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Pentax 645D
6.6 out of 10

Pentax 645D

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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. 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.
  • Pros: Image quality, ergonomics, 40 megapixel sensor.
  • Cons: Price, Few optics available, Does not have the Live View.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax 645D

PC Magazine
17 October 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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[Review] Pentax 645D, the other way of shooting photos

Akihabara News
25 August 2011
  • 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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$250 per Megapixel, If You're Counting

Gear Patrol
22 August 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.
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Overall 9
9.0

Pentax 645D

Imaging Resource
26 July 2011
  • 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...
  • 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-Rang...
  • Cons: Highest ISO is limited to 1,600, Contrast adjustment impacts saturation, Dynamic range score for JPEGs not very good, Susceptible to moiré and "jaggies" due to lack of AA filter, Huge files (but hey, what do you expect?), Slow cycle times and burst mode (but not bad for resolution), Slow buffer c...
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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
2 December 2010
  • Summary: Hasselblad’s latest H4D-31 offers the same sensor size and, with its modular design, is aimed more at studio work. The 645D’s weather-sealed body will be a big pull for those working in the field.
  • Pros: Stunning image quality, easy to use, nice large viewfinder
  • Cons: Processing speed, viewfinder coverage, too pricey for most
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Expert Review

The Luminous Landscape
21 November 2010
  • Conclusion: Nick Devlin is a barrister and photographer in Toronto, Canada. He works as a Federal Prosecutor, specializing in major drug and terrorism cases. With almost twenty years behind the lens, Nick worked extensively as a photojournalist and pro sports photographer before turning to the law.
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Expert Review

The Luminous Landscape
7 October 2010
  • Conclusion: Nick Devlin is a barrister and photographer in Toronto, Canada. He works as a Federal Prosecutor, specializing in major drug and terrorism cases. With almost twenty years behind the lens, Nick worked extensively as a photojournalist and pro sports photographer before turning to the law.
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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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax 645D review

TechRadar UK
25 November 2011
  • Summary: Pentax's 40Mp medium format camera put to the test
  • Pros: Great build quality, Good ergonomics, Excellent image quality, DSLR-style interface makes it easy to use, High quality LCD and viewfinder
  • Cons: 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
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