Pentax 645D summary
Pentax 645D is Pentax's Pro DSLR camera originally launched on March of 2010. The camera features a 40MP, CCD Medium format size sensor with a full resolution of 7264 x 5440.
The 645D is rated #10 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras and overall #171 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please check out our Advanced camera filter to see camera ratings based on your personal requirements.
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Pentax 645D family
The Pentax 645D is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the full list below.
Pentax 645D Gallery
You can look at the 645D from various angles in the gallery here.
Pentax 645D Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Pentax 645D based on factors that are usually regarded as necessary in a camera.
Pentax 645D Sensor features
The Pentax 645D is powered by the Prime II processor. The measurement of the sensor in the Pentax 645D is 44mm x 33mm (Medium format). The 1,452 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 7264 x 5440 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CCD sensor boasts 40 megapixels and includes a native ISO range of 200 - 1600. The ISO can also be increased electronically to a low of 100. RAW format is supported which means that the user has more margin for error.
Pentax made the decision to omit the low pass filter on the Pentax 645D. This will result in more detailed photographs but could introduce moire under some conditions.
The picture below displays the 645D's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The 645D sensor comes with a crop factor of 0.8 and is pointed out in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Pentax 645D dimensions
Pentax 645D weighs about 3.26 lb (1,480g or 52.21 oz) and the physical size of the camera is 156mm x 117mm x 119mm (6.1" x 4.6" x 4.7"). The weight of average Pro DSLR camera is 1,280g so the Pentax 645D is weightier as compared with other rivals.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Listed below is a visual of the Pentax 645D besides a soda so you're able to have a sense of its size.
The top view here will highlight the button design on the 645D.
Pentax 645D Lens features
The 645D fits the Pentax 645AF2 mount and has 6 lenses available. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the 645D.
Pentax 645D Connectivity
The 645D has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can send photos and usually adjust settings without connecting directly with the camera.
A few apps also stream a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. Many cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Pentax 645D Video features
Pentax 645D does not capture video. In case you are searching for a camera to shoot just photos, it is not an issue.
Pentax 645D Weather Sealing
Pentax 645D comes with weather proofing making it a excellent choice to use for tough places. This is especially useful when you are not sure about the conditions you may encounter for outdoor photography.
Pentax 645D Display and Viewfinder
The Pentax 645D features a 3" fixed screen having a resolution of 921k dots.
Unfortunately the screen is not a touch screen. The 645D also has a Top LCD display so it’s possible to instantly look at the camera's settings.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder details regarding Pentax 645D are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 98 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.85x
In those bright outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and hard to view, viewfinders can be rather valuable.
Pentax 645D Shutter features
Pentax 645D has the capability to shoot continuously at 1.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Pentax 645D Flash and Hot shoe features
Pentax 645D has got external flash support but does not have integrated flash. The highest flash sync speed is 1/125s.
Pentax 645D Autofocusing features
Pentax 645D has got both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker and precise as compared with Contrast Based focusing.
The AF system features 11 focus points to pick from. Pentax 645D comes with manual focusing if required for low light situations or you want more accurate focusing control.
Pentax 645D Battery life
The battery life (D-LI90) for the Pentax 645D is built to last for 800 photos based on the CIPA standards making it lesser when compared with its competition. The average Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X offers the best (4400) battery life for this type of cameras.
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Pentax 645D for varying types of photography
The following illustration provides a summary of the Pentax 645D for varying types of photography. To view more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Pentax 645D
The Pentax 645D receives a points total of 79 which is very high, and means the camera is a outstanding choice for portraits. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support and flexibility to use external lighting.
Pentax 645D Street photography features
Coming in at a moderate rating of 59, the Pentax 645D is reasonably adequate for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Pentax 645D Sports photography advice
A nice sports photography score of 64 indicates the Pentax 645D is a good pick for shooting sports. A camera needs fantastic autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Pentax 645D Travel photography info
Size is very crucial when getting a travel camera. Overall, the Pentax 645D gets a decent 55 as a travel camera which is relatively acceptable to take with you on your vacations.
Pentax 645D Landscape photography information
For anyone planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photography, the most significant factor will be image quality. The Pentax 645D at it's nice grade of 74 as a landscape camera is a respectable pick amongst it's rivals.
Pentax 645D Vlogging info
A camera for vlogging should really offer a articulating screen, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Pentax 645D is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it gets a really bad score of 9.
Pentax 645D Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the 645D, below is a selection of the top rated cameras which fall in to the class of Pro DSLR.
The line chart underneath shows you a summary of the 645D compared to it's highest scored competitors mentioned above.
These are various other cameras you might consider as alternatives. To look at a comprehensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.