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Pentax 645Z

Pentax 645Z
95
Reviews
83 Reviews + 4 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
60
Value for Money
Good
68
Age
4 Years Old
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
Reviews indicate that this camera has a good picture resolution and it's really able to produce good images, and good-looking. It's a multi award winning and fully featured 1.5kg camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 3 further awards from other expert sites and an extremely high 51.4MP megapixels. It has a built-in flash, an HDMI and an optical zoom of and does not have an image stabiliser.
Features We Love:
Very high megapixels (51.4MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
High maximum ISO sensitivity (204,800)
Imaging Resource.com Dave's Pick PC Mag Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended
51.4MP
8256 X 6192
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
2.8
MINIMUM
204,800
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
1.5kg
3.2"
SCREEN
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Pentax 645Z Price History

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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Pentax 645Z number 201 across all digital cameras.

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80
Kagoo Score
95
Reviews
86
Features
86
Popularity
61
Value for Money
68
Age

80

80
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 80?

several reviews mentioned that it has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 93%, based on 83 reviews. This digital camera has received four awards including an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag and a "Highly Recommended" from Ephotozine.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Pentax digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The 645Z has some great features:
Very high megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 282 in everyday photography cameras. It is also good for landscape photography, ranking number 238 in landscape photography cameras.
95
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Average Review Score

4.7 stars (83 reviews)

51%

of Customers Would Recommend
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Essential Award

It's received an Essential Award from PhotographyBlog.com.
Essential from PhotographyBlog.com

Highly Recommended Award

It's received a Highly Recommended Award from Ephotozine.
Highly Recommended from Ephotozine

2 Further Awards

It's received an Award from expert review sites PC Mag and Imaging Resource.com.
Editor's Choice from PC Mag Dave's Pick from Imaging Resource.com

What Are People Saying About the Pentax 645Z?

Picture Quality
24
7
Lens System
2
3
Design
10
0
Price
7
6
Size and Weight
6
7
Video Capability
3
1
Ease of Use
8
1
Features
2
0
Landscape Photography
2
0
Viewfinder / Screen
3
0
Noise Level
2
3
Robustness
4
0
Wildlife Photography
0
1
Battery
1
0
More Than 10 People Thought it Was Fairly Priced
  • ... from Sony. The CMOS sens... The Pentax 645Z offers the best value for money for a 50 megapixel medium format camera available, and is one of the most affordable ...
    Ephotozine 29 Jul 2014
  • ... format camera available, and is one of the most affordable high resolution cameras available offering such a high resolution. Whilst nearly £7000 for ...
    Ephotozine 29 Jul 2014
  • 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 ...
    Ephotozine 29 Jul 2014
  • ... format, but the Pentax 645Z is undoubtedly that argument. Apart from being the most affordable medium fo...
    avhub.com.au 27 Feb 2015
  • Most People Thought it Was Robust

    Several people thought that the Pentax 645Z was well made and strong and durable.

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    Well Made
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... fact, the original 645 replaced a Hassleblad. Over the years some extremely well made glass was produced and bought. Everything from concerts, sports, ...
    Jeffrey - Bhphotovideo.com 28 Feb 2018
  • This is a very well built camera body. I am using it with a 150mm prime tele lens. It does not feel nose-heavy at all. Well balanced, comfortable hands ...
    Lehman - Bhphotovideo.com 7 Jan 2017
  • ... Pentax cameras. All the buttons you need and none you really don't. It is built very rugged and is very similar in size and weight to other medium format ...
    Null - Bhphotovideo.com 4 Nov 2014
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    Strong and Durable
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Customer Thought it Had a Battery That Lasted a Long Time
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    Most People Thought the Pentax 645Z Was Not a Good Size

    Several people thought that the Pentax 645Z was heavy and bulky and was a bad body shape.

