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Pentax 645Z Digital Camera

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Imaging Resource.com Dave's Pick PC Mag Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended
SLR 51.4MP CMOS Oct 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Capture everything reflected in the eyes and felt by the heart. The medium format CMOS image sensor meets the ideals of the photographer. This sensor is approximately 1.7 times larger than a... More
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34 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

The writer at Ephotozine gave this Pentax digital camera a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and the writer at PC Mag wrote that it was outstanding and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

This digital camera received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com and it received a "Dave's Pick" award from Imaging Resource.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

Eleven experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and PC Mag have rated this SLR digital camera on average 89%. That puts this Pentax digital camera in the top 19% of all the digital cameras of a comparable type and age.

Excellent User Reviews

645Z owners on average rated this digital camera as excellent. If all the digital cameras of a similar age and type are ranked by average user review score then this Pentax digital camera is in the top 3%.

Pentax Has Excellent Camera Reviews

Based on 1,235 expert and user reviews, Pentax has excellent ratings for its cameras. Pentax also has excellent ratings specifically for its SLR cameras compared to other brands.

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Good Quality Pictures

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Techradar.com wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “The 645Z has a sensor that measures 43.8x32.8mm (168% the size of a 35mm frame)”. Expert website Imaging-Resource.com wrote in their review “The 645Z's new image sensor allows a spectacularly wide sensitivity range, especially by medium-format camera standards, covering everything up to ISO 204,800 equivalent”. Two years ago expert review site Digitalcameraworld.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The 51million-pixel Pentax 645Z has a CMOS sensor which measures 43.8×32.8mm (168% the size of a 35mm frame), so it can rec”.

Some people who bought the product agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Expert website Pcmag.com gave the Pentax 645Z a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Pentax 645Z offers the incredible resolution and large sensor of a medium format system at a price that's a third that of the competition”.

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Good Size

A number of customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good body shape. Two years ago Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “Whilst nearly £7000 for the 645Z body may seem quite” in their review and gave it a score of 5 stars. In December last year expert website Digitalcameraworld.com wrote in their Pentax 645Z review “What's the best camera body that money can buy? We test a veritable wish list of cameras, in pursuit of perfection.1”. Digitalcameraworld.com also mentioned “Canon EOS 5D Mark III, £2,250 / $2,500 An easily manageable sub-1kg body that packs a 22.3MP sensor, Digic 5+ processor, 6fps shooting an”.

Good Video Capture

A few Pentax 645Z reviewers said that it was good for video recording. Two years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “It's also the world's first medium format camera to offer full HD video recording” in their review of the Pentax 645Z. Also two years ago Imaging-Resource.com wrote on expert website Imaging Resource.com “It also provides both live view and Full HD movie capture capabilities, neither of w”.

Easy to Use

One customer reckoned that it was easy to handle. Expert review site Shutterbug.com mentioned “The camera offers more than 51MP resolution and many professional features, plus its handling is as easy as using a standard SLR”.

Very High Megapixel

The Pentax 645Z has a very high megapixel (51.4 megapixels) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The lowest megapixel of SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 645Z is 4MP, the highest is 52MP, and the average megapixel is 18MP.

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Very Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras that have been around for a similar time to the 645Z is 2.5" and the largest is 3.2". The Pentax 645Z has a very large display diagonal (3.2 inches) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 645Z.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the 645Z, the Pentax 645Z has a built-in flash.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an Eye-Fi|FLU|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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8256 X 6192 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Pentax 645Z has an 8256 x 6192 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

An 8256 x 6192 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution across all similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 645Z.

The worst image resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Pentax 645Z is more than most SLR cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this Pentax digital camera.

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Two Memory Slotss

The Pentax 645Z has more memory slotss than most of the cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 645Z. This Pentax digital camera is a two memory slots camera compared to most of the digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 645Z which only have one memory slots.

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Very Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 52.99 megapixels, the Pentax 645Z's total megapixels is one of the most amongst SLR cameras that are a similar age to the 645Z. The total megapixelss of SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 10MP to 53MP, and the average total megapixels is 19MP.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Pentax 645Z has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most digital cameras of this type and age. Most SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction across all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 645Z.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Very High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Pentax 645Z has one of the highest ISO sensitivity (max)s (204,800) amongst SLR cameras of this age. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras of this age and type is 20,000, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 210,000.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Pentax 645Z is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Pentax digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this age and type. The image formats supporteds "RAW" and "TIF" are also supported by this camera.

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Nine Number of Diaphragm Bladess

Most of the other SLR cameras that were released around the same time as the 645Z only have between two and eight number of diaphragm bladess, however the Pentax 645Z has nine number of diaphragm bladess.

