Nikon D800 vs Pentax 645Z
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Nikon D800vsPentax 645Z

Nikon D800

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score

Nikon D800

£1,509.99
Our Verdict:
A high image quality and multi award winning SLR camera, good for wildlife photography
97
Reviews
62 Reviews + 26 Awards
53
Value for Money
Average
95
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Age
4 Years Old
79
Overall Score
Very Good
SLR 36.3MP 7360 X 4912 Pixels CMOS Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 36.3MP
Maximum Image Resolution 7360 X 4912 Pixels
Sensor Type CMOS
Release Date Jan 2014
Pentax 645Z

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Pentax 645Z

£5,499.00
Our Verdict:
A high image quality and multi award winning SLR digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 3 further awards from other expert sites
96
Reviews
257 Reviews + 4 Awards
49
Value for Money
Average
95
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Age
3 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good
SLR 51.4MP 8256 X 6192 Pixels CMOS Jun 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 51.4MP
Maximum Image Resolution 8256 X 6192 Pixels
Sensor Type CMOS
Release Date Jun 2014
Nikon D800

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score

Nikon D800

£1,509.99
Our Verdict:
A high image quality and multi award winning SLR camera, good for wildlife photography
97
Reviews
62 Reviews + 26 Awards
53
Value for Money
Average
95
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Age
4 Years Old
79
Overall Score
Very Good
SLR 36.3MP 7360 X 4912 Pixels CMOS Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 36.3MP
Maximum Image Resolution 7360 X 4912 Pixels
Sensor Type CMOS
Release Date Jan 2014
Pentax 645Z

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Pentax 645Z

£5,499.00
Our Verdict:
A high image quality and multi award winning SLR digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 3 further awards from other expert sites
96
Reviews
257 Reviews + 4 Awards
49
Value for Money
Average
95
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Age
3 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good
SLR 51.4MP 8256 X 6192 Pixels CMOS Jun 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 51.4MP
Maximum Image Resolution 8256 X 6192 Pixels
Sensor Type CMOS
Release Date Jun 2014

Top Prices

Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
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£1,509.99
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£1,999.99
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£2,499.00
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Reasons For

Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
10 Reasons For
Slightly Wider Field of View
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).

'Field of View' denotes the angles at which the display on a digital camera can be effectively viewed, and all the information clearly read.

Wider field of views mean that you can use the display at a greater variety of angles. Conversely a very small field of view means that you have to hold the device almost directly in front of you in order to view the display.

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64% Lighter
The Nikon D800 is a 900g digital camera. That's 570g lighter than the Pentax 645Z (1.5kg).

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.

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250 More Battery Life
The Nikon D800 takes 900 battery life, however the Pentax 645Z only takes 650 battery life.

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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£3,989 Cheaper
The Nikon D800 is £3,989.01 cheaper than the Pentax 645Z.
22 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 average expert review score of the Nikon D800 is 91%, whereas the average rating of the Pentax 645Z is 89% (based on 37 reviews).
Better Techradar Review Score
Techradar gave the Nikon D800 a review score of 90%, but the Pentax 645Z only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Techradar.com/au/ Review Score
Techradar.com/au/ gave the Nikon D800 a review score of 90%, but the Pentax 645Z's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Amateurphotographer.co.uk Review Score
Amateurphotographer.co.uk gave the Nikon D800 a review score of 90%, but the rating of the Pentax 645Z was only 0% from the same site.
Better Pocket Lint Review Score
The Nikon D800 has a Pocket Lint review score of 90%, but the Pentax 645Z's rating was only 0% from the same site.
14 Reasons For
30% Higher Megapixels
The Pentax 645Z is a 51.4MP digital camera. That's 15.1MP higher than the Nikon D800 (36.3MP).

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.

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88% Higher Maximum ISO Sensitivity
The Pentax 645Z is a 204,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 179,200 higher than the Nikon D800 (25,600).

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

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12% Higher Display Resolution
The Pentax 645Z is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 116,000 pixels higher than the Nikon D800 (921,000 pixels).

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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More 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
The Pentax 645Z has an average user review score of 98% based on 216 reviews, whereas the Nikon D800 has an average rating of 95% (based on 4 reviews).
Better Brand
Pentax digital cameras have an average rating of 89.2%, but Nikon has an average rating of 88.8%.
Better Digitalcameraworld.com Review Score
The Pentax 645Z has a Digitalcameraworld.com review score of 80%, but the rating of the Nikon D800 was only 0% from the same site.
Better PC Mag Review Score
The Pentax 645Z has a PC Mag review score of 90%, but the Nikon D800 only has a rating of 80% from the same site.
Better Digitalone.com.sg Review Score
Digitalone.com.sg's Pentax 645Z review gave it a score of 100%, but the Nikon D800's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Ephotozine Review Score
The Pentax 645Z has an Ephotozine review score of 90%, but the rating of the Nikon D800 was only 0% from the same site.
Better Digitalfoto.dk Review Score
The Pentax 645Z has a Digitalfoto.dk review score of 87%, but the Nikon D800's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Optyczne.pl Review Score
The Pentax 645Z has a review score of 67% from Optyczne.pl, but the Nikon D800's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Digitalfotoforalla.se Review Score
Digitalfotoforalla.se's Pentax 645Z review gave it a score of 87%, but the Nikon D800 only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Chip.de Review Score
The Pentax 645Z has a review score of 89% from Chip.de, but the rating of the Nikon D800 was only 0% from the same site.

