Pentax 645Z sensor reviewed at DxOMark: Three years old and still delivering fantastic performance


posted Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 12:30 PM EDT


As promised, DxOMark has continued to work on their medium format sensor reviews. Recently, they reviewed the Hasselblad X1D. Next up is the Pentax 645Z.

The Pentax 645Z may be long in the tooth, having been released in June of 2014, but that doesn't mean that the 51-megapixel medium format sensor is outdated. The 43.8 x 32.8 millimeter sensor, which has the same specs as the sensor found in the Hasselblad X1D and Fujifilm GFX 50S, is 1.7 times larger than a full-frame sensor and it shows in the test results. The Hasselblad X1D beats out the 645Z, but only by a hair, and no full-frame camera can quite match the performance of the medium format cameras. In fact, the 645Z bested the Hasselblad in terms of its high ISO scoring system, although the X1D topped the Pentax in terms of overall score, portrait and landscape scores. However, the margins are razor thin.

Via DxOMark

To see the full test results, head over to DxOMark's Pentax 645Z Review. For more information on the Pentax camera, read our Pentax 645Z Review. Hopefully DxOMark tests the Fujifilm GFX 50S soon so we can see how that camera's sensor performance stacks up with the very similar Hasselblad X1D and Pentax 645Z sensors.

(Via DxOMark)