Pentax MX-1 Sample Photos

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Here are sample photos from the new Pentax MX-1, the serious compact with a 12 megapixel backlit sensor.

22/02/2013 - 14:47

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The Pentax MX-1 is Pentax's new serious compact, with manual controls, backlit 12 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3 inch tilting screen, bright f/1.8 4x optical zoom lens and full HD video recording. Here are the studio test shots ahead of our full review, we had a look at the Pentax MX-1 previously, in our hands-on preview.

Pentax MX-1 ISO test images

1/20 sec | f/2.8 | 16.7 mm | ISO 100<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-ISO100-IMGP0175_1361543168.jpg">High-Res</a>

1/20 sec | f/2.8 | 16.7 mm | ISO 100
High-Res

1/30 sec | f/3.2 | 16.7 mm | ISO 200<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-ISO200-IMGP0176_1361543180.jpg">High-Res</a>

1/30 sec | f/3.2 | 16.7 mm | ISO 200
High-Res

1/45 sec | f/3.5 | 16.7 mm | ISO 400<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-ISO400-IMGP0177_1361543192.jpg">High-Res</a>

1/45 sec | f/3.5 | 16.7 mm | ISO 400
High-Res

1/80 sec | f/4.0 | 16.7 mm | ISO 800<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-ISO800-IMGP0178_1361543207.jpg">High-Res</a>

1/80 sec | f/4.0 | 16.7 mm | ISO 800
High-Res

1/125 sec | f/4.5 | 16.7 mm | ISO 1600<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-ISO1600-IMGP0179_1361543219.jpg">High-Res</a>

1/125 sec | f/4.5 | 16.7 mm | ISO 1600
High-Res

1/200 sec | f/5.0 | 16.7 mm | ISO 3200<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-ISO3200-IMGP0180_1361543232.jpg">High-Res</a>

1/200 sec | f/5.0 | 16.7 mm | ISO 3200
High-Res

1/320 sec | f/5.6 | 16.7 mm | ISO 6400<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-ISO6400-IMGP0181_1361543245.jpg">High-Res</a>

1/320 sec | f/5.6 | 16.7 mm | ISO 6400
High-Res

1/500 sec | f/6.3 | 16.7 mm | ISO 12800<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-ISO12800-IMGP0182_1361543258.jpg">High-Res</a>

1/500 sec | f/6.3 | 16.7 mm | ISO 12800
High-Res

Lens Correction Off | 1/45 sec | f/4.0 | 6.0 mm | ISO 200<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-lens-correction-off-IMGP0171_1361542609.jpg">High-Res</a>

Lens Correction Off | 1/45 sec | f/4.0 | 6.0 mm | ISO 200
High-Res

Lens Correction On | 1/45 sec | f/4.0 | 6.0 mm | ISO 200<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-lens-correction-on-IMGP0172_1361542636.jpg">High-Res</a>

Lens Correction On | 1/45 sec | f/4.0 | 6.0 mm | ISO 200
High-Res

Lens Correction Off | 1/125 sec | f/4.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 1600<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-lens-correction-off-IMGP0173_1361542622.jpg">High-Res</a>

Lens Correction Off | 1/125 sec | f/4.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 1600
High-Res

Lens Correction On | 1/125 sec | f/4.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 1600<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-lens-correction-on-IMGP0174_1361542648.jpg">High-Res</a>

Lens Correction On | 1/125 sec | f/4.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 1600
High-Res



Pentax MX-1 White-balance test images

AWB Tung Subtle | 1/10 sec | f/4.0 | 9.0 mm | ISO 100<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-awb-tung-subtle-IMGP0162_1361542580.jpg">High-Res</a>

AWB Tung Subtle | 1/10 sec | f/4.0 | 9.0 mm | ISO 100
High-Res

AWB Tung Strong | 1/13 sec | f/4.0 | 9.0 mm | ISO 100<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-awb-tung-strong-IMGP0161_1361542565.jpg">High-Res</a>

AWB Tung Strong | 1/13 sec | f/4.0 | 9.0 mm | ISO 100
High-Res

Tung Preset | 1/13 sec | f/4.0 | 9.0 mm | ISO 100<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-tung-preset-IMGP0163_1361542677.jpg">High-Res</a>

Tung Preset | 1/13 sec | f/4.0 | 9.0 mm | ISO 100
High-Res

AWB Fluorescent | 0.3 sec | f/4.0 | 9.0 mm | ISO 100<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-awb-fluorescent-IMGP0164_1361542513.jpg">High-Res</a>

AWB Fluorescent | 0.3 sec | f/4.0 | 9.0 mm | ISO 100
High-Res

Fluorescent Preset | 0.3 sec | f/4.0 | 9.0 mm | ISO 100<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-fluorescent-preset-IMGP0165_1361542593.jpg">High-Res</a>

Fluorescent Preset | 0.3 sec | f/4.0 | 9.0 mm | ISO 100
High-Res

AWB Low Light Tungsten Subtle Correction | 1.3 sec | f/4.0 | 9.0 mm | ISO 100<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-awb-low-light-tungsten-subtle-correction-IMGP0166_1361542534.jpg">High-Res</a>

AWB Low Light Tungsten Subtle Correction | 1.3 sec | f/4.0 | 9.0 mm | ISO 100
High-Res

AWB Low Light Tunsten Strong Correction | 1.3 sec | f/4.0 | 9.0 mm | ISO 100<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-awb-low-light-tunsten-strong-correction-IMGP0167_1361542549.jpg">High-Res</a>

AWB Low Light Tunsten Strong Correction | 1.3 sec | f/4.0 | 9.0 mm | ISO 100
High-Res

Low Light Handheld Mode | 1/20 sec | f/2.0 | 9.0 mm | ISO 500<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.magezinepublishing.com/equipment/images/equipment/MX1-4983/highres/Pentax-MX-1-low-light-handheld-mode-IMGP0170_1361542663.jpg">High-Res</a>

Low Light Handheld Mode | 1/20 sec | f/2.0 | 9.0 mm | ISO 500
High-Res



Pentax MX-1 Specifications

ManufacturerPentax
Lens
Max Aperture f/1.8 - f/2.5
35mm equivalent 28mm - 112mm
Optical Zoom 4x
Image Sensor
Pixels 12Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 4000
Pixels (H) 3000
Sensor Type Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor Size 1/1.7 inch
Sensor Size (width) No Data
Sensor Size (height) No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in
Screen resolution 920k dots
Touch Screen No
Focusing
Min Focus 1cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Snap
  • Infinity
  • AF Tracking
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest 30sec
Bulb mode Yes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity 100 - 12800
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp +/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting No Data
Video
Movie mode Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
Video FPS 30fps
Stereo Sound Yes
Optical Zoom with Video Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation Yes
Interface
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2
Wi-Fi No
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery Type Lithium-Ion D-LI106
Battery Life (CIPA rating) 290shots
Box Contents
Box Contents No Data
Dimensions
Weight 363g
Width 122.5mm
Height 60mm
Depth 51.5mm

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