Pentax MX-1 Review

February 18, 2013 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star


The brand new MX-1 is the first premium digital compact camera from Pentax, aimed at the more discerning photographer. Featuring a 4x optical zoom lens with a fast maximum aperture of f/1.8 and 28mm wide-angle coverage, the Pentax MX-1 has a 1/1.7", 12 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, ISO range of 100-12,800, support for the Adobe DNG RAW file format, 1080p movie recording, a built-in pop-up auto flash, sensor-shift shake reduction system, and a 3.0-inch tilting high-definition LCD monitor. The retro-styled Pentax MX-1 features a textured-rubber grip, genuine brass top and bottom panels, and a metallic lens ring. The Pentax MX-1 is available in black or black and silver priced at £399.99 / $499.99.

Ease of Use

The Pentax MX-1 is quite a large compact camera by current standards, measuring 60 (H) x 122.5mm (W) x 51.5mm (D) and weighing 363g body only, making it one of the bigger and bulkier premium compacts. When you actually pick the MX-1 up for the first time, though, it actually feels impressive. Very little about the Pentax MX-1 build quality feels compromised - the mostly plastic body feels very durable, helped in no small part by the actual brass plates on the top and bottom of the camera. Pentax hope that you will use the MX-1 so much that the paint will wear away to reveal the brass underneath, just like their film cameras of yore.

The front of the MX-1 is coated in a rubberized compound to aid grip, that enabled me to just use three fingers to hold it and my right forefinger to operate the shutter button, although there's no handgrip as such. On the rear there is a small rubberized area where your right thumb sits, with the rest of the body finished in a textured matt black plastic.

The MX-1 features an infrared remote control system, also found on some Pentax DSLRs and the Q-series of compact system cameras, the sensors for which are built-into the handgrip and the rear thumbgrip. This allows the shutter to be wirelessly triggered from behind or in front of the camera using the same remotes as used with Pentax's DSLRs. Completing the front of the MX-1 is a small window for the autofocus assist lamp and self0timer indicator.

One of the main attractions of the Pentax MX-1 is undoubtedly its ultra-fast, 28-112mm equivalent zoom lens. The company is heavily touting the f/1.8 maximum aperture at the 28mm end, but it's not so unique as it may seem at first glance - both the Samsung EX2F and Panasonic LX7 have lenses with a slightly faster f/1.4 at the wide end, not to mention that both offer a wider, 24mm equivalent field of view, while the Olympus XZ-2 actually seems to share exactly the same lens as the MX-1. There's also a built-in ND filter so that you can use that fast f/1.8 aperture even in bright sunlight.

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Front Rear

Images are saved to SD / SDHC / SDXC cards, the most common media format currently available, with a slot accessed on the bottom of the body. The supplied rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery which powers the MX-1 is good for around 290 shots. The metal tripod mount is located inline with the middle of the camera body. On the right-hand side, when viewed from the back, are the PC/AV and HDMI ports, the latter providing a direct connection to a HDTV set, both of which are protected by a plastic cover.

On top of the Pentax MX-1 is quite a powerful built-in flash unit (range of 0.4m - 12.2m at 28mm focal length), which is popped-up via a sliding switch on the left of the camera. There's also a shooting mode dial which offers dedicated modes for program, shutter priority, aperture priority and manual. These are backed up by full auto (the Auto Pict mode) and 21 different scene mode settings which are all indicated via the rear screen by unthreatening cartoon icons. The Auto Pict mode automatically detects scenes that require the Night Scene Portrait, Portrait, Landscape and Macro modes. The camera automatically sets the aperture, shutter speed, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness, leaving you to get on with composing the scene and taking the picture.

The Pentax MX-1 shoots Full HD quality video, recording high-definition video at 1920x1280 pixel resolution at 30fps in the Quicktime MOV format. 720p video can also be recorded at 1280x720 pixels at 60fps or 30fps. There's also a high-speed movie mode that records VGA (640x480 pixel) video at 120 fps and a time-lapse movie function. The maximum size of a single video clip is either 4 gigabytes or 25 minutes. There's also built-in microphones for stereo recording, but sadly no socket for connecting an external stereo microphone. The MX-1 also has a small but useful one-touch movie button set into its brass top-plate.

