Quick Review of the Pentax 645Z

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