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Pentax 645D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and viewfinder. The durability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas opinions about the usability and performance are mixed. Some have doubts about the low light performance and memory.

price, image quality, durability, viewfinder, design

portability, stabilizer , memory, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax 645D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Josie Reavely (

Pentax 645D review


Pentax's 40Mp medium format camera put to the test

Great build quality ; Good ergonomics ; Excellent image quality ; DSLR-style interface makes it easy to use ; High quality LCD and viewfinder

A little slow when reviewing shots onscreen ; Too expensive for the sort of consumer that would appreciate the simple design ; AF system becomes sluggish in low light

As the manufacturer's first foray into the digital medium format arena, the Pentax 645D brings plenty of appealing features to the game, including a 40MP, 44 x 33mm, Kodak-developed CCD sensor that's designed to deliver professional image quality...

Nov, 2011

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

European Professional Camera 2011-2012 - Pentax 645D


With the introduction of the Pentax 645D, the medium-format market has gained a much anticipated and highly competitive member that offers exceptional image-quality and handling. The 645D is a joy to use in the field, and although it is big and...

Jun, 2011

TIPA Award!

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I giornalisti TIPA hanno apprezzato il design, la struttura e le specifiche di questa fotocamera digitale medio formato da 40 Megapixel. Il corpo in lega di magnesio assicura una protezione totale da polvere, pioggia e agenti atmosferici, rendendola la...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (

Pentax 645D review


The 645D will no doubt attract a niche audience, as the almost £10,000 price tag is firmly out of reach of most amateur users. Interestingly, though, many of the features seem to be catering for a more consumer-level user, with its DSLR-styled...

Apr, 2014

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Pentax 645D And 90mm Macro Hands-On


We go hands-on with the Pentax 645D and new 90mm Macro lens, as well as look at the Pentax 645 lens roadmap.

Sep, 2012

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Pentax launches wide angle DA645 25mm F4AL [IF] SDM AW lens for 645D


Designed for use with the medium-format Pentax 645D, the unifocal lens features Pentax-original optics optimised for high-quality digital photography to ensure 'exceptional' high resolution images, according to the firm. The 'sturdy' construction of...

The advanced SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) autofocus mechanism has a supersonic motor installed inside the lens barrel which ensures a smooth, quiet autofocus operation.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (

Pentax 645D


A camera that offers size, quality, and plenty of megapixels for your buck

Sep, 2011

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Pentax 645D V Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Comparison


Gary Wolstenholme investigates whether there really is much to separate the most affordable digital Medium Format camera yet, and Canon's flagship 35mm full frame DSLR.

Superb sharpness and resolution; Excellent dynamic range; Good handling; Weather Sealing; Good white balance performance; Lowest price medium format digital currently available; Compatible with Pentax 645 lenses; Excellent build quality; Superb...

Viewfinder a little difficult to use when wearing glasses

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Catherine Monfils (

Pentax 645D medium format digital camera


Review Back in 2003 Pentax hinted at the development of a digital version of its classic 645 medium format film model [1]. Given how much time has passed, I was beginning to wonder if it would ever see the light of day.

I was pleasantly surprised by the clever design and stunning picture quality of the 645D. It is almost the perfect blend of medium format image detail with DSLR ease of use and ergonomics. At a fraction of the price of a Hasselblad, the 645D is...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Mat Gallagher (

Pentax 645D review


The 645D: It's Pentax's first digital medium format camera with a massive 40MP resolution. So what does £10k of medium format camera buy you? The What Digital Camera Pentax 645D review...

Stunning image quality, easy to use, nice large viewfinder

Processing speed, viewfinder coverage, too pricey for most

Dec, 2010

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