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Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Nikon D800 has more awards than the Pentax 645Z. The Nikon D800 has 26 awards, where as the Pentax 645Z has 4 awards. Compare all award winning digital cameras.
Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
26 Awards Best
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

The Nikon D800 has better expert reviews than the Pentax 645Z. The average expert reviews score for the Nikon D800 is 91% based on 125 reviews, where as the average score for the Pentax 645Z is 89% based on 37 reviews.
Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
Best
5 stars
35 reviews
4 stars
9 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
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10 reviews
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Pentax 645Z has better user reviews than the Nikon D800. The average user reviews score for the Pentax 645Z is 98% based on 216 reviews, where as the average score for the Nikon D800 is 95% based on 4 reviews.
Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
5 stars
3 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
196 reviews
4 stars
16 reviews
3 stars
3 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Pentax has a better average brand rating than Nikon. The average brand rating for Pentax is 89.22% based on 3,480 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Nikon is 88.79% based on 45,045 reviews.
Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
Nikon

89

89

Based on 45,045 reviews
Pentax

89

89

Based on 3,480 reviews

Digitalcameraworld.com Review Score

Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
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Canon vs Nikon: which DSLR system is best? A question that has frustrated many of the world's greatest philosophers and may even have troubled the UN? Our in-depth comparison examines each system's cameras, lenses, key features and much more.Who make...
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Jun 2014
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What's the best camera body that money can buy? We test a veritable wish list of cameras, in pursuit of perfection.1. Canon EOS 5D Mark III, £2,250 / $2,500 An easily manageable sub-1kg body that packs a 22.3MP sensor, Digic 5+ processor, 6fps shoot...
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May 2015

Avhub.com.au Review Score

Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
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Quite frankly, it's a bit surprising that more fuss isn't being made about the Nikon D800. With its 36.8 megapixels 35mm-sized sensor, it's the most significant thing to happen to ?small format' D-SLRs for quite a while and, with this amount of resol...
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May 2014
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Paul Burrows' full report on the Pentax 645D is below. To see all test images and specifications, download the magazine pages using the button to the right (7MB file).Medium Well DoneThe 645D set the standard for affordability in digital medium forma...
In the light of cameras with full-35mm sensors like Nikon's D810 or Sony's Alpha A7R, it can be hard to mount a compelling argument for digital medium format, but the Pentax 645Z is undoubtedly that argument. Apart from being the most affordable medi...
Feb 2015

Shutterbug.com Review Score

Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
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Editor?s Note: While we ran a lab test on the Nikon D800 in the July issue of Shutterbug, we also wanted to put the camera in the hands of a shooter who could give us more of an ?in the field? look into this impressive camera. Joe Farace stepped up t...
It will take some practice to familiarize yourself with many of the Nikon D800?s controls and the endless creative possibilities represented by Custom Functions and menu options. Even experienced Nikon shooters may take a bit longer than the pick-it-...
Jan 2013
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The 645Z is Pentax's first medium format camera with a CMOS sensor. The camera offers more than 51MP resolution and many professional features, plus its handling is as easy as using a standard SLR. [ Editor's Note : Lab test and comments are by Bet...
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Mar 2015

Ephotozine Review Score

Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
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We already have full reviews of the and with our standard review photos that you can pull off and compare. But here are a few more photos, taken with a Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.4, lens set at f/16 to help give more reference to diffraction and resolution...
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Aug 2012
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The Pentax 645Z is not only the most affordable 51.4 megapixel medium format digital camera available, it's also the world's first medium format camera to offer full HD video recording, and uses a new 51.4 megapixel CMOS sensor from Sony. The CMOS se...
Highly Recommended
The Pentax 645Z offers the best value for money for a 50 megapixel medium format camera available, and is one of the most affordable high resolution cameras available offering such a high resolution. Whilst nearly £7000 for the 645Z body may seem qu...
Jul 2014

Popphoto.com Review Score

Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
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Nikon's newest is the current reigning king of megapixelsWhat's hot: Highest resolution full-framer around. What's not: Big file sizes demand big pricey storage. Who it's for: Nikon shooters who want the highest resolution full-frame body available.H...
Another upside to the huge files is that they allow for much more cropping than we've ever been able to do with digital images (medium-format excepted). Caught without a long lens when the space shuttle Enterprise was recently flown over New York Cit...
Jul 2012
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Making medium-format CMOS semi-affordableWhat's Hot: Massive resolving powerWhat's Not: Bulky, heavy, pricey compared to 35mmWho it's For: Shooters looking to move from 35mm to medium-format digital photographyUntil very recently, you had to shell ou...
The Pentax 645Z brings high-quality medium-format imagery within reach of a whole new group of photographers. Its overall feel is similar enough to the smaller-format DSLRs that most shooters know for them to face only a slight learning curve after s...
Sep 2014

Pdnonline.com Review Score

Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
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?How'd they do it?? That's the first thing the two photographers who helped me test the Nikon D800 asked after they were done shooting with this 36.3-megapixel, full-frame digital SLR, which replaces the four-year-old D700.And honestly, I had a simil...
Many were skeptical when they first heard about the 36.3-megapixel Nikon D800. Was it really possible to create such a high-resolution digital SLR and sell it for $3,000 without some massive trade-off in image quality?After testing the D800 with two ...
Jun 2012
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The highly anticipated Pentax 645Z medium format camera made its official debut yesterday and we got a chance to test it out at a special launch event in New York City. The Pentax 645Z is the third medium format camera to use a vaunted new 50-megapix...
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Jun 2014

Techradar Review Score

Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
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The excitement surrounding the announcement of the full frame Nikon D800 has been unprecedented. The performance section of this review has been updated with a comparison to the Nikon D700. One of the key topics of conversation about the new camera h...
Recommended
Many see the Canon EOS 5D Mark III as the D800's natural competitor. While the average serious enthusiast is likely to think long and hard about switching manufacturer, professional photographers are less loyal and will go with whichever option works...
Jun 2012
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Like the Pentax 645D that it replaces, the 645Z has a sensor that measures 43.8x32.8mm (168% the size of a 35mm frame) however Sony has provided the sensor rather than Kodak this time, and the pixel count has been boosted from 40 million to 51 millio...
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Jun 2014