The Pentax MX-1's HDR Capture shooting mode (only available for JPEGs) takes three images with different exposures, and then records a single image that combines the properly exposed parts of each one, expanding its dynamic range. Although the MX-1 can microalign images before combining them, allowing hand-held HDR shots to be taken, for best results it's important to always use a tripod to prevent camera shake from blurring the HDR image, and it still doesn't work very well for moving subjects.

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The MX-1 employs a contrast-detection autofocus system, with a face recognition function and 25 selectable focus points. Focusing is generally quick and consistent in good light even with fast-moving subjects that travelled across the frame thanks to the Tracking AF mode. The 25-point AF system offers fairly generous scene coverage and the camera also happily achieves focus indoors and in low-light situations, helped by the AF Assist lamp.

The MX-1 is also quick to get going. Press the small on/off button on top of the camera and you're up and shooting in around 1.5 seconds. The MX-1 provides a fast top shutter speed of 1/2000th second, and it also has an electronic shutter with a faster top speed of 1/8000th second.

It takes about 2 seconds to store a single JPEG image at the highest Fine quality setting, with no discernible lockup between taking shots, allowing you to keep shooting as they are being recorded onto the memory card. For RAW images the Pentax MX-1 takes about 5 seconds to store the image, and there is quite a long lock-up between images while the image is processed - you'll quickly tire of seeing the flashing message "Data being processed" and not being able to access the camera if you shoot Raw files. In the fastest continuous shooting mode you can hold down the shutter button and take a speedy 4.2 frames per second for up to 10 JPEGS, or there's a slower 2.8fps mode available which again allows you to shoot up to 10 JPEGs.

To the right of the shooting mode dial is the raised and surprisingly tactile shutter release button, encircled by a responsive zoom lever. Completing the MX-1's top-plate is a useful exposure compensation dial (+/- 2EV), which in conjunction with the ISO button and command dial on the back makes it quick and easy to take creative control of the camera.

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Front Tilting LCD Screen

The Pentax MX-1 has a body-based shake-reduction system, moving the sensor to provide a 3-stop improvement. Turn it on in the main menu and the MX-1 automatically compensates for camera shake, which is a slight blurring of the image that typically occurs at slow shutter speeds. In practice we found that it does make a noticeable difference, as shown in the examples on the Image Quality page. You don't notice that the camera is actually doing anything different when Shake Reduction is turned on, just that you can use slower shutter speeds than normal and still take sharp photos.

The MX-1's large 3 inch LCD screen is bright, clear and has a wide viewing angle of 170 degrees horizontally and vertically, and the high pixel count of 921,000 dots is very welcome too. The LCD is articulated at the bottom and can be tilted downwards by 45 degrees and upwards by 90 degrees, which doesn't provide the greatest amount of movement but is quite useful for waist-level shooting or when holding the camera above your head.

The rear screen also doubles up as a comprehensive status display, which can be called up by pressing the Info button in record mode. You can also change all the settings right on the screen using a combination of the navigation pad and the rear e-dial. This ingenious solution spares you the pain of having to enter the menu, and makes most setting changes very simple. The MX-1 also offers a clever dual-axial digital level for accurate horizontal and vertical alignment, making it easy to keep your photos straight.

To the right of the LCD screen is a command dial for changing the aperture and shutter speed and for zooming in and out during image playback. Underneath is a very handy AV/AE-L button, and underneath that is the Green button, which has two uses. Firstly, when shooting in Manual mode, a single push of the green button allows you to instantly set the correct exposure for the subject, as calculated by the camera, useful if you need a starting point for your own exposure. Secondly, the MX-1 offers a Hyper Program function which instantly switches to either the Shutter-Priority or Aperture-Priority mode from the Program mode, simply by turning the rear command dial. Pressing the Green button then returns to the Program mode's recommended settings.

