|Exposure Compensation is easy to adjust|
One of the real strengths of the MX-1 is the lens. The 4x zoom (28-112mm) provides excellent range and the large maximum aperture of f/1.8 to f/2.5 should ensure great beautiful background blur and crisp, shake-free images. The fast lens, paired with the ISO range of 100-12,800, mean it can deliver shots with punch and depth even in the most dimly lit scenes.
The display also includes a digital level, which shows both horizontal and vertical alignment - handy for those of us who have returned from holiday only to discover the sea appears to be going downhill in our photos.
The MX-1 sits well in the hand, with a comfortable grip and buttons within easy reach. There’s a dedicated video recording button, with Full HD movie capture and an HDMI connection allowing quick and easy playback on a TV. It feels solid and well built. I’d have preferred to see an electronic lens cover; Pentax have opted for an SLR style lens cap, but that’s really my only criticism. It’s a great cameras that can deliver super results.
|Two colour options|
An impressive compact camera, perfect for the discerning enthusiast.
♥ Beautifully designed body will age over time
♥ Superb lens produces beautiful bokeh
♥ Versatile, tilting 3” screen
♥ RAW recording for the ultimate image quality