Medium format can be an intimidating jump for photographers used to 35mm DSLRs, but Pentax is bridging that gap both in price and usability. Thanks to The Camera Store I was able to take the Pentax 645Z for a spin, and I was extremely impressed.
It's using the new 51.4 megapixel CMOS sensors, also found in the new Hasselblads, which takes care of previous limitations of large sensor cameras at high ISOs. I found it's low light performance to be at least as good my Canon 5D mkIII, and all the extra resolution really let's you clean up the image a lot in post.
For the full review, watch the video. I can speak a lot faster than I can write!
- 51.4MP CMOS Sensor - 43.8 x 32.8 mm
- Prime III Image Processor
- Anti-Alias Filter-Less Design
- 3.2" 1037K Dot Tiltable Air-Gapless LCD
- Full HD 1080 60i/30p/24p Video Capture
- ISO Sensitivity Range of 100 - 204,800
- SAFOX II TTL 27 Point Autofocus System
- 3 fps Continuous Shooting
- Weather Sealed Magnesium Alloy Body
- Pentax Flucard and Eye-Fi Compatible