MX-1 Black

  • Classically crafted with genuine brass covers and metal accents
  • Fast F1.8-2.5 four times optical zoom
  • 1/1.7" Backlit 12 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Large 3.0 inch tiltable display

Classically Crafted, Contemporary Quality

With its genuine brass covers and advanced digital compact capabilities, the PENTAX MX-1 is where craft design meets contemporary quality.  The MX-1’s fast F1.8-2.5 lens, 4X zoom and large 12 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor allow for bright everyday imagery inside a stylish body. As its brass wears with time, feel the good old days come back to life in your images of today with the PENTAX MX-1.

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Photos From MX-1 Black Sample Gallery

Type

Compact Digital Camera

Sensor

Type: 1/1.7” Backlit CMOS
Effective pixels: 12.0
Total pixels: 12.76
Recorded resolutions
Still: JPEG:[4:3]12M,7M,5M,3M [16:9]9M,5M,3M,2M [3:2]10M,6M,4M,2M [1:1]9M,5M,3M,2M RAW
Movie: HD (1920x1080 approx. 30fps), (1280x720 approx. 60/30fps), Audio Recording with Movie: Yes, Stereo
Quality levels: Still (Fine, Normal) Movie: Fixed Pixel Mapping: Yes

Lens

Type/construction: smc PENTAX zoom lens, 11e in 8g (4 aspherical elements)
Focal length (equiv.): 6.0-24mm (28-112mm)
Optical zoom: 4X, Digital zoom: 1.95X, Combined zoom: 7.8X
Intelligent zoom: Approx 5.2X at 7M, approx. 7.8X at 3M (including optical zoom)
Aperture: F1.8 (wide) - F2.5 (tele) Smallest Aperture: F8

Focus System

Type: TTL contrast detection autofocus
Focus modes: Auto, Spot, Tracking , AF Select (25 Points), Infinity Landscape, Manual Focus, Pan Focus, AF Point Switching
Manual focus: Yes, range (.4” to infinity, depending on zoom setting)
Focus lock: Yes (by pressing the shutter release button half way)
Focus range: Normal: 1.3’ to infinity (wide), 5.2’ to infinity (tele)
Macro: 2” to 19.7” (wide) 8” to 19.7” (tele)
Super Macro: 0.4” to 7.9” (1cm) (wide)
Focus Assist Lamp: Yes
Face Detection: Yes (up to 32 faces), Smile Capture, Blink Detection
Pet Detection: Yes (up to 1 pet’s face), auto or select from 3 pre-registered faces)

LCD Monitor

LCD: 3.0” Tiltable color TFT with AR Coating (Tilt down to 45°, up to 90° (approx.))
LCD resolution: (approx. 920,000 dots)
Wide angle viewable: 170°

Flash

Type: Built-in auto flash
Flash modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red-eye, Slow-speed synchro, Slow-speed+Red-eye, Trailing Curtain Sync
Effective range: 1.31 - 40’ (wide, auto ISO), 1.31 - 29’ (tele, auto ISO)

Storage Media

Internal memory: 75.3 MB (approx.)
Removable memory: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Eye-Fi Compatible, File/Folder customization: n/a

Interfaces

Ports: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, PC/ AV out, HDMI (Type D) out
Video out: NTSC, PAL
Printer interfaces: n/a

Power Supply

Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-Li106
Recordable images: Approx 290 (D-Li106)
Playback time: Approx 280 min (D-Li106)
Movie recording time: Approx 90 min

Physical Specs

Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.8 x 2.4 x 2.0” (excluding protrusions)
Weight: Without battery or removable memory: 12.8 oz (approx.)
Loaded and ready: 13.8 oz (approx.)
Construction material(s): Brass covers
Operating temperature: 32-104°F

Language Support

English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italy, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian,Turkey, Greek, Russian

Image Stabilization

Still: Sensor-Shift SR, Digital SR (ISO 100-12800), Dual (SR & Pixel Track SR)
Movie: Movie Shake Reduction Mode (Movie SR)
(Maximum effect of 3 stops using Sensor-Shift SR)

Metering System

Type: TTL, Multi-segment, Center-weighted or Spot
Exposure compensation: +/- 2 EV (1/3 steps)

ISO Sensitivity

Auto: 100-12800*
Auto ISO Range: ISO 100-200, ISO 100-400, ISO 100-800, ISO 100-1600, ISO 100-3200, ISO 100-6400, ISO 100-12800
Manual: 100-12800
Auto ISO Range for Digital SR: 100 – 12800, Dynamic Range Adjustment: Yes
*Fixed at ISO 100-1600 in Handheld Night Snap, Green modes.

