Pentax MX-1 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Pentax MX-1? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Pentax makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the MX-1 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Pentax MX-1 below.
In any case, the MX-1 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was revealed to the public on January 7th, 2013, which means that, as of today, the camera is 3609 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued, but there has not been a direct replacement model for the MX-1 from Pentax.
Pentax's operating manual for the MX-1
The camera's operating manual is 244 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the MX-1 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Pentax MX-1 manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.
If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Pentax's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Pentax MX-1 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Pentax MX-1
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your MX-1 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Pentax MX-1 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Pentax MX-1 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the MX-1.
What type of imaging sensor is used in the MX-1?
The camera is build around a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the MX-1?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 12800.
How do I find the shutter count on my MX-1?
Pentax embeds the number of shutter actuations in image metadata. You can check the number of shots that your MX-1 has taken up to now by uploading a recent image to the free online shutter count finder app.
Does the Pentax MX-1 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Which battery does the MX-1 use?
The camera gets its power from the D-LI106, which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Pentax MX-1.
|Camera Model||Pentax MX-1|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||28-112mm f/1.8-2.5|
|Launch Date||January 2013|
|Launch Price||USD 499|
|Sensor Format||1/1.7" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||7.6 x 5.7 mm|
|Sensor Area||43 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||9.5 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||12 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 000 x 3 000 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.89 μm|
|Pixel Density||27.70 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||Anti-Alias filter|
|Movie Capability||1080/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||100 - 12 800 ISO|
|DXO Sensor Quality (score)||49|
|DXO Color Depth (bits)||20.4|
|DXO Dynamic Range (EV)||11.3|
|DXO Low Light (ISO)||208|
|Viewfinder Type||No viewfinder|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||920k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Tilting screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||No front-flip|
|Touch Input||No touchscreen|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000s|
|Continuous Shooting||1 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Image Stabilization||In-body stabilization|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||no|
|External Flash||no Hotshoe|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||mini HDMI|
|Wifi Support||no Wifi|
|Battery Type||D-LI106 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||290 shots per charge|
122 x 61 x 51 mm
(4.8 x 2.4 x 2.0 in)
|Camera Weight||391 g (13.8 oz)|
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