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Retro looking camera from Pentax. The MX-1.

Boot Camp feature for Monday, February 25, 2013

A retro looking camera from Pentax.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.  Pentax is joining companies like Olympus and FujiFilm in producing cameras that resemble some of the popular film cameras from decades ago.   The new MX-1 is equipped with a fast 1.8 28 to 112 millimeter film equivalent lens that is not interchangeable and says product marketing manager John Carlson…

“Even the name of the camera harkens back to an earlier film era.  Pentax had the film camera the MX.  This is the MX-1.   Some of the similarities between the cameras are the control  layout, it’s got an exposure compensation dial on top.  What’s really cool is it’s got brass top and bottom covers which you don’t see any more in any cameras.  So it will wear over time, get this nice patina with the brass showing through as you use the camera.”

The MX-1 has a list price of about five hundred dollars.   You can find us with archives, interviews and more at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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