White Balance

Auto preset modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White),Tungsten, Flash
Manual WB: Yes

Shutter

Type: Programmed AE electronic lens shutter w electronic sensor shutter
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. - 1/4 sec., max. 30 sec. (1/8000 sec. - 30 sec. with Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority,Manual Exposure, and combination of electronic shutter enabled), Bulb
Noise Reduction: Yes, automatically applied if shutter speed is slower than 1 sec

Capture Modes

Mode selection: Auto Picture, Program, Natural Skin Tone, Handheld Night Snap (5M), Night Scene Portrait, Night Scene, Digital Panorama (2M per frame), High Speed Movie (VGA, 120 FPS capture, 30 FPS playback),Time Lapse Movie, Landscape, Blue Sky, Sunset, Flower, Digital SR (ISO 3200-6400 5M), Kids, Pet, Portrait, Food, Fireworks, Surf & Snow, Sport, Fisheye, Sketch, Miniature Filter, Text, Frame Composite (3M), Movie, Green
Auto Picture modes: Landscape, Portrait, Night Scene, Night Scene Portrait, Standard, Flower, Sport, Candlelight, Blue Sky, Sunset, Text, Group Photo, Pet, Portrait x Blue Sky, Portrait x Sunset, Portrait x Backlight
Custom Image Modes: n/a
Green simplified mode available: Yes
Mode Dial: P/Av/Tv/M/User/HDR/SCN/AUTO PICT/Green/Movie
Date Imprint: Yes, date, date-time, time (not available in Green mode)
Digital filters (capture): Movie (B&W, Sepia, Fisheye, Miniature, Sketch)
Dynamic Range adjustment: Yes (shadow, highlight)
Digital level: Yes

Drive Modes

Mode selection: One shot, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting(L/H), Self-timer (2 or 10 sec.), Remote Control (immediately or 3 sec.), Auto Bracketing
Continuous FPS: Approx 1 FPS for 6 frames
Multi-exposure: n/a, Interval Shooting: n/a
HDR: Yes

Playback Modes

Mode selection: One Shot, Index (4, 9 or 25 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 10X, scrollable), Movie Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar
Mode pallet: Slideshow, Image Rotation, Stretch Filter, Small Face Filter, HDR Filter, Collage, Digital Filter, RAW Development (Aspect Ratio, JPEG Recorded Pixels, JPEG Quality, Custom Image (Bright, Natural, Vibrant, Reversal Film, Monochrome) White Balance,Sensitivity, Shadow Correction, Distortion Correction, Original Frame, Movie Editing, Red-eye Edit, Resize, Cropping, Image Copy, Protect, DPOF, Start-up Screen
Digital filters (playback): B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Color, Extract Color, Color Emphasis, High Contrast, Starbust, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature, Slim, Invert Color Filter
Movie edit: Save as Still Image, Movie Divide, Add Title Picture

File Formats

Still: RAW (DNG), JPEG(conforms to Exif 2.3), conforms to DCF2.0, DPOF, PRINT Image Matching III
Movie: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Computer Requirements

*For direct device connectivity. Bundled software requirements may vary.
Windows: Windows XP (SP3), Vista, 7, 8, USB port
Mac: MacOS 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, USB port

  • USB Cable I-USB7
  • Battery Charge Cradle D-BC106
  • Strap O-ST130
  • Software CD-ROM S-SW130
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI106(B)
  • AC Plug Cord
  • PENTAX Lens Cap O-LC130

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