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645Z Body Only MFR #: 16599 | Gosselin #: 1024959

Pentax 645Z Body Only

MFR #: 16599 | Gosselin #: 1024959
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  • 51.4 effective mega-pixel CMOS sensor
  • Versatile live view with a tiltable LCD panel
  • SAFOX 11 Autofocus Module
  • Dual SD card slots

Unsurpassed resolving power and natural atmosphere provided by the large CMOS image sensor.
Resolution and depth of expression brought by the size of the imaging area. This is the reason that medium-format cameras have been chosen for high-end photography that gives the top priority to image quality. The PENTAX 645Z is equipped with a large, 43.8 x 32.8 mm CMOS image sensor. With an imaging area approximately 1.7-times larger than a 35mm full-frame format, a higher degree of the sharpness and ambiance 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 exciting photos.

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

Expanding the realm of exposure settings
Max. ISO 204,800
ISO 6400 ISO 100The ultra high-sensitivity max. ISO 204800 is made possible by delicate and thorough image 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.

Instantly process approximately 51.4 million effective pixels
Image processor PRIME III
The PENTAX latest image processor, PRIME III is used in the 645Z. This processor boasts a maximum processing speed that is approx. five times greater than the PRIME II. So instantaneous processing of the large amounts of data produced by an approx. 51.4 million effective pixels is possible. This processor also contributes to significantly improved performance, such as a faster Instant Review.


Design concept that brings out the full potential of the lens resolution
AA-filter-free
Although false colours and moire are suppressed, low pass filters unfortunately reduce the overall sharpness of image. As part of the design concept this filter was removed from the image sensor unit 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 colour fringe correction
Lens compensation function
The PENTAX 645Z is equipped with fully featured lens correction functionality. Together with distortion and magnification chromatic aberration, peripheral illumination correction and diffraction correction are newly added. Diffraction that occurs when stopping down the lens during shooting is corrected effectively in the PENTAX 645Z. Additionally, it is equipped with fringe correction for use in processing RAW images. This camera will support the higher quality finish.

[ Superior image resolving provided by a large and high pixel CMOS image sensor ]

Fine and smooth gradations
The large CMOS image sensor has ample pixel pitch and output a high SN ratio signal even with a high pixel count. Highlight blow-out and loss of shadow detail are uncommon on the PENTAX 645Z, and tonal changes are reproduced in the high pixel count areas only. The smooth connection between shadows and colours provides images with more detailed descriptions.
 
Beautiful blurring and rich three-dimensional feel
The main feature of medium-format cameras can also been seen in their blurring effects. The depth of field is shallow and blurring is smooth. Subjects captured with the aperture at its widest setting appear more three-dimensional than even when seen with the naked eyes. These features make the soft, rich three-dimensional expression and atmosphere that are particular to medium-format cameras possible for a deeper significance in photographs.


Superb focusing precision
F2.8 beam compatible AF
The three AF points at the centre of the screen support F2.8 beam AF. When using a lens with a maximum aperture value of F2.8, a high level of focusing precision is possible. This is especially effective for when you want to make the depth of field extremely shallow or to make severe focus in shots

Capture dark subjects that are difficult to see
-3EV compatible AF
By using a high-sensitivity AF sensor, a low luminance limit of -3EV is achieved (25 centre points). Even with darker subjects that are difficult to see, this AF provides smooth and accurate focusing for a greater range of scenes.

Superb subject sensing capability
27 AF points
27 AF points are available. 25 points are cross-type focus points equipped with line sensors in both the horizontal and vertical directions. The excellent sensing capability of this function applies to all subjects.


Faithfully captures colour, shape, and movement for precise analysis
Approx. 86,000 pixel RGB metering sensor
The PENTAX 645Z uses an approximate 86,000 pixel RGB metering sensor which captures scenes on a real-time basis, detecting brightness, colour, and movement on a scale so fine that it is on a different dimension than the traditional 77 zone metering system. The low-luminance limit is -1EV (ISO 100/55mm, F2.8). This feature achieves a high accuracy of exposure control even with a low illumination.

Favorable colour reproduction in all areas of the image
Multi-pattern Auto WB
The PENTAX 645Z is equipped with Multi-Pattern Auto WB, which divides the screen into small sections and applies the optimal white balance to each. This function resolves the colour temperature differences due to differing light sources, shadow, and sunlight, and provides stable colour reproduction that looks similar to the way scenes appear to the naked eyes.

High-speed file writing
Dual slot
The dual slots conform to the UHS-I standard. With high-speed writing, buffer clearing time is shortened, contributing to quick shooting. Additionally, files are written sequentially to two separate card slots for recording duplicates, and RAW/JPEG separation. Eye-Fi cards and FLU cards (O-FC1, optional) can also be used.
Note: Eye-Fi and FLU cards with wireless LAN functions can be used in SD2 slot.