Digitalone.com.sg Review Score

Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
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Heart pounding, a bolt of excitement shot through me. The much- coveted Nikon D800 FX-format digital SLR is finally in my hands. And, wow!When Nikon announced the camera on Feb 7, it was touted as having "the world's highest effective pixel count - 3...
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Jun 2012
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Medium format digital cameras used to be essentially film cameras fitted with digital camera backs that contained an image sensor. In this way, professional photographers could keep using expensive gear that can cost as much as $50,000, and not have ...
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Aug 2014

PC Mag Review Score

Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
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At 36 megapixels the Nikon D800 ($2,999.95 list, body only) is not only the company's highest-resolution camera?it's the highest-resolution camera you can find anywhere without moving up to digital medium format. Event photographers will appreciate t...
The full-frame Nikon D800 manages to deliver 36 megapixels of resolution, without sacrificing image quality at high ISOs. It only shoots 4 frames per second, but that should be sufficient for event photographers, landscape shooters, and well-heeled e...
May 2012
Best
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Make no mistake about it, the Pentax 645Z ($8,499.95) from Ricoh Imaging is a serious medium format camera that can go toe-to-toe with vastly more expensive models in terms of image quality. It uses the same image sensor as the Phase One IQ250%displ...
Editor's Choice
Captures images at 51-megapixel resolution
Excellent high ISO performance
Speedy response
2.9fps continuous shooting
27-point autofocus system
Articulating rear display
Weather-sealed design
Solid control layout
Dual tripod mounts
Optional Wi-Fi
System lacks modern leaf-shutter lenses
Autofocus can struggle with fast moving subjects
Focus points grouped tightly in center of frame
Integrated design lacks versatility of a modular back
So-so video quality
Tethered shooting software not included
The Pentax 645Z offers the incredible resolution and large sensor of a medium format system at a price that's a third that of the competition. It's an easy pick for our medium format Editors' Choice camera......
Jan 2015

PhotographyBlog.com Review Score

Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
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The Nikon D800 is one of the hottest DSLR cameras for 2012. Featuring a remarkable 36 megapixel full-frame sensor, the D800 also offers 1080p HD video, a 3.2-inch LCD screen and a viewfinder with 100% coverage. Read our in-depth Nikon D800 review to ...
Essential
The Nikon D700 has been a hot seller ever since it was introduced back in the summer of 2008. It had a great sensor, a robust but relatively lightweight body and a comprehensive feature set, and was sold at a price that many thought was reasonable fo...
May 2012
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The Pentax 645Z is a medium-format DSLR camera with a 51.4-megapixel CMOS sensor with no low pass filter, offering an imaging area of 43.8mm x 32.8mm which is 1.7x larger than a 35mm full-frame sensor. The dust and splash resistant Pentax 645Z has a ...
Essential
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Jul 2014

Amateurphotographer.co.uk Review Score

Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
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At a glance:The Nikon D800 has been a very eagerly awaited camera, and on release it did not disappoint, providing many points of discussion. It is the companys second ?enthusiast-level full-frame DSLR, following the release of the D700 some three an...
The camera controls youll need most are neatly located within easy reach when youre prepping your shots
Buttons on top for shooting speed
ISO and white balance ensures youve got everything you need at your fingertips and within easy reach
The Nikon 800 is clearly built with the user experience in mind
Built-in flash means you wont have to lug around an extra accessory, and it works well
Exceptionally detailed images
Rich dynamic range
Excellent handling
Image quality is insane, video is nothing short of superb, camera layout is practical and simple to use
The Nikon 800 boasts stellar photos, excellent videos, speedy performance, and a relatively streamlined shooting design
Considerably higher resolution than peers
Very low image noise
Good coloraccuracy
Excellent dynamicrange
Very fast autofocus
Quite fast and responsive
Ultrashort blackout
Flexible selftimer and exposure delay
Very sharp LCD
Highly customizable wi
Class-leading image resolution at 36.3 MP
Outstanding high ISO performance in both JPEG and Raw files
High quality JPEG images at default settings
Wide dynamic range Raw files
Consistently pleasing metering and white balance results
Very solid build quality and good ergonomics handling
Fast, responsive camera when adjusting settings
Greatly improved live view operation (compared to the
Dfinition des images importantes
36 3 Mpx
Excellente gestion du bruit lectronique jusqu' 3200 voire 6400 ISO
Module autofocus performant en basse lumire et en suivi de sujet
Reconnaissance des visages en vise optique toujours pratique
Autofocus
Berragender Ausstattungsumfang, berraschend hohe Rauscharmut
Integriertes Blitzgert
Extrem hohe Sensorauflsung
Sehr gute Videofunktionen inklusive LiveStream via HDMI
Gigantische Bildqualitt, sehr guter Videomodus, schneller Autofokus, durchdachtes Design
Sehr schnell
36 Megapixel Auflsung, starke Ausstattung, optimierter Autofokus, hervorragendes Gehuse, leichter als Vorgnger
Altissima risoluzione, corpo leggero, rapporto qualitprezzo
The large images taken by the NIkon 800 can be a strain on lower-specced computer set-ups, even your higher-end desktop or laptop will have its work cut out juggling photo editing working with photos
The average photographer will also find that images can take up a lot of space on the memory card
There is a mode that automatically crops photos, but any serious photograp
Moir patterns visible in some videos
Slower 4 fps shooting speed
Large image files
Expensive, big images can cause buffer to fill too quickly
LCD panel hard to focus by, will cost you a fortune in lenses
While there's nothing major to complain about, the 800's battery life could use a boost
Sharpening introduces artifacts quickly
Some underexposure
Poor AWB indoors
Increased softness at ISO 3200
Strong antialias filter
EC button placement not ideal
Asymmetric card slots
Highly inconsistent Liveview
Bizarre Auto ISO
Exposure Delay mo
Relatively slow 4 fps continuous shooting in FX mode 6 fps with optional battery grip in DX mode)
Slow AF in live view and video modes (compared to phase-detection)
Rear LCD prone to glare in bright sunlight, despite new design
Fine detail in live view magnifications can be prone to artifacts
When shooting in live view, screen is blacked out until data is written to the card
New 'simplifi
Rafale limite 4 vps en 24 36
Un peu juste pour la photographie sportive
Couverture AF un peu troite
Pas d'cran mont sur rotule
Autonomie de la batterie en dea des prcdents modules
Balance des blancs automatique peu fidle sous un clairage
Display weder klappnoch schwenkbar
Hohe Sensorauflsung stellt hchste Ansprche an Objektive
Etwas geringe Serienbildrate (aber groer Puffer ermglicht lange Sequenzen)
Durchschnittliche Akkulaufzeit, langsamerer Serienbildmodus als 700
Sehr teuer
Nessuno
For a camera costing around £2,600, the D800 is unrivalled in the level of detail it can resolve and is an enticing prospect, particularly for landscape photographers. While luminance and chroma noise are gradually introduced up the ISO range, and t...
Apr 2012
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Proving that the original Pentax 645D wasnt a flash in the pan, Pentax has followed up its ?affordable medium-format camera with the 645Z, which delivers some significant improvements, most notably a 51.4-million-pixel sensor.The new sensor in the 64...
Proving that the original Pentax 645D wasnt a flash in the pan, Pentax has followed up its ?affordable medium-format camera with the 645Z, which delivers some significant improvements, most notably a 51.4-million-pixel sensor. Pentax 645Z - Features ...
Jun 2014