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Memory Card Slot Battery Compartment

Alongside is a four-way control pad with a central OK button, a similar set-up to that found on most digital compacts that will be familiar to those trading up. It provides quick access to the ISO, Burst, Flash and Macro settings. Underneath this control pad are the familiar Playback, Info and Menu buttons. The Menu button accesses the logical main menu system with the choice of five horizontal folders. Camera, movie and and playback settings are displayed next to each other so you can make decisions and adjustments on the fly. The fourth folder contains familiar set up options, with the fifth affording access to a wealth of custom settings. A nice touch is that each folder is split into a varying number of pages, with a maximum of 7 options per page so that you never have to scroll down past the bottom of the screen.

Pentax's Custom Images, similar to Nikon's Picture Styles and Canon's Picture Controls, are 5 preset combinations of different sharpness, contrast, saturation and colour tone settings. You can change the saturation, hue, high/low key, contrast and sharpness for each of the options. The MX-1 can also be set to automatically compensate for the distortion of its lens.

Once you have captured a photo, the Pentax MX-1 has an above average range of options for playing, reviewing and managing your images. You can instantly scroll through the images that you have taken, view 9 thumbnails, zoom in and out up to a magnification of 16x, compare two images side-by-side, and see detailed information about each image by pressing the Info button. You can also delete single or multiple images, view a slideshow, rotate, resize and crop an image, protect images so that they cannot be deleted, and set various printing options, including creating an Index sheet of multiple thumbnails. There are also 15 Digital Filters that you can apply to an image after you have taken it, and you can develop RAW files and edit movies in-camera.

Importantly the Pentax MX-1 can display a histogram both during and after taking a photo (just press the Info button) which is a great help in evaluating the exposure, plus any areas that are over-exposed can be set to flash on and off in the LCD preview to show you want you should be compensating for with your next attempt (you can turn this on or off). If you have never used a digital camera before, or you're upgrading from a more basic model, reading the comprehensive and easy-to-follow manual before you start is a good idea. Thankfully Pentax have chosen to supply it in printed format, rather than as a PDF on a CD, so you can also carry it with you.

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 12.76 megapixel Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 4.5Mb.

The Pentax MX-1 produced photos of good quality. Noise is fairly well controlled by the Pentax MX-1, starting to appear at ISO 800 and becoming more easily detectable at the faster settings of ISO 1600 and 3200 when viewing images at 100% magnification on screen. The fastest settings of 6400 and 12800 look much better on paper than in reality. Colour saturation is commendably maintained throughout the ISO range except at ISO 6400 and 12800. The RAW samples illustrate just how much processing the camera does by default, as they're noisier and much less sharp at all ISO values than their JPEG counterparts.

The 12.76 megapixel JPEG images were a little soft straight out of the camera at the default sharpening setting and ideally require some further sharpening in an application like Adobe Photoshop, or you can change the in-camera setting. Image stabilisation via the camera body is a great feature that works very well when hand-holding the camera in low-light conditions or when using the telephoto zoom setting.

The night photograph was excellent, with the maximum shutter speed of 30 seconds and Bulb mode allowing you to capture enough light in all situations. The cleverly designed built-in pop-up flash was a little too powerful at close quarters, even with the flash compensation set to it's -2 EV maximum, and it also procduced obvious red-eye. The HDR mode greatly expands the dynamic range of a JPEG by combining three differently exposed images in-camera.


There are 8 ISO settings available on the Pentax MX-1. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting, with JPEG on the left and the RAW equivalent on the right:



ISO 100 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)


ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 200 (100% Crop)


ISO 400 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)


ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 800 (100% Crop)


ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)


ISO 3200 (100% Crop)

ISO 3200 (100% Crop)


ISO 6400 (100% Crop)

ISO 6400 (100% Crop)


ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

ISO 12800 (100% Crop)

Focal Range

The Pentax MX-1's 4x zoom lens provides a focal length of 28-112mm in 35mm terms, as demonstrated below.



File Quality

The Pentax MX-1 has 2 different JPEG file quality settings available, with Fine being the highest quality option, and it also supports RAW (Adobe DNG). Here are some 100% crops which show the quality of the various options, with the file size shown in brackets.

