The Pentax MX-1 offers consumers top quality sensors and powerful image processors, and a whole lot of manual control. The MX-1 supports both JPEG and RAW, a fast wide aperture of F1.8, 4x optical zoom lens with a focal length of 28 - 112mm (the same as 35mm film). The camera features shutter priority, aperture priority and manual exposure, with a 1/8000 of a second to 30 second shutter speed range.
The camera also features auto and manual focusing, image stabilization, face detection, smile capture and all that jazz.
The menu system is taken from Pentax's DSLR line, another sign that this camera is aimed at the slightly mor advanced photographers. Although the camera is very light weight, the camera has been fixed up with brass plates on the top and bottom of the camera, meaning it doesn't feel cheap and nasty.
The Pentax MX-1 is due for release in February 2013 and will cost roughly £400.