Nikon D3300 vs Pentax 645Z

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Nikon D3300
Pentax 645Z

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Reasons For

7 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).
Significantly shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a flash sync-speed of 0.01s, but the Pentax 645Z is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s longer).
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%).
Higher magnification Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a magnification of 0.85x. That's 0.68x higher than the Pentax 645Z (0.17x). 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.

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

Nine more awards
The Nikon D3300 has 13 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Pentax 645Z has 4 awards.
11 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Pentax 645Z has an image stabilizer, whereas the Nikon D3300 does not. 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.

More total megapixels Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 52.99MP digital camera. That's 28.21MP more than the Nikon D3300 (52.99MP).
A lot smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon D3300 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 larger).
27.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The number of auto Focus (AF) pointss on the Pentax 645Z is 27.00, but the Nikon D3300 only has 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 204,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 192,000 higher than the Nikon D3300 (204,800).
Two memory slotss Edit
The number of memory slotss on the Pentax 645Z is two, but the Nikon D3300 only has one memory slots.
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 30 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Nikon D3300 is 80% (based on 92 reviews).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Pentax 645Z is 100% based on 16 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Nikon D3300 is 95% (based on 432 reviews).

Reasons Against

12 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.

Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon D3300 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.

Less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a 24.78MP digital camera. That's 28.21MP less than the Pentax 645Z (52.99MP).
21% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon D3300 has a minimum aperture number of 3.5, however the Pentax 645Z is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 smaller).
Only 11.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Nikon D3300 is an 11.00 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera, whereas the Pentax 645Z only has 27.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Fifteen times lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon D3300 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800. That's 192,000 lower than the Pentax 645Z (204,800).
Only one memory slots Edit
The Nikon D3300 is a one memory slots digital camera, whereas the Pentax 645Z only has two memory slotss.
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 30 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Nikon D3300's average user score is 95%, however the Pentax 645Z's is 100% (based on 16 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Pentax 645Z is only 22 maximum aperture. That's 14 bigger than the Nikon D3300 (22).
0.99s longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Pentax 645Z has a flash sync-speed of 1s, however the Nikon D3300 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
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%).
Lower magnification Edit
The Pentax 645Z is a 0.17x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.68x lower than the Nikon D3300 (0.17x). 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.

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

Older by over one year
The Pentax 645Z is 16 months 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

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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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
 DX
 DX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
36
BEST
22
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 2.8
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 55 Unknown - Click to provide data
Fixed Focal Length
52mm 55mm
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
11/8 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
52mm 67mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
Auto Focus (AF) Points
11 27
BEST
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
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Partial
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Partial
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
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 off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
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%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.85x
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
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 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
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Crop
 Rotating
 Resizing
 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
 Thumbnails
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Snow
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Snow
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
410g
BEST
1.5kg
Height
98mm 117mm
Depth
75.5mm 123mm
Width
124mm 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)
460g
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)
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
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