Hands-On Review: the Pentax MX-1

The Pentax MX-1 is a vintage style, though fully modern, point-and-shoot camera with a 12MP sensor that's relatively large  at 1/1.7". Its built-in lens zooms across a 35mm equivalent focal-length range of 28-112mm. Kelby Media's Larry Becker finds a lot to like about the MX-1 in this hands-on review.

The Pentax MX-1 is solidly built with brass elements, and pro shooting modes put image-capture controls fully in your hands. For beginners, a wealth of Scene Modes will match the camera's settings to your specific shooting situation. A powerful HDR mode lets you capture high-dynamic range images, and can even process them in-camera.