Equipped with a tiltable LCD monitor that can be moved -35° to 125°.
The PENTAX 645Z is equipped with an LCD monitor that features a tilt mechanism. It can be moved 35° in a downward direction and 125° upward direction. Incorporating a large 3.2 inch, approximately 1.037 million dot, high-definition, wide viewing angle panel, this feature makes it possible to shoot at low angles and high angles while looking at the Live View display from a more comfortable position. It also features an air gapless construction that suppresses internal reflections. Reinforced glass with AR coating is used for superb visibility, protection from scratches, durability, and is crush resistant.


Making Contrast AF possible
Live View
This model is equipped with the Live View function which can be used for accurate focus checking on a magnified display (max. 16x). In addition to Contrast AF which obtains extremely accurate focusing, you can set Focus Peaking and Face Detect AF. As effects such as Custom Image and white balance are reflected on the screen, you can expand your range of expression.

Clears operation tests of 100,000 shots
High durability mechanism
The PENTAX 645Z is equipped with a high-speed, long-life drive unit that clears durability tests of over 100,000 shots, equivalent to double that of the PENTAX 645D. This not only allows you to shoot a continuous shot but also to shoot people and moving objects that are frequently being shot and to make digital archives, all of which meet the difficult needs of pro photographers.

Airtight body that keeps out rain and dust
Dustproof, weather-resistant construction
Anticipating poor conditions encountered in outdoor shooting, this camera features a dust and splash resistant construction. 76 different places including buttons, dials, and covers are carefully sealed to keep out raindrops, humidity, and dust. The same construction is also used on AW lenses. When combined with an AW lens, this camera can shoot even in severe conditions such as. rain fall and dust.


Able to shoot even in cold climates
Cold-resistant operation guaranteed to -10°C
This camera was tested in -10°C environments, confirming operation accuracy, stability, responsiveness, and changes in battery status. With this kind of protection, you can always be ready to take the camera into cold environments where the digital devices normally do not work properly.

Seeking lightness and strongness
Magnesium alloy exterior
The camera exterior and tiltable LCD monitor are made of lightweight and high-strength magnesium alloy. This material provides superb shock absorption, and heat dissipation, as well as excellent electromagnetic shielding, high durability and reliability. It stands up to hard use and protects the internal precision mechanisms of the camera.

A high precision and durable body
Aluminum die-cast chassis
To achieve a chassis that supports the flange, viewfinder and optical system of the AF light path, a high level of strength and accurate dimensions are necessary. Die-cast aluminum was used for its high strength, achieving a highly precise assembly and high rigidity. Additionally, the image sensor unit is attached to the chassis via a heat dissipation shield. Heat is released by making the rear section of the chassis a heat sink, reducing noise that occurs due to dark current.

Remove dust using ultrasonic vibrations
DR II and Dust Alert
The PENTAX 645Z is equipped with DR II (Dust Removal II), to avoid the problem of dust particles. The DRII can effectively remove all dust particles clinging to the surface of the CMOS image sensor unit by vibrating the UV/IR reduction filter with piezoelectric element at supersonic speed.

Create impressive creations with three dimensionality and high sensitivity

Movie shooting functions
On the PENTAX 645Z, you can record Full HD movies at a maximum of 60i, and HD movies at a maximum of 60p. Even at the same resolution, when the large image sensor of the PENTAX 645Z is taken advantage of, depiction that overflows with three-dimensional detail can be obtained that rivals cinema camera super 35mm and 35mm full-frame cameras. As you can apply Custom Image such as Cross Process effects, you can create movies with a diverse array of tones. Setting the maximum sensitivity of ISO 3200 for recording is possible. One of the benefits is you can shoot movies with a minimum of lighting. In addition to a built-in stereo microphone, the PENTAX 645Z is also equipped with an external microphone jack (levels can be adjusted).
The compression format is MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, and file format is MOV.

Record movies that boast a resolution four times that of Full HD
4K interval movies
4K interval movies function is equipped on this camera which lets you take images that were captured for a certain interval and connect them to record as a single movie. Resolution is approximately four times higher than that of Full HD. With this feature you can experience the world of super high-resolution movies. Full HD and HD is also supported.
  • The compression format is Motion JPEG, and file format is AVI.
  • The shooting interval can be set from 2 seconds to 1 hour, and the shooting time can be set from 14 seconds to 99 hours. The shooting time available for setting will change depending on the shooting interval.
  • Max. shutter speed is 1/30 sec.
  • To play back a 4K Interval Movie, a computer environment that supports 4K movie playback is required.

