PENTAX 645Z Medium Format (Body only)

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645z

Look Distinctive Beyond 35mm Format with 50 Million Pixels 43.8 x 32.8mm large CMOS sensor

Resolution and depth of expression brought by the size of the imaging surface. This is the reason that medium-format cameras have been chosen for high-end photography that gives the top priority on image quality. The PENTAX 645Z is equipped with a large, 43.8 x 32.8 mm CMOS image sensor. With the size of approximately 1.7-times larger than a 35mm full-frame format, a higher degree of the sharpness and atmosphere of the scene can be captured. Also, because the depth of field is shallow, the blurring effects can be controlled freely. The PENTAX 645Z is all the more effective and expressive to focus on a single point that you want to express for titillating photos.

 


“Z” is one form of perfection.
A ground-breaking camera that fulfills both image quality supremacy and mobility.

Approx. 51.4 million effective pixels, 43.8 x 32.8mm large CMOS image sensor

Capture everything reflected in the eyes and felt by the heart. The medium format CMOS image sensor meets the ideals of the photographer. This sensor is approximately 1.7 times larger compared to the dimension of a full-frame 35 mm format. The effective pixels are approximately 51.4 million. Together with the optical performance of PENTAX 645 lenses, this produces unsurpassed resolution and smooth gradation representations and the three-dimensional feeling and atmosphere that will overwhelm the viewers.

Quick Response and large size of buffer memory

Exceptional image quality with 51.4 million pixels and quick response that lets you capture decisive moments. Up to now, scenes that were not possible to capture on a medium format digital camera can be captured with the excellent response of the PENTAX 645Z. Because Auto Focus, image processing, Instant Review display, and writing to the memory card have been enhanced, you will experience significantly faster operation. The number of continuous shooting has also increased for a comfortable shooting tempo when capturing portraits and moving subjects.

 

Live View and a tiltable LCD monitor

The Live View function is new to the PENTAX 645Z, freeing the photographer's eye from the viewfinder. With this feature you can carefully prepare for the shooting, making it perfect for scenic photography or studio photography where you need to wait for the right moment to activate the shutter. The screen on the PENTAX 645Z is also equipped with a tilt mechanism so waist-level, high and low-angle shots are easy to frame and capture.

 

The PENTAX 645 lenses, the compilation of optical technologies.

The PENTAX 645 has gained the support of photographers due to its priority on image quality when shooting in the field including scenery. This lens achieves superb resolution, high contrast, natural color reproduction, and favorable aberration correction. That unsurpassed depictive performance is brought to full fruition in images captured on the PENTAX 645Z.

 

Overthrow the standards of high quality imaging 51.4 million effective pixels

The effective pixels of PENTAX 645Z are approximately 51.4 million. This number of pixels is an absolute advantage when photographing subjects, such as scenery, that require high resolution. The difference in sharpness and density of details come across clearly even in A3 size prints. Also, because a rich amount of information is included in each shot, when working with RAW images, tone jumping is less likely to occur, letting you boldly change parameters and freely customize the finish without worrying about ruining the image.

 

Expanding the realm of exposure settings
Max. ISO 204800

The ultra high-sensitivity max. ISO 204800 is made possible by delicate and thorough noise processing through an image processor and image sensor of a high SN ratio. Even at high ISO settings, excellent image quality is possible with reduced noise and outline blurring. Even in the same shooting conditions, the greater freedom for the wider setting of aperture value and shutter speed allows you to express blur and emotion just the way you like.

 

Expanding the realm of exposure settings
Max. ISO 204800

The ultra high-sensitivity max. ISO 204800 is made possible by delicate and thorough noise processing through an image processor and image sensor of a high SN ratio. Even at high ISO settings, excellent image quality is possible with reduced noise and outline blurring. Even in the same shooting conditions, the greater freedom for the wider setting of aperture value and shutter speed allows you to express blur and emotion just the way you like.

 

Design concept that brings out the full potential of the lens resolutionAA-filter-free

Although false colors and moire are suppressed, the low pass filter unfortunately reduces sharpness of the overall image. This filter was removed from the image sensor unit as part of the design concept to give first priority to resolution on the PENTAX 645Z. This construction succeeds in bringing out the full potential of the lens and image sensor's resolution. The unsurpassed resolution representation will resolve individual leaves on trees in a landscape shot.

Newly equipped with diffraction and color fringe correctionLens compensation function

The PENTAX 645Z is equipped with full-featured lens correction functionality. Together with distortion and magnification chromatic aberration, peripheral illumination correction and diffraction correction are newly added. Diffraction that occur when stopping down the lens during shooting are effectively corrected on the PENTAX 645Z. Additionally, it is equipped with fringe correction for use in processing RAW images. This camera will support the higher quality finish.