Fine (4.82Mb) (100% Crop)

Normal (2.57Mb) (100% Crop)


RAW (22.1Mb) (100% Crop)



Here are two 100% crops which have been Saved as Web - Quality 50 in Photoshop. The right-hand image has had some sharpening applied in Photoshop. The out-of-the camera images are soft at the default sharpening setting and benefit from some further sharpening in a program like Adobe Photoshop. You can also change the in-camera sharpening level to suit your tastes.

Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)


Chromatic Aberrations

The Pentax MX-1 handled chromatic aberrations fairly well during the review, with purple fringing present around the edges of objects in high-contrast situations, as shown in the examples below.

Chromatic Aberrations 1 (100% Crop)

Chromatic Aberrations 2 (100% Crop)


The Pentax MX-1 allows you to focus on a subject that is just 1cm away from the camera. The first image shows how close you can get to the subject (in this case a compact flash card). The second image is a 100% crop.


Macro (100% Crop)


The flash modes include Auto, Auto + Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On + Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Slow-speed Sync + Red-eye Reduction, Trailing Curtain Sync, and Flash Off. These shots of a white wall were taken at a distance of 1 metre.

Flash Off - Wide Angle (28mm)

Flash On - Wide Angle (28mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

Flash Off - Wide Angle (112mm)

Flash On - Wide Angle (112mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

And here are some portrait shots. As you can see, neither the Flash On setting or the Red-eye Reduction option could remove quite a significant amount of red-eye.

Flash On

Flash On (100% Crop)

Red-eye Reduction

Red-eye Reduction (100% Crop)


The Pentax MX-1 lets you dial in shutter speeds of up to 30 seconds and has a Bulb mode as well, which is very good news if you are seriously interested in night photography. The shot below was taken using a shutter speed of 20 seconds at ISO 100. We've included a 100% crop of the image to show what the quality is like.


Night (100% Crop)

Shake Reduction

The Pentax MX-1 has a Shake Reduction mechanism built into the camera body, which allows you to take sharp photos at slower shutter speeds than other digital cameras. To test this, I took 2 handheld shots of the same subject with the same settings. The first shot was taken with Shake Reduction turned off, the second with it turned on. Here is a 100% crop of the image to show the results. As you can see, with Shake Reduction turned on, the images are sharper than when it's turned off.

Shutter Speed / Focal Length

Shake Reduction Off (100% Crop)

Shake Reduction On (100% Crop)

1/10th / 28mm
1/10th / 112mm

HDR Capture

The Pentax MX-1's HDR Capture option (only available for JPEGs) takes three images with different exposures, and then records a single image that combines the properly exposed parts of each one, expanding its dynamic range. Here is an example which was shot with the three different modes. Although the MX-1 can microalign images before combining them, allowing hand-held HDR shots to be taken, for best results it's important to always use a tripod to prevent camera shake from blurring the HDR image, and it doesn't work very well for moving subjects.



Strong 1 Strong 2

Dynamic Range Correction

The Pentax MX-1's D-Range Setting option allows you to set the camera to automatically correct for either the highlights, shadows or both.


Highlight and Shadow Correction On

Custom Images

Pentax's Custom Images, similar to Nikon's Picture Styles and Canon's Picture Controls, are preset combinations of different sharpness, contrast, saturation and colour tone settings. You can change the saturation, hue, high/low key, contrast and sharpness for each of the five options?. They are shown below in the following series, which demonstrates the differences.





Reversal Film




Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Pentax MX-1 camera, which were all taken using the 12 megapixel Fine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample RAW Images

The Pentax MX-1 enables users to capture RAW and JPEG format files in the DNG format. We've provided some Pentax RAW (DNG) samples for you to download (thumbnail images shown below are not 100% representative).

Sample Movie & Video

The Pentax MX-1 can record HD video in the Quicktime (MOV) format. This is a sample movie at the highest quality setting of 1920x1280 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 21 second movie is 42.4Mb in size.

