Pentax MX-1 review

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Switching to macro focusing allows you to get close in on subjects and fill the frame. It also helps to produce shallow depth of field effects.

Pentax MX-1 review

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Generally metering does a good job of helping the camera to produce accurate exposures with plenty of highlight and shadow detail.

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Generally, focusing is quick and accurate, locking onto subjects with ease.

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The Pentax MX-1 has a reasonably wide angle of view at the widest point of its optic, lending itself well to a variety of shooting conditions.

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A 4x optical zoom provides some scope for flexibility, though it's not the longest available on the market. Images captured at the telephoto end display a good level of detail, especially in good light.

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The colours produced by the MX-1 are nicely saturated and vibrant, without being over the top.

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Images shot at high ISOs, such as ISO 1600, display a fairly high amount of noise, and some lack of detail. The camera also has a tendency to produce overly warm tones under artificial light.