Nikon D4S vs Pentax 645Z

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Nikon D4S
Pentax 645Z

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
25% lighter Edit
The Nikon D4S has a weight of 1.2kg, however the Pentax 645Z is a 1.5kg digital camera (290g 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.

Thinner Edit
Nikon D4S is 90.5mm deep. That's 32.5mm thinner than the Pentax 645Z (123mm).
Cheaper by £3,400
The Nikon D4S is £3,399.95 cheaper than the Pentax 645Z.
Five more awards
The Nikon D4S has 9 awards from expert review sites, but the Pentax 645Z has 4 awards.
Marginally better expert reviews
Based on 52 expert reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D4S is 93%, whereas the average rating of the Pentax 645Z is 89% (based on 30 reviews).
9 Reasons For
69% higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 51.4MP digital camera. That's 35.2MP higher than the Nikon D4S (51.4MP). 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 52.99MP digital camera. That's 36.39MP more than the Nikon D4S (52.99MP).
88% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 204,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 179,200 higher than the Nikon D4S (204,800).
100 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).
116,000 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 116,000 pixels higher than the Nikon D4S (1,037,000 pixels).
Shorter Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 117mm tall digital camera. That's 39.5mm shorter than the Nikon D4S (117mm).
3% narrower Edit
The Pentax 645Z has a width of 156mm. That's 4mm narrower than the Nikon D4S (156mm).
2 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
A little better user reviews
Based on 16 user reviews, the average review score of the Pentax 645Z is 100%, but the average rating of the Nikon D4S is 98% (based on 77 reviews).

Reasons Against

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

Three times less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 16.6MP digital camera. That's 36.39MP less than the Pentax 645Z (52.99MP).
179,200 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 179,200 lower than the Pentax 645Z (204,800).
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).
13% lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D4S is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 116,000 pixels lower than the Pentax 645Z (1,037,000 pixels).
Taller Edit
The Nikon D4S has a height of 156.5mm. That's 39.5mm taller than the Pentax 645Z (117mm).
3% wider Edit
Nikon D4S is 160mm wide. That's 4mm wider than the Pentax 645Z (156mm).
Fewer sellers
The Nikon D4S is only stocked by 5 sellers, but the Pentax 645Z is stocked by 7 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by seven months
The Nikon D4S is seven months older than the Pentax 645Z.
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The average user rating of the Nikon D4S is 98%, whereas the average user rating of the Pentax 645Z is 100% (based on 16 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
290g heavier Edit
The Pentax 645Z has a weight of 1.5kg, whereas the Nikon D4S is a 1.2kg digital camera (290g 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.

Thicker Edit
The Pentax 645Z has a depth of 123mm. That's 32.5mm thicker than the Nikon D4S (123mm).
More expensive by £3,400
The Pentax 645Z is £3,399.95 more expensive than the Nikon D4S.
Five less awards
The Pentax 645Z has only received 4 awards, however the Nikon D4S has received 9 awards.
Expert review Rating is a little Worse
The Pentax 645Z has an average expert score of 89%, but the Nikon D4S has an average expert rating of 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
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
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

Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Nikon F
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2

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
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus assist beam
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
25,600 204,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
200 100
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
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 Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure lock
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
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

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 1,037,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.7x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
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
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
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
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
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
BEST
Depth
90.5mm
BEST
123mm
Width
160mm 156mm
BEST
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
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Ethernet LAN Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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