Product Images

Pentax MX-1

Front of the Camera

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Front of the Camera

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Front of the Camera / Flash Raised

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Isometric View

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Isometric View

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Rear of the Camera

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Rear of the Camera / Image Displayed

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Rear of the Camera / Turned On

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Rear of the Camera / Main Menu


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Rear of the Camera / Info Menu

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Rear of the Camera / ISO Menu

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Rear of the Camera / Tilting LCD Screen

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Rear of the Camera / Tilting LCD Screen

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Rear of the Camera / Tilting LCD Screen

Pentax MX-1

Rear of the Camera / Tilting LCD Screen

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Rear of the Camera / Tilting LCD Screen

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Top of the Camera

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Bottom of the Camera

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Side of the Camera

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Side of the Camera
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Front of the Camera
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Front of the Camera
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Memory Card Slot
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Battery Compartment


Pentax's first attempt at a serious compact camera for professionals is bravely very different to its main rivals, thanks largely to (in our opinion) its appealingly retro design. We can't think of any other digital camera that has actual brass top and bottom plates that are designed to show their true colours with time and wear! On the flip side, the MX-1 is quite big and bulky for this class of camera, and it also suffers from a major flaw that will drive pro-shooters mad - the seemingly inescapable "Data being recorded" message that's almost permanently displayed if you shoot in Raw mode as the camera struggles to process the image data. If you have enough patience, though, the Pentax MX-1 is a likeable camera that shares quite a lot of features with its DSLR cousins.

The MX1's image quality certainly can't rival a DSLR, or any of the new breed of compact system cameras either, but the relatively large 1/1.7" sensor helps to ensure that it keeps up with most of its premium-compact rivals. The ISO range runs from 100-25600, but we'd recommend sticking with 100-1600 for optimum results, with ISO 3200 as an emergency backup. That fast f/1.8-2.5 lens and effective image stabilisation also mean that the the MX-1 can cope with most lighting environments.

Quite apart from its obvious retro appeal, the MX-1 ticks a lot of the boxes that any experienced photographer is looking for in a serious compact - a “sensible” 12 megapixel count, a very fast lens, raw file support, a reliable 25 multi-point AF system, and a high-resolution, tilting LCD screen. It's a shame then that the excruciatingly slow Raw processing times would ultimately force us to shoot in JPEG format, especially since you can also edit the Raw files in-camera.

Despite this obvious flaw, Pentax have mostly hit the nail firmly on its head with the MX-1, especially when you factor in its £400 / $500 price-tag, which is quite a bit cheaper than the Olympus XZ-2, Sony Cyber-shot RX100, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 and Samsung EX2F all were on launch, even without any drop in the actual street price. If you're looking for a good-looking, well-built, advanced compact camera, and you can afford to take a slightly more leisurely view of the world, then the new Pentax MX-1 is well worth considering.

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Features 4
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 4
Value for money 4


Camera Type Compact digital camera
Size 1/1.7’’
Effective Pixels

approximately 12.76 megapixels


JPEG: [4:3] 12M(4000x3000), 7M(3072x2304), 5M (2592x1944), 3M(2048x1536)
[16:9] 9M(3968x2232), 5M(3072x1728), 3M(2560x1440), 2M (2048x1152),
[3:2] 10M(3984x2656), 6M(3072x2048), 4M (2592x1728), 2M (2016x1344),
[1:1] 9M(2992x2992), 5M (2304x2304), 3M(1936x1934), 2M(1536x1536) (Unit:pixels), RAW


Auto, Manual (ISO 100 - 12800)
ISO 100-200, ISO 100-400, ISO 100-800, ISO 100-1600, ISO 100 -3200, ISO 100-6400, ISO 100-12800

Shake Reduction

Sensor-shift type (SR : Shake Reduction), Dual (SR & Pixel Track SR), High-sensitivity anti-shake mode (Digital SR)

Focal Length 6.0 - 24mm, approx. 28-112mm in 35mm
Digital Zoom Approx. 1.95x

11 elements in 8 groups (4 aspherical elements)

Focusing System

Type TTL contrast detection auto focus system


Focus options Infinity-landscape, Manual Focus, Pan Focus, AF Point switching: available

AF points Auto, Spot, Tracking , AF Select (25 Points)

Standard 0.4m - infinity (whole zoom area),

Macro 0.05m - 0.5m (at wide setting), 0.2- 0.5m (at tele setting)

1cm Macro 0.01m - 0.2m (at wide setting)

Manual focus range 0.01m - infinity (Depends on the zooming steps)