What Digital Camera Review Score

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When the arrived in 2008, it was Nikon's first enthusiast full-frame DSLR and their answer to the hugely popular , which had been the only really affordable full-frame DSLR since its launch back in 2005. The D700 inherited many of the high-end featu...
Gold
In many ways the D800 doesn't feel like a natural upgrade to the D700, but rather a new line in Nikon's full-frame DSLR line-up. While the D700 was a great all-round full-frame DSLR, the D800 is slightly more specialised - whereas the D700 was seen a...
Apr 2012
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Prices for models from the likes of Hasselblad and Phase One can easily reach five figures and upwards, and when you consider the further investments in supporting kit needed are placed well out of the reach of most.Pentax, however, has been looking ...
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Oct 2014

Pocket Lint Review Score

Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
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Several years ago, Nikon announced the D90 - the first digital SLR that could record video. Clips were short, at under five minutes, and restricted to 720p, but it was the start of a revolution. And we?re not exaggerating, because SLR-based video has...
Hot Product
A week was all the time it took for us to fall in love with the D800. And we were starting to get butterflies when we first took it out of the box. This is the camera we'd get if money were no object. While the D4 has a lot to offer in terms of speed...
Apr 2012
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Is there still life in medium format cameras? Pentax thinks so with the introduction of the 645Z, the second medium format model in its digital line. Replacing the 40-megapixel 645D, the 51-megapixel 645Z makes some critical changes, including a pric...
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May 2014

Luminous-landscape.com Review Score

Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
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Nikon DSLR user having used a D3x for about 3 years, I would lie if I wrote that my photography has been significantly limited by equipment. The D3x remains a brilliant imaging device usable in a wide variety of situations......
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Apr 2012
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Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
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Date Released

Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
49 months old 44 months old Best

What are They Best Used For

Portrait Photography

When ranking cameras for their skill in taking portrait photos, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. The most important of these are image resolution, sensor size and image stabilisation. A larger image resolution means the portrait will be more detailed, while the sensor and stabiliser means that the portrait won’t be blurry at all. On top of that, a pre-flash can help reduce the chance of red eye, and smile detection can help find that perfect moment Finally, extras like a handheld remote control or a self timer can help with taking self-portraits and group shots.

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Landscape Photography

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph landscapes, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes. The most important of these is optical zoom capability, since it allows you to take detailed photos of particular parts of the landscape from a long way away and still have them come out in good detail. Weight and battery life are also very important, since you may be carrying your camera with your for a long time while walking around - you want it to be light enough to not be a hassle, and with a good strong battery, so it doesn’t run out of juice mid-way through the trip! Finally we have taken into account several important factors, such as environmental protection (especially water and dust resistance) and whether the camera comes with GPS, in order to pin-point exactly where you took the photo for later reference.

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Everyday Photography

When ranking cameras for everyday use, we’ve concentrated on size and battery life, since you don’t want your camera weighing you down as you wander, and you definitely don’t want it running out of juice! Good optical sensor size and an image stabiliser are also important, since many of your photos will be taken with very short notice, and these will help reduce any instances of blurring in the photo. Finally, a moving display allows you to tilt the display up and down, in order to raise or lower the camera to find interesting angles, while still being able to see the display to frame the shot.

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Sports Photography

One of the most important attributes of a good sports photography camera is speed. The players at a game will normally be moving very fast, so you need a camera that will keep up with them and produce clean, unblurry photos. Therefore a fast shutter speed and an image stabiliser will allow you to react fast to sudden events without the end result turning into a blurry mess. Connected to this, a multi burst (or ‘motor drive’) functionality will allow you to take a larger number of photos in a very short space of time - therefore meaning you’ll have a large number of shots to choose from when selecting the perfect photo afterwards. Because you may be taking an awful lot of photos, a good battery life is very important too. Finally, weatherproofing is always a good idea - rain doesn’t always stop play, and you definitely don’t want it to stop your camera!

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Wildlife Photography

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph wildlife, we've concentrated on a number of key attributes. Optical zoom is important to allow you to take clear, detailed photos of animals without having to get physically close to them. A high ISO sensitivity will help take cleaner photos in low-light conditions. Finally, since animals tend to move (and sometimes quite fast), we consider a trio of the camera's shutter speed, auto focus power and whether it has an image stabilisation system or not. All three of these will help you take crisper, cleaner photos of fast moving objects.

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Key Features

Megapixels

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.

Maximum ISO Sensitivity

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Weight

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.