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    Heavy and Bulky
    10 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... Easy To Use. Good Image Quality. High ISO Performance. Large Clear LCD. Expensive Heavy.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 24 Jul 2014
  • ... Stabilization. Quiet. Easy To Use. Fast Shutter Speed. Large Clear LCD. A little heavy. Ergonomically It Is Great. Noisy At High ISO. Tilt Swivel LCD. ...
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 4 Nov 2014
  • ... Clear LCD. Stunning Files. Tilt Swivel LCD. Auto Focus Is A Bit Slow. It's heavy. Good Image Stabilization. Fast Accurate Auto-Focus. Quiet. Good Build ...
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 2 Dec 2015
  • ... secondhand 645 lenses. AF isn't as fast as you might like. No escaping the fact it's a heavy camera.
    What Digital Camera 7 Oct 2014
  • View All Reviews About Heavy
    A Bad Body Shape
    3 people agree
    8 people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Nicely Designed

    Over 10 people thought that the Pentax 645Z was really good-looking and three people thought that it was also ergonomic.

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    Very Good-Looking
    13 people agree
    No people disagree
  • By Michael ReichmannMilky Way #2 Pentax 645z with 35mm lens @ f/4.5 122 seconds at ISO 12,800 One of the most beautiful sights in the night sky is the Milky Way, ...
    luminous-landscape.com 12 Oct 2014
  • ... anything that I've taken with the 645Z yet but hope to soon. The digital files look fantastic, even after cropping. The physical size and weight of the ...
    Bev - Bhphotovideo.com 10 Aug 2014
  • ... money without as much as testing the camera or lenses once. The camera is gorgeous overall, laid out very well as far as dials and buttons and looks big ...
    Roy - Bhphotovideo.com 14 Jan 2019
  • ... that is important when you look at the AMAZING, UNBELIEVABLE, GORGEOUS files that it produces. Get it!!
    Null - Bhphotovideo.com 3 Aug 2015
  • View All Reviews About Pretty
    Ergonomic
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Several people thought that the Pentax 645Z was very easy to use, had good controls and was easy to handle.

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    Very Easy to Use
    6 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... Accurate Auto-Focus. Good Image Quality. Good Image Stabilization. Quiet. Easy To Use. Fast Shutter Speed. Large Clear LCD. A little heavy. Ergonomically ...
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 4 Nov 2014
  • ... could not be happier. The files are amazing. The camera is snappy and really easy to use. I came from a Phase One body... I don't regret the switch, The ...
    Jerome - Bhphotovideo.com 10 Sep 2014
  • ... Even at the lower price, it does not disappoint. I find the camera quite portable with easy to use buttons and menu system. And, best of all, I can now ...
    Walter - Bhphotovideo.com 8 Nov 2017
  • ... symphony and I'm asked to photograph live performances, the 5DIII comes in handy because it's relatively quiet, much more so than the 1DX. And when I need ...
    Mark - Bhphotovideo.com 22 Dec 2014
  • View All Reviews About Easy to Use
    Has Good Controls
    5 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Easy to Handle
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Easy to Setup
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Three People Thought it Had Well Designed Technical Features

    Three people thought that the Pentax 645Z had good features.

  • ... comfortable. The camera balances really well, and one of the best features is the easy mirror lock up on the 645Z. Menus on the camera are simple, but ...
    Jv - Bhphotovideo.com 6 Nov 2014
  • ... and the time it takes to set up for a shot quite simple. Tilting LCD screen is a nice feature. The main reason you buy this camera is for the resolution. ...
    Jv - Bhphotovideo.com 6 Nov 2014
  • ... times but, once learned, are totally navigable. It also has some nice features like interval shooting, auto ISO, and other customizable features that take ...
    KAP - Bhphotovideo.com 4 Nov 2014
  • 7 Out of 10 People Thought the Pentax 645Z Did Not Have an Acceptable Noise Level

    Four people thought that the Pentax 645Z was really noisy.

