Nikon D800 vs Pentax 645Z

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Nikon D800
Pentax 645Z

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Reasons For

12 Reasons For
Twenty-four more auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Nikon D800 is 51.00, but the Pentax 645Z only has 27.00 auto focus points.
Vastly higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D800 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fps, however the Pentax 645Z is only a unknownfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (60fps lower).
Slightly wider field of view Edit
The Nikon D800 has a field of view of 100%, however the Pentax 645Z is only a 98% field of view digital camera (2% narrower).
0.7x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D800 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.7x, whereas the Pentax 645Z is only a unknownx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.7x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

17mm bigger eye relief Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 17mm Eye relief digital camera. That's 17mm bigger than the Pentax 645Z (unknownmm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

64% lighter Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 900g digital camera. That's 570g 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.

Hugely thinner Edit
Nikon D800 is 81.28mm deep, but the Pentax 645Z is a 123mm deep digital camera (41.72mm thicker).
11.22mm narrower Edit
Nikon D800 is 144.78mm wide, but the Pentax 645Z is a 156mm wide digital camera (11.22mm wider).
Two hundred and fifty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon D800 takes 900.00 shots per battery charge, however the Pentax 645Z only takes 650.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£4,369 cheaper
The Nikon D800 is £4,368.96 cheaper than the Pentax 645Z.
Twenty-two more awards
The Nikon D800 has 26 awards, but the Pentax 645Z has 4 awards.
Expert reviews are a bit better
Based on 120 reviews, the Nikon D800 has an average expert review score of 91%, whereas the Pentax 645Z has an average rating of 89% (based on 30 reviews).
8 Reasons For
30% higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 51.4MP digital camera. That's 15.1MP higher than the Nikon D800 (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.

31% more total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 52.99MP digital camera. That's 16.19MP more than the Nikon D800 (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 D800 (204,800).
Two memory slots Edit
The number of memory slots on the Pentax 645Z is two, but the Nikon D800 only has one memory slot.
12% 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 D800 (1,037,000 pixels).
Shorter Edit
The Pentax 645Z has a height of 117mm. That's 4.92mm shorter than the Nikon D800 (117mm).
5 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Better user reviews
Based on 16 reviews, the average user review score of the Pentax 645Z is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon D800 is 95% (based on 4 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
15.1MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D800 has a megapixel count of 36.3MP, but the Pentax 645Z is a 51.4MP digital camera (15.1MP 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.

16.19MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D800 has a total megapixel count of 36.8MP, however the Pentax 645Z is a 52.99MP digital camera (16.19MP more).
Significantly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D800 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, whereas the Pentax 645Z is a 204,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (179,200 higher).
One less memory slot Edit
The number of memory slots on the Nikon D800 is one, but the Pentax 645Z only has two memory slots.
13% lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D800 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, however the Pentax 645Z is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (116,000 pixels higher).
A little taller Edit
The Nikon D800 has a height of 121.92mm, however the Pentax 645Z is a 117mm tall digital camera (4.92mm shorter).
Fewer sellers
Only 3 retailers sells the Nikon D800, but 8 shops sell the Pentax 645Z. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over two years older
The Nikon D800 is older than the Pentax 645Z by three years.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon D800 is 95%, whereas the average user rating of the Pentax 645Z is 100% (based on 16 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Only 27.00 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Pentax 645Z is 27.00, but the Nikon D800 only has 51.00 auto focus points.
Narrower field of view Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 98% field of view digital camera. That's 2% narrower than the Nikon D800 (98%).
A lot heavier Edit
The Pentax 645Z has a weight of 1.5kg, however the Nikon D800 is a 900g digital camera (570g 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
Pentax 645Z is 123mm deep. That's 41.72mm thicker than the Nikon D800 (123mm).
8% wider Edit
Pentax 645Z is 156mm wide. That's 11.22mm wider than the Nikon D800 (156mm).
Only 650.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Pentax 645Z takes 650.00 shots per battery charge, however the Nikon D800 only takes 900.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by £4,369
The Pentax 645Z is £4,368.96 more expensive than the Nikon D800.
Twenty-two less awards
The Pentax 645Z has only received 4 awards, but the Nikon D800 has received 26 awards.
Expert review Rating is moderately Worse
The average expert rating of the Pentax 645Z is 89%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon D800 is 91% (based on 120 reviews).

Awards

26 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
camcorderinfo.com: Best of Year
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
fotoguiden.se: Best product
hardwarezone.com.sg: Innovative Design
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
itproportal.com: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 Star
Magnus.de: Buying Tip
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
player.de: Very Good
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tbreak.ae: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
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

59 months Ago 27 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
36.3MP 51.4MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 3600 x 2400
BEST
 3600 x 2400
Maximum Image Resolution
 8256 x 6192
 8256 x 6192
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 5:4
BEST
 5:4
Image Format
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 TIF
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 TIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
35.9 x 24 44 x 33
Total Megapixel Count
36.8MP 52.99MP
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 5:4
BEST
 5:4

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
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Auto Focus Point
51
BEST
27
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
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
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 204,800
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
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
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
 Flash exposure lock
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
Analog Signal Format
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
Memory Slot
1 2
BEST

Display

Screen Size
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100%
BEST
98%
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
PC Connectivity
 PC connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
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

3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,5,10,20 2,12
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 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
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data PRIME III
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -3.5 - 2
Eye Relief
17mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Snow
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Snow
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
900g
BEST
1.5kg
Height
121.92mm 117mm
BEST
Depth
81.28mm
BEST
123mm
Width
144.78mm
BEST
156mm
Weight Including Battery
900g
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-EL15 D-LI90
Shot Per Battery Charge
900 shots
BEST
650 shots
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
ViewNX 2 Digital Camera Utility 4 (Ver.4.20)
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
0.9kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB 3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Port
 USB 3.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Sensor Resolution
36,300,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
1/8000 - 30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
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