Review Analysis

Picture Quality

Reviewers of the Pentax 645Z thought the picture quality was very good, and thought the Nikon D800 picture quality was good.
Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
  • You can enjoy wonderful photography with these cameras…
  • The fantastic image sensor…
    Gizmodo.in - April 2012
  • The massive resolution brings drawbacks as well as benefits…
    Alphr.com - October 2012
  • It had a great sensor…
  • That should be sufficient for event photographers, landscape shooters…
    Pcmag.com - May 2012
  • The pictures themselves are bright an…
    CNET.co.uk - May 2012
  • You need high continuous shooting speeds…
  • Is one of the most affordable high resolution cameras available offering such a high resolution…
    Ephotozine.com - July 2014
  • Images have a superb amount of detail…
    Techradar.com - June 2014
  • In this way, professional photographers could keep using expensive gear that can cost as much as $50,000…
    Digitalone.com.sg - August 2014
  • The superb image quality is the icing on the cake…
    Pmgrnvl - March 2014
  • The pictures are noticeably sharper…
    Ramesh - December 2013
  • Great resolution, sharpness (with good lens), speed, controls…
    Pepos Wolfos - November 2013
  • The live view is very quick and easily usable for most photography…
    PhotoJake - July 2014
  • The sensor image stabilization is helpful when handholding the camera…
    Photojoe - February 2015
  • Love photography…
    Ramesh - December 2013
  • The image quality is very good…
    Pepe - December 2015
  • Product Quality

    Reviewers thought the product quality of both the Pentax 645Z and the Nikon D800 was excellent.
    Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
  • For the best quality you should be shooting in RAW.
    Cameralabs.com - August 2012
  • The camera gives excellent handling with a solid metal body…
    Ephotozine.com - March 2012
  • Build quality is very good…
    Ephotozine.com - March 2012
  • The superb image quality is the icing on the cake…
    Pmgrnvl - March 2014
  • The image quality is very good…
    Pepe - December 2015
  • The video quality is excellent…
    Rod Cuellar - November 2013
  • Easy to use, good image quality…
    Meg - October 2015
  • Quality does not disappoint…
    Newsimage - November 2013
  • The image quality is exceptional…
    Paul - November 2013
  • The image quality is stunning, with a huge dynamic range that allows heavy post processing while maintaining excellent quality…
    Ivo - May 2017
  • Wow …the image quality is as good as any Pro Grade camera out there…
    ShutterHappy - October 2014
  • Image quality is absolutely spectacular…
    Tay D. - March 2014
  • The build quality is amazing…
    Sagi - December 2013
  • Robustness

    Reviewers thought the robustness of both the Pentax 645Z and the Nikon D800 was excellent.
    Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
  • A robust…
  • The camera gives excellent handling with a solid metal body…
    Ephotozine.com - March 2012
  • Build quality is very good…
    Ephotozine.com - March 2012
  • It is sealed in enough places to keep it from failing when exposed to the elements…
  • It's a very solid camera - you can feel the quality of the camera as you hold it…
    Photojoe - February 2015
  • Extremely rugged…
    RD Prothero - October 2014
  • The quality of the build is top notch…
    Ringer - December 2014
  • As usual the build is solid and well finished…
    Neandersloth - November 2014
  • In particular the bounce flash exposures are finally dependable…
    MikeH - June 2015
  • This is a very well built camera body…
    Lehman - January 2017
  • This is one clean, tough and well thought out camera…
    ShutterHappy - October 2014
  • Sharp, great built, features more than most will ever use…
    Skids - February 2014
  • This unit is rock solid, shoots incredibly fast…
    Skip M - December 2013
  • The build quality is amazing…
    Sagi - December 2013
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Picture Quality Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
    Camera Type
    SLR
     SLR
    SLR
     SLR
    Megapixels 36.3MP 51.4MP
    BEST
    Maximum Image Resolution
    8256 x 6192
     8256 x 6192
    8256 x 6192
     8256 x 6192
    Sensor Type
    CMOS
     CMOS
    CMOS
     CMOS
    Image Formats Supported
    RAW JPEG XR
    JPEG RAW+JPEG
    JPG TIF
     RAW
     JPEG XR
     JPEG
     RAW+JPEG
     JPG
     TIF
    RAW JPEG XR
    JPEG RAW+JPEG
    JPG TIF
     RAW
     JPEG XR
     JPEG
     RAW+JPEG
     JPG
     TIF
    Image Sensor Size (W X H)
    Total Megapixels 36.8MP 52.99MP
    BEST
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    5:4
     5:4
    5:4
     5:4
     
     
     
    Lens System Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
    Optical Zoom
    Minimum Aperture Number
    BEST
    2.8
    Maximum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 22
    Fixed Focal Length Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
    Lens Structure (elements/groups) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Diaphragm Blade Unknown - Click to provide data 9
    Filter Size Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
     
     
     
    Focusing Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
    Closest Focusing Distance Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
    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
    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) Points 51
    BEST
    27
    Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
    Auto
     Auto
    Auto
     Auto
     
     
     
    Light Exposure Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
    ISO Sensitivity
    Auto
     Auto
    Auto
     Auto
    Light Exposure Modes
    shutter priority aperture priority
    Auto Shutter priority AE
    Aperture priority AE aperture priori
    Shutter priori AP
    Manual M
     shutter priority
     aperture priority
     Auto
     Shutter priority AE
     Aperture priority AE
     aperture priori
     Shutter priori
     AP
     Manual
     M
    shutter priority aperture priority
    Auto Shutter priority AE
    Aperture priority AE aperture priori
    Shutter priori AP
    Manual M
     shutter priority
     aperture priority
     Auto
     Shutter priority AE
     Aperture priority AE
     aperture priori
     Shutter priori
     AP
     Manual
     M
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity 25,600
    BEST
    204,800
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity 50
    BEST
    100
    Light Metering
    Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
    Spot evaluative
    Multi-pattern
     Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
     Centre-weighted
     Spot
     evaluative
     Multi-pattern
    Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
    Spot evaluative
    Multi-pattern
     Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
     Centre-weighted
     Spot
     evaluative
     Multi-pattern
    Light Exposure Correction
    ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
     ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
    ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
     ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
    Light Exposure Control
    Program AE Program
     Program AE
     Program
    Program AE Program
     Program AE
     Program
     
