Nikon D4S vs Pentax 645Z

(129)
(46)
Nikon D4S
Pentax 645Z

Top Prices

Amazon US
Delivery unknown
vanbar-imaging
Delivery unknown
Very Best Cameras Japan
Delivery unknown
Adorama
Out of stock
Amazon US
Out of stock
Overstock
Delivery unknown
In stock, only 2 left!

Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920 pixels higher than the Pentax 645Z (1,037,000 pixels pixels).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 0.7xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.53x higher than the Pentax 645Z (0.17xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

A lot lighter Edit
The Nikon D4S has a weight of 1.2kgg, but the Pentax 645Z is a 1.5kgg digital camera (0.3g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Cheaper by $5,097
The Nikon D4S costs $5,096.95 less than the Pentax 645Z.
6 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Five more awards
The Nikon D4S has 9 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Pentax 645Z has 4 awards.
Slightly better expert reviews
Based on 52 reviews, the average expert review score of the Nikon D4S is 93%, however the average rating of the Pentax 645Z is 89% (based on 30 reviews).
4 Reasons For
69% higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 51.4MPMP digital camera. That's 35.2MP higher than the Nikon D4S (51.4MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

69% more total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 52.99MPMP digital camera. That's 36.39MP more than the Nikon D4S (52.99MPMP).
Vastly smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 100 smaller than the Nikon D4S (100).
A bit better user reviews
Based on 16 reviews, the average user review score of the Pentax 645Z is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon D4S is 98% (based on 77 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
3x lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 16.2MPMP digital camera. That's 35.2MP lower than the Pentax 645Z (51.4MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Hugely less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 16.6MPMP digital camera. That's 36.39MP less than the Pentax 645Z (52.99MPMP).
50% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 100 bigger than the Pentax 645Z (100).
Older by eight months
The Nikon D4S is eight months older than the Pentax 645Z.
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The Nikon D4S's average user score is 98%, however the Pentax 645Z's is 100% (based on 16 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
920 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 1,037,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920 pixels lower than the Nikon D4S (1,037,000 pixels pixels).
Significantly lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 0.17xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.53x lower than the Nikon D4S (0.17xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

21% heavier Edit
The Pentax 645Z has a weight of 1.5kgg, however the Nikon D4S is a 1.2kgg digital camera (0.3g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

More expensive by $5,097
The Pentax 645Z is $5,096.95 more expensive than the Nikon D4S.
Fewer sellers
The Pentax 645Z is only stocked by 3 shops, but the Nikon D4S is stocked by 9 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Five less awards
The Pentax 645Z has only received 4 awards, but the Nikon D4S has received 9 awards.
Expert review Rating is a bit Worse
The average expert rating of the Pentax 645Z is 89%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon D4S is 93% (based on 52 reviews).

Awards

9 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
4 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

34 months Ago 27 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
16.2MP 51.4MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
BEST
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1064
Maximum Image Resolution
 8256 x 6192
 8256 x 6192
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 23.9 44 x 33
Total Megapixel Count
16.6MP 52.99MP
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/7
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Nikon F
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 27
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 200
 25600
 25
 Auto
 200
 25600
 25
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600
BEST
204,800
Minimum ISO Speed
200 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
 XQD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
BEST
Memory Slot
2 2

Display

Screen Size
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 98%
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels
BEST
1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.7x
BEST
0.17x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,12
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data PRIME III
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -3.5 - 2
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Snow
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Snow
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.2kg
BEST
1.5kg
Height
156.5mm 117mm
Depth
90.5mm 123mm
Width
160mm 156mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 416g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 81.3mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 68.2mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6kg

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
EN-EL18a D-LI90
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 650 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Digital Camera Utility 4 (Ver.4.20)
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC

Other Features

Ethernet LAN Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback