From an imaging standpoint, Pentax's prettiest compact camera isn't breaking much ground. It has the 1/1.7-inch sensor you'd expect to find in an advanced compact as well as tactile knobs for mode changing and exposure control. The body, though, is where the MX-1 really starts to stand out. It's wrapped in a retro material for grip and uses brass in the body to make it feel sturdy. At $500, it's a bit pricy for an advanced compact, but we can only hope to see more stylish bodies coming out of this line down the road.