Pentax have today announced during CES 2013 the new MX-1 high-end compact camera, with a ton of new features including a 4X optical lens with a maximum aperture of f/ 1.8, 12 megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor with a top sensitivity of ISO 12,800.

Pentax says that this sensor will allow the camera to deliver low-noise shots at high sensitivities backed by what they call a state-of-the-art image processing engine, there will also be a Handheld Night shooting mode that can take multiple shots and combine them into one composite image.

At the back there’s a 3 inch tilting LCD display, with a retro styled body, a textured rubber finish, there’s a mode dial for normal auto shooting options as well as an exposure compensation dial for quick adjustments, with RAW capture features.

Of course there’s also a pop-up flash, full HD video capture and dual-axis shake reduction.

The Pentax MX-1 will be available for £399.99 in black, silver, white from February 2013.

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