Pentax 645Z Medium Format Camera Available for Pre-order

Pentax 645Z Medium Format

Pentax 645Z now just announced, it is a medium-format camera with a 51.4 megapixel CMOS sensor. Boasting an articulated 3.2-inch LCD, top ISO of 204,800, 3 fps continuous shooting, and 1080/60i video, the 645Z is cold-resistant, dustproof and weather-resistant with 76 weather-seals.

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Full Specs:

MSRP $8499.95 / £6799.99 (body only), £7699.99 (with 55mm lens)
Body type
Body type Large SLR”
Body material Magnesium alloy
Max resolution 8256 x 6192
Other resolutions 6912 x 5184, 5376 x4032, 1920 x 1080
Image ratio w:h 4:3
Effective pixels 51 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 53 megapixels
Sensor size Medium format (44 x 33 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor PRIME III
Color space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
ISO AUto, ISO 100-204800
White balance presets 10
Custom white balance Yes (3 slots)
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW + TIFF
JPEG quality levels Superfine, fine, normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3)
  • TIFF
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 27
Lens mount Pentax 645AF2
Focal length multiplier 0.8×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD No
Screen size 3.2″
Screen dots 1,037,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 98%
Viewfinder magnification 0.62×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • Sensitivity Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter and Aperture Priority
  • Manual
  • Bulb
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes
Flash modes Flash On, Flash On+Red-eye Reduction, Slow-speed Sync, Slow-speed Sync+Red-eye, P-TTL, Trailing Curtain Sync, contrast-control-sync, high-speed sync, wireless sync
Flash X sync speed 1/125 sec
Drive modes
  • Single-shot, continuous high, continuous low, self-timer, remote, multi-exposure, interval shooting, interval composite
Continuous drive 3 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±5 (2, 3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p,24p)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Mono
Speaker Stereo
Storage types Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port No
Remote control Yes
Environmentally sealed Yes (Weather and dust sealed, freezeproof to -010C/+14F)
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description D-LI90 lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 650
Weight (inc. batteries) 1550 g (3.42 lb / 54.67 oz)
Dimensions 156 x 117 x 123 mm (6.14 x 4.61 x 4.84″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS Optional
GPS notes via O-GPS1