     
     
    Shutter Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
    Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 30s 30s
    Camera Shutter Type
    Electronic
     Electronic
    Electronic
     Electronic
     
     
     
    Flash Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
    Flash Modes
    Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
    Flash on
     Red-eye reduction
     Slow synchronization
     Flash on
    Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
    Flash on
     Red-eye reduction
     Slow synchronization
     Flash on
    Flash Sync-Speed 1s 1s
    Flash Exposure Correction
    ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
     ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
    ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
     ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
     
     
     
    Video Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
    Maximum Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
    1280 x 720
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080
     1280 x 720
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
    1280 x 720
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080
     1280 x 720
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
    Video Formats Supported
    MOV AVI
    M-JPEG MPEG
    MPEG4 H.264
    MJPEG MPEG-4
    AVI (MJPEG)
     MOV
     AVI
     M-JPEG
     MPEG
     MPEG4
     H.264
     MJPEG
     MPEG-4
     AVI (MJPEG)
    MOV AVI
    M-JPEG MPEG
    MPEG4 H.264
    MJPEG MPEG-4
    AVI (MJPEG)
     MOV
     AVI
     M-JPEG
     MPEG
     MPEG4
     H.264
     MJPEG
     MPEG-4
     AVI (MJPEG)
    Resolution At Capture Speed
    1920x1080@30fps 1280×720@60fps
     1920x1080@30fps
     1280×720@60fps
    1920x1080@30fps 1280×720@60fps
     1920x1080@30fps
     1280×720@60fps
     
     
     
    Audio Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
    Audio System
    Mono
     Mono
    Mono
     Mono
    Audio Formats Supported
    LPCM PCM
     LPCM
     PCM
    LPCM PCM
     LPCM
     PCM
     
     
     
    Memory Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
    Compatible Memory Cards
    SDXC SDHC
    SD Eye-Fi
    FLU
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD
     Eye-Fi
     FLU
    SDXC SDHC
    SD Eye-Fi
    FLU
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD
     Eye-Fi
     FLU
    Memory Slots 1 2
    BEST
     
     
     
    Display Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
    Display Diagonal 3.2" 3.2"
    Field of View 100% 98%
    BEST
    Display Resolution 921,000 Pixels
    BEST
    1,037,000 Pixels
    Display
    LCD
     LCD
    LCD
     LCD
     
     
     
    Viewfinder Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
    Magnification 0.7x
    BEST
    0.17x
    Viewfinder Type
    Optical Electronic
     Optical
     Electronic
    Optical Electronic
     Optical
     Electronic
     
     
     
    Ports & Interfaces Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
    USB Version
    3.0
     3.0
    3.0
     3.0
    HDMI Connector Type
    Mini
     Mini
    Mini
     Mini
     
     
     
    Camera Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
    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
    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
    Mo Program
    Shutter priority Aperture priority
    Aperture pr
     Auto
     Scene
     Movie
     Manual
     Mo
     Program
     Shutter priority
     Aperture priority
     Aperture pr
    Auto Scene
    Movie Manual
    Mo Program
    Shutter priority Aperture priority
    Aperture pr
     Auto
     Scene
     Movie
     Manual
     Mo
     Program
     Shutter priority
     Aperture priority
     Aperture pr
    Photo Effects
    Black&White Neutral
    Vivid
     Black&White
     Neutral
     Vivid
    Black&White Neutral
    Vivid
     Black&White
     Neutral
     Vivid
    Self-Timer Delay
    Maximum Playback Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
    Image Quality Adjustment
    Brightness
     Brightness
    Brightness
     Brightness
    Image Editing
    Trimming Resizing
    Rotating Crop
     Trimming
     Resizing
     Rotating
     Crop
    Trimming Resizing
    Rotating Crop
     Trimming
     Resizing
     Rotating
     Crop
    Camera File System
    Exif 2.3 DCF
    DPOF Exif
    RAW
     Exif 2.3
     DCF
     DPOF
     Exif
     RAW
    Exif 2.3 DCF
    DPOF Exif
    RAW
     Exif 2.3
     DCF
     DPOF
     Exif
     RAW
    Camera Playback
    Movie Single image
    Slide show Single
     Movie
     Single image
     Slide show
     Single
    Movie Single image
    Slide show Single
     Movie
     Single image
     Slide show
     Single
    Built-In Processor Unknown - Click to provide data
    Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
    Eye Relief 17mm Unknown - Click to provide data
    Scene Modes
    Landscape Portrait
    Snow
     Landscape
     Portrait
     Snow
    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) DE
    EN ES
    FI FR
    IT NO
    RU SE
    CHI R
    I K
    JP PL
    SP SW
    TR 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)
     DE
     EN
     ES
     FI
     FR
     IT
     NO
     RU
     SE
     CHI
     R
     I
     K
     JP
     PL
     SP
     SW
     TR
     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) DE
    EN ES
    FI FR
    IT NO
    RU SE
    CHI R
    I K
    JP PL
    SP SW
    TR 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)
     DE
     EN
     ES
     FI
     FR
     IT
     NO
     RU
     SE
     CHI
     R
     I
     K
     JP
     PL
     SP
     SW
     TR
     Multi
    On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
    DAN DUT
    CZE NOR
    RUS ENG
    FIN FRE
    DEU ITA
    JPN POR
    ESP SWE
    TUR KOR
    CHI (TR) EN
    ES F
     DAN
     DUT
     CZE
     NOR
     RUS
     ENG
     FIN
     FRE
     DEU
     ITA
     JPN
     POR
     ESP
     SWE
     TUR
     KOR
     CHI (TR)
     EN
     ES
     F
    DAN DUT
    CZE NOR
    RUS ENG
    FIN FRE
    DEU ITA
    JPN POR
    ESP SWE
    TUR KOR
    CHI (TR) EN
    ES F
     DAN
     DUT
     CZE
     NOR
     RUS
     ENG
     FIN
     FRE
     DEU
     ITA
     JPN
     POR
     ESP
     SWE
     TUR
     KOR
     CHI (TR)
     EN
     ES
     F
     
