Pentax MX-1 review: High-end compact with retro appeal delivers competitive sensor performance

By Janice Chen - Thursday February 28 2013

Sensor Review
Introduction | Pentax MX-1 sensor performance | Pentax MX-1 versus competition | Conclusion

Although Pentax is a bit late to the high-end compact camera party, the MX-1 is a solid entrant. With good low-light performance, the MX-1 is well suited for capturing sports and delivers image quality that rivals its more established competitors like the Canon S110 and Panasonic LX7. It’s heftier than most of its competition, especially the slim S110, but Its retro design will appeal to high-end, enthusiast shooters who don’t mind carrying a bit more bulk in return for style.