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Pentax 645Z

We have collected and analysed 37 expert reviews and 3 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 93/100 and users rate it 97/100. The average review date is 14-08-2014. We have compared these reviews to 1108821 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: 10-07-2020.

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Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Hands-on: Pentax 645Z review - Pocket-lint


Is there still life in medium format cameras? Pentax thinks so with the introduction of the 645Z, the second medium format model in its digital line. Replacing

May, 2014

Expert review by : Angela Nicholson (

Pentax 645Z review


A bit like a bigger version of the Pentax K-3

Large sensor with high pixel-count ; Tilting, Live View enabled screen ; Familiar control arrangement

High price compared to 35mm ; Heavy ; Bulky

Despite being at the 'more affordable' end of the digital medium format camera market, the Pentax 645Z is solidly built and weatherproof. It's also easy to use and produces superb images with huge amounts of detail.

Aug, 2014

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Pentax 645Z


With an imaging area of 43.8 x 32.8mm, the 51.4 MP CMOS sensor in the Pentax 645Z is about 1.7X larger than those found in full-frame DSLRs. The camera can deliver 3 frames per second with 10-image burst capability in Raw and up to 30 in Large JPEG...

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Pentax 645Z Medium Format DSLR Review


Read our full review of the Pentax 645Z - the most affordable 51.4 megapixel medium format camera released to date.

USB3 port ; Excellent image quality ; 51.4 megapixel CMOS sensor ; Wide ISO range ; 3fps continuous shooting - fast for medium format ; Supports AdobeDNG raw file format ; Weather sealed body ; Good handling

Size, larger format results in the need for a much larger body and lenses than a full-frame DSLR ; Default JPEG output has high levels of saturation and contrast

The Pentax 645Z offers the best value for money for a 50 megapixel medium format camera available, and is one of the most affordable high resolution cameras available offering such a high resolution. Whilst nearly £7000 for the 645Z body may seem quite...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (

Pentax 645Z review - first impressions


With a 51.4-million-pixel, medium-format-sized CMOS sensor, the Pentax 645Z may top the wish list of many photographers. Richard Sibley had the chance to try out the camera before its release in our Pentax 645Z first impressions review.

Jun, 2014

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Ricoh introduce new Pentax 645Z


Ricoh Imaging UK announces the launch of the Pentax 645Z medium-format digital SLR camera.

Apr, 2014

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New Pentax 645Z


A new medium-format digital SLR camera featuring a new CMOS image sensor, approximately 51.4 effective megapixels and live-view shooting, for the highest level of creativity and visual expression.

Apr, 2014

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The new Pentax 645Z medium-format DSLR


The development of the Pentax 645Z was based on the Pentax 645D, which was launched in 2010. While retaining the proven weather-resistant, dustproof construction, it incorporates a newly developed image sensor and imaging engine to enhance image...

Apr, 2014

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Pentax 645Z


Let's face it, there aren't many of us out there who can afford to blow £7,699 on a camera and lens, but believe it or not, the 51.4MP Pentax 645Z is an absolute steal at this price. Its main competitor, the Hasselblad H5D 50C, costs over £26,000 with...

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Pentax 645Z


The Pentax 645Z offers the incredible resolution and large sensor of a medium format system at a price that's a third that of the competition. It's an easy pick for our medium format Editors' Choice camera.

Captures images at 51-megapixel resolution. Excellent high ISO performance. Speedy response. 2.9fps continuous shooting. 27-point autofocus system. Articulating rear display. Weather-sealed design. Solid control layout. Dual tripod mounts. Optional...

System lacks modern leaf-shutter lenses. Autofocus can struggle with fast moving subjects. Focus points grouped tightly in center of frame. Integrated design lacks versatility of a modular back. So-so video quality. Tethered shooting software not...

Other rear controls include an AE-L button to lock exposure, and a dedicated AF button. There's a four-way controller with a center OK button; its directional controls adjust the drive mode, JPG color output settings, flash settings, and the white...

Jan, 2015

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