     
     
    Weight & Dimensions Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
    Weight 900g 1.5kg
    BEST
    Height 121.92mm 117mm
    Depth 81.28mm 123mm
    Width 144.78mm 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) 900g 1.6kg
    BEST
     
     
     
    Battery Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
    Power Source Type
    Battery USB
     Battery
     USB
    Battery USB
     Battery
     USB
    Battery Supported 1 1
    Battery Type
    Battery Life 900 Shots
    BEST
    650 Shots
     
     
     
    Operational Conditions Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
    Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Packaging Content Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
    Bundled Software
    Cables Included
    USB AC
     USB
     AC
    USB AC
     USB
     AC
     
     
     
    Other Features Nikon D800 Pentax 645Z
    Interface Unknown - Click to provide data
    Effective Sensor Resolution 36,300,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
    Camera Shutter Speed 1s
    BEST

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    50% higher maximum ISO sensitivity
    650 battery life
    VS
    Fujifilm GFX 50S
    Fujifilm
    GFX 50S
    £5,999.00
    Four more
    awards
    Better
    Techradar
    review score
    Higher
    Ephotozine
    review score
    Better
    Digitalfotofora
    lla.se review
    score
    Higher Chip.de
    review score
    99% lighter
    1,323,000
    pixels higher
    display
    resolution
    A little wider
    field of view
    Pentax 645Z
    Pentax
    645Z
    £5,499.00
    VS
    Nikon D4
    Nikon
    D4
    £4,689.00
    £810 Cheaper
    Eight more
    awards
    A little better
    expert reviews
    Pentax 645Z
    Pentax
    645Z
    £5,499.00
    Better brand
    Higher PC Mag review score
    Bigger Chip.de review score
    Marginally better user reviews
    Higher megapixels
    VS
    Sony a9
    Sony
    a9
    £4,299.00
    £1,200 Cheaper
    10 more awards
    Bigger
    Amateurphotogra
    pher.co.uk
    review score
    Bigger
    Digitalcamerawo
    rld.com review
    score
    Bigger
    Ephotozine
    review score
    Higher
    Techradar
    review score
    Higher DP
    Review review
    score
    Better
    Digitalfoto.dk
    review score
    Better
    Optyczne.pl
    review score
    Bigger
    Kamerabild.se
    review score
    Higher
    Digitalfotofora
    lla.se review
    score
    Expert reviews
    are better
    Pentax 645Z
    Pentax
    645Z
    £5,499.00
    Better PC Mag review score
    Better Digitalcameraworld.com review score
    Better What Digital Camera review score
    Better Straitstimes.com review score
    Better Digitalone.com.sg review score
    Better PhotographyBlog.com review score
    Better Digitalfotoforalla.se review score
    User reviews are moderately better
    Expert reviews are better
    Better brand
    Vastly higher maximum ISO sensitivity
    Significantly higher megapixels
    250 more battery life
    0.25" larger display diagonal
    VS
    Leica SL (Typ 601)
    Leica
    SL (Typ 601)
    £4,249.00
    £1,250 Cheaper
    Better
    Amateurphotogra
    pher.co.uk
    review score
    Significantly
    lighter
    Pentax 645Z
    Pentax
    645Z
    £5,499.00
    Better PC Mag review score
    Better Digitalcameraworld.com review score
    Better What Digital Camera review score
    Better Straitstimes.com review score
    Better Digitalone.com.sg review score
    Better Ephotozine review score
    Better Chip.de review score
    Better user reviews
    Higher maximum ISO sensitivity
    Considerably better expert reviews
    Better brand
    Higher megapixels
    Higher display resolution
    7% larger display diagonal
    HDMI
    VS
    Leica M
    Leica
    M
    £3,995.00
    £1,504 Cheaper
    Lighter
    One more awards
    Better
    Amateurphotogra
    pher.co.uk
    review score
    Better for
    everyday
    photography
    Better for
    landscape
    photography
    Better for
    wildlife
    photography
    Better for
    portrait
    photography
    Pentax 645Z
    Pentax
    645Z
    £5,499.00
    One more awards
    Better brand
    Better PC Mag review score
    Higher Straitstimes.com review score
    Expert reviews are a little better
    179,200 higher maximum ISO sensitivity
    35.4MP higher megapixels
    360 more battery life
    Excellent for portrait photography
    Good for everyday photography
    Good for landscape photography
    Excellent for sports photography
    Marginally larger display diagonal
    VS
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
    Panasonic
    Lumix DMC-GX85
    £3,880.00
    £1,619 Cheaper
    3x lighter
    2% wider field
    of view
    Higher display
    resolution
    Pentax 645Z
    Pentax
    645Z
    £5,499.00
    User reviews are slightly better
    VS
    Nikon D5 XQD
    Nikon
    D5 XQD
    £3,859.00
    £1,640 Cheaper
    Four more
    awards
    Pentax 645Z
    Pentax
    645Z
    £5,499.00
    Better Straitstimes.com review score
    Better Digitalone.com.sg review score
    Better PhotographyBlog.com review score
    A little better user reviews
    Higher display resolution
    Higher maximum ISO sensitivity
    Better brand
    Higher megapixels
    7% larger display diagonal
    VS
    Leica Q (Typ 116)
    Leica
    Q (Typ 116)
    £3,398.79
    £2,100 Cheaper
    Two times
    lighter
    Eight more
    awards
    Better Pocket
    Lint review
    score
    Better
    Amateurphotogra
    pher.co.uk
    review score
    Better
    Techradar
    review score
    Better
    Techradar.com/a
    u/ review score
    Better
    Digitalfoto.dk
    review score
    Better
    Kamerabild.se
