Summary: Exceptional image quality and camera overall handling. Too big and heavy for traveling. Must use on tripod. Must learn how to shoot at reduced pace. would be awesome to have this fire power in a Sony A7R size camera.
Summary: For a die-hard film photographer whose ideal DSLR would be a digital Pentax 67 with a bare minimum of controls and functions, the 645D has proved an acceptable substitute . While having more features and functions than I really need, what won me over, aside from its pixel count ,was it's ability,...
Excerpt: After 35+ years of photography, this is my favorite camera. It delivers the details. It does everything I want except tilt, swing, and rise. I can live with that. It can be slow to write. Meh. I'm slow to shoot. It would be faster if I didn't have it cranked to deliver maximum raw images.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD
Excerpt: The Pentax 645D is a phenomenal camera and an affordable gateway into medium format digital photography. The image quality is outstanding, and many of the lenses, including the 55mm "kit" lens, can hold their own against more expensive brands.
Pros: Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Large Viewfinder
Excerpt: This camera is every bit as good and even better than the one's in line before it. I do weddings and families, no more double shots to make sure every thing was ok with the smiles and eyes open. I've been using the Pentax 645 for almost 20 yrs. and it has yet to fail me.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet
Excerpt: I bought this camera 18 months ago second hand but as new from a US retailer. Since I bought it I have run 6 different cameras alongside each other including a full frame Sony a850 and various high grade lenses. My 35mm DSLR cannot compete with the 645D and the Sony system is being sold.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD, Quiet, Superb Legacy Lenses
Excerpt: and it's astonishing. 70% of my shots are portrait/fashion/environmental/lifestyle, and the rest is whatever grabs me (street/cityscapes/landscapes); my main box was a Canon 5D Mark II for the past 4 years.The 645d's images are discernably different--note, "different" and not necessarily "better",...
Pros: Attractive, Decent battery life, Easy to grip, Easy To Handle Despite He, Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Battery Life, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD, Quality Build, Weather-sealed
Cons: Heavy, Large Nameplate, Poor Image Stabilization, Poor In Low Light
Excerpt: Bought 645D in January 2014 and immediately tested it in Zion (I shoot landscapes only). Still going through the files but I can say already that the image quality is superb and files are very flexible!
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Very good battery life, Very Good Viewfinder, Very quiet shutter