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Pentax 645Z

£6,256.60
Imaging Resource.com Dave's Pick PC Mag Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured SLR digital camera, perfect for wildlife photography
SLR 51.4MP CMOS Black Oct 2014
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Pentax 645Z Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Pentax 645Z number 207 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 63?

It has very good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received four awards including an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag and a "Highly Recommended" from Ephotozine. Canon 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 cameras 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, it is robust and good picture quality.
The 645Z has some great features:
Very high megapixels sensor
8256 x 6192 pixels image resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Fairly high ISO sensitivity (max)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 220 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 179 in portrait photography cameras as well being excellent for sports photography, ranking number 206 in sports photography cameras.
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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

Four Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites endorsed this camera. The writer at review website PC Mag gave this digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award and said it was excellent and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from website Ephotozine, confirming their endorsement.

Imaging Resource.com gave this Pentax digital camera a "Dave's Pick" award and it received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

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%. Experts think this Pentax digital camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

This camera has an outstanding average owner rating based on 239 owner reviews. Over 90% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 99% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This means that users think this Pentax camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Customers Report Great Product Quality

28 people agreed that this digital camera was good quality.

Users Report it is Robust

21 owners said in their reviews that it was well made and three owners said in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

44 customers thought it was able to produce good images, nine customers who reviewed it thought it had a good picture resolution and three people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. three people who purchased it agreed that it was good in low light.

Pentax Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 2,542 expert and owner reviews (including 474 verified purchases) for Pentax cameras and found that on average Pentax has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Pentax has excellent reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 98% of those that bought a Pentax camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Six people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

17 people mentioned in their reviews that the Pentax 645Z was easy to use, three owners who bought the product wrote that it was easy to use the menus and three customers who reviewed it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report a Good Flash

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good flash.

Customers Report Nice Design

Eight people mentioned that the product was good looking, three people who reviewed it agreed that it was ergonomic and three customers concluded that it was well designed. two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

16 owners who purchased the product agreed that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

13 people thought it had a good autofocus and four customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four customers who bought it thought it had a good screen.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

10 people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was quiet.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Six people who reviewed it mentioned that it had good features.

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

Six people who bought it concluded that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Five owners who reviewed it agreed that it was a good body shape.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £6,256.60 it is more expensive than 100% of 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 £6,256.60 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $6,008.88 (£7,793.52).

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Features

Very High Megapixels Sensor

The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Pentax 645Z's sensor megapixels of 51.4MP is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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8256 X 6192 Pixels Image Resolution

The Pentax 645Z has a maximum image resolution of 8256 x 6192 pixels. That's over three times the resolution of a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution and is in fact the best resolution amongst all digital cameras.

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

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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 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on 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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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The Pentax 645Z's ISO sensitivity (max) of 205,000 is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Pentax 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, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Very Heavy

The Pentax 645Z's weight of 1.5kg is in the heaviest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

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

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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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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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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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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Pentax 645Z features flash exposure compensation. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Supports Dioptic Correction

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

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Pentax 645Z features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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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Fairly High Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of cameras is 3 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Pentax 645Z of 1,040,000 pixels is in the highest 15% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Quite High Playback Zoom (max)

The playback zoom (max) of the Pentax 645Z of 16x is in the highest 7% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest playback zoom (max) of digital cameras is 1x, the highest is 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x.

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650 Battery Life

The Pentax 645Z is a digital camera that takes 650 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The Pentax 645Z's field of view of only 98% is in the narrowest 13% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the field of views range from 1.5% to 170%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Pentax 645Z features saturation adjustment, unlike 88% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Pentax 645Z features noise reduction, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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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. This camera also supports a 3.1 and 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst supported USB version is 3.1.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Pentax 645Z of 3.2" is very large compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 4% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Supports Live View

The Pentax 645Z supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Pentax released the 645Z in October 2014.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027075230644, 00027075275867, 00027075275874, 00270752758676, 04974564275876, 09999999275876

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