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Pentax 645Z

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A good spec and multi award winning SLR digital camera, with a high 51.4MP megapixels but representing only average value for money
SLR 51.4MP 8256 X 6192 Pixels CMOS Jun 2014
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Pentax 645Z Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Pentax 645Z number 289 in best selling cameras and number 455 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
259 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Value for Money
Average
79
Features
Good Features
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good expert reviews and marvellous 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 digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Pentax digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Very high megapixels sensor
8256 x 6192 pixels image resolution
Very heavy
Narrower than average field of view

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from $5,496.95 to $5,378.69 in the last 4 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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Pentax 645Z Video Reviews

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
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Pentax 645Z In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $5,378.69 it is more expensive than 98% of cameras.

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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 $5,378.69 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £5,499.00 ($5,499.00).

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Features

Very High Megapixels Sensor

The Pentax 645Z's sensor megapixels of 51.4MP is in the highest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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8256 X 6192 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Pentax 645Z is 8256 x 6192 pixels. That's over three times the resolution of a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution and is actually the best resolution across all cameras.

Across similar types of camera the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Pentax 645Z of 205,000 is in the highest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax 645Z has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Very Heavy

The weight of the Pentax 645Z of 1.5kg is very heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax 645Z supports dioptic correction, unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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Supports Live View

The Pentax 645Z supports live view, unlike 83% of cameras which do not support live view.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax 645Z features flash exposure compensation. 79% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Pentax 645Z features saturation adjustment. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax 645Z features noise reduction, unlike 91% of cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Pentax 645Z of 3.2" is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 5% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display diagonal of all cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 7.7".

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650 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Pentax 645Z which takes 650 battery life.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

The lowest maximum playback zoom of cameras is 1x, the highest is 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x. The Pentax 645Z's maximum playback zoom of 16x is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 92% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The Pentax 645Z's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is in the highest 16% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax 645Z features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax 645Z features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Narrower Than Average Field of View

The field of view of the Pentax 645Z of only 98% is narrower than 86% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have field of views of between 92% and 1,000%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Only 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB Version

This camera supports a 3.0|3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)|3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pentax 16599

Barcodes:

00027075230644, 00027075275867, 00027075275874, 00270752758676, 00702050658056, 00778088816713, 04974564275876, 09999999275876

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