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Nikon D800 vs Pentax 645Z

Nikon D800 vs Pentax 645Z

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Nikon D800
Pentax 645Z

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
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).
Two hundred and fifty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon D800 takes 900.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Pentax 645Z only takes 650.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

£5,089 cheaper
The Nikon D800 is £5,089.01 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 125 reviews, the Nikon D800 has an average expert review score of 91%, whereas the Pentax 645Z has an average rating of 89% (based on 36 reviews).
4 Reasons For
30% higher megapixel 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.

12% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Pentax 645Z has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,037,000 pixels. That's 116,000 pixels higher than the Nikon D800 (1,037,000 pixels).
3 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.
Moderately better user reviews
Based on 210 reviews, the average user review score of the Pentax 645Z is 98%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon D800 is 95% (based on 4 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
15.1MP lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon D800 has a megapixel 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.

13% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D800 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, however the Pentax 645Z is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (116,000 pixels higher).
Fewer sellers
Only 3 stores sells the Nikon D800, but 6 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.
Nine months older
The Nikon D800 is older than the Pentax 645Z by nine months.
A bit Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon D800 is 95%, whereas the average user rating of the Pentax 645Z is 98% (based on 210 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
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%).
Only 650.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Pentax 645Z takes 650.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Nikon D800 only takes 900.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 £5,089
The Pentax 645Z is £5,089.01 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 125 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

40 months Ago 31 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
36.3MP 51.4MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3600 x 2400
BEST
 3600 x 2400
Maximum Image Resolution
 8256 x 6192
 8256 x 6192
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 TIF
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 TIF
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 44 x 33
Total Megapixels
36.8MP 52.99MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 5:4
BEST
 5:4

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Lens Mount Interface
 Nikon F
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax K
 Nikon F
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax K
Diaphragm Blade
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
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking 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
51
BEST
27
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 50
 64
 80
 100
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 204,800
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
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
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution At 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 Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 FLU
Memory Slots
1 2
BEST

Display

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

Viewfinder

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
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

3D
 3D
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
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,12
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
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 Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Trimming
 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
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 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
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data PRIME III
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -3.5 - 2
Eye Relief
17mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Snow
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Snow
Languages Support
 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 (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 KOR
 CHI (TR)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5kg
Height
121.92mm 117mm
Depth
81.28mm 123mm
Width
144.78mm 156mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6kg

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data D-LI90
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
900 shots
BEST
650 shots
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Networking

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

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
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
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
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