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Pentax 645Z

Pentax 645Z
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Reviews
81 Reviews + 4 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
56
Value for Money
Average
65
Age
4 Years Old
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and multi award winning 1.5kg camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 3 further awards from other expert sites. It has a built-in flash, an optical zoom of and a minimum aperture number of and does not have an image stabiliser. Owners report that it has a good image sensor, good picture resolution and it's really able to produce good images.
Imaging Resource.com Dave's Pick PC Mag Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended
1.5kg SLR 51.4MP 8256 X 6192 Pixels Oct 2014
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Pentax 645Z number 289 across all digital cameras.

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Kagoo Score
95
Reviews
84
Features
78
Popularity
56
Value for Money
66
Age

77

77
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 77?

a number of reviews mentioned that it has great expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with an average overall rating of 93%, based on 81 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 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 sensor
8256 x 6192 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
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 good for landscape photography. It is also good for everyday photography.
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Average Review Score

4.7 stars (81 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
22
7
Price
7
6
Lens System
2
2
Design
9
0
Size and Weight
5
7
Video Capability
3
1
Ease of Use
8
1
Features
2
0
Viewfinder / Screen
3
0
Landscape Photography
2
0
Robustness
3
0
Wildlife Photography
0
1
Noise Level
1
2
Battery
1
0
Most Owners Thought it Was Priced Fairly
  • ... 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
  • Some Customers Thought it Was Solidly Made

    Three people thought that the Pentax 645Z was well made.

  • 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
  • ... 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
  • ... 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
  • One Person Thought it Had a Long Battery Life
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    Over 10 People Thought the Pentax 645Z Was Not Good in Terms of 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
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    A Bad Body Shape
    3 people agree
    7 people disagree
    9 Out of 10 People Thought the Pentax 645Z Was Thoughtfully Designed

    Several people thought that the Pentax 645Z was very good-looking and was ergonomic.

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    Very Good-Looking
    11 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
  • ... don't exist with the 645Z. I use the FA 645 45-85mm f/4.5, and the files are unbelievably gorgeous and super sharp. The dynamic range in the shadows is ...
    Null - Bhphotovideo.com 3 Aug 2015
  • ... that is important when you look at the AMAZING, UNBELIEVABLE, GORGEOUS files that it produces. Get it!!
    Null - Bhphotovideo.com 3 Aug 2015
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    Ergonomic
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought This Digital Camera Was Easy to Use

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

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    Really 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
    Some People Thought it Has Useful 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
  • Four People Thought it Did Not Have an OK 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
  • 6 Out of 10 Customers Thought the Pentax 645Z Had a Lens That Was Not Very Good

    Six 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
  • ... 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
  • ... 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
  • The Vast Majority of 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 Owners Thought the Pentax 645Z Took Good Pictures

    More than 10 people thought that the Pentax 645Z was really able to produce good images and more than 10 people thought that it also had a good picture resolution and image sensor. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that several people 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
    19 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
    6 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 the Pentax 645Z Was Good for Video Capture

    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
  • Three 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 it is Not Good for Wildlife Photography
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

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

    What the Reviews Say

    Some customers thought it was solidly made
    9 out of 10 people thought the Pentax 645Z was thoughtfully designed
    The vast majority of people thought this digital camera was easy to use
    Some people thought it has useful technical features
    The vast majority of people thought it had a good screen or viewfinder
    8 out of 10 owners thought the Pentax 645Z took good pictures
    Most people thought the Pentax 645Z was good for video capture
    Over 10 people thought the Pentax 645Z was not good in terms of size
    Four people thought it did not have an OK noise level
    6 out of 10 customers thought the Pentax 645Z had a lens that was not very good
    Very High Megapixels Sensor

    The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP. The megapixels of the Pentax 645Z of 51.4MP 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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    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.

    What does "maximum image resolution" mean? Less Edit
    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.

    What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
    Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. 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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    Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Pentax 645Z of 205,000 is very high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

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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.

    What is an image stabiliser? Less Edit
    Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

    The camera shutter speed of the Pentax 645Z of only 0.00025s is in the shortest 23% 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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    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Pentax 645Z has a built-in flash, as do 70% of cameras.

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    Heavier Than Average

    The weight of the Pentax 645Z of 1.5kg is very heavy compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 99% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 2.7kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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    Features Saturation Adjustment

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

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    Has an HDMI

    The Pentax 645Z has an HDMI, unlike 63% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI.

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    Higher Than Average Display Resolution

    The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels. The Pentax 645Z's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is in the highest 15% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

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

    This 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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    Higher Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

    The lowest maximum playback zoom of digital cameras is 1x, the highest is 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 8.7x. The maximum playback zoom of the Pentax 645Z of 16x is in the highest 6% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Supports Dioptic Correction

    The Pentax 645Z supports dioptic correction. 92% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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    650 Battery Life

    Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Pentax 645Z which takes 650 battery life.

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    Features Flash Exposure Compensation

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

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    Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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

    This Pentax digital 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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    Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

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

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    Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

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

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    Narrower Than Average Field of View

    The Pentax 645Z's field of view of only 98% is narrower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is narrower than 85% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have field of views of between 74% and 170%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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    Larger Than Average Display Diagonal
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    The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 6.7". The Pentax 645Z's display diagonal of 3.2" is in the largest 5% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Features Brightness Adjustment

    The Pentax 645Z features brightness adjustment. 82% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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    Features Noise Reduction

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

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    Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    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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    3 USB Version

    The Pentax 645Z supports a 3 USB version which is newer than the 2 USB version supported by most cameras.

    Amongst comparable types of camera the worst supported USB version is 1.1.

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    Has a Flash Exposure Lock

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

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    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

    The Pentax 645Z has an auto Exposure (AE) lock, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have an auto Exposure (AE) 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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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

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

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Pentax 645Z has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 289 out of 483 digital cameras.
    56
    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

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    What the Reviews Say

    Most owners thought it was priced fairly
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    Age

    Pentax 645Z Release Date

    October 2014

    Newer Digital Cameras Worth Considering

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    The most common period for new Pentax cameras to be released in is between January and March.

    That means that most of the latest Pentax camera technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. In March 2018, one new Pentax digital cameras were released making it the biggest month that year for new Pentax camera releases. January was the biggest month in 2017 for new Pentax cameras, with one new Pentax cameras released that month. In 2016 most new Pentax digital cameras were released in January as well, with one new Pentax digital cameras released that month.

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    Most cameras drop in price by 4% in the first 6 months after release, however Pentax cameras tend to depreciate faster.

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    Pentax 645Z Specification

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    Maximum Image Resolution
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    Image Formats Supported
    Image Sensor Size (W X H)
    Total Megapixels
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    Maximum Aperture Number
    Fixed Focal Length
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    Filter Size
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    Closest Focusing Distance
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    Auto Focus (AF) Lock
    Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
    Auto Focus (AF) Points
    Focus
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
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    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Correction
    Light Exposure Control
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
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    Shooting Modes
    Photo Effects
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    Histogram
    Maximum Playback Zoom
    Dioptic Correction
    Image Editing
    Camera File System
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    Camera Playback
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    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    pentax sku791942, pentax sku789414, pentax sku786578, pentax 32quot, pentax 645z, ricoh 645z, pentax f35, pentax f45, pentax f28

    Barcodes

     00027075230644,  00027075275867,  00027075275874,  00270752758676,  04974564275876,  09999999275876

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