645Z

〈Package Contents〉
Strap O-ST150, Large eyecup 645 O-EC107, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90, Battery Charger D-BC90, AC plug cord, Software (CD-ROM) S-SW150 Standard eyecup 645, Hot shoe cover FK, Sync socket 2p cap, Body mount cap 645, Triangular ring and protective cover

Specifications

Model DescriptionType TTL autofocus, auto-exposure medium format digital SLR camera
Lens Mount PENTAX 645AF2 mount with AF coupler, lens information contacts, and power contacts Usable
Lens PENTAX 645AF2, 645AF and 645A mount lenses compatible, KAF, KA mount lens
Image Capture UnitImage Sensor Type: CMOS with a primary color filter, Size: 43.8 x 32.8 (mm)
Effective Pixels Approx. 51.4 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 52.99 megapixels
Dust Removal Image sensor cleaning using ultrasonic vibrations "DR II" with the Dust Alert function
Sensitivity
(Standard output)
ISO AUTO/100 to 204800 (EV steps can be set to 1EV, 1/2EV, or 1/3EV)
Image Stabilizer Lens-shift type (By using SR system lens)
File FormatsRecording Formats RAW (PEF/DNG), TIFF, JPEG (Exif 2.30), DCF2.0 compliant
Recorded Pixels JPEG: L (51M: 8256 x 6192), M (36M: 6912 x 5184), S (21M: 5376 x 4032), XS (3M: 1920 x 1440)
RAW: L (51M: 8256 x 6192) TIFF: L (51M: 8256 x 6192)
Quality Level RAW (14 bit): PEF, DNG JPEG:★★★(Best), ★★(Better), ★(Good), RAW + JPEG simultaneous recording available
Color Space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Storage Media SD, SDHC*, SDXC* memory card, Eye-Fi card, FLUCARD *UHS-I compatible
Dual Card Slot Sequential save, Save to Both Dual save, Separate RAW/JPG, Copying images between slots possible
Storage Folder Folder Name: Date (100_1018, 101_1019...) or user-assigned (default: PENTX)
Storage File File Name: user-assigned (default: IMGP****) File No.: Sequential Numbering, Reset
ViewfinderType Keplerian telescopic trapezoid prism finder
Coverage (FOV) Approx. 98%
Magnification Approx. 0.62 x (55mmF2.8 at infinity), Approx. 0.85 x (75mmF2.8 at infinity)
Eye-Relief Length Approx. 21 mm (from the view window), Approx 24.1 mm (from the center of lens)
Diopter Adjustment Approx. -3.5 m to +2.0 m-1
Focusing Screen Interchangeable Natural-Bright-Matte focusing screen
Live ViewType TTL method using CMOS image sensor
Focus Method Contrast detection AF (Face Detection, Tracking, Multiple AF Points, Select, Spot) Focus Peaking: ON/OFF
Display Field of view: approx. 100 %, Magnified view (2x, 4x, 8x, 12x, 16x), Grid Display (Grid Style: 4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale, Square 1, Square 2, Grid Color: translucent black, translucent white), Histogram, Highlight Alert, Rotate Display 180°
LCD MonitorType Tiltable TFT color LCD monitor featuring an air-gapless structure with an AR-coated, tempered-glass front panel
Size 3.2 inch
Dots Approx. 1037K dots
Adjustment Brightness, Saturation and Color adjustable
White BalanceType Combination system of CMOS image and light source detection sensors
White Balance Auto, Multi Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent Light (D: Daylight Color, N: Daylight White, W: Cool White, L: Warm White), Tungsten Light, Flash, CTE, Manual (up to 3 settings can be saved), Color Temperature (up to 3 settings can be saved), Copying the white balance settings of a captured image possible
Fine Adjustment Adjustable ±7 steps on A-B axis or G-M axis
Autofocus SystemType TTL: phase-matching autofocus
Focus System SAFOX 11, 27 AF points (25 cross-type focus points in the center)
Brightness Range EV -3 to 18 (ISO 100, at normal temperature)
AF Modes Single AF (AF.S), Continuous AF (AF.C), Focus operation customizable
Focusing Area Selection Modes Spot, Select, Expanded Area AF (S, M, L), Zone Select, Auto (27 AF Points)
Exposure ControlType TTL open aperture metering using 86K pixel RGB sensor Metering Modes: Multi-segment metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering
Metering Range V -1 to 21 (ISO100 at 55mmF2.8)
Exposure Modes Program, Sensitivity Priority, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Shutter & Aperture Priority, Manual, Bulb, Flash X-sync Speed, USER1, USER2, USER3
EV Compensation ±5 EV (1/3 EV steps or 1/2 EV steps can be selected)
AE Lock Button type (timer-control: two times the meter operating time set in Custom Setting), Continuous as long as the shutter release button is halfway pressed
Exposure Bracketing 2, 3 or 5 frames, Available with Continuous, Self-timer or Remote Control
ShutterType Electronically controlled vertical-run focal plane shutter
Shutter Speed Auto: 1/4000 to 30 sec., Manual: 1/4000 to 30 sec. (1/3 EV steps or 1/2 EV steps), Bulb
Drive ModesMode Selection [Stills]
Single Frame, Continuous (H, L), Self-timer (12 sec., 2sec.), Remote Control (immediately, 3 sec., continuous), Multi-exposure (available with Continuous, Self-timer or Remote Control), Interval Shooting, Interval Composite
[Movie]
Remote Control, Interval Movie Record
Mirror Lock-up Shooting Available with Continuous, Self-timer, Remote Control or Multi-exposure
Continuous Shooting Max. approx. 3 fps, JPEG (L:★★★ at Continuous H): up to approx. 30 frames, RAW: up to approx. 10 frames, TIFF: up to approx. 12 Max. approx. 1 fps, JPEG (L:★★★ at Continuous L): up to approx. 300 frames, RAW: up to approx. 25 frames, TIFF: up to approx. 15 *When the sensitivity is set to ISO100.
Multi-Exposure Composite Mode: Additive, Average, Bright, Number of Shots: 2 to 2000 images
Interval Shooting [Stills]
Interval: 2 sec. to 24 hr. Number of Shots: 2 to 2000 images Start Interval: Now, Set Time
[Movie]
Recorded Pixels: 4K, Full HD, HD Interval: 2 sec. to 1 hr. Recording Time: 14 sec. to 99 hr. Start Interval: Now, Set Time
FlashFlash 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 (available with a dedicated external flash)
