Nikon D5300 vs Pentax 645Z

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Nikon D5300
Pentax 645Z

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Twelve more auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 39.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Pentax 645Z only has 27.00 auto focus points.
Slightly wider field of view Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a field of view of 100%, but the Pentax 645Z is only a 98% field of view digital camera (2% narrower).
990g lighter Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 480g digital camera. That's 990g lighter than the Pentax 645Z (1.5kg). 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.

Shorter Edit
Nikon D5300 is 98mm tall, but the Pentax 645Z is a 117mm tall digital camera (19mm taller).
Significantly thinner Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 76mm deep digital camera, whereas the Pentax 645Z is a 123mm deep digital camera (47mm thicker).
31mm narrower Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 125mm wide digital camera, whereas the Pentax 645Z is a 156mm wide digital camera (31mm wider).
£5,610 cheaper
The Nikon D5300 costs £5,609.85 less than the Pentax 645Z.
Available from 34 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Nine more awards
The Nikon D5300 has 13 awards, whereas the Pentax 645Z has 4 awards.
4 Reasons For
Significantly higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax 645Z has a megapixel count of 51.4MP, whereas the Nikon D5300 is only a 24.2MP digital camera (27.2MP lower). 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 more total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax 645Z has a total megapixel count of 52.99MP, but the Nikon D5300 is only a 24.78MP digital camera (28.21MP less).
Expert reviews are better
The Pentax 645Z has an average expert review score of 89% based on 30 reviews, however the Nikon D5300 has an average rating of 84% (based on 77 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Pentax 645Z has an average user review score of 100% based on 16 reviews, however the Nikon D5300 has an average rating of 95% (based on 481 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Significantly lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a megapixel count of 24.2MP, whereas the Pentax 645Z is a 51.4MP digital camera (27.2MP higher). 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.

28.21MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a total megapixel count of 24.78MP, but the Pentax 645Z is a 52.99MP digital camera (28.21MP more).
Ten months older
The Nikon D5300 is older than the Pentax 645Z by ten months.
Lower expert review Score
The Nikon D5300's average expert rating is 84%, however the Pentax 645Z's is 89% (based on 30 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Nikon D5300's average user rating is 95%, however the Pentax 645Z's is 100% (based on 16 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Twelve less auto focus points Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 27.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5300 only has 39.00 auto focus points.
2% narrower field of view Edit
The Pentax 645Z has a field of view of 98%, but the Nikon D5300 is a 100% field of view digital camera (2% wider).
Heavier Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 1.5kg digital camera. That's 990g heavier than the Nikon D5300 (1.5kg). 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.

Taller Edit
Pentax 645Z is 117mm tall, but the Nikon D5300 is a 98mm tall digital camera (19mm shorter).
47mm thicker Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 123mm deep digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5300 is a 76mm deep digital camera (47mm thinner).
31mm wider Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 156mm wide digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5300 is a 125mm wide digital camera (31mm narrower).
£5,610 more expensive
The Pentax 645Z is more expensive than the Nikon D5300 by £5,609.85.
Less retailers
Only 7 stores sells the Pentax 645Z, whereas 41 sellers sell the Nikon D5300. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Pentax 645Z has received 4 awards, the Nikon D5300 has received 13 awards.

Awards

13 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
onfoto.ru: Silver
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: 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

38 months Ago 27 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
24.2MP 51.4MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
BEST
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
Maximum Image Resolution
 8256 x 6192
 8256 x 6192
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 TIF
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 TIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6 44 x 33
Total Megapixel Count
24.78MP 52.99MP
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Focal Length Range
18 - 105 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Nikon F
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 Single 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
39
BEST
27
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
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
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 204,800
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 T
 B
 T
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 MOV
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Display

Screen Size
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100%
BEST
98%
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.82x 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
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Mode
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,12
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data PRIME III
Diopter Adjustment
-1.7 - 1 -3.5 - 2
Eye Relief
18mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
480g
BEST
1.5kg
Height
98mm
BEST
117mm
Depth
76mm
BEST
123mm
Width
125mm
BEST
156mm
Weight Including Battery
530g
BEST
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-EL14a D-LI90
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 650 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
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