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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 comments. The usability and performance get mixed opinions, while 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 are impressed by the price.

price

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

Dec, 2019

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. People really like the sensor and lens. The size and zoom also get good feedback, whereas comments about the price and performance are mixed. Some have doubts 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.

Dec, 2019

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 views about the usability.

usability

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

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Pentax 645D

 

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.

Superb image quality. Weather-sealed body. Dual tripod mounts. Inexpensive when compared with other medium-format systems.

Lacks Live View. No CompactFlash support. Slow to write files to memory card.

Landscape photographers should take special note of the camera's weather sealing. Pentax designed the camera so that it could be used in inclement weather, as every port, button, and opening is sealed against the elements. When you couple this with a...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Pentax 645D Review

 

Though big and pricey, the Pentax 645D is surprisingly nimble and makes amazing pictures. We took the 645D for a few spins around town and ran it through our test lab and were amazed at the detail it captured.

Very high-resolution 40-megapixel sensor; Plentiful controls with great placement; Excellent optical viewfinder; Dual SDHC card slots; Infrared remote sensors front and back

High price tag; Aliasing artifacts; Produces ~70MB RAW files

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...

Expert review by : Mike Perlman (technobuffalo.com)

Pentax 645D Review – A Medium Format Wooly Mammoth

 

In the Photography world, 35mm, or “full frame” is the standard by which nearly all cameras are judged. Focal lengths, crop factors and other camera traits are all based on the 35mm equivalent. Granted, a 35mm digital camera sensor is the largest...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : bree (newlaunches.com)

Limited Edition Pentax 645D DSLR 40 gets a luxury makeover

 

The Pentax 645D DSLR 40 megapixel camera was a swell and the makers had the oppurtunity to gloat when this monster camera bagged the the title of the "2011 Camera of the Year" at the Camera Grand Prix Japan. So Pentax thought of veiling their beauty in...

Jul, 2011

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
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