Sync Speed 1/125 sec.
Flash Exposure Compensation '-2.0 to + 1.0 EV
Capture SettingsCustom Image Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Cross Processing Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3
Noise Reduction Slow Shutter Speed NR, High-ISO NR
Dynamic Range Settings Highlight Correction, Shadow Correction
Lens Correction Distortion Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Peripheral Illumination Correction, Diffraction Correction
HDR Capture Auto, Type1, Type2, Type3, Exposure Bracket Value adjustable, Auto Align (automatic composition correction function) available
Electronic Level Displayed in viewfinder and LCD panel (horizontal direction only); displayed on LCD monitor (horizontal direction and vertical direction)
MovieFile Formats MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV) *Motion JPEG (AVI) for Interval Movie Record
Recorded Pixels Full HD (1920 x 1080, 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p), HD (1280 x 720, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
Sound Built-in stereo microphones, external microphone (stereo recording compatible), Recording Sound Level adjustable
Recording Time Up to 25 minutes; automatically stops recording if the internal temperature of the camera becomes high.
Custom Image Bright, Natural, Portrait, Landscape, Vibrant, Radiant, Muted, Bleach Bypass, Reversal Film, Monochrome, Cross Processing
Cross Processing Random, Preset 1-3, Favorite 1-3
HDR Capture *Available only for Interval Movie Record Auto, Type1, Type2, Type3, Exposure Bracket Value adjustable
Playback FunctionsPlayback View Playback View...Single image display, Multi-image display (6, 12, 20, 35, 80 thumbnails), Image magnification (up to 16x, 1x display and quick zoom available), Grid Display (Grid Style: 4x4 Grid, Golden Section, Scale, Square 1, Square 2, Grid Color: translucent black, translucent white), Rotated image display, Histogram (Y histogram, RGB histogram), Highlight Alert, Auto Image Rotation, Detailed Information Display, Copyright Information (Photographer, Copyright Holder), Folder Display, Calendar Filmstrip Display, Slideshow, GPS information (latitude, longitude, altitude, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Delete Single image, all images, select & delete, folder, Instant Review image
Digital Filter Base Parameter Adj, Extract Color, Toy Camera, Retro, High Contrast, Shading, Invert Color, Unicolor Bold, Bold Monochrome, Tone Expansion, Sketch, Water Color, Pastel, Posterization, Miniature, Soft, Starburst, Fish-eye, Slim
RAW Development Development options: Select single image, Select multiple images, Select a folder, Development parameters: File Format (JPEG/TIFF), Aspect Ratio, JPEG Recorded Pixels, JPEG Quality, Color Space, Distortion Correction, Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Peripheral Illumination Correction, Diffraction Correction, Color Fringe Correction, White Balance, Custom Image, Digital Filter, HDR, Sensitivity, High-ISO NR, Shadow Correction
Editing Features Color Moire Correction, Resize, Cropping (aspect ratio can be changed and tilt adjustment is available),Movie Edit (dividing a movie file and deleting unwanted segments), Capturing a JPEG still picture from a movie, Saving RAW Data, Image Copy, Eye-Fi Image Transfer
CustomizationUSER Modes Up to 3 settings can be saved
Custom Functions 29 items
Mode Memory 11 items
Button Customization/E-dial Programming RAW/Fx Button: One Push File Format, Optical Preview, Digital Preview AF Button: Enable AF1, Enable AF2, Cancel AF, Preview Dial: Optical Preview, Digital Preview Illumination Button: LCD Panel Illumination, Modeling Flash, Test Flash E-dials (front/rear): customizable to each exposure mode
Enable/Disable Controls Type1: e-dials (front/rear), EV Compensation button, ISO button, AE Lock button, Green button, Exposure Bracketing button, AF area button Type2: e-dials (front/rear), EV Compensation button, ISO button, AE Lock button, Green button, Exposure Bracketing button, AF area button, four-way controller, AF point change button, OK button, AF button, RAW/Fx button
Text Size Standard, Large
World Time World Time settings for 75 cities (28 time zones)
Language English, French, Germany, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
AF Fine Adjustment ±10 step, adjustment for all lenses or individual lenses (up to 20 can be saved)
Copyright Information Names of "Photographer" and "Copyright Holder" are embedded to the image file. Revision history can be checked using the provided software.
Power SupplyBattery Type Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90
AC Adapter AC Adapter Kit K-AC132 (Optional)
Battery Life Number of recordable images: Approx. 650 images Playback time: Approx. 400 minutes *Tested in compliance with CIPA standard using a fully-charged lithium-ion battery under the temperature of 23°C. Actual results may vary depending on the shooting conditions.
InterfacesConnection Port USB 3.0 (micro B), external power supply terminal, cable switch terminal, X-sync socket, HDMI output terminal (Type D) , stereo microphone input terminal
USB Connection MSC/PTP
Dimensions and WeightDimensions Approx. 156 mm (W) x 117 mm (H) x 123 mm (D) (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 1550 g (including dedicated battery and an SD memory card) Approx. 1470 g (body only)
Software Digital Camera Utility 5
Package Contents Strap O-ST150, Large eyecup 645 O-EC107, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery D-LI90, Battery Charger D-BC90, AC plug cord, Software (CD-ROM) S-SW150 (Installed on the camera) Standard eyecup 645, Hot shoe cover FK, Sync socket 2p cap, Body mount cap 645, Triangular ring and protective cover

