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Pentax 645Z

78

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Pentax 645Z

£5,499.00
Pentax 645Z
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Imaging Resource.com Dave's Pick PC Mag Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and powerful SLR digital camera, with one of the highest image qualities available but representing only average value for money
SLR 51.4MP 8256 X 6192 Pixels CMOS Jun 2014
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Pentax 645Z Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Pentax 645Z number 281 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
257 Reviews + 4 Awards
50
Value for Money
Average
95
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Age
3 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has very good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received four awards including an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag and a "Highly Recommended" from Ephotozine. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
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. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report excellent product quality, that it is robust and good picture quality.
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 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 361 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 382 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 321 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £4,999 on eBay 58 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 63% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Pentax 645Z Video Reviews

How Big is the Pentax 645Z?

The Pentax 645Z is 156mm wide and 123mm tall. It is 117mm deep and weighs 1.5kg.

Pentax 645Z front dimensions
Pentax 645Z size in context

Pentax 645Z In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Four Industry Awards

The editors of two expert review sites both endorsed this Pentax digital camera. The editor of website PC Mag thought that this camera was amazingly good and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and it received an Ephotozine "Highly Recommended" award.

The editors of two additional expert review sites both concluded that this digital camera was very good. Imaging Resource.com gave this camera a "Dave's Pick" award and PhotographyBlog.com gave it an "Essential" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 12 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and PC Mag this camera has an overall expert rating of 89 out of 100. This means that experts think this digital camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

645Z owners on average rated this digital camera as staggeringly good. Over 90% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 99% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Users think this Pentax digital camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

29 people said in their reviews that the Pentax 645Z was good quality.

Users Report That it is Robust

22 owners reckoned that the product was well made and three people who purchased the product mentioned that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

44 people who reviewed the product concluded that it was able to produce good images, 10 people said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution and three owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. three owners who bought the product considered that it was good in low light.

Excellent Brand

Based on 2,704 user and expert reviews (including 530 verified purchases), Pentax has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. 98% of those that bought a Pentax digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Six owners said in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.

Users Report a Good Flash

Two customers considered that the product had a good flash.

Customers Report Nice Design

Eight owners mentioned that the product was good looking, three customers concluded that the product was well designed and three owners concluded that the product was ergonomic. two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was smooth.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

16 owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good value for money.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four owners who bought this digital camera considered that it had a good screen.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

16 customers reckoned that the product was easy to use, four people thought this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold and three customers said that the product was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

13 people who purchased it thought it had a good autofocus and four customers said that it had a good lens.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

10 people agreed that it was quiet.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Six people said in their reviews that the Pentax 645Z had good features.

Customers Report Great Battery Life

Six owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good battery life.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Six customers considered that the Pentax 645Z was a good body shape.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £5,499.00 it is more expensive than 99% of digital cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Pentax 645Z and the United Kingdom price of £5,499.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $5,496.95 (£7,579.19).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Pentax released the 645Z in June 2014.

Features

Very High Megapixels Sensor

The Pentax 645Z's sensor megapixels of 51.4MP is in the highest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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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 a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution and is actually the best resolution across all cameras.

Across similar types of camera the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Pentax digital 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 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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 lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Pentax 645Z of 205,000 is in the highest 1% of all cameras when sorted 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 stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Pentax 645Z has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Very Heavy

The weight of the Pentax 645Z of 1.5kg is very heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Only 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB Version

This camera supports a 3.0|3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)|3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

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

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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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Narrower Than Average Field of View

The field of view of the Pentax 645Z of only 98% is narrower than 86% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have field of views of between 92% and 1,000%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Pentax 645Z supports dioptic correction, unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not support dioptic correction.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Pentax 645Z features contrast adjustment, unlike 83% of cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax 645Z features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The Pentax 645Z's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is in the highest 16% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Playback Zoom

The lowest maximum playback zoom of cameras is 1x, the highest is 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 10x. The Pentax 645Z's maximum playback zoom of 16x is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 92% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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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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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Pentax 645Z of 3.2" is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 5% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display diagonal of all cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 7.7".

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax 645Z features noise reduction, unlike 91% of cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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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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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax 645Z features flash exposure compensation. 79% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Live View

The Pentax 645Z supports live view, unlike 83% of cameras which do not support live view.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

pentax 16599, pentax 645z

Barcodes:

00027075230644, 00027075275867, 00027075275874, 00270752758676, 00778088816713, 04974564275876, 09999999275876

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