  • ... is manufactured by Sony. A CMOS sensor rather than the CCD models used in most MF cameras which offered better noise performance and more focusing points. ...
    Mark - Bhphotovideo.com 22 Dec 2014
  • ... heavy. Ergonomically It Is Great. Noisy At High ISO. Tilt Swivel LCD. Noise Ant Any Iso.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 4 Nov 2014
  • ... Speed. Large Clear LCD. A little heavy. Ergonomically It Is Great. Noisy At High ISO. Tilt Swivel LCD. Noise Ant Any Iso.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 4 Nov 2014
  • ... mentioned, the auto focus is slower than a standard camera and the shutter is pretty loud. It's pretty heavy, like sack of flour heavy, but the hand grip ...
    Dave - Bhphotovideo.com 2 Dec 2015
  • Eight People Thought the Pentax 645Z Did Not Have a Good Lens

    Seven people thought that the Pentax 645Z had a bad autofocus.

  • ... Performance. Large Clear LCD. Stunning Files. Tilt Swivel LCD. Auto Focus Is A Bit Slow. It's heavy. Good Image Stabilization. Fast Accurate Auto-Focus. ...
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 2 Dec 2015
  • ... dedicated buttons and wheels. As others have mentioned, the auto focus is slower than a standard camera and the shutter is pretty loud. It's pretty heavy, ...
    Dave - Bhphotovideo.com 2 Dec 2015
  • ... noise in anything more than base ISO and similar poor focusing issues I decided to stick with my 35mm workhorses. Had some of the local rental houses offered ...
    Mark - Bhphotovideo.com 22 Dec 2014
  • ... shoot with both and their experiences with focusing issues (center point focus only) made me shy away from 'the look' of medium format, especially given ...
    Mark - Bhphotovideo.com 22 Dec 2014
  • 9 Out of 10 People Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Eight people thought that the Pentax 645Z had a good screen.

  • ... Quality. Good Image Stabilization. Quiet. Easy To Use. Fast Shutter Speed. Large Clear LCD. A little heavy. Ergonomically It Is Great. Noisy At High ISO. ...
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 4 Nov 2014
  • ... Clear LCD. A little heavy. Ergonomically It Is Great. Noisy At High ISO. Tilt Swivel LCD. Noise Ant Any Iso.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 4 Nov 2014
  • ... response. 2.9fps continuous shooting. 27-point autofocus system. Articulating rear display. Weather-sealed design. Solid control layout. Dual tripod mounts. ...
    PC Mag 21 Jan 2015
  • ... similar in size and weight to other medium format cameras I have used. The LCD screen is clear and easy to read. The image quality is just beyond anything ...
    Null - Bhphotovideo.com 4 Nov 2014
  • 8 Out of 10 People Thought the Pentax 645Z Produced Good Quality Pictures

    Over 20 people thought that the Pentax 645Z was very able to produce good images and over 10 people thought that it also had a good picture resolution and image sensor. Several people also thought that it had a good ISO range, was excellent in low light and had a good picture quality.

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    Really Able to Produce Good Images
    20 people agree
    6 people disagree
  • ... from Sony. The CMOS sens... The Pentax 645Z offers the best value for money for a 50 megapixel medium format camera available, and is one of the most affordable ...
    Ephotozine 29 Jul 2014
  • ... camera and the Pentax 645Z certainly delivers in this respect. Images have a superb amount of detail and colours are generally natural, y...Large sensor ...
    Techradar 9 Jun 2014
  • ... to get several questions immediately out of the way: 1.Will the 645Z make you a better photographer? NO 2.Will the 645Z make you better at lighting? NO ...
    Mark - Bhphotovideo.com 22 Dec 2014
  • ... photographer. I strongly disagree. I think this camera encourages my love of photography to the point of having to take more photos, which will improve ...
    Ron - Bhphotovideo.com 22 Dec 2015
  • View All Reviews About Image
    Has a Good Picture Resolution
    15 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    12 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good ISO Range
    7 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Very Good in Low Light
    3 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Good Picture Quality
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Good At Handing Highlights and Shadows in Pictures
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Most People Thought This Digital Camera Recorded Good Videos

    Three people thought that the Pentax 645Z was good for video recording.

