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Pentax introduces retro-styled point-and-shoot with a brass body and strong low-light capability

Pentax MX-1

Camera design has been moving retro for several years now, and Pentax's new MX-1 point-and-shoot is just the latest example. This new camera features a brass body with textured grips, a fast f/1.8-f/2.5 lens that features an effective zoom range of 28mm-112mm, and a newly designed 12-megapixel CMOS sensor. While the smaller sensor doesn't match what's being offered in mirrorless cameras, but Pentax is touting its low-light sensitivity — the camera can reach a max ISO of 12,800, which is fairly impressive for a point-and-shoot. The lens itself also has some impressive specs; while the zoom range is fairly small compared to a lot of other cameras, the extremely fast aperture means this camera will be able to take in a lot more light than competing models.

The camera also features a 3-inch, 920,000-dot LCD screen with articulating action, shake reduction for sharper images when shooting at slower shutter speeds, and one-touch 1080p video recording at 30FPS. Pentax says the new camera will be available in February at a $499.95 price point — we'll be looking for it at CES to see how it handles.

In a more quirky announcement, Pentax also revealed that its Q10 mirrorless camera will now be available in a whopping 100 different color combinations that users can build on Pentax's site. It'll also be displaying the full lineup of colored cameras at retailer Adorama, with more retail partners to be announced later. Pentax is keeping the price point for these custom cameras the same — $599.95 gets you a colored Q10 with a kit zoom lens.

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