Pentax 645Z (Body) Black

MPN: 16599  |  EAN: 0027075275867  |  Model: 645Z

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as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET


as at 12 Jun 19 | 6:10 AM CET



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Pentax 645Z (Body) Black - 16599 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
DSLR Camera
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Advanced Skill Level (Photo)
Everyday Life Photography
Home Videos
Landscape Photography
Events Photography
Just Right
High FPS Videos
Sports Photography
Film Making
Underwater Photography
Time-lapse Videos
Live Streaming
Event Videos
Wildlife Photography
Professional Looks
Regular Looks
Bluetooth Connectivity
Camera Body Only

Kind of Camera

Getting a Digital SLR camera opens you up to a bigger world photography. With its extensive range of settings, you can now calibrate much more just before you press the shutter.

Photography Skillset

Simple shots - As a photography noob, this Pentax 645Z camera would suit you adequately.

For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the 645Z is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 27  "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.

To get your photos to the quality and spec that your high standards require, your camera should provide you with sufficient controls and tools to achieve this. One example is the range of Auto Focusing Modes that is available on the camera and the 645Z does have a good set of options that caters for photographers with high skill levels.

Video skill level

Simple clips - As a videography noob, this Pentax 645Z video camera should be sufficient for your needs.


Video Scenarios

Streaming video live is a great way to share your experiences and this camera from Pentax provides a couple of connectivity options to help you with this.

The Pentax 645Z, is a very competent option when it comes to recording occasions and related activities. Also, the presence of its built-in Image stabilizer does help with making your clips look smooth and steady.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Pentax 645Z is a great companion to have.

Self made video content - Whether its in a specialist niche or broad subject area, video content is king (or queen) these days. With an image sensor size of 43.8 x 32.8 mm (mm), this camera can deliver really good image quality in your videos. 

Shooting your next scene - This camera has a sensor size of 43.8 x 32.8 mm mm which plays a large roles in handling various lighting scenarios.

Other Video needs

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Breathtaking transitions such as rolling clouds or city lights can captured as a time-lapse using the Pentax's in-built intervalometer

Photo Scenarios

There are times when you just want to take simple but great photos of things around you without bothering too much about camera settings. For that purpose, the 645Z is a really good choice. 

While taking those action shots during the day's event, you'll be aiming to keep your subject matter in sharp focus while they're in motion. The Auto Focus Tracking capability that comes with this camera helps with this.

As lots of sports happen at night or in-doors, the image sensor size plays an important role in image quality during low light conditions. In addition to its 43.8 x 32.8 mm(mm) sensor size, the Pentax 645Z, also comes with a Tracking Focus mode which is great for photos were the subject is constantly moving.

Whether its for living or non-living things, using the Pentax 645Z for aquatic photos is a treat.

Whether on holiday or exploring new places, this camera from Pentax is a great choice. Taking photos of what's around you - near and far - with the 645Z is a breeze.

From ants to zebras, a camera for nature's mosaic needs to have a great image sensor which is why the 43.8 x 32.8 mm (mm) that comes with this model works well for this scenario. It comes with a Continuous Shooting Mode allowing you to take successive shots rapidly. 

Composing photographs of landscapes is subject to the lighting conditions that you're faced with. The 43.8 x 32.8 mm(mm) Image Sensor Size on this model play a big role in this. Also, the Pentax 645Z has a variety of scene modes which can be selected to suit the shot you're preparing to take.


The 645Z combines style and a clever layout to create a camera that really stands out. Clean lines, high quality materials and a pristine finish ensure that this device will turn heads.

Whether you want to blend in, or have a camera that doesn’t attract unwanted attention, the basic design of the 645Z fits the bill.

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Product Description

Built to meet the wide range of needs of professional photographers, the Pentax 645Z offers the top-notch performance and brilliant features you need to take your work to the next level. This DSLR is equipped with an outstanding 51.4MP CMOS sensor and PRIME III image processor that work together to deliver ultra-high resolution images, perfect for large-sized printing and cropping flexibility. Instantly switch to Video Mode via a dedicated button, where the 645Z is able to record in Full HD 1080p, whereas an external microphone jack allows for high-quality audio with manual control and monitoring. Elsewhere, the fantastic sensitivity ranges from ISO 100 to 204800 for spectacular low-light results that are free from noise, whereas the 27-point SAFOX II autofocus system ensures you're ready to capture any fast-moving subjects. To top it off, the Pentax 645Z boasts an ergonomic design with easy-to-access buttons that ensures tight grip and intuitive comfort while shooting.

Technical Specifications

Pentax 645Z (Body) Black - 16599 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camera Type SLR Camera Body
Product Colour Black
Brightness Adjustment Yes
Camera File System DCF, DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, RAW
Image Formats Supported JPG, RAW, TIF
Languages Support Multi
Photo Effects 1
Playback Zoom (max) 16 x
Saturation Adjustment Yes
Scene Modes Portrait, Snow, Landscape (scenery)
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 2, 12 s
Shooting Modes Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter priority
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent L, Shade, Tungsten
Built-in Flash Yes
External Flash Connector Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Yes
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Flash Modes Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-speed 1/125 s
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 27
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection 1
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus
Face Detection Yes
Focus TTL
Manual Focus Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max) 204800
ISO Sensitivity (min) 100
Light Exposure Control Program AE
Light Exposure Correction ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Modes Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light Metering Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot
Manual Exposure Yes
Camera Shutter Type Electronic
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 30 s
Camcorder Media Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
HD Type Full HD
Live stream capable 1
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Video Formats Supported AVI, H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio Noise Reduction Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes
Voice Recording Yes
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface Pentax KA, Pentax KAF, Pentax KAF2
Compatible Memory Cards Eye-Fi, FLU, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Diagonal 3.2
Display Resolution (numeric) 1037000 pixels
Field Of View 98 %
Live View Yes
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Diopter Adjustment (D-D) -3.5 - 2
Diopter Correction Yes
Electronic Viewfinder Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 43.8 x 32.8 mm
Megapixel 51.4 MP
Sensor Format Full-frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 52.99 MP
Technical Details
Image Processor PRIME III
Other Features
GPS (satellite) Yes
Image Editing Crop, Resizing, Rotating
Interval Recording 1
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
DC-in Jack Yes
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type Micro
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB Connector Micro-USB B
USB Version 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard) 650 shots
Battery Technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type D-LI90
Number Of Batteries Supported 1
Power Source Type Battery, USB
Packaging Content
Batteries Included Yes
Battery Charger Included Yes
Bundled Software Digital Camera Utility 4 (Ver.4.20)
Cables Included AC
Hand Strap Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 123 mm
Height 117 mm
Weight 1470 g
Weight (including Battery) 1550 g
Width 156 mm
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows Operating Systems Supported Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Window
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 8256 x 6192 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 8256 x 6192, 6912 x 5184, 5376 x 4032, 1920 x 1440
Memory Slots 2