Pentax’s New MX-1 Looks a Lot Like Its Old ME SLR

Chris Gampat Gear Patrol Pentax K01 product photos (1 of 20)

Editor’s Note: It’s come to my attention that the camera also looks like the original MX. It indeed does.

Pentax’s new MX-1 point and shoot looks a lot like its old ME SLR from a long time ago. When writing the announcement post up this morning, that dawned on me. The ME is a heck of a lot more simplistic of a camera though, and it shoots film. I shot the photo above a while ago for a lifestyle publication that I work for, and the similarity just struck me.

 

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But the resemblance is very much there.

More to come from CES. We’re going to try to get our hands on the camera and possibly call one in for review.