Nikon D5300 vs Pentax 645Z

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Nikon D5300
Pentax 645Z

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Twelve more auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 39.00 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera, whereas the Pentax 645Z only has 27.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
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).
Vastly higher magnification Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a magnification of 0.82x, however the Pentax 645Z is only a 0.17x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.65x 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.

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.

Nine more awards
The Nikon D5300 has 13 awards, whereas the Pentax 645Z has 4 awards.
9 Reasons For
Significantly higher megapixel Edit
The Pentax 645Z has a megapixel 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Pentax 645Z has an image stabilizer, however the Nikon D5300 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Hugely more total megapixels Edit
The Pentax 645Z has a total megapixels of 52.99MP, but the Nikon D5300 is only a 24.78MP digital camera (28.21MP less).
Vastly higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Pentax 645Z has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 204,800, however the Nikon D5300 is only a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (192,000 lower).
One more memory slots Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a two memory slots digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5300 only has one memory slots.
Slightly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Pentax 645Z is 1,037,000 pixels display resolution, but the Nikon D5300 is only a 1,036,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (200 pixels lower).
Fifty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Pentax 645Z is 650.00, but the Nikon D5300 only takes 600.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

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 479 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
Significantly lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a megapixel 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.

Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon D5300 does not have an image stabilizer, but the Pentax 645Z has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

28.21MP less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a total megapixels of 24.78MP, but the Pentax 645Z is a 52.99MP digital camera (28.21MP more).
Vastly lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon D5300 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800, however the Pentax 645Z is a 204,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (192,000 higher).
One less memory slots Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a one memory slots digital camera, whereas the Pentax 645Z only has two memory slotss.
200 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon D5300 is only 1,036,800 pixels display resolution, but the Pentax 645Z is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (200 pixels higher).
Fifty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Nikon D5300 is 600.00, but the Pentax 645Z only takes 650.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

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Eleven months older
The Nikon D5300 is older than the Pentax 645Z by eleven 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).
5 Reasons Against
Twelve less auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 27.00 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5300 only has 39.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
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).
Four times lower magnification Edit
The Pentax 645Z has a magnification of 0.17x, however the Nikon D5300 is a 0.82x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.65x higher). 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.

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.

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

39 months Ago 28 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
24.2MP 51.4MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
BEST
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
Maximum Image Resolution
 8256 x 6192
 8256 x 6192
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
 RAW
 JPG
 TIF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.5 x 15.6 44 x 33
Total Megapixels
24.78MP 52.99MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/7
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Nikon F
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
Auto Focus (AF) Points
39
BEST
27
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 204,800
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 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
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)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 M-JPEG
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 424
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 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 Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 2
BEST

Display

Display Diagonal
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%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,036,800 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.82x
BEST
0.17x
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data PRIME III
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-1.7 - 1 -3.5 - 2
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Eye Relief
18mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Snow
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Snow
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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 117mm
Depth
76mm 123mm
Width
125mm 156mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 416g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 81.3mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 68.2mm
Weight (including Battery)
530g
BEST
1.6kg

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL14a D-LI90
Battery Capacity
1,230mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
600 shots 650 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
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
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
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