Pentax MX-1 vs Sony RX10 Overview
Let's look more closely at the Pentax MX-1 vs Sony RX10, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Large Sensor Superzoom by manufacturers Pentax and Sony. There is a considerable difference between the image resolutions of the MX-1 (12MP) and RX10 (20MP) and the MX-1 (1/1.7") and RX10 (1") boast different sensor measurements.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The MX-1 was launched 8 months earlier than the RX10 and they are of a similar age. Both of the cameras feature different body design with the Pentax MX-1 being a Compact camera and the Sony RX10 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.
Before delving straight to a detailed comparison, here is a brief summary of how the MX-1 matches up vs the RX10 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.
Pentax MX-1 vs Sony RX10 Key Specs
- 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
- 3" Tilting Display
- ISO 100 - 12800
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 28-112mm (F1.8-2.5) lens
- 391g - 122 x 61 x 51mm
- Revealed July 2013
Pentax MX-1 vs Sony RX10 Physical Comparison
If you are planning to lug around your camera, you're going to have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Pentax MX-1 enjoys physical dimensions of 122mm x 61mm x 51mm (4.8" x 2.4" x 2.0") having a weight of 391 grams (0.86 lbs) whilst the Sony RX10 has dimensions of 129mm x 88mm x 102mm (5.1" x 3.5" x 4.0") and a weight of 813 grams (1.79 lbs).Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you use at the time. The following is the front view dimension comparison of the MX-1 and the RX10.
Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the MX-1 and RX10 is 84 and 58 respectively.
Pentax MX-1 vs Sony RX10 Sensor Comparison
More often than not, it's difficult to see the gap in sensor measurements only by researching specifications. The visual below will help give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the MX-1 and RX10.
Plainly, both the cameras enjoy different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The MX-1 due to its smaller sensor will make getting shallower DOF trickier and the Sony RX10 will render greater detail utilizing its extra 8MP. Greater resolution can also help you crop photos far more aggressively. The older MX-1 will be behind in sensor tech.