Pentax 645D

  • Pentax 645D
86
Based on 6 scores, 16 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Pentax 645D, Superb sharpness and resolution, Excellent dynamic range, Good handling, Weather Sealing, Good white balance performance, Lowest price medium format digital currently available, Compatible with Pentax 645 lenses Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Excell
  • Stunning image quality, easy to use, nice large viewfinder
  • Provisional

Cons:

  • Pentax 645D, Meter often underexposes, Slow continuous autofocus, 1/125 flash sync speed Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Softening at higher ISOs, Poor white balance performance, Viewfinder a little difficult to use when wearing glasses
  • Processing speed, viewfinder coverage, too pricey for most

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechRadar on 80

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...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

Each of these two cameras are excellent at what they do best. For example, the 1Ds Mark III is a more flexible tool, capable of holding its own when high levels of detail are needed, but without sacrificing aspects for handling such as the compact...

By RegHardware on 90

I was pleasantly surprised by the clever design and stunning picture quality of the 645D. It is almost the perfect blend of medium format image detail with DSLR ease of use and ergonomics. At a fraction of the price of a Hasselblad, the 645D is...

By Technical Image Press Association on -

TIPA members appreciated the design, build and feature specs of this 40 Megapixel medium format digital camera. The magnesium alloy body is fully weather-sealed, making it a great choice for outdoor and location photographers, plus the all-glass...

By What Digital Camera on 87

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...

By PhotoRadar on 80

The Pentax 645D is one of a kind – so making firm conclusions about this big beast is not easy. Sure, it does have competitors. It is an obvious step-up in image size from the top-of-the-range full-frame D-SLRs – so needs to show substantial...

By The Luminous Landscape on -

The Long Road Back For many landscape and nature photographers, the Pentax 645 and 67 film systems were the best thing going in medium format. Expressly built for field-work, these cameras were tough...

By ePHOTOzine on -

Click on the thumbnail for the larger image.Will Cheung finally got his hands on the Pentax 645D, four years after its first public showing. So far, no decision has been made about UK availability but we are hopeful.The Pentax 645D was first seen in...

By Akihabara News on -

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...

International Review By Akam on -

Pentax 645D er agressivt priset av Pentax, og ligger således litt i skjæringspunktet mellom proffnivå og velbeslått entusiastnivå. Så langt er det nok helst proffer som har vært kjøperne, men det går ikke an...

International Review By Bestofmicro on -

Nouvel Ovni dans le monde des APN, le Pentax 645 D est le premier moyen format numérique conçu pour un usage polyvalent et permettant au reportage d’accéder à une qualité d’image jusqu’ici...

International Review By Magnus.de on -

Die Pentax 645D verbindet die Vorteile einer Mittelformatkamera bei der Bildqualität mit den praktischen Features einer professionellen Kleinbildkamera – und das zu einem vergleichsweise günstigen Preis. Die Bildqualität ist...

International Review By Chip.de on -

Die beste Bildqualität unter allen Kleinbild-DSLRs mit APS-C-Sensor bietet die brandneue Nikon D5100. Sie liefert Fotos mit enorm großem Dynamikumfang, wenig Bildrauschen und sehr guter Auflösung. Bei...

International Review By Kamera & Bild on -

Pentax 645D är mellanformatskameran som gång på gång visats som prototyp på diverse mässor runt omkring i världen, men som många kanske aldrig trodde skulle bli verklighet. Men 645D visade sig vara allt annat...

International Review By Betabuzz on 88

Die Pentax 645D ist eine Digitalkamera für absolute Vollprofis. Dennoch hat Pentax auf eine eingängige Bedienung und viele Automatik-Modi neben den manuellen Einstellungsmöglichkeiten geachtet. Zusammen mit dem sehr gut verarbeiteten,...

International Review By Focus Numérique on -

À la prise en mains du 645D de Pentax, difficile ne pas être séduit par ce moyen format atypique, il faut bien l'avouer. Testé en studio, lieu de prédilection des moyens formats, le 645D est également taillé pour...