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Pentax 645D

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Overall 9
9.0

Pentax 645D

Imaging Resource
10 October 2014
  • Conclusion: Given that the Pentax 645D is out of the realm of cameras we normally test, we went back and forth on whether to do a full image analysis, but we've decided to go forward. We wanted to flesh out what we posted late last year with a little more experiential writeup and final thoughts before sending the 40-megapixel 645D back to Pentax. It's really an amazing camera, with plenty of pixels to spare, and very high-quality optics.
  • Pros: Exquisite detail in JPEGs, even more from RAW files, Superb per-pixel sharpness (but see Con regarding aliasing artifacts), Surprisingly good ergonomics, Very good high ISO performance, though limited to only ISO 1,600, Good dynamic range from RAW files, Accurate default saturation, Useful D-Range options, In-camera HDR support, Optional CA and Distortion correction, Fast autofocus, Supports two RAW formats, including industry standard DNG, Big, bright viewfinder with...
  • Cons: Exquisite detail in JPEGs, even more from RAW files, Superb per-pixel sharpness (but see Con regarding aliasing artifacts), Surprisingly good ergonomics, Very good high ISO performance, though limited to only ISO 1,600, Good dynamic range from RAW files, Accurate default saturation, Useful D-Range options, In-camera HDR support, Optional CA and Distortion correction, Fast autofocus, Supports two RAW formats, including industry standard DNG, Big, bright viewfinder with...
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Overall 9
9.2

Pentax 645D Review

Review guidelines
15 September 2013
  • Summary: We could define the Pentax 645D (almost) perfect here and close this section. In fact, the quality in the image that can produce leaves open mouth for precision and sharpness. The colors are realistic, but they can also be adjusted as a favorite to have exactly the picture you are looking for. But what surprises most (at the bottom of 40 megapixel photographers good is almost obvious) is its high maneuverability.
  • Pros: Image quality, ergonomics, 40 megapixel sensor.
  • Cons: Price, Few optics available, Does not have the Live View
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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
25 November 2011
  • Conclusion: The Pentax 645D's comprehensive set of technologies make it well equipped to deal with a good range of photographic situations.
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$250 per Megapixel, If You're Counting

Gear Patrol
18 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Ringing in at a lofty 10 grand your first thought might be “for a Pentax?” but the 645D is nothing to scoff at. The 40-megapixel medium format camera will feature a massive 44x33mm CCD sensor, 3.0″ 931k dot LCD display, to capture ultra sharp high-resolution images. The traditionally shaped, weather-resistant, ruggedized steel-alloy body will be compatible with existing lenses and features in-camera HDR (a feat at this resolution), shutter/aperture/ISO exposure modes,...
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax 645D

PC Magazine
3 January 2011
  • Conclusion: At close to $9,000, the Pentax 645D's price tag might shock you, but this medium format digital camera produces superb images, and it's a bargain compared with competing systems.
  • Pros: Superb image quality. Weather-sealed body. Dual tripod mounts. Inexpensive when compared with other medium-format systems.
  • Cons: Lacks Live View. No CompactFlash support. Slow to write files to memory card.
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Overall 9
8.7
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
9.5

Pentax 645D review

What Digital Camera
12 December 2010
  • Summary: The 645D will no doubt attract a niche audience, though its almost-£10k price tag is firmly out of reach for the majority. The experience of using a medium format digital camera is very different from a DSLR and has many advantages, especially for landscape photographers. To be clear: the 645D is less of a studio camera than its competition, but its weather-sealed single body design firmly fixes it as one to use in the field or where large, resolute files are a must.
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[Review] Pentax 645D, the other way of shooting photos

Akihabara News
11 June 2010
  • Summary: I am truly sorry if you were expecting a “Professional” review on the 645D. I have to admit that the camera’s capabilities are really exceeding my skills and knowledge here, but what I can tell you is that the 645D is an impressive piece of technology and incredible camera.
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Overall 9
8.6
Features 7
7.0
Build quality 9
9.0
Autofocus 7
7.0

Pentax 645D review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: 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 additions and a host of auto modes. It’s not perfect, but it does have benefits and is bound to prove popular with landscape and wedding photographers alike.
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Pentax 645D

TechRadar UK
25 November 2011
  • Excerpt: 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 exceeding that of a 35mm full-frame DSLR.
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Expert Review

howtospendit.ft.com
3 September 2011
  • Summary: We often discuss here the question of how best to be photographically well hung. DSLR the size of a kitchen appliance? Or a shrunk-down quality camera such as the Olympus PEN range, the Leica X1 and my latest shutter squeeze, the superlative Fuji X100 ? On the basis that the best camera is the one you happen to have with you when a great photo op appears, it is far easier to have with you a small but serious camera with limited features than a massive machine that does...
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