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Very High Playback Zoom (max)

At 16 times zoom factor, the Pentax 645Z has a very high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the 645Z. Comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 645Z have playback zoom (max)s of between 1x and 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 11x.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Pentax 645Z is more than most SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly found photo effects is Neutral, but this photo effects is not found on this camera. The photo effectss Black&White are also found on this Pentax camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,037,000 pixel, the Pentax 645Z has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this spec and age the display resolution (numeric)s range from 640 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels.

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Has Three Image Editings

The Pentax 645Z has a greater number of image editing modes than most SLR cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most frequently found image editing found on digital cameras of this age and type. The image editings "Crop" and "Resizing" are also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on cameras that are a similar age to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Pentax 645Z is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Pentax camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camera supports an AVI|H.264|M-JPEG|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported on SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Pentax 645Z is more than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This digital camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the 645Z. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this Pentax digital camera.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The Pentax 645Z has a greater number of camera file systems than most comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Pentax camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The camera file systems "DCF", "Exif 2.3" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Supports Two Power Source Types

The Pentax 645Z has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The power source type "USB" is also supported by this Pentax camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most SLR cameras that came out around the same time as the 645Z do not support Full HD video. The Pentax 645Z is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Pentax 645Z does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years do support video capability.

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Not 3D

The Pentax 645Z is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the 645Z are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Pentax 645Z does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Pentax 645Z does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of a comparable type and age to the 645Z are not waterproof. The Pentax 645Z is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Pentax 645Z does not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Has Five Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Pentax 645Z is more than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a Manual shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the 645Z. The shooting modess "Aperture priority", "Auto", "Program" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

Cameras of this age and type have field of views of between 95% and 170%, and the average field of view is 100%. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 645Z, the field of view of the Pentax 645Z of only 98 percent is one of the narrowest.

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Very Large Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the 645Z the closest focusing distances range from 0.2m to 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.34m. When compared to other SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the closest focusing distance of, the Pentax 645Z's closest focusing distance of 0.5 meters is one of the largest.

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Very Heavy

Digital cameras of this spec and age have weights of between 230g and 1.5kg. When compared to other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the weight of the Pentax 645Z of 1.5 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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1 Other reason to consider the Pentax 645Z

Released Over Two Years Ago

Pentax released the 645Z over two years ago.

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Mounting Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Dioptre Correction
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Built-In Flash

4 Awards

Imaging Resource.com Dave's Pick PC Mag Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

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What's the best camera body that money can buy? We test a veritable wish list of cameras, in pursuit of perfection.1. Canon EOS 5D Mark III, £2,250 / $2,500 An easily manageable sub-1kg body that... Read more…

24 March 2015

The 645Z is Pentax's first medium format camera with a CMOS sensor. The camera offers more than 51MP resolution and many professional features, plus its handling is as easy as using a standard... Read more…

27 February 2015

In the light of cameras with full-35mm sensors like Nikon's D810 or Sony's Alpha A7R, it can be hard to mount a compelling argument for digital medium format, but the Pentax 645Z is undoubtedly...

21 January 2015

The Pentax 645Z offers the incredible resolution and large sensor of a medium format system at a price that's a third that of the competition. It's an easy pick for our medium format Editors'...

PC Mag

27 October 2014

Imaging Resource.com

The 645Z's new image sensor allows a spectacularly wide sensitivity range, especially by medium-format camera standards, covering everything up to ISO 204,800 equivalent. It also provides both... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 22 December 2014 by Mark
Mark would recommend the Pentax 645Z

I want to get several questions immediately out of the way: 1. Will the 645Z make you a better photographer? NO 2. Will the 645Z make you better at lighting? NO 3. Will the 645Z help you source... Read more…

Reviewed 25 July 2014 by Scats
Scats would recommend the Pentax 645Z

I have had this camera out on three different occasions only having purchased it a couple of weeks ago. I am primarily a landscape and nature photographer and shoot everything from a tripod. I... Read more…

Reviewed 11 September 2014 by Jerome X.
Jerome X. would recommend the Pentax 645Z

I am a portrait photographer that occasionaly does commercial work. I print large prints. A lot of large prints. I took a leap of faith when I pre-ordered the camera as I had never used a Pentax.... Read more…

Reviewed 4 November 2014 by Cosmo
Cosmo would recommend the Pentax 645Z

I have been a landscape photographer for many years. I have used almost every system out there at one point or another, Olympus, Sony, Nikon, Fuji, you name it. There is always some give and take... Read more…

Reviewed 16 July 2014 by Adam
Adam would recommend the Pentax 645Z (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this camera to use along side my DSLR for times when I can slow down and shoot with the purpose I want. I'm mainly using this camera on a tripod but with good technique I think you can... Read more…

Fast Accurate Auto-Focus
Good Image Quality
High ISO Performance
Large Clear LCD
Quiet
Expense Of New Lenses
Expensive
Heavy
Lack Of New Lenses
Auto Focus Is A Bit Slow
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pentax 16599
Barcodes 00027075230644, 00027075275867, 00027075275874, 00270752758676, 04974564275876, 09999999275876

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