AF assist

AF Assist Lamp Available


3.0-inch tiltable TFT colour LCD, with protection acrylic cover, 170° viewing

(Can be lowered down to approx. 45° or raised upward to approx. 90°)


approx. 920K dots AR Coating


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

Exposure system

Metering System Multi-segment metering, Centre-weighted metering, Spot metering

Exposure Control

Scene modes Auto Picture, Green, Movie, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, USER, HDR, Scene modes  (Portrait, Flower, Landscape, Blue Sky, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Night Snap, Night Scene Portrait, Candlelight, Fire works, Food, Surf&Snow, Pet, Kids, Sport, Digital SR, Text, Candid Capture, Digital Wide, Digital Panorama, Miniature)


 ± 2EV (1/3EV steps)

Type Integrated flash control

Flash-on and Flash-off modes. Low-speed synchro, Low-speed synchro + Red-eye, Trailing Curtain Sync., « red-eye» reducion function employs a pre-discharge.

Effective Range

Flash range Wide: approx. 0.4m - 12.2m (ISO Auto)

Tele: approx. 0.4m - 8.8m (ISO Auto)

Exposure Parameters

Drive modes One shot, Continuous Shooting, Burst Shooting (L/H), Self-timer (10 or 2 sec, single or 3 shots), Remote Control (immediate or 3 sec), Auto Bracketing

Face Recognition

Face Detection AF&AE available at all mode (max.32 faces), smile capture, blinking detection, pet detec tion, detect up to 1 pet's face (auto or select from pre-registered three faces)

White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent light (D:Daylight Colour, N:Daylight White, W:Cool White, L:Warm White),Tungsten light, Flash, Manual Expo

Dynamic Range Shadow and highlight adjustment

Full HD video H.264 with HDMI output

Sound: Yes

Duration: Depending on memory card capacity

Resolution: 1920 (1920?1080): approx. 30fps, 1280 (1280? 720): approx. 60/30fps

Shake reduction Mode (Movie SR)


Save still image, Divide Movies, Adding title picture

Digital Filter

B&W, Sepia, Toy Camera, Retro, Colour, Extract Colour, Colour Emphasis, High Contrast, Starbust, Soft, Fish-eye, Brightness, Miniature, Slim, Invert Colour Filter


Playback display One Shot, Index (4/9/25 thumb nails), Enlargement (up to 10X, scroll available), Movie Playback, Histogram, Folder display, Select&Delete, Calendar

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

Playback modes Slideshow, Image Rotation, Stretch Filter, Small Face Filter, HDR Filter, Collage

approx. 75.3 MB

Compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card

File Format

Photo Format RAW(DNG), JPEG (conforms to Exif 2.3), conforms to DCF 2.0, DPOF, PRINT Image Matching III

Video format MPEG-4 AVC / H.264

Special Features

PASM modes, bulb mode

RAW formats (DNG)

Electronic level function

Autobracketing function

Custom image

Date imprint: Date, date & time, time, except Green

Start-up time: approx. 1.6 sec,

Release time-lag: approx.0.019 sec


English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian,Turkey, Greek, Russian


Video output PC /AV terminal (NTSC/ PAL), HDMI terminal (Type D)

USB USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)


Rechargeable Battery D-LI106 Lithium-ion battery


Capacity Still*: Approx. 290 shots (Rech. L-ion battery)

Playback**: Approx. 280min (Rech. L-ion battery)

Other sources Optional AC adapter

Height 60mm
Width 122.5mm
Depth 51.5mm

363g unloaded, 391g loaded and ready

PC PC: Windows XP (SP3), Vista TM, 7 and 8

Mac: OS X 10.4 or above***

*** Supported OS must be pre-installed in PC and updated to the latest version. USB port must be standard equipped.

Included Software

Silkypix Developer Studio 3.0 LE for PENTAX RICOH IMAGING

Kit Content

USB Cable I– USB

Rechargeable battery Li-Ion D-LI106

Battery charger D-BC106


Software S-SWxx


Rechargeable battery Li-Ion D-LI106

Battery charger K-BC106H

AC adapter K-AC106H

Remote Control F


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