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Pentax 645Z

$6,008.88
Imaging Resource.com Dave's Pick PC Mag Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 51.4 megapixel digital camera
SLR 51.4MP CMOS Black Oct 2014
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Pentax 645Z Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Pentax 645Z number 141 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 42?

It has very good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report superior product quality, it is robust and good picture quality.
This Pentax digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
8256 x 6192 pixels image resolution
Very high megapixel
Very heavy
Only supports an Auto ISO sensitivity

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the 645Z with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras, but good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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How Big is the Pentax 645Z?

The Pentax 645Z is 156mm wide and 123mm tall. It is 117mm deep and weighs 1.5kg.

Pentax 645Z front dimensions

Pentax 645Z size in context

Pentax 645Z In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

The experts at two expert review sites thought that this Pentax camera was very good. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from website PC Mag who decided it was terrific and the author at review website Ephotozine conluded that they would definitely endorse it and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

The experts at two more expert review sites both concluded that this Pentax camera was very good. This camera received a "Dave's Pick" award from Imaging Resource.com and it received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Good Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 89% based on 12 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and PC Mag. If all the cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this Pentax camera is in the top 6%.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 239 owner reviews this digital camera has a marvellous overall owner rating. Over 90% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 99% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Most 645Z owners think it is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Users Report Great Product Quality

28 customers reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report it is Robust

21 customers who bought it agreed that it was well made and three owners who purchased it concluded that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

44 people mentioned in their reviews that the Pentax 645Z was able to produce good images, nine customers who purchased it thought it had a good picture resolution and three customers who bought it concluded that it had a good image sensor. three customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good in low light.

Excellent Brand

Based on 2,538 expert and owner reviews (including 473 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Pentax also has excellent reviews specifically within its cameras range. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Six owners who purchased the product concluded that it was good for video recording.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

17 owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use, three customers who reviewed the Pentax 645Z thought it was easy to use the menus and three people considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report a Good Flash

Two owners said in their reviews that it had a good flash.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Eight people who reviewed the product concluded that it was good looking, three people agreed that the product was ergonomic and three people thought the product was well designed. two customers who reviewed it concluded that it was smooth.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

16 people who purchased the Pentax 645Z thought it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

13 owners thought this digital camera had a good autofocus and four owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good lens.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four people considered that it had a good screen.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

10 customers who purchased the product concluded that it was quiet.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Six owners who reviewed the Pentax 645Z agreed that it had good features.

Users Report Good Battery Life

Six owners said in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Five customers wrote in their reviews that the product was a good body shape.


Value For Money

Not Cheap

The cheapeast digital cameras that we found costs $29 and the most expensive costs $6,895. We think that this Pentax digital camera looks expensive.

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Pentax 645Z and the United States price of $6,008.88 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £6,256.60 ($6,256.60).

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Features

8256 X 6192 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax 645Z has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This camera has an 8256 x 6192 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras have a 2048 x 1536 pixels maximum image resolution.

An 8256 x 6192 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution across all digital cameras.

A 2560 х 1280 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Very High Megapixel

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. When compared to other cameras that we have assessed, the Pentax 645Z's megapixel of 51.4 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Very Heavy

The lightest digital camera is 1g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. When compared to other cameras, the weight of the Pentax 645Z of 1.5 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax 645Z has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of cameras is 2.9", and the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9". At 3.2 inches, the Pentax 645Z has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Only Supports an Auto ISO Sensitivity

The Pentax 645Z has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities Auto are also supported by this Pentax camera.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax 645Z features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras also feature noise reduction.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Pentax 645Z has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (1,037,000 pixel) amongst cameras of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras is 600,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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3 USB Version

The Pentax 645Z supports a 3 USB version which is newer than the 2 USB version supported by most digital cameras. In addition, this Pentax digital camera support a 3.1 and 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version.

This digital camera's USB version (3) is actually the best supported USB version across all cameras.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported USB version is 3.1.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of cameras is 11. At 22, the Pentax 645Z has a fairly large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Live View

The Pentax 645Z supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Pentax 645Z features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax 645Z supports dioptic correction, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Pentax 645Z has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Fairly 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 cameras. The average playback zoom (max) of cameras is 10x.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax 645Z features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax 645Z has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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650 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Pentax 645Z which takes 650 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Quite Low Magnification

Across all the digital cameras the magnifications range from 0.15x to 100x. When compared to other cameras, the magnification of the Pentax 645Z of only 0.17 times zoom factor is one of the lowest.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of digital cameras is 0.001m and the largest is 5m. With a closest focusing distance of 0.5 meters, the Pentax 645Z has one of the larger closest focusing distances amongst digital cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The field of views of digital cameras range from 1.5% to 170%, and the average field of view is 100%. The Pentax 645Z has a quite narrow field of view (only 98 percent) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax 645Z features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Pentax 645Z supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). 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. Cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was October 2014 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027075230644, 00027075275867, 00027075275874, 00270752758676, 04974564275876, 09999999275876

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