Pentax 645Z vs Samsung NX30

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Pentax 645Z
Samsung NX30

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Significantly higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax 645Z has a megapixel count of 51.4MP, whereas the Samsung NX30 is only a 20.3MP digital camera (31.1MP 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 Samsung NX30 is only a 21.6MP digital camera (31.39MP less).
Vastly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax 645Z has a maximum ISO speed of 204,800, however the Samsung NX30 is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (179,200 lower).
One more memory slot Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a two memory slot digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 only has one memory slot.
0.2" larger screen size Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 3.2" screen digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Two hundred and ninety more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Pentax 645Z is 650.00, but the Samsung NX30 only takes 360.00 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.

Available from 8 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Expert reviews are better
The Pentax 645Z has an average expert review score of 89%, however the Samsung NX30 has an average rating of 83% (based on 84 reviews).
User reviews are a lot better
The Pentax 645Z has an average user review score of 100%, however the Samsung NX30 has an average rating of 88% (based on 19 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Wider field of view Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 100% field of view digital camera. That's 2% wider than the Pentax 645Z (100%).
1.1kg lighter Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a weight of 375g, but the Pentax 645Z is a 1.5kg digital camera (1.1kg 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.

Cheaper by £5,058
The Samsung NX30 costs £5,057.72 less than the Pentax 645Z.
Twelve more awards
The Samsung NX30 has 16 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Pentax 645Z has 4 awards.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
2% narrower field of view Edit
The Pentax 645Z has a field of view of 98%, but the Samsung NX30 is a 100% field of view digital camera (2% wider).
Heavier Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 1.5kg digital camera. That's 1.1kg heavier than the Samsung NX30 (375g). 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.

£5,058 more expensive
The Pentax 645Z is more expensive than the Samsung NX30 by £5,057.72.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Pentax 645Z has received 4 awards, the Samsung NX30 has received 16 awards.
9 Reasons Against
Significantly lower megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 31.1MP lower than the Pentax 645Z (20.3MP). 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.

31.39MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 21.6MP digital camera. That's 31.39MP less than the Pentax 645Z (21.6MP).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 179,200 lower than the Pentax 645Z (25,600).
Only one memory slot Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a one memory slot digital camera, whereas the Pentax 645Z only has two memory slots.
Smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.2" smaller than the Pentax 645Z (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Only 360.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Samsung NX30 is 360.00, but 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.

Less retailers
The Samsung NX30 is only stocked by 2 shops, whereas the Pentax 645Z is stocked by 10 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Samsung NX30's average expert score is 83%, however the Pentax 645Z's is 89% (based on 30 reviews).
User review Rating is much Worse
The Samsung NX30's average user score is 88%, however the Pentax 645Z's is 100% (based on 16 reviews).

Awards

4 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
16 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
alphr.com: Recommended
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
smartson.se: Recommended
Techradar: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
51.4MP
BEST
20.3MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 8256 x 6192
BEST
 8256 x 6192
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
44 x 33 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
52.99MP
BEST
21.6MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.6
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Lens Mount Interface
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Samsung NX
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Samsung NX

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Auto Focus Point
27 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 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
204,800
BEST
25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
BEST
 ±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
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Format
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 810
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 810
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
98% 100%
BEST
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,037,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.96x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent L
 Manual
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent L
 Manual
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,12 2,30
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Playback Zoom
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
PRIME III Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-3.5 - 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Snow
 Landscape
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 EST
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 EST
 HEB
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.5kg 375g
BEST
Height
117mm 95.5mm
Depth
123mm 127mm
Width
156mm 41.7mm
Weight Including Battery
1.6kg Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
D-LI90 BP1410
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,410mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
650 shots
BEST
360 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.6V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Intel i5, AMD Phenom II x4
Minimum RAM Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data 512MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data 250MB

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Digital Camera Utility 4 (Ver.4.20) Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 AC
BEST
 AC
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
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