  • ... 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 ...
    Ephotozine 29 Jul 2014
  • ... ISO 204,800 equivalent. It also provides both live view and Full HD movie capture capabilities, neither of w... See below for the Pentax 645Z's strengths ...
    Imaging Resource.com 27 Oct 2014
  • ... recommend the 645Z to anyone who can afford it. Whoops ... It takes perfect HD videos as a bonus!Rick Saphire - Taking pictures since about 1954!
    Rick - Bhphotovideo.com 13 Nov 2014
  • Some People Thought it Takes Good Landscape Photos

    Three people thought that the Pentax 645Z was good for macro photography.

  • ... this may not be for you but if you shoot landscapes, portaits or macro this is as good as it gets. Buying a Pentax 645z and a couple of primes is better ...
    Null - Bhphotovideo.com 4 Nov 2014
  • ... LENSES is utterly ridiculous and disappointing. THE LACK OF EXTENSION TUBES FOR MACRO is utterly ridiculous and disappointing. If you are looking for a ...
    Null - Bhphotovideo.com 8 May 2016
  • ... architecture, landscape/cityscape and any macro requiring extension tubes) simply because the company refuses to make the necessary lenses and adapters...
    Null - Bhphotovideo.com 8 May 2016
  • One Person Thought This Digital Camera is Not Good for Wildlife Photography
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Very high megapixels
    Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
    High maximum ISO sensitivity
    Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
    Very short camera shutter speed
    8256 x 6192 pixels image resolution
    Has a built-in flash
    Large display diagonal
    Has an HDMI
    High display resolution
    650 battery life
    Features brightness adjustment
    Features contrast adjustment
    Features flash exposure compensation
    Features saturation adjustment
    Wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    3 USB version
    High maximum playback zoom
    Wide range of aspherical lenses depending on lens used
    Features noise reduction
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Supports live view
    Wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    Has a flash exposure lock
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
    Supports dioptic correction
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    Heavy
    Narrower than average field of view

    What the Reviews Say

    Most people thought it was robust
    The vast majority of people thought it was nicely designed
    The vast majority of people thought it was easy to use
    Three people thought it had well designed technical features
    9 out of 10 people thought it had a good screen or viewfinder
    8 out of 10 people thought the Pentax 645Z produced good quality pictures
    Most people thought this digital camera recorded good videos
    Most people thought the Pentax 645Z was not a good size
    7 out of 10 people thought the Pentax 645Z did not have an acceptable noise level
    Eight people thought the Pentax 645Z did not have a good lens
    Very High Megapixels

    The Pentax 645Z's sensor megapixels of 51.4MP is very high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average megapixels of all cameras is 15MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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    Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

    A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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    Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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    High Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all digital cameras is 15,000, with the lowest being 100 and the highest being 820,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Pentax 645Z of 205,000 is very high compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 99% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabiliser depends on the lens being used.

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    Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

    The Pentax 645Z's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the shortest 32% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the camera shutter speeds range from 0.000016s to 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s.

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    8256 X 6192 Pixels Image Resolution

    The highest image resolution of the Pentax 645Z is 8256 x 6192 pixels. That's over three times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels and is actually the best resolution across all cameras.

    The worst resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Pentax 645Z has a built-in flash, as do 75% of cameras.

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    Heavy

    The weights of cameras range from 50g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Pentax 645Z's weight of 1.5kg is heavier than 99% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Large Display Diagonal
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    The display diagonal of the Pentax 645Z of 3.2" is very large compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 93% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 1", the largest is 6.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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    Has an HDMI
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    The Pentax 645Z has an HDMI. 62% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI.

