Pentax MX-1 for $249.99 - WOOT!

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by Luke, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
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  2. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

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  3. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    I looked hard at the MX-1 last night, but before I purchased one I reminded myself that I just sold my X10 for about the same money and I don't think the Pentax is quite in that league. So I passed. Proudly. :)
     
  4. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
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    Oh no. No more XF1 effect please!!
     
  5. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

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    I don't think so. I haven't used an MX-1 but I suspect the XF1 probably offers slightly better IQ. No need to have both or swap the Fuji for the Pentax. But I keep wondering if I should pick up a leftover (but new) X-10 at the going rate of $339-$349.
     
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  6. snkenai

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    That song, comes trailing by me from time to time. If I could somehow find a suitable gun to shoot it with, I would. I fear greatly, that "black hole"! :fantastisch_01:
     
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  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    Same thoughts about the X10 as well! But what I do like about the MX1 is the brass!! But I'll likely resist ...
     
  8. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

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    If the MX1 had the XF1's innards, I'd be all over it.
     
  9. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

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    :hmmm:
    If the MX1 had the innards of its similarly sized cousin the Ricoh GR, I'd be all over it like white on rice.
     
  10. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

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    Well, I wrote a few months ago that if the MX-1 ever dropped to $199 on closeout, I'd bite. That still sounds right to me. The camera looks great and the brass is a bonus.
     
  11. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    What if I like brown rice better?
     
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  12. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

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    So you waiting for another 20% drop Steve or you gonna jump?

    :rofl:
     
  13. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
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    I don't even want to think about that. That's an expensive thought. The problem, of course, is the lens. No tiny zoom for a sensor that big. Maybe a compromise with a 1" sensor?
     
  14. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

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    No, I think I'll wait. If it never gets there, that's the way it goes. I think the X10 is much more likely for me.
     
  15. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Haven't used either (yet ;). But comparing the MX-1 against the Fuji XF1 here http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/pentax-mx-1/9 the Pentax looks MUCH better across all ISOs and no matter if jpeg or raw.
    (Even to the point that I think there could be something wrong with the XF1 they used.)
     
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  16. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    The DPR studio samples don't seem to do justice to the IQ of the X10/20/F1.
     
  17. Biro

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  18. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    That's probably true. Also, studio tests often only have a limited relevance to real life use.

    Still, I think we sometimes put too much importance in sensor size or sensor technology when it comes to compact cameras.

    With compacts we rarely talk about the quality of the lenses. (Whereas with interchangeable lens systems we tend to obsess about lens quality. :smile: )

    Long story short, I believe that the lens on the MX-1 gets it very, very close to RX100 territory - at a fraction of the prize (with this deal).
    If this is true (or if I'm completely off the mark), I'll soon find out... :redface:
     
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  19. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    Alright, way to go Tilman! We'll finally have our first MX1 owner in this forum!! Post lots of photos!
     
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  20. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Hehe, will do. Estimated delivery is Nov 4th. :smile:
     
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