Pentax 645Z Review

 
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Model Name: Pentax 645Z 
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General
Model Number: 645Z 
Camera Format: Pro SLR 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $8499.95
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Date Available: 2014-06-15
Tripod Mount: Yes (2x metal (landscape, portrait))
Weight: 54.7 oz (1,550 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 6.1 x 4.6 x 4.8 in.
(156 x 117 x 123 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony 
Total Megapixels: 53.0
Effective Megapixels: 51.4 
Sensor Format: 2.15" 
Sensor Size (dia.): 2.15"
Focal Length Multiplier: 0.8
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 8256 x 6192 (51.1 MP, 4:3),
6192 x 5184 (32.1 MP, Other),
5376 x 4032 (21.7 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1440 (2.8 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG, 14-bit PEF / DNG RAW, TIFF 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720
Movie Frame Rate: 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) with stereo sound; Motion JPEG (AVI) for Interval Movie Record  
Optics
Lens Mount: PENTAX 645AF2 bayonet mount 
Kit Lens: n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Aperture Range:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom:  
Digital Zoom Values:  
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 27-point SAFOX 11+ Phase Difference Detection (25 cross type focus points in the center): Spot, Select, Expanded Area AF (S, M, L), Zone Select, Auto (27 AF Points) 
Face Detection:  
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical 
Viewfinder Type: Trapezoid prism finder w/ interchangeable Natural-Bright-Matte focusing screen; Coverage: ~98%; Magnification: ~0.62x (55mmF2.8 at infinity), ~0.85x (75mmF2.8 at infinity); Diopter: -3.5 m to + 2.0 m-1; Eye Relief: ~21 mm (from view window), ~24.1 mm (from center of lens) 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.2
LCD Resolution: 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No 
Articulating LCD: Yes 
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-204800 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Multi Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten, Flash, CTE; Manual mode(s): Manual (up to 3 settings can be saved), Color Temperature (up to 3 settings can be saved), Copying the white balance settings of a captured image possible 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 86K-pixel RBG sensor: Multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Sensitivity Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority; HDR Capture: Auto, Type1, Type2, Type3, Exposure Bracket Value adjustable, Auto Align (automatic composition correction function) available; Custom Image: Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing (Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3) 
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Time Lapse: Yes 
Flash
Built-in Flash: No 
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/125 
Flash Exp Compensation: -2 to +1 EV
Ext Flash Connection: Hot shoe, X-sync socket 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System:  
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out:  
NTSC/PAL Switchable:  
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 3.0 Super Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No 
DPOF Compliant: No 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional wired or wireless 
Other Connection: Micro (Type-D) HDMI, DC input, Stereo microphone jack, wired remote socket 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary D-LI90 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary D-LI90 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 650
Software
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New 51.4MP AA-filterless CMOS sensor, PRIME III processor, 27-point SAFOX 11 AF, 86K RGB metering, Full HD video up to 60i, tilting LCD monitor with Live View, 3fps full-res continuous burst mode. 

 




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