As the last major manufacturer to join the enthusiast compact category, does Pentax deliver anything unique with the Pentax MX-1? Read the Pentax MX-1 review...
Pentax MX-1 review – Our verdict
With around seven other credible competitors, it’s not surprising to find that the Pentax MX-1 offers little we’ve not seen before. Its size and the lack of a viewfinder may dampen enthusiasm for the model, and it’s disappointing to find little by way of user-customisable controls, such as function buttons and noise-reduction options.
The camera’s sluggish processor is also something of a let down. Still, those undeterred by these issues should find much to like: the menus are easy to navigate; the screen is excellent; and although the camera can’t quite resolve the detail of some of its rivals, image quality overall is difficult to fault, particularly its metering and auto white balance systems. There is certainly scope for improvement, but it’s still encouraging to see such a fine debut from Pentax.