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Pentax MX-1 12MP Compact Digital Camera, 4x Optical Zoom, 3" Tilting LCD, 1080p h.264 Video - Black

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Taxation Without Image Stabilization Is Tyranny

They're trying to tax our pens now? WHEN WILL THE MADNESS END?

"In these trying economic times, my opponent believes we should tax the pens of hardworking Americans."

I never said that.

"Did you or not did you not advocate that every American household pay a $12 million pen tax? Yes or no, sir? Yes or no?"

No. I said every American household should have a 12 megapixel Pentax camera. I believe, if you work hard and play by the rules, you should be able to enjoy all the 4x optical zoom, 3" tilting LCD, and 1080p video that the Pentax 12MP digital camera has to offer. That's the American dream! And THAT'S what I believe in!

"And how do you propose we pay for this gimmie-gimmie camera welfare handout?"

With a common-sense tax that every citizen outside the Beltway can agree on.

"What kind of tax could that possibly be?"

A tax on hysterical, overheated, willfully misconstrued political rhetoric. Better start saving now.

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Classically Crafted, Contemporary Quality
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.

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.

Shipping Note: Eligible for shipping to all 50 states

Warranty: 1 Year Pentax



  • Compact Digital Camera
  • 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: smc 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 (32GB max) (card not included)
  • 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
  • Printer interfaces: n/a
Power Supply:
  • Power source: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery D-Li106 (included)
  • Recordable images: Approx 290 (D-Li106)
  • Playback time: Approx 280 min (D-Li106)
  • Movie recording time: Approx 90 min
Physical Specs:
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.8 x 2.4 x 2.0” (excluding protrusions)
  • Weight: Without battery or removable memory: 12.8 oz (approx.)
  • Loaded and ready: 13.8 oz (approx.)
  • 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
  • Custom Image Modes: n/a
  • 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

In the box:

  • Pentax MX-1 12MP Compact Digital Camera, 4x Optical Zoom, 3" Tilting LCD, 1080p h.264 Video - Black
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery D-LI106
  • Battery Charging Cradle
  • USB Cable
  • PENTAX Lens Cap O-LC130
  • Strap O-ST130

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