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Pentax MX-1

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Pentax MX-1 review

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£399.00
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Pentax MX-1 review – Autofocus

The MX-1 boasts a full complement of focusing options, from auto and spot modes to AF tracking. In fine conditions, the camera acquires focus with little hassle, perhaps not quite as quickly as some of its peers but not far enough behind to make any significant difference.

The AF assist lamp springs into action whenever required, although in sub-optimum conditions the camera can often find focus promptly enough without its assistance. The tracking option does well to adhere the focus point to the subject as it moves around the scene, although the point itself moves sluggishly around the display.

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  1. 1. Pentax MX-1 at a glance
  2. 2. Pentax MX-1 review - Build and handling
  3. 3. Pentax MX-1 review - Metering
  4. 4. Pentax MX-1 review - Autofocus
  5. 5. Pentax MX-1 review - Dynamic range
  6. 6. Pentax MX-1 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  7. 7. Pentax MX-1 review - White balance and colour
  8. 8. Pentax MX-1 review - Viewfinder, LCD and video
  9. 9. Pentax MX-1 review - Our verdict
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