A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Dpreview.com wrote in their review of this digital cameras on DP Review “Stepping up in the compact spectrum are cameras that tend to be aimed at photographers who want full photographic control”. Dp Review wrote in their review three years ago “Great battery life, wide aperture lens throughout zoom, builtin ND filter, responsive in use, decent macro mode, good image quality, solid build quality”. Dp Review also mentioned “Good image and video quality”.
One Pentax MX-1 owner who purchased it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Three years ago Dp Review said on DP Review “Excellent lens and sensor” in their review of this digital cameras. One person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Dp Review mentioned in their Pentax MX-1 review on DP Review “Manual and semiautomatic shooting modes complement full auto options”.
One Pentax MX-1 owner who purchased the Pentax MX-1 reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Dp Review wrote on DP Review three years ago “Good ISO performance” in their review.
One person said in their reviews that it was good in low light. Dpreview.com wrote on expert website DP Review three years ago “Good low-light performance”.