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Product Summary

  • 12.0 Megapixel 1/1.7" back-illuminated CMOS Sensor
  • Large Aperture F1.8 to F2.8
  • 28mm Wide-Angle, 4x Optical Zoom Pentax Lens
  • Large 3-inch 920K pixel tilt-able LCD screen
  • Full HD 1080p movie recording
  • Built-In Sensor-shift & Pixel Track Shake Reduction stabilization
  • Built-In pop-up Flash
  • Full Manual Control
  • 1cm macro mode
  • Classic, Elegant design with Brass Body Construction
  • ISO 100-12800
  • 12 Months Genuine Warranty with Pentax Australia

The PENTAX MX-1 retro style compact camera features a 4x optical zoom Pentax lens offering a large maximum aperture of F1.8 to F2.5 and a 28mm wide-angle coverage (in the 35mm format). With its genuine brass covers and advanced digital compact capabilities, the Pentax MX1 camera 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 times come back to life in your images of today with the PENTAX MX-1 compact camera .

Product Features In Detail 
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
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 camera 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.
Large 3-inch 920K pixel tilt-able 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.
Full HD 1080p Video Recording
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.

Included In the box
     Pentax MX-1 Digital Camera 
     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

Warranty Information
     The Pentax MX1 compact camera comes with 12 Months Australian Warranty from CR Kennedy Australia. 
     Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
     Camera Warehouse does not participate in 'Grey Market' or 'Parallel Import' activities.


Tech Specs

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

Type/construction:                          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°

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

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

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

Physical Specs
Height                                              60mm
Width                                             122.5mm
Depth                                              51.5mm
Weight                                              363g unloaded, 391g loaded and ready
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

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
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




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