Recording formats that support TIFF files
RAW/JPEG/TIFF
Recorded format can be selected from RAW, JPEG and TIFF. For RAW images, the PENTAX-original PEF is supported, as well as DNG, which is highly compatible with Adobe applications. JPEG files can be recorded simultaneously with RAW images, and have flexibility in recording size and image quality settings. You can select TIFF when you would like to record with uncompressed format.
*TIFF files can not be recorded simultaneously with RAW and JPEG.

A rich array of adjustment options is availableIn-camera RAW processing
RAW data can be processed on the camera and saved as a JPEG or TIFF file. The PENTAX 645Z features a full range of adjustment options at high speeds. Enjoy the freedom of adjusting images only with a camera.
 
[Adjustable options when processing RAW images]
● Recording settings: File Format (JPEG/TIFF), Aspect Ratio, JPEG Recorded Pixels, JPEG Quality, Colour Space
● Lens Correction: Distortion Correction, Lat-Chromatic-Ab Adj, Peripheral Illumin. Corr., Diffraction Correction, Colour Fringe Correction
● White Balance
● Custom Image
● Digital Filter
● HDR (only when shooting HDR)
● Sensitivity
● High-ISO NR
● Shadow Correction

Capture subjects that change moment to moment
Interval shooting/compositing
The shutter will automatically be activated at the set interval and number of shots. This feature is effective for recording subjects that slowly change over time. Interval Merge with multiple exposure is also possible for use with this function. Intervals can be set from 2 seconds to 24 hours, with a maximum of 2,000 shots, for a variety of expressions.

Automatically generates images with a wide dynamic range
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
A single image with a wide dynamic range is created from three images with differing exposures. In addition to adjusting the exposure amplitude*1 according to the scene, because the camera can automatically correct minor changes to the position of the composition between images*2, you can enjoy easy hand-held HDR photography. Also, because the original three images are saved as RAW data, you can use them separately for development as other creations. All three images are saved as a single RAW file, making data management easy.
*1 : Exposure amplitude can only be set when shooting
*2 : Automatic position adjustment may not be possible for large position differences and due to patterns in some subjects.

Select the composite mode according to your expressive intentions
Multi-exposure
Set the amount of shots (from 2 to 2,000) and merge them into a single image. Each time the shutter button is pressed, exposure is adjusted and images are merged, and you can check the results in detail on the LCD screen. You can select the composite mode from three options to match your varied expressive intentions.
[Composite Mode]
● Average
Creates a composite image with the average exposure. You can easily enjoy multi-exposure photography without adjusting the exposure for each shot
● Additive
Creates a composite image of the cumulatively added exposure.
● Bright
Compares each shot, selects the bright sections and merges those selected sections. Because the dark sections are left as-is, this is effective for photographing the moon, fireworks, or illuminated buildings and other objects when you want to highlight the contrast.

Control tone variation.
Custom Image
Custom Image lets you create images that match the subject to your expressive intentions. The PENTAX 645Z has 11 variations for flexible image control that matches your preferences. The colour saturation, hue, key, contrast, and sharpness can all be adjusted in each Custom Image variation.
* The parameters that can be adjusted will differ depending on the Custom Image option.

 Custom Image Options

Bright
Snappy colours with diversity, whose recreation are close to that in memory

Natural (default setting)
A natural, unexaggerated finish that is perfect for any subject

Portrait
Expresses skin in a healthy tone

Landscape
Makes the blue in the sky and green in trees more vivid for a highly sharp image

Vibrant
Blue is represented as indigo, and red as scarlet for a unique and refined nuance

Radiant
Colour tints are emphasized, which is effective for reviving flat or low-saturation

Muted
Toned down colour saturation while leaving the core of the colour

Bleach Bypass
Low colour saturation and high contrast for the feel of an old print

Reversal Film
High colour saturation and contrast make images and finish with impact

Monochrome
With 8 different monochrome filters, you can create a rich array of tones

Cross Processing
Unique colours and contrast are created through a reproduction of film processing methods


Controls the camera using a smartphone
Wireless Live View shooting
 
The PENTAX 645Z is compatible with FLU cards equipped with a wireless LAN function. Using the browser on a smartphone or tablet device, you can control the camera while checking the Live View display. In addition to touching anywhere on the screen to start AF, you can set the exposure, ISO sensitivity, release, as well as view and save recorded images.
* Compatible cards: FLUCARD FOR PENTAX 16GB O-FC1 (sold separately)
* Smartphones and tablet devices that use iOS or AndroidTM can be used.