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    High Display Resolution

    The display resolutions of cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Pentax 645Z of 1,040,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 84% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Narrower Than Average Field of View

    Cameras have field of views of between 74% and 170%, and the average field of view is 100%. The Pentax 645Z's field of view of only 98% is narrower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the narrowest 15% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    650 Battery Life

    The Pentax 645Z is a digital camera that takes 650 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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    Features Brightness Adjustment

    The Pentax 645Z features brightness adjustment. 81% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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    Features Contrast Adjustment

    The Pentax 645Z features contrast adjustment, unlike 82% of digital cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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    Features Flash Exposure Compensation

    The Pentax 645Z features flash exposure compensation. 83% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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    Features Saturation Adjustment

    The Pentax 645Z features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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    Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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    3 USB Version

    The Pentax 645Z supports a 3 USB version which is newer than most cameras. Most cameras support a 2 USB version.

    An 1.1 USB version is the worst supported USB version amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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    High Maximum Playback Zoom

    Cameras have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 8.6x. The maximum playback zoom of the Pentax 645Z of 16x is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 6% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

    This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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    Features Noise Reduction

    The Pentax 645Z features noise reduction, unlike 93% of digital cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This camera supports a video resolution of 1280x720|1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

    A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

    A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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    Supports Live View

    The Pentax 645Z supports live view, unlike 85% of cameras which do not support live view.

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    Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

    This Pentax camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

    The Pentax 645Z has an Auto Focus (AF) lock. 71% of cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) lock.

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    Has a Flash Exposure Lock

    The Pentax 645Z has a flash exposure lock, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a flash exposure lock.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam

    The Pentax 645Z has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam, unlike 71% of cameras which do not have an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam.

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    Supports Dioptic Correction

    The Pentax 645Z supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

    The Pentax 645Z has an auto Exposure (AE) lock, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Pentax 645Z has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 201 out of 445 digital cameras.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A digital camera with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Pentax 645Z, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This digital camera is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

    Product Quality Score
    High End Good Value for Money

    Pentax 645Z
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

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    Value for Money of Similar Digital Cameras

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Pentax 645Z (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    What the Reviews Say

    More than 10 people thought it was fairly priced
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    Pentax 645Z Specification

    Key Features
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    Picture Quality
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Image Sensor Size (W X H)
    Total Megapixels
    Design
    Energy Star Certified
    Colour
    Lens System
    Minimum Aperture Number
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Fixed Focal Length
    Lens Mount Interface
    Diaphragm Blade
    Filter Size
    Mounting Type
    Focusing
    Closest Focusing Distance
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Auto Focus (AF) Lock
    Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
    Auto Focus (AF) Points
    Focus
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Correction
    Light Exposure Control
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Camera Shutter Type
    Flash
    Flash Exposure Compensation
    Flash Modes
    Flash Sync-Speed
    Flash Exposure Lock
    Video
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Recording
    Video Resolution
    Video Formats Supported
    HD Type
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Voice Recording
    Noise Reduction
    Memory
    Compatible Memory Card
    Memory Slots
    Display
    Display Diagonal
    Field of View
    Display Resolution
    Display
    Viewfinder
    Magnification
    Viewfinder Type
    Ports & Interfaces
    HDMI
    USB Version
    DC-in Jack
    HDMI Connector Type
    USB Connector
    Camera
    Image Processor
    White Balance
    Shooting Modes
    Photo Effects
    Self-Timer Delay
    Histogram
    Maximum Playback Zoom
    Dioptic Correction
    Image Editing
    Camera File System
    Live View
    Camera Playback
    Saturation Adjustment
    Contrast Adjustment
    Brightness Adjustment
    Built-in Processor
    Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
    Scene Modes
    Languages Support
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    Packaging Content
    Bundled Software
    Cables Included
    Batteries Included
    Battery Charger Included
    Hand Strap
    Quick Start Guide
    Other Features
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    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    pentax 32quot, pentax 16599, pentax 645z, ricoh 645z

    Barcodes

     00027075230644,  00027075275867,  00027075275874,  00270752758676,  04974564275876,  09999999275876

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