    review score
    Better Chip.de
    review score
    Pentax 645Z
    Pentax
    645Z
    £5,499.00
    Marginally better user reviews
    VS
    Nikon D5 100th Anniversary Edition
    Nikon
    D5 100th Anniversary Edition
    £5,389.00
    £110 Cheaper
    Five more
    awards
    Pentax 645Z
    Pentax
    645Z
    £5,499.00
    Better Digitalcameraworld.com review score
    Better PC Mag review score
    Better Ephotozine review score
    Better Digitalfoto.dk review score
    Better Optyczne.pl review score
    Better Digitalfotoforalla.se review score
    Better Chip.de review score
    Marginally better user reviews
    Higher maximum ISO sensitivity
    Higher megapixels
    Better brand
    Higher maximum playback zoom
    Better for sports photography
    Better for landscape photography
    VS
    Canon EOS 1D X
    Canon
    EOS 1D X
    £3,199.99
    £2,299 Cheaper
    Seven more
    awards
    Better Pocket
    Lint review
    score
    Better What
    Digital Camera
    review score
    Better
    Techradar
    review score
    Better
    Amateurphotogra
    pher.co.uk
    review score
    Better
    Digitalcamera.e
    s review score
    Expert reviews
    are a little
    better
    210 more
    battery life
    10% lighter
    Marginally
    wider field of
    view
    3,000 pixels
    higher display
    resolution
    Pentax 645Z
    Pentax
    645Z
    £5,499.00
    Better What Digital Camera review score
    User reviews are vastly better
    153,600 higher maximum ISO sensitivity
    Better brand
    15.1MP higher megapixels
    VS
    Nikon D810A
    Nikon
    D810A
    £2,899.00
    £2,600 Cheaper
    Better
    Ephotozine
    review score
    Expert reviews
    are better
    68% lighter
    550 more
    battery life
    192,000 pixels
    higher display
    resolution
    Slightly wider
    field of view
    Pentax 645Z
    Pentax
    645Z
    £5,499.00
    Better brand
    Two more awards
    Better PC Mag review score
    Better PhotographyBlog.com review score
    Better Digitalfoto.dk review score
    Better Digitalfotoforalla.se review score
    User reviews are better
    Expert reviews are a lot better
    Better for landscape photography
    117,000 pixels higher display resolution
    0.2" larger display diagonal
    A little higher megapixels
    VS
    Hasselblad X1D
    Hasselblad
    X1D
    £8,388.00
    2x lighter
    Better
    Kamerabild.se
    review score
    Pentax 645Z
    Pentax
    645Z
    £5,499.00
    VS
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
    Panasonic
    Lumix DMC-G85
    £8,480.00
    Expert reviews
    are marginally
    better
    Pentax 645Z
    Pentax
    645Z
    £5,499.00
    Vastly higher maximum ISO sensitivity
    Expert reviews are vastly better
    Hugely higher display resolution
    Better brand
    Significantly higher megapixels
    0.7" larger display diagonal
    Built-in microphone
    HDMI
    Built-in flash
    VS
    Leica M-E
    Leica
    M-E
    £2,499.99
    £2,999 Cheaper
    Two times
    lighter
    User reviews
    are marginally
    better
    Pentax 645Z
    Pentax
    645Z
    £5,499.00
    User reviews are moderately better
    VS
    Canon EOS 5DS R
    Canon
    EOS 5DS R
    £1,985.00
    £3,514 Cheaper
    15 more awards
    Pentax 645Z
    Pentax
    645Z
    £5,499.00
    Three more awards
    A bit better user reviews
    Better expert reviews
    77% higher megapixels
    650 battery life
    Larger display diagonal
    VS
    Sony Alpha A7S II
    Sony
    Alpha A7S II
    £1,879.99
    £3,619 Cheaper
    Lighter
    204,800 higher
    maximum ISO
    sensitivity
    16% higher
    display
    resolution
    Pentax 645Z
    Pentax
    645Z
    £5,499.00
    Higher PC Mag review score
    Three more awards
    Bigger Straitstimes.com review score
    Bigger PhotographyBlog.com review score
    Bigger Ephotozine review score
    Bigger Chip.de review score
    Better user reviews
    Better brand
    Better expert reviews
    Higher maximum ISO sensitivity
    Higher megapixels
    7% larger display diagonal
    Higher display resolution
    VS
    Leica M10
    Leica
    M10
    £5,799.00
    Better
    Amateurphotogra
    pher.co.uk
    review score
    2% wider field
    of view
    Nikon D800
    Nikon
    D800
    £1,509.99
    Better CNET.co.uk review score
    Better Digitalkamera.de review score
    Six more awards
    Better brand
    Better Camera Labs review score
    Better Photoreview.com.au review score
    Better Trusted Reviews review score
    Better Webnews.it review score
    Better Amateurphotographer.co.uk review score
    Better Hardwarezone.com.ph review score
    Better Pocket Lint review score
    Better Zoom.nl review score
    User reviews are a little better
    Expert reviews are a little better
    19.6MP higher megapixels
    Better for everyday photography
    Better for portrait photography
    Marginally larger display diagonal
    VS
    Fujifilm X-T1
    Fujifilm
    X-T1
    £729.99
    £780 Cheaper
    Lighter
    Better Chip.de
    review score
    Better
    Onfoto.ru
    review score
    Better
    Digitalfotofora
    lla.se review
    score
    Better
    Kamerabild.se
    review score
    Better
    Erenumerique.fr
    review score
    Better Imaging
    Resource.com
    review score
    Better Expert
    Reviews review
    score
    Better
    Techradar.com/a
    u/ review score
    Better What
    Digital Camera
    review score
    Better
    Techradar
    review score
    Better
    Digital-photogr
    aphy-school.com
    review score
    Better DP
    Review review
    score
    More popular
    Better for
    wildlife
    photography
    Better for
    sports
    photography
    Better for
    landscape
    photography