The contents of this brochure are all copyrighted, and must not be used, duplicated or transmitted, whether in part or in entirety, without permission. This brochure is produced for personal, noncommercial use only, and must not be used for any purpose other than its intended use.
Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Storage capacity (approx.) * When using a 32 GB memory card.

[RAW] 51M(8256×6192): 288 Shots(.PEF/DNG)
[TIFF] 51M(8256×6192):197 Shots
[JPEG...L] 51M(8256×6192): 852 Shots(★★★)/1940 Shots(★★)/3842 Shots(★)
[JPEG...M] 36M(6912×5184): 1213 Shots(★★★)/2753 Shots(★★)/5446 Shots(★)
[JPEG...S] 21M(5376×4032): 1998 Shots(★★★)/4526 Shots(★★)/8851 Shots(★)
[JPEG...XS] 3M(1920×1440): 14796 Shots(★★★)/30979 Shots(★★)/55074 Shots(★)

Movie recording time (approx.) * When using a 32 GB memory card.

[Full HD (1920×1080)]60i...02:10:11/50i...02:34:48/30p...02:10:11/25p...02:34:48/24p...02:40:53
[HD (1280×720)]60p...02:10:12/50p...02:34:48/30p...03:40:22/25p...04:20:23/24p...04:30:13

* You can record up to 25 min. or 4GB movie for one shooting.
* ‘Testing your camera’ refers to confirmed operation by RICOH IMAGING, and is intended for customer convenience but is not a guarantee by RICOH IMAGING to the customer.
* Use a high-speed SD memory card when recording movies. If the writing speed cannot keep up with the recording speed, writing may be interrupted during recording.

 
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    For recharging the exclusive D-LI90 battery

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