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Pentax MX-1 Classic Design Compact 12MP Digital Camera with 4x Zoom Lens - Silver

SKU #: PNMX1S | Part #: 12633
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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.


DSLR-like features in a compact body


  • This compact camera includes DSLR-like features such as textured mode dials, an exposure adjustment dial, In-body RAW development capability, HDR shooting and Custom images modes.




Beautifully crafted, genuine brass covers


  • Beautiful design is made to resemble a classic film camera; with its genuine brass covers and metal accents for a refined finish.




Fast and bright, wide-aperture smc PENTAX lens at F1.8-2.5


  • Enjoy a fast and bright, wide-aperture smc PENTAX lens at F1.8-2.5 for outstanding depth of field control and beautiful bokeh.




1/1.7’ Backlit 12 megapixel CMOS sensor


  • This high-end compact is equipped with a 1/1.7 inch, 12 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor for exceptional performance.




  • 4X optical zoom ideal for everyday use


  • This 4X optical zoom features a versatile range for shooting at 28-112mm in the 35mm format, making it ideal for everyday use. The four-element aspherical lens corrects for various optical aberrations, ensuring sharp images free of ghosting and flaring throughout the entire range.




PENTAX body-based Sensor-shift & Pixel Track Shake Reduction (SR) stabilization


  • Dual PENTAX body-based Sensor-shift & Pixel Track Shake Reduction (SR) stabilization system effectively compensates for camera shake and ensures sharp, blur-free images and video, even in the most shake-prone and low lighting conditions.




ISO up to 12800


  • Shoot in any lighting condition with excellent high sensitivity performance throughout a wide dynamic range, with a maximum sensitivity of ISO 12800.




Fast Face Detection


  • Create the perfect group shot or a gorgeous portrait with Fast Face Detection technology, as it quickly finds up to 32 subjects in any scene for impeccably focused and exposed faces. This technology also includes Smile Capture and Blink Detection functions, as well as exposure modes specifically designed for portrait photography and even Pet photography.




Large 3-inch 920K pixel tilt LCD screen


  • The large, high-resolution 3-inch 920K pixel LCD screen can be tilted up or down for easy viewing and shooting from difficult angles. Menus are straightforward and user-friendly, and make use of a Dual-axis electronic level gauge for horizontal and vertical shooting.




1080p h.264 HD video


  • Capture full 1920 X 1080p resolution HD video with efficient, high quality h.264 compression at 30 frames per second. Also, make use of an HDMI port to allow smooth and functional output of high definition images, video and sound to HDTVs. Enjoy creative movie playback features, such as High-speed Movie mode for slow-motion playback and Time-lapse Movie mode for fast-forward playback.




1cm macro mode


  • Photograph tiny details in life-size with a 1cm macro mode, allowing you to focus on the smallest of subjects from as close as 1cm from the front of the camera lens. This is the perfect feature for taking beautiful shots of plants and insects.






  • Resolution: Effective: 12.0 Megapixel, Actual Pixels: 12.76 Megapixel
  • Sensor: 1/1.7" Backlit CMOS



File 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




  • smc PENTAX zoom lens, 11e in 8g (4 aspherical elements) Focal length (equiv.): 6.0-24mm (28-112mm) 
  • Aperture: F1.8 (wide) - F2.5 (tele) Smallest Aperture: F8




  • 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)




  • 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°




  • Focus System: 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 (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)



Drive Modes:

  • 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



  • Timing: Startup: approx. 1.6 sec., Release Time Lag: approx.. 0.019 sec. Continuous
  • Shooting: approx.  1.57 fps (maximum approx. 37 frames



High-speed Continuous Shooting:

  • [Burst Shooting L] approx. 2.86 frame/sec (for up to 10 frame) 
  • [Burst Shooting H] approx. 4.21 frame/sec (for up to 10 frame)



Image Stabilization (Shake Reduction):

  • 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)




  • 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: 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
  • Built-in Flash Modes: Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Red-eye, Slow-speed synchro, Slow-speed+Red-eye, Trailing Curtain Sync
  • Effective Flash Range: 1.31 - 40' (wide, auto ISO), 1.31 - 29' (tele, auto ISO)
  • Capture 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: Yes
  • Playback Modes: One Shot, Index (4, 9 or 25 thumbnails), Magnification (up to 10X, scrollable), Movie Playback, Histogram, Folder Display, Select & Delete, Calendar
    Playback 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




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



  • Internal Memory: 75.3 MB (approx.)


  • Memory Card Type: SD, SDHC, SDXC





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



Computer System Requirements:

  • Windows: Windows XP (SP3), Vista, 7, 8, USB port 


  • Mac: MacOS 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, USB port



  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.8 x 2.4 x 2.0" (excluding protrusions)




  • Without battery or removable memory: 12.8 oz (approx.) 
  • Loaded and ready: 13.8 oz (approx.)



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