not. No dual option on my MX-1 anywhere.

Edit again!! I've set the auto ISO max from 3200 to 2500 and it now shows up. Why wasn't it just greyed out??
How can you set something when it doesn't show up?
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 16/05/2017 - 00:47

sebas77

Link Posted 16/05/2017 - 10:29
wow I totally forgot about this camera. I wonder if Ricoh has plans to do something similar in future (but better engineered)

McGregNi

Link Posted 16/05/2017 - 10:43
I doubt it. The latest strategy announcements from Ricoh suggest a concentration of the camera range into a few core, high-spec DSLR offerings.

The market for high quality, very compact fixed lens or limited fixed zoom cameras has become very small I believe. Apart from the market segment that is dominated by the Sony mirrorless models I think there's little room to maneuver outside of this.
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 16/05/2017 - 10:45

sebas77

Link Posted 16/05/2017 - 10:47
shame, it did look awesome.

MrB

Link Posted 16/05/2017 - 13:37
It is amazing the quality that Pentax achieved with the MX-1's small sensor. It makes one wonder what an amazing mirrorless compact they could produce with one of the bigger sensors, and by adding an EVF and a hot-shoe. If only....

Cheers.
Philip

wvbarnes

Link Posted 16/05/2017 - 13:49
Ricoh on April 12th in response to rumours said...

'RICOH is focusing its resource on the high added value products such as PENTAX and GR that are appreciated by the existing users and photo hobbyists.'

I take that to mean the APS-C sensored GR to continue with a new model at some point. The Q seems to be dead too and the K3 III a fair way off.

Generally anything smaller than a one inch sensor seems to be regarded as pointless in these days of smart phones cameras for the masses. We have a one inch sensor Canon G7 that travels with us for people snapping and out at night on holidays. A Ricoh/Pentax model like that would be welcome but seems distant.

Read more at: https://www.pentaxforums.com/articles/pentax-news/ricoh-stays-committed-to-the-p...

McGregNi wrote:
I doubt it. The latest strategy announcements from Ricoh suggest a concentration of the camera range into a few core, high-spec DSLR offerings.

The market for high quality, very compact fixed lens or limited fixed zoom cameras has become very small I believe. Apart from the market segment that is dominated by the Sony mirrorless models I think there's little room to maneuver outside of this.


Bill

JAK

Link Posted 16/05/2017 - 15:13
I expect they were put off by the reception the K-01 got after getting a top designer to create the updated box camera based on the K-5 internals.
John K

RobL

Link Posted 17/06/2017 - 16:01
Caroline01 wrote:
hello guys ..

Hi and welcome, you would probably get more of a response on the 'just joined' part of the forum - go to forum home and scroll down.
Last Edited by RobL on 17/06/2017 - 16:02

raxxis55

Link Posted 12/10/2018 - 16:45
off topic, but what is the size of the lens cap for the MX-1, finally lost mine!

LennyBloke

Link Posted 12/10/2018 - 17:35
raxxis55 wrote:
off topic, but what is the size of the lens cap for the MX-1, finally lost mine!

Don't know for definite - but it's smaller then 49mm, it's deceptive - the exterior looks like 49 or 52 but the lens has a smaller inner ring where the cap attaches
LennyBloke
Last Edited by LennyBloke on 12/10/2018 - 17:36

JAK

Link Posted 12/10/2018 - 18:06
I use one of these:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/JJC-ALC-MX1-Auto-Open-Close-Self-Retaining-Lens-Cap-for...
Saves the lens mechanism trying to force it off.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 12/10/2018 - 18:07
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