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Pentax 645D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Pentax 645D. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and viewfinder. The durability and image quality also get good reviews. Comments about the usability and performance are mixed. There are some less positive opinions about the low light performance and memory.

price, image quality, durability, viewfinder, design

portability, stabilizer , memory, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pentax 645D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pentax 645D

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Pentax 645D from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price.

price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax 645D SLR Camera 55mm Lens Black 40MP 3.0LCDPentax 645D SLR Camera 55mm Lens Black 40MP 3.0LCD

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pentax 645D

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Pentax 645D from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the sensor and lens. The size and zoom also get good views, whereas reviews about the price and performance are mixed. Many are negative about the image stabilizer and portability.

image quality, zoom, size, lens, sensor

usability, portability, stabilizer

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax 645D 40MP Medium Format Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD Screen (Black)Pentax 645D 40MP Medium Format Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD Screen (Black)

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Pentax 645D

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Pentax 645D from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. There are some less positive comments about the usability.

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax 645D 40MP Medium Format Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD Screen (Black)Pentax 645D 40MP Medium Format Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD Screen (Black)

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Josie Reavely (techradar.com)

Pentax 645D review

 

Pentax's 40Mp medium format camera put to the test

Great build quality ; Good ergonomics ; Excellent image quality ; DSLR-style interface makes it easy to use ; High quality LCD and viewfinder

A little slow when reviewing shots onscreen ; Too expensive for the sort of consumer that would appreciate the simple design ; AF system becomes sluggish in low light

As the manufacturer's first foray into the digital medium format arena, the Pentax 645D brings plenty of appealing features to the game, including a 40MP, 44 x 33mm, Kodak-developed CCD sensor that's designed to deliver professional image quality...

Nov, 2011

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

European Professional Camera 2011-2012 - Pentax 645D

 

With the introduction of the Pentax 645D, the medium-format market has gained a much anticipated and highly competitive member that offers exceptional image-quality and handling. The 645D is a joy to use in the field, and although it is big and...

Jun, 2011

TIPA Award!

Expert review by (tipa.com)

PENTAX 645D

 

I giornalisti TIPA hanno apprezzato il design, la struttura e le specifiche di questa fotocamera digitale medio formato da 40 Megapixel. Il corpo in lega di magnesio assicura una protezione totale da polvere, pioggia e agenti atmosferici, rendendola la...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Pentax 645D review

 

The 645D will no doubt attract a niche audience, as the almost £10,000 price tag is firmly out of reach of most amateur users. Interestingly, though, many of the features seem to be catering for a more consumer-level user, with its DSLR-styled...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Pentax 645D And 90mm Macro Hands-On

 

We go hands-on with the Pentax 645D and new 90mm Macro lens, as well as look at the Pentax 645 lens roadmap.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by (photographymonthly.com)

Pentax launches wide angle DA645 25mm F4AL [IF] SDM AW lens for 645D

 

Designed for use with the medium-format Pentax 645D, the unifocal lens features Pentax-original optics optimised for high-quality digital photography to ensure 'exceptional' high resolution images, according to the firm. The 'sturdy' construction of...

The advanced SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) autofocus mechanism has a supersonic motor installed inside the lens barrel which ensures a smooth, quiet autofocus operation.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Pentax 645D

 

A camera that offers size, quality, and plenty of megapixels for your buck

Sep, 2011

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Pentax 645D V Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III Comparison

 

Gary Wolstenholme investigates whether there really is much to separate the most affordable digital Medium Format camera yet, and Canon's flagship 35mm full frame DSLR.

Superb sharpness and resolution; Excellent dynamic range; Good handling; Weather Sealing; Good white balance performance; Lowest price medium format digital currently available; Compatible with Pentax 645 lenses; Excellent build quality; Superb...

Viewfinder a little difficult to use when wearing glasses

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Catherine Monfils (reghardware.co.uk)

Pentax 645D medium format digital camera

 

Review Back in 2003 Pentax hinted at the development of a digital version of its classic 645 medium format film model [1]. Given how much time has passed, I was beginning to wonder if it would ever see the light of day.

I was pleasantly surprised by the clever design and stunning picture quality of the 645D. It is almost the perfect blend of medium format image detail with DSLR ease of use and ergonomics. At a fraction of the price of a Hasselblad, the 645D is...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Mat Gallagher (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Pentax 645D review

 

The 645D: It's Pentax's first digital medium format camera with a massive 40MP resolution. So what does £10k of medium format camera buy you? The What Digital Camera Pentax 645D review...

Stunning image quality, easy to use, nice large viewfinder

Processing speed, viewfinder coverage, too pricey for most

Dec, 2010
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:D-LI90
Power source type:Battery

Camera

GPS (satellite):N
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Tungsten

Design

Colour of product:Pink

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Flip-out screen:N
Touchscreen:N
Vari-angle LCD display:N

Focusing

Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto

Lens System

Filter Size:6.7
Fixed Focal Length:5.5
Lens structure (elements/groups):9/7
Maximum aperture number:22
Minimum aperture number:2.8
Number of diaphragm blades:9

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 1600
ISO sensitivity (max):1600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC

Networking

Bluetooth:N
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Wi-Fi:N

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:DNG, EXIF, JPG, PEF, RAW
Image Sensor Size:1/2.3
Image sensor size (W x H):44 x 33
Megapixel:40
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:40.01

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y
USB connector:Mini-USB B
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.17

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:119
Height :117
Lens diameter:6.82
Lens length:8.13
Lens weight:416
Weight:1.4
Weight (including battery):1.48
Width:156