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Nikon D3300 vs Pentax 645Z

Nikon D3300 vs Pentax 645Z

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Nikon D3300
Pentax 645Z

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
39% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 14 smaller than the Pentax 645Z (22).
Wider field of view Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a 100% field of view digital camera. That's 2% wider than the Pentax 645Z (98%).
Lighter Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a weight of 410g, 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.

700.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Nikon D3300 is 700.00, but 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.

Nine more awards
The Nikon D3300 has 13 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Pentax 645Z has 4 awards.
5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 51.4MP digital camera. That's 27.2MP higher than the Nikon D3300 (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.

7% larger display diagonal Edit
Pentax 645Z is 3.2" screen. That's 0.2" larger than the Nikon D3300 (3.2"). 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.

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 D3300 (1,037,000 pixels).
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Pentax 645Z is 89% based on 35 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Nikon D3300 is 80% (based on 101 reviews).
Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Pentax 645Z is 98% based on 209 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Nikon D3300 is 95% (based on 899 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Two times lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a 24.2MP digital camera. That's 27.2MP lower than the Pentax 645Z (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.

Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.2" smaller than the Pentax 645Z (3.2"). 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.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon D3300 is only 921,000 pixels display resolution. That's 116,000 pixels lower than the Pentax 645Z (1,037,000 pixels).
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Expert review Rating is Worse
The Nikon D3300's average expert score is 80%, however the Pentax 645Z's is 89% (based on 35 reviews).
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Nikon D3300's average user score is 95%, however the Pentax 645Z's is 98% (based on 209 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Pentax 645Z is only 22 maximum aperture. That's 14 bigger than the Nikon D3300 (22).
3% narrower field of view Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 98% field of view digital camera. That's 2% narrower than the Nikon D3300 (98%).
1.1kg heavier Edit
The Pentax 645Z has a weight of 1.5kg, however the Nikon D3300 is a 410g digital camera (1.1kg 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.

Only 650.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Pentax 645Z takes 650.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Nikon D3300 only takes 700.00 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.

Older by over two years
The Pentax 645Z is two years older than the Nikon D3300.
Nine less awards
The Pentax 645Z has only received 4 awards, but the Nikon D3300 has received 13 awards.

Awards

13 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: 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

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
24.2MP 51.4MP
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
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
36
BEST
22
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
82.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 55 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade
7 9
BEST
Filter Size
52mm 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
11 27
BEST
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
 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
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
 Matrix
 Partial
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Partial
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
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 T
 B
 T
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
12m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s
BEST
1s
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
 1920 x 960
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 960
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
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
 LC-AAC
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
 LC-AAC
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono
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
Memory Slots
1 2
BEST

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
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
Display Diagonal (metric)
7.5cm Unknown - Click to provide data

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
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Split screen
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Split screen
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10,20 2,12
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 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
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
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
1 PRIME III
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-1.7 - 0.5 -3.5 - 2
Eye Relief
18mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Snow
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Snow
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SCR
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 INC
 SRP
 KAZ
 Multi
 BEN
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SCR
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 INC
 SRP
 KAZ
 Multi
 BEN
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 PER
 VIE
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 PER
 VIE

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
410g
BEST
1.5kg
Height
98mm 117mm
Depth
75.5mm 123mm
Width
124mm 156mm
Weight (including Battery)
460g
BEST
1.6kg

Battery

Power Source Type
 AC
 Battery
 USB
 AC
 Battery
 USB
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 1
Battery Type
EN-EL14a D-LI90
Battery Capacity
1,230mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
700 shots
BEST
650 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V 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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Digital Camera Utility 4 (Ver.4.20)
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